Error in old exw

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Short version: when running an exe created about 11 years ago (which runs fine on my desktop) on my laptop it generates a command window that says:

Fatal run-time error: bad file number (-1)

Press Enter ....

Is there any windows process that will tell me what filename is associated with the (obviously?) missing file? I tried looking through the Event Viewer in Control Panel but didn't find anything.

Longer version: The program loads up the main Window just fine. It is a Win32Lib project built with version 1.0.5a of the IDE. The error occurs in a fairly well defined section of the code which is invoked when I select a command from the menu bar. I've looked through the code associated with the onClick event of the menu item (it is about 350 lines) but nothing jumps out at me. The code does a lot of work, opening a number of files and creating an output file. As I said, it works on my desktop but not my laptop.

It seems to me it has to be a computer configuration problem. I've confirmed that DEP is not on (obviously, because otherwise the program's main window wouldn't run at startup). The environment variables are the same for EUDIR, etc.

I'm capable of tracing and inserting debug print statements to find the error. The problem is that while I have the exe, the ide, the ide generated source code (.prj) and the pre-il source code (.exw) neither of the computers will compile the exw so I'm precluded from tracing and the like. I have obviously misconfigured something (or better I should say I never properly configured the laptop when copying the files from the machine that was used oh so long ago to actually program this thing).

On the one hand I'm sort of amazed that the exe has remained usefull for over 10 years, but I haven't done any heavy lifting since I built my laptop so I haven't even seen this error before.

Any nudge in the right direction would be appreciated.


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