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Article #111 (419 is last):
Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.questions
From: ad336
Subject: BAD LOAD FILE?
Date: Sun Jul 30 09:20:39 1989


     I downloaded a binary file from    compuserve that I have
been looking for and each time I try andrun the program I get
the message BAD LOAD FILE. What is this and how to I correct it.
     It was a rather large program and Iam hoping I do not have
try and downlod it again.

Thanks
Dan

** Answered by JOHN SUCHY (aa271) on Thu Jun  4 01:52:39 1987 **

        Are you absolutely sure that it
isn't a BASIC, DOC, or LISTED file?
If it really is BINARY, when does it
give you the error?  If the error 
occurs immediately, the first few bytes of the file tell DOS that this is NOT
a binary file even though it is.  An error after the file has been trying to
load probably means that the file byte
count is off.  Fixing the latter takes
someone very skilled in machine code.
Let me know, personally, if you need a
more complete answer.
                        Your Co-sysop
                        John E. Suchy
                        aa271
         Thanks for asking.


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