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Cannot Load ProtectedMode Switch(PMSWITCH)

Cannot Load ProtectedMode Switch(PMSWITCH)


I have this error when I try to load "btrieve". This Pc is running  Windows XP PRo SP1.

The command line is : x:\taxe\gen\btrieve /f:120 /M:128 /p:6144 /T:x:\taxe\gen\TP.TRN > NUL

I get this error when typing this command : Cannot Load Protected Mode Switch (PMSWITCH)

I am running Btrieve client v6.15.925.

Can someone help me solve this problem?



RE: Cannot Load ProtectedMode Switch(PMSWITCH)

Sounds like you've got another program that's loading into Protected mode.  Either that or PMSWITCH.EXE isn't in the same directory as Btrieve.exe.  
One suggestion, try a current version of Btrieve, it's called Pervasive now, from  Btrieve 6.15.925 was released in 1995.  It's almost 11 years old and was never designed, tested, or even supported on WinXP.  

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RE: Cannot Load ProtectedMode Switch(PMSWITCH)

Btrieve 6.15 has issues in XP service pack 1  (Home or Pro), after receiving  the latest updates from the Microsoft update site. In our experience, (and this has been quite a few instances over the past 12months )... the problem has been sorted by simply updating to service pack 2.  We discovered this by accident. I cannot give a guarantee, but we have been able to rescue at least 6 of our clients this way.

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