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    Default A4 ver 7 "No more file handles left"

    Hi I just downloaded Alpha 4ver 7 and cannot open a set. I get the error message "No more file handles left" I am running the program on Windows XP Pro.

    This problem was solved for Windows ME by adding "PERVMFiles=150" to the 386 enh tab under System.ini

    However it does not solve the problem for Windows XP.

    If anyone has a fix on this please let me know.

    By the way when I open a DBF file in full screen mode it only fills up 1/2 the screen and I cannot seem to get it to run in "full Screen" the way it did with Win 95/98SE/ME. So I am running it in a Window which is fine for me but is this another bug?

    Thanks

    Court McDonald
    cm@rivale.com

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    Default RE: A4 ver 7

    Called Alpha Tech Support and they have the following fix for file handles
    when opening a Set in Alpha 4 version 7.

    You need to edit the CONFIG.NT file found at C:wondowsSystem32 so
    that files=150 instead of files=40

    There is probably an easier way to edit this file but here is how I did it:

    Left Click START
    Left Click RUN
    type COMMAND to open the DOS terminal windo and get to DOS prompt
    at the C:> prompt - type "cdwindowssystems32" without the quotes
    you should now be at
    c:WindowsSystem32>

    type "edit" without the quotes and you should get to the Dos editor

    Click "File" and "Open"
    find the file called "CONFIG.NT" and press OK (you will have to scroll
    down to find it but it should be there)

    With the file open scroll all the way down to the last line. Most of the lines
    are "remed" out.

    change "files=40" to "files=150" (without the quotes)

    Left Click (at upper left of DOS Window) "File"
    Left Click "Save" and the Config.nt file is now saved.
    Left Click "Exit" to get out of the DOS editor
    at C:> promt type "Exit" to close the DOS terminal window

    Reboot and you should be able to open sets.

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    Default RE: A4 ver 7

    Court,

    I tried this fix but when I went to c:windowssystem32 their is no CONFIG.NT File there. I looked at all of them and it's not there. I did find Autoexe.NT.

    Can someone help me please.

    Thanks Jim

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    Default RE: A4 ver 7

    Make one and save it to that folder - name it config.nt

    Ken

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    Default RE: A4 ver 7

    the File config.NT does exist but I to had trouble finding it. Open up Explorer and navigate to Windows directory then to System32 Directory. It does reside as a file in this folder. It is a file - not a subfolder. When you're in the System32 folder sort the folder by name. Then scroll down below the sub folders of System32 and if they are arranged alphabetically you should be able to locate config.NT then open it with notepad and edit it.

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    Default RE: A4 ver 7

    Thanks everyone,

    I did find it afterall and I got it changed to 100.

    I am still wating for my V7. I ordered it over a week ago and I still don't have it.

    I am using V3 now, and looking forward to V7.


    Thanks again, I'm sure I will be on here again after I get V7 for some help.

    Jim

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