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Windows 2000 Printing Issues VPW 2000 9.0a
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Windows 2000 Printing Issues VPW 2000 9.0a

Windows 2000 Printing Issues VPW 2000 9.0a

(OP)
We are unable to print in Windows 2000 whne using the Laser Forms product.

The following is the message received:

FOXPROW caused a General Protection Fault in module
FOXW2600.ESL at 0001:222D

Does anyone have a workaround or a solution to this problem?

RE: Windows 2000 Printing Issues VPW 2000 9.0a

Hi,

I came across your message and I am having the same problem as you mentioned above. I was wondering if you ever got a fix for the FOXPROW caused a General Protection Fault in module
FOXW2600.ESL at 0001:222D

If so, can you let me know what you did.

Thanks,

Todd

RE: Windows 2000 Printing Issues VPW 2000 9.0a

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(OP)
Tood:

We never found a fix.

However, from other testing, we belive that there is an inherrent memory management issue in FP 2.6a.  

We have been able to create a strange set of problems on W98SE that only occur when we run FP applications.

Microsoft flatly refuses to even look at the issue.  So - we do not ever antiicpate getting a soltuion.  

Unfortunately, this leaves us with a major accouting applciation that cannot run on W2K and probably will not run under XP.

If you come up with any information, I would appreciate your sharing it with me.

Good Luck,
Tom

RE: Windows 2000 Printing Issues VPW 2000 9.0a

Same problems here. I spent hours and finally found a german guy (had to use google translate) to find out what he was talking about. Apparently one can change some code (see below) but i have no sources for my SBT visionpoint so i can't change it and recompile. Has anyone heard of a patch for the runtime instead?

Tom Gusten

RE: Windows 2000 Printing Issues VPW 2000 9.0a

(OP)
If you have the code please post it or sent it to me.

We do have the source and can test the fix.

We can possibly send you the patched object depending upon which version of VP your are running.

Tom

RE: Windows 2000 Printing Issues VPW 2000 9.0a

Looking for a fiz Foxprow General Protection Fault 0001:222d, can anyone help

Jorge

RE: Windows 2000 Printing Issues VPW 2000 9.0a

Folks,
I am having trouble with a client that has VP 2000 version 9 build 905.

Their Win98 workstations simply map an F: drive on their netware server to F:\app\vp2000  and they run a shortcut to VPW.exe.

The problem I am having is a new Win98 workstation (yes - this is the last W98 box you can by new - from Micron) doesn't show that "Purchase Orders" is available.  When I re-run installation, it says that all purchased modules are installed.  From other PCs on the network, I can get to PO.  If I go into system manager, I can (on the other workstations) see that PO is installed.  On this new workstation, even in SM, it does not show PO.  Any suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated.  Thank you in advance!  I can probably even send you a TGIF gift certificate.   Please write soon.  Thanks
Richard

RE: Windows 2000 Printing Issues VPW 2000 9.0a

You sound like a guy that was mentioned to me from consultant back east.  The issues may deal with mem files.  Considering that I may have a bid in on this maybe shouldn't be so free with info, but when installing SBT it is usually a good idea to back up the Mem files and then delete them.  They contain path info.  Sysdata is no longer the only location of file paths so there may be something there too.

Bill Couture
SBTBILL.COM

RE: Windows 2000 Printing Issues VPW 2000 9.0a

tcitjh,

Did you ever obtain the code and generate a fix?

We are also interested in a fix to this very problem.

RE: Windows 2000 Printing Issues VPW 2000 9.0a

Some of the GP errors during printing were corrected by changing printer drivers.

RE: Windows 2000 Printing Issues VPW 2000 9.0a

Having the same LaserForms problem with VisionPoint 9.0a.
Also I don't have the source, so I need either the patched compiled version, or source code and fix.

Someone mentioned that a printer driver change may fix the problem....any details ?

thanx all

RE: Windows 2000 Printing Issues VPW 2000 9.0a

Hey, I have just started to deal with FoxPro, a company that recently hired me has it, and therefore they'd like me to come up with a fix.  Does anybody have a patch or the code to fix the laser forms from 2000 problem?  I would really like to get our 98 machines up to 2000 and XP, so any help you could give me would be very much appreciated.

Thanks,
M@
Matt

RE: Windows 2000 Printing Issues VPW 2000 9.0a

Better late then never - except in this case.  I too am experiencing problems with SBT VisionPoint Laser Printouts on workstations using Win2k OS.  Whenever you try to print Laser forms (which I believe is a DOS app) I get the Foxprow caused a General Protection Fault in module Foxprow.exe.

Did anyone ever get around this problem?

Thanks

RE: Windows 2000 Printing Issues VPW 2000 9.0a

Have been running VisionPoint 2000 on NT;2000;XP and using "Print to file" then print with Notepad.

After talking with Microsoft and SBT several times I do not expect there to be a fix, only workarounds.

Anybody have a better workaround to share?

RE: Windows 2000 Printing Issues VPW 2000 9.0a

Mcsew,

I ended up not using the Laser Forms print option and simply changed the Report for PO's SO's and Invoices.  Some minor mods to the programs that call the reports to add addional forms like packing slips.  The report writer in Foxpro is a little cumbersome - but it can be done.  Let me know if you are inclined to go this route and I can tell you the report file names and programs that need modification and even send what I have done if it helps.

RE: Windows 2000 Printing Issues VPW 2000 9.0a

We are currently running VP2000 Version 9 build 902 with FP 2.6 on a Win2000 Server. It runs fine, but we have the printing issues as discussed in this forum. While going through some old CDs we discovered a build 905 CD.

I made a copy of the old directory and upgraded SBT. Build 905 works fine when executed locally on the server, but when we try to access SBT from a client (NT), we receive an error that we are missing a SYSMULT.PRG file and to "copy the file to the Program Drive/Directory."

Can anyone assist me offline?

Thank you.

RE: Windows 2000 Printing Issues VPW 2000 9.0a

I'm now able to print from my XP and NT clients, but I can only print reports and not forms. If I try to print using laser forms I receive an error.

Also, If I try to print from a Win9x client, it no longer prints (forms or reports). We get a missing file error. With build 902, the Win9x clients work fine; with build 905 the Win9x clients don't print.

We have FoxPro 2.6 & build 905 for SBT.

Would a later version of FoxPro help? If yes, then what version of FP works well with SBT build 905?

Any ideas?

RE: Windows 2000 Printing Issues VPW 2000 9.0a

Reading about the problems with SBT 9 and earlier with current editions of Windows is always a bit frustrating.  The problem is Foxpro 2.6 which was used by SBT which has since been bought out by ACCPAC. Vision Point 10 is written in VFP 6 and runs well in VFP 7.  Vision Point 9 will also run in VFP 6, however it was not formated for it and so the screens look awful.  

The solution to the problem is to upgrade to Vision Point 10 which costs about $400 per module and includes source code.  I have yet to have a customer have a problem with this.  

I have had several customers attempt to load Fox 2.6 patches for running on XP.  None has worked well enough for me to recomend.  Normally, the printer problems persisted and lockups continued.  Going to VP 10 eliminates all of these.  I regularly modify Vision Point on an XP, with 10, no problems.  With previous issues will not even try it anymore.

I'll probably get flamed for comercialism but the point is there is a solution and it is not overly expensive.

As a point of information when ACCPAC bought SBT many of the SBT dealers left for other products.  ACCPAC decided to push the PRO verison.  This is a much more powerful package and also much more expensive.  ACCPAC dealers who added the SBT or ACCPAC source line generally do not understand Vision Point as no training is provided and the ACCPAC company line is to upgrade to PRO.  This is sometimes a very good idea.

However, there are still hundreds if not thousands of "SBT" dealers, certified consultants, and programmers out there.  Vision Point is still being used in numerious projects and is alive and well.  In fact I am in the process of developing a version on XP that will allow multiple screens to be open at the same time.

Hope this answers everyones questions about these problems and the future of Vision Point or SBT 9.

Bill Couture
WWW.SBTBILL.COM

RE: Windows 2000 Printing Issues VPW 2000 9.0a

We currently use SBT 3.x\foxpro 2.6 and had a similar issue printing from point of sale to a local recipt printer.  We solved the problem by sharing the printer and then editing the arregs98.dbf file to reflect the UNC name of the printer as opposed to LPT1.

Hope this helps.

RE: Windows 2000 Printing Issues VPW 2000 9.0a

Did you ever find a solution for this problem, I believe I have one and could help if you still need it.
Thanks,
John

RE: Windows 2000 Printing Issues VPW 2000 9.0a

Bezlbuub: what is your proposed solution? I would very much like to know it!

Thanks

RE: Windows 2000 Printing Issues VPW 2000 9.0a

This question is reasked month after month.  Microsoft has improved things but the answer remains the same upgrade.

The year 2000 was a non-event but Windows XP was a real event.

Bill Couture

RE: Windows 2000 Printing Issues VPW 2000 9.0a

belzlbuub, ditto NullOps comment.  looking for a printing solution to the gpf problem.

thanks.

jim

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