Quicken Should Not Be Task Swapped from MS-DOS Shell (80002)

This article was previously published under Q80002


Intuit has confirmed that all versions of Quicken should not be task swapped from MS-DOS Shell. Task swapping Quicken may cause system hangs and/or result in loss of Quicken data.

To avoid loss of Quicken data, disable Task Swapper.


Quicken is a finance program designed for individuals and small businesses.

When Quicken is task swapped from Shell, the Quicken program is not properly closed. Quicken data files and indexes (.QNX files) are left open and are not saved. This may cause Quicken file corruption.

To properly execute Quicken from Shell, Task Swapper should be disabled. To disable Task Swapper, choose Enable Task Swapper from the Options menu. The Active Task List will no longer be displayed. The product included here, Quicken, is manufactured by vendors independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding this product's performance or reliability.

To obtain phone numbers for Untuit, query on the following words in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Intuit and phone list

"Microsoft MS-DOS User's Guide and Reference Manual," version 5.0, Chapter 3, Chapter 8

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 7/30/2001
Keywords: KB80002