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paulrichards(R)

04.07.2011, 22:26
 

Borland Pascal 7.0 (Developers)

Further to the earlier posting on BP 7.0, I have a problem with Resource Workshop under Window XP. When I launch RW I get the following message:

"Resource Workshop has discovered that an Unrecoverable Application Error or other abnormal termination has occurred on a previous instance of Resource Workshop ... Select Cancel to quit, Select OK to continue"

If I select OK I get a message "Error: Only 5 instances of Resource Workshop are allowed"

Is there a known solution to this? I don't have any problems with the rest of BP7.

TIA

Laaca(R)

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05.07.2011, 07:14

@ paulrichards
 

Borland Pascal 7.0

Whole windows part of Borland pascal 7 are 16-bit Windows 3.1 applications.
You can try to run Windows 3.1 from DOSBOX and in this environment run Resource Workshop.

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paulrichards(R)

05.07.2011, 09:22

@ Laaca
 

Borland Pascal 7.0

> Whole windows part of Borland pascal 7 are 16-bit Windows 3.1
> applications.
> You can try to run Windows 3.1 from DOSBOX and in this environment run
> Resource Workshop.

You are, of course, correct. The main thing is that the compiler and IDE function perfectly. I can probably find an equivalent to the Resource Workshop elsewhere.

Thanks

Japheth(R)

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05.07.2011, 09:42

@ paulrichards
 

Borland Pascal 7.0

> If I select OK I get a message "Error: Only 5 instances of Resource
> Workshop are allowed"
>
> Is there a known solution to this? I don't have any problems with the rest
> of BP7.

I'm not really qualified to reply because I don't use BP7 or RW, but I have an old copy of Borland C 4.0, which includes a resource workshop (WORKSHOP.EXE). This program writes file WORKSHOP.INI file to the Windows directory. Perhaps it helps to delete this file?

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paulrichards(R)

05.07.2011, 10:10

@ Japheth
 

Borland Pascal 7.0

> I'm not really qualified to reply because I don't use BP7 or RW, but I have
> an old copy of Borland C 4.0, which includes a resource workshop
> (WORKSHOP.EXE). This program writes file WORKSHOP.INI file to the Windows
> directory. Perhaps it helps to delete this file?

I tried renaming WORKSHOP.INI but it made no difference, but thanks for the suggestion.

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Paul
Melbourne, Australia

marcov(R)

07.07.2011, 21:23

@ paulrichards
 

Borland Pascal 7.0

> > I'm not really qualified to reply because I don't use BP7 or RW, but I
> have
> > an old copy of Borland C 4.0, which includes a resource workshop
> > (WORKSHOP.EXE). This program writes file WORKSHOP.INI file to the
> Windows
> > directory. Perhaps it helps to delete this file?
>
> I tried renaming WORKSHOP.INI but it made no difference, but thanks for the
> suggestion.

I would try to put workshop.ini in the same directory as the exe (which must be writable without lfn, so outside program files)

Or, using a batchfile, try to point the WINDIR environment variable to some dir with the .ini before starting the resource workshop.

If you are looking for a substitute resource editor, iirc there is some Delphi-related resource editor here: http://www.wilsonc.demon.co.uk/d10resourceeditor.htm (*)

(*) and of course you should simply migrate to Lazarus.

paulrichards(R)

08.07.2011, 10:04

@ marcov
 

Borland Pascal 7.0

>
> I would try to put workshop.ini in the same directory as the exe (which
> must be writable without lfn, so outside program files)
>
> Or, using a batchfile, try to point the WINDIR environment variable to
> some dir with the .ini before starting the resource workshop.
>
> If you are looking for a substitute resource editor, iirc there is some
> Delphi-related resource editor here:
> http://www.wilsonc.demon.co.uk/d10resourceeditor.htm (*)
>
> (*) and of course you should simply migrate to Lazarus.

Thanks for the suggestions. Unfortunately neither worked. I can certainly use the XN Resource Editor that you recommended.

Rugxulo(R)

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Usono,
06.07.2011, 06:40

@ paulrichards
 

Borland Pascal 7.0

> Further to the earlier posting on BP 7.0, I have a problem with Resource
> Workshop under Window XP. When I launch RW I get the following message:
>
> "Resource Workshop has discovered that an Unrecoverable Application Error
> or other abnormal termination has occurred on a previous instance of
> Resource Workshop ... Select Cancel to quit, Select OK to continue"
>
> If I select OK I get a message "Error: Only 5 instances of Resource
> Workshop are allowed"

Has it always done this under XP? Has something changed or is this the first time you've tried?

Are you running under any compatibility modes? Probably won't help, but at least be sure to try. (Long story short, WinXP != Win16, and some compatibility will be lost, sadly.)

paulrichards(R)

06.07.2011, 06:49

@ Rugxulo
 

Borland Pascal 7.0

> > Further to the earlier posting on BP 7.0, I have a problem with Resource
> > Workshop under Window XP. When I launch RW I get the following message:
> >
> > "Resource Workshop has discovered that an Unrecoverable Application
> Error
> > or other abnormal termination has occurred on a previous instance of
> > Resource Workshop ... Select Cancel to quit, Select OK to continue"
> >
> > If I select OK I get a message "Error: Only 5 instances of Resource
> > Workshop are allowed"
>
> Has it always done this under XP? Has something changed or is this the
> first time you've tried?
>
> Are you running under any compatibility modes? Probably won't help, but at
> least be sure to try. (Long story short, WinXP != Win16, and some
> compatibility will be lost, sadly.)

Yes, this happens under 'native XP' with or without compatibility mode (Win 95).

Curiously I also have BP7 installed in a VMWare Player XP Pro virtual machine (Win 7 64 bit host). I tried it this morning and Resource Workshop fires up just fine. Very strange :confused: !!!

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Paul
Melbourne, Australia

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