Error Message Listing

Messages with first letter A-L

A B C D E F G H I J K L (M-Z)

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THIS section gives a brief explanation of error messages that you may encounter. It is very new, and more messages will be added as we develop it. If the message you are looking for is not listed, please email technical support and we do our best to provide you with an explanation, and then add the message here for the benefit of others.

~A~

Abort, Retry, Ignore, Fail ? from Any application
This is produced by the operating kernel, and indicates that a device (usually a floppy disk drive) is having difficulty reading or writing data. Check that the disk is seated properly in the drive, retry a few times (by pressing R) and then if unsuccessful abort the program (press A). Note that selecting either the "Ignore" or "Fail" option may corrupt data unless the application program has been specially written.

Access denied from Any application
A program is trying to access a file which is read-only, or a file or directory for which the current user does not have the required rights.

Attempted FREE of NULL pointer from Any application
Internal error, please report to your dealer.

Attrib not compatible with version of REAL/32 from ATTRIB
Use the version of attrib which is supplied on the installation disks for the version of REAL/32 you are running.

Attribute A,D,H,R or S expected to follow "-" from XDIR
+ or - must be followed by an attribute. Use the command-line help or refer to the User Guide for valid formats.

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~B~

BACKUP file sequence error from RESTORE
You are using the wrong floppy disk. Disks created with BACKUP are identified by a sequence number, and must be RESTORE'd in the correct order.

Bad arguments from Any command
The command line arguments were incorrect. Use the command-line help or refer to the User Guide for valid formats.

Bad or missing command interpreter from System startup
The file pointed to by the COMSPEC variable in mconfig.sys was not a valid command interpreter, or did not exist. COMSPEC should point to a copy of the command.comfile supplied with REAL/32.

Bad command or parameter from SID
Get help on the available commands and parameters by entering ? or ??

Bad file name from SID
The filename specified was not valid. Check that the characters are legal, and that the file is in the current directory.

Bad format for time from WAIT
Use the command-line help or refer to the User Guide for valid formats.

Bad media type from Any application
This is usually caused by attempting to read a high capacity disk in a standard drive, or by using a disk which is not formatted for a PC.

BAD OPCODE interrupt from processname at nnnn:nnnn from Any application
An application program has crashed. This is frequently caused by a bad upper-memory configuration.

Bad or missing file from Any application
The operating system cannot locate the mconfig.sys file.

Bad time selected from WAIT
Use the command-line help or refer to the User Guide for valid formats.

Batch file filename missing retry (Y/N)? from Any application
The operating system cannot re-open the batch file from which it was reading instructions. If it was on a floppy then make sure the same disk is available, check that the batch file has not deleted itself and make sure that the drive has not been re-mapped by NET, SUBST, etc.

Batch files nested too deep from Any application
Too many CALL directives are active at the same time.

Bdos error 21 (otherwise known as bdos error 33) from REAL/32
This error indicates a bad disk - a hardware problem.

Binary reads from a device are not allowed from COPY
Do not use the /B option when copying to or from a device such as CON.

Blink will only work on an EGA or VGA screen from BLINK
BLINK is not needed for an MDA or Hercules card since the blink status cannot be changed.

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~C~

Cannot find WINOLDAP.MOD (followed by) Unexpected DOS ERROR CODE 23 from Windows 3.xx
An attempt has been made to run a Dos application from Windows which is itself running under REAL/32. Use a REAL/32 dos session instead.

Cannot open a virtual input queue from COPILOT
COPILOT was unable to access the keyboard of the target DOS session

Can't open MXdisk queue from PROFILE
Reboot the machine since if we can't open the MXdisk queue (controlling access to the disk system) something is seriously wrong.

Cannot access drive from BACKUP
See "Abort, Retry, Ignore, Fail".

Cannot close from SID
The file being written cannot be closed. Check that there is enough room on the disk and that the root directory is not full.

Cannot copy to/from a reserved device from REPLACE, XCOPY
REPLACE and XCOPY can only be used for moving files on disks, not to CON etc.

Cannot find any system files (LOADER.SYS) from Operating system startup procedure
The multiple-boot loader installed by LOADER can't find anything to boot.

Cannot find bootlist file - Will now attempt to load from Standard boot sector from Operating system startup procedure
The multiple-boot loader cannot find the bootlist. This is the text file which was specified as the first parameter to the LOADER program.

Cannot find exec file from Operating system startup procedure
As above, except that the missing file is the code file specified by LOADER's optional second parameter.

Cannot find VTDAPI.386 driver from KRNL386
This driver will not load in Windows under REAL/32. Delete it from the [enh386] section of your system.ini file.

Cannot find Winoldap.mod - execution error status 23 from Rwin (krnl386)
This error message occurs when trying to run a Dos program under Windows 3.xx on REAL/32. switch to another Dos Session under REAL/32 to run the application, or use the REAL/32 DosBox utility with Windows.

Cannot load file from Operating system startup procedure
The volume boot loader has located but is unable to load the position sensitive ibmbio.ldr file.

Cannot open devicename(device) from FIND
FIND can only be used on files, not devices.

Cannot uninstall LOADER from hard disk from LOADER
In order to remove the multiple-boot loader, the original loader.savfile must be available.

CGA main screen not supported from Operating system startup procedure
The main screen must be VGA, MDA or Hercules compatible

Command or filename not recognized from Any command
Check the spelling of the command you have just entered, also make sure that if it is loaded from a file that the appropriate file is in the current directory or is in the search path.

COPILOT not available from PHANTOM sessions from COPILOT
COPILOT is not available from a phantom session, for security reasons.

Could not create new volume label on destination disk from BACKUP
The disk may be write-protected, see also "Abort, Retry, Ignore, Fail".

Could not delete destination disk volume label from BACKUP
As above.

Could not load FORMAT from BACKUP
Check that format.comis on the search path, BACKUP uses it to format a floppy disk if necessary.

Could not update destination disk ... file from BACKUP
Check that the disk is not corrupt. See also "Abort, Retry, Ignore, Fail".

Could not update log file from BACKUP
The log file used by BACKUP is in the root directory of the system drive by default, check that an existing file is not read-only.

CTS/RTS not supported on ports 5 to 16 of PCC/16i card. Reconfigure to use DTR/DSR instead from IMSPCC16
The non-expandable 16-port intelligent card has limited handshaking capability on ports 5 to 16.

Current path invalid from FIND
Use the command-line help or refer to the User Guide for valid formats.

Cyclic copy not allowed from XCOPY
When using the /S option, ensure that directories in the source and destination specifications do not overlap.

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~D~

Data error from Any application
See "Abort, Retry, Ignore, Fail".

Date is not valid from BACKUP, RESTORE
Check the format of the date in the /D option, it should correspond with that used in the country specified by the COUNTRY directive in mconfig.sys.

Date must also be specified from BACKUP
A time cannot be specified without a date.

Delete failed from XDEL
Check the protection level of the file which has failed.

Destination disk is full from RESTORE
Delete some files or restore the backup disk to a different drive.

Destination file content lost before copy from COPY
The + (concatenate) facility has been used to overwrite a file before it was copied.

Destination must be a valid disk drive from BACKUP
Valid destinations are fixed and floppy drives, the source and destination cannot be the same device.

Destination path not found from BACKUP, RESTORE
Use the command-line help or refer to the User Guide for valid formats.

Device does not exist: from PRINTMAP
Use PRINTMAP/A/P to display a list of available auxilliary and printer devices.

Disk drives or diskette formats are not compatible from DISKCOMP
The two disks must have the same format. This information is stored on the disk itself, so sometimes two disks actually have different formats even if their storage capacities etc. are the same.

Disk full from Any command
Remove or backup files that are not needed. Alternatively, buy a larger disk.

Disk read error from SID
A file could not be read. Check that the disk is not corrupt.

Disk write error from SID
See "Disk read error".

Divide interrupt from processname at nnnn:nnnn from System error
An application program has detected a divide-by-zero error. This is usually caused by a bug in the program, although it may also be caused by a bad upper-memory configuration.   This may arise, for example, when   OPT00025.zap has not been applied when a Zip drive is in use.

DMA transfer error: Use ALIGN option in MCONFIG.SYS from System error
The operating system has detected that a program has used Direct Memory Access to write to physical memory that it should not be accessing. Use the ALIGN option in mconfig.sysor set the program up to use aligned memory using PIFED.

DOS session must not be your own from COPILOT
COPILOT does not allow you to COPILOT your own sessions.

Drive not ready from Any command
See "Abort, Retry, Ignore, Fail".

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~E~

Ensure the MsDos version is set to 3.3 or higher from Rwin (krnl386)
The REAL/32 Dos version number set in SETUP/Dos Session Defaults should be checked.

Environment error from SET
The environment space for the current session could not be located.

Environment full from SET
The environment space for the current session is full. Either allocate a larger default size using the ENVSIZE directive in mconfig.sys, or run command.comwith the /E option. Sometimes running a TSR program limits the size of the environment.

Error 1: An internal error occurred from Windows NT Client for Dos
This message has been reported when IFSHLP.SYS was not loaded as the last line in the mconfig file, either due to it being omitted or when loading failed.   Please check this file is loaded. If it fails to load, it may be because the REAL/32 systemwide dos version number should be set to 3.31 (this is set in SETUP/Dos Session Defaults) - if any applications need a higher Dos version number to be returned to them by the operating system, please use PIFED.  The NT Client must be also set to use the "BASIC" redirector. This can be done using the NT Client SETUP program, Select "Change Setup Options" and set "Change ReDir Options" to "Use the Basic Redirector". The alternative is to use the "Full Redirector" which may also result in the above error message being seen.

Error loading operating system from Operating system startup procedure
See "Can't load DOS file"

Error on file ... from DOSPRINT
A file which DOSPRINT was trying to print cannot be read.

Error reading configuration file from FILELINK
The default configuration cannot be retrieved.

Error reading file from Several commands
A file has been opened but cannot be read.

Error reading filelist . . . from Several commands
A file list (preceded by @ on the command line) cannot be read.

Error reading from standard input from SORT
Check that the file or device redirected into the standard input channel is OK.

Error reading in the DIALIN.DAT file from IMSTERM
The file may be corrupt, restore from backup.

Error reading Queue from Menu system
Run RUM to see if any system resources are exhausted, increase them using SETUP if necessary.

Error reading system area from FDISK
This implies a hardware failure or a seriously corrupted disk.

Error reading system files from FORMAT, SYS
The operating system files cannot be copied to the destination disk.

Error when opening file filenamefor card n from IMSPCC
The firmware file was found but for some reason could not be opened.

Error reading system files from FORMAT, SYS
See "Error reading system files".

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~F~

Failed to change mode of printer . . . from MODE
See "Abort, Retry, Ignore, Fail".

Failed to find file filenamefor TCL card at address ssss from IMSPCC
The driver could not find the firmware file for the card.

Failed to get current path on drive... from Several commands
See "Abort, Retry, Ignore, Fail".

File already open from Several commands
A file is already open, probably by another user.

File not erased from DEL
The file is read-only or the user does not have delete-access.

File not found from Several commands
A file is missing or in an inaccessible directory.

File read error for card n from IMSPCC
The firmware file is corrupt.

File sharing conflict from Several commands
See "File already open".

File too large for Multiport card from IMSPCC
The firmware file is expected to be less than 64K bytes in size. If more, then it is invalid.

Filename too long from Several commands
A filename comprises a name of up to 8 characters, followed by an optional extension of up to 3 characters.

FORMAT not allowed on fixed media from FORMAT, BACKUP
FORMAT only works on floppy disks. Use FDISK for hard disks.

Format unsuccessful from FORMAT
The disk is probably unusable.

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~G~

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~H~

Hour must be between 0 and 23 from WAIT
Midnight is 00:00 rather than 24:00.

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~I~

I/O error . . . from Any application
See "Abort, Retry, Ignore, Fail".

IBMBIO.COM read error from Diskette system loader
The operating system files could not be read whilst loading from a floppy disk.

Illegal characters in label from LABEL
A disk label may contain only letters and digits.

Illegal combinations of options from ATTRIB
Use the command-line help or refer to the User Guide for valid formats.

Illegal drive in Path Specification from Several commands
There is a non-existent drive in the search path.

Illegal filename filename from ATTRIB
The filename contains an invalid character.

Illegal syntax for directory select option from ATTRIB
Use the command-line help or refer to the User Guide for valid formats.

Illegal syntax for paging option: /x from ATTRIB
As above

Illegal syntax for subdirectory search option from ATTRIB
As above

Illegal x level: x from ATTRIB
Protection levels are 0 to 3.

IMS Network terminal driver could not start up from IMSNETIO
Internal error, please report to your supplier.

IMS Network terminal driver incompatible with this operating system from IMSNETIO
The version of imsnetio.sysbeing loaded is incompatible with the operating system kernel.

IMS Terminal emulator is already resident from IMSTERM
The terminal emulator cannot be loaded a second time.

Incorrect card type at address ssss from IMSPCC
An intelligent card was found where expected, but was not the correct type for this driver being loaded.

Incorrect day name from WAIT
Use the command-line help or refer to the User Guide for valid formats.

Incorrect version of operating system from Several commands
Many programs associated with REAL/32 are sensitive to the version of operating system kernel loaded. Be particularly careful if multiple operating systems are loaded on the same disk.

Incorrect version of filename.SYS - Use version n.nn from IMSPCC
An invalid firmware file was found - either the firmware or the driver needs to be upgraded.

Input redirection already active from Command line instructions
The standard input channel can only be redirected once. Be careful if executing a batch file inside a secondary command interpreter (using the /C or /K option) which has its input redirected.

Insert SYSTEM diskette in A: then PRESS Ctrl/Alt/Del... from Operating system hard disk system loader
This message will be displayed if an operating system cannot be loaded from a hard or floppy disk.

Install Pterm from original master disk, using install from Pterm
Use the Install program supplied, rather than copying the files, and/or make sure the installation diskette is not write protected.

Insufficient memory from SID
The banked window (TPA) is not large enough to load a file with the E or R commands.

Internal Error 0001 from a Novell NetWare ODI connection
Please reduce the Dos version returned by REAL/32 to 3.31 or earlier. Pifed may be used to ensure a higher dos version number is returned to those applications that need it.

Internal Error 112 from Command line instructions
The operating system can't create a process descriptor for your program, or it can't create a network requester process for it. Try running NETOFF on any DOS sessions which do not need to be attached to the network.

Internal Error 128 from REAL/32
Internal error 128 is an operating system queue or buffer overflow.

Invalid baud rate from MODE
Use the command-line help or refer to the User Guide for valid formats.

Invalid break switch (use ON or OFF) from BREAK
BREAK takes ON or OFF as its parameter.

Invalid combination of options from REPLACE, XCOPY
Use the command-line help or refer to the User Guide for valid formats.

Invalid country code from COUNTRY
See the description of the COUNTRY directive in the User Guide.

Invalid date specified from DATE, TOUCH
See "Date is not valid".

Invalid destination pathname from REPLACE
Use the command-line help or refer to the User Guide for valid formats.

Invalid directory specified from ATTRIB
Use the command-line help or refer to the User Guide for valid formats.

Invalid drive specified from ATTRIB
As above

Invalid file specification from PRINT, ATTRIB
Check that the filename specified is valid and that its path is a reasonable length.

Invalid hard disk system partition from Hard disk system loader
It may be necessary to run FDISK to rebuild the hard disk partitions. Using FDISK will destroy all the data on that partition of your hard disk.

Invalid last drive character (use A...Z) from LASTDRIVE
Drive must be a: to z:.

Invalid lines per inch from MODE
Valid parameters are 6 or 8.

Invalid line width from MODE
Valid widths are 80 or 132 characters.

Invalid number of buffers from BUFFERS
The maximum number is 99.

Invalid number of data bits from MODE
Either 7 or 8 data bits may be specified.

Invalid number of parameters from Several commands
Use the command-line help or refer to the User Guide for valid formats.

Invalid number of stop bits from MODE
Either 1 or 2 stop bits may be specified.

Invalid option - decimal number expected from SORT
SORT expects the column number at which the comparison is to start to be expressed as a decimal number.

Invalid option /x from ATTRIB
Use the command-line help or refer to the User Guide for valid formats.

Invalid option ... in parameter ... from Several commands
Use the command-line help or refer to the User Guide for valid formats.

Invalid parity setting from MODE
Should be Even, None or Odd.

Invalid parameter from Several commands
Use the command-line help or refer to the User Guide for valid formats.

Invalid parameter - missing option from FIND
As above. Make sure that the string to be matched is enclosed in double quotes"".

Invalid partition table from Hard disk system loader
See "Invalid hard disk system partition".

Invalid path from Several commands
Check the format of file names in the command line.

Invalid time specified from TIME, TOUCH
See "Time is not valid".

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~K~

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~L~

Label; labelnot found from GOSUB, GOTO, SWITCH
The specified label cannot be found in the mconfig.sys file or in a batch file.

Line too long in file from FIND
The file being processed is probably not a text file.

Loading conflict from Several commands
The program being loaded requires a resource which is already in use, or not supported. This message is usually generated because an application is requesting a service not provided by the hardware. If a dumb terminal configurarion is used, for example, then an INT10 call to the bios video will generate this message because INT10 is not supported by a dumb terminal.

LOADING FAILED from IMSPCC
There was an error loading the firmware file onto the intelligent card.

Log file path not found from BACKUP
Use the command-line help or refer to the User Guide for valid formats.

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