Compressed QBASIC.EXE Gives "Out of Memory" Error with Editor (85684)
The information in this article applies to:
• Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 5.0
• Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 5.0a
This article was previously published under Q85684
If you rename or copy the compressed QBASIC.EX_ file to QBASIC.EXE
without using the MS-DOS 5.0 EXPAND utility, any attempt to start
MS-DOS 5.0 Editor will give an "Out of memory" message.
Editor uses of the QBasic interpretive editor. When QBASIC.EXE is
compressed or is corrupt, Editor will give an "Out of memory" error
To correct this problem, expand QBASIC.EX_ to QBASIC.EXE by typing the
following from the MS-DOS directory
expand [drive:]qbasic.ex_ c:\dos\qbasic.exe
where [drive:] is the floppy drive location of the compressed file.
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