having trouble downloading

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by clloy, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. clloy macrumors newbie

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    hi there just bought a mac book and am having troiuble downloading from the internet, it will download to my download folder and when i open it , its all in script and says this program cannot be ran in dos mode. ??? thanks for any help
     
  2. mac88 macrumors 6502

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    What are you downloading and is it in the form of a zip file or what?
     
  3. clloy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    no its not a zipped file its just the startup program for a peer to peer music sharing
     
  4. clloy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    its actually doing this with any program i try and download??????
     
  5. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    You need to be a lot more specific. Are you even downloading the right version? What is the file extension?
     
  6. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    The error you stated is a Windows error, generated when a very old (DOS era) app is attempted to run under 32 bit GUI Windows.

    Are you downloading this app in OS X?
    Are you transferring it to Windows?
    Is Windows on the same computer as the Mac?
    If so, is it running under Boot Camp or Parallels/VMWare?
    What version of OS X and Windows are you using?
    What is the name of the program youn are downloading?

    If you are after a bittorrent client for Mac OS X, try Transmission.
     

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