This may have something to do with my thread about the console caption; I don't know. There is at least one difference between the two computers. On my work computer, TCSTART.BTM is NOT run by any instance of TCC v16. And I can't figure out why. Everything seems to be set up right. Here's a clip from a normal instance of TCCv16 on that computer, started from Start\Run with /ip. Code: d:\tc16> echo %_ininame D:\TC16\TCMD.INI d:\tc16> grep -i startpath %_ininame TCStartPath=d:\tc16 4StartPath=d:\tc16 d:\tc16> head /n3 d:\tc16\tcstart.btm echo PPID = %_PPID IF %_PIPE == 1 ( CURSOR OFF & QUIT ) IF %_TRANSIENT == 1 QUIT Regardless of how I start TCC v16 on that machine, I do not see the message that TCSTART.BTM should produce. And other things done in TCSTART.BTM also don't get done. Any ideas?