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If you try to run a program created with GW-Basic or BASICA in MS-DOS QBasic, the following error message may be displayed:
This message means that either a syntax modification may be needed to meet QBasic language rules, or the file format is not ASCII. All QBasic programs must be in ASCII format.
By default, GW-Basic and BASICA save programs in binary format that QBasic cannot read. A program written in GW-Basic or BASICA must be saved in ASCII format before it can be loaded into QBasic.
To eliminate the error, do the following:
To execute the program in QBasic, do the following:
For more information about BASICA and GW-Basic conversion, query on the following words in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
basica and qbasic
Article ID: 80745 - Last Review: November 16, 2006 - Revision: 2.1
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