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Hi all,

I have already used InitGraph and have given the path(C:\\TC\BGI) in Initgraph and checked the Graphics option in Linker Options. Still Iam getting this error. I want a solution. Can somebody pls help me. Its urgent.

A wild stab in the dark suggests that you need to double up the second \ in your pathname, so


But since you've only paraphrased the problem, who knows whether that typo exists in your actual code, or whether there is some other problem you haven't bothered to mention. Post actual code if you want a fast accurate response.

> Can somebody pls help me.

> Its urgent.

of course the BGI is 20+ year old technology first developed for DOS 3 and never meant for use under Windows so it's quite possible even if you called the method that it failed and you didn't properly handle that failure.

Hi all,

The option is working in my office while it is not working in my home system. Pls help me fix this problem.


Well , Using the same ancient Turbo C++ 3.0 in school, i ran into the same problem. The two lines of graphics above should be :
Assuming that you installed Turbo C to C:\TC

int gd=DETECT,gm;

Obviously include the graphics.h.
If it still doesnt work , Press CTRL-F , then D.
(Dos Shell from the Compiler File Menu).
Write :


It should work now. If it still doesnt work , im pretty sure that its a corrupted installation or you are missing the *.BGI Files.
Also , I think you'd have done this , but dont forget to enable the Graphics Libraries in Options > Linker > Libraries.

You are required to check whether the compiler is installed in c drive or not
if it is installed in other drive u must specify the program as
for eg. it is installed in d drive


and also change the path in the compilers directory

thanks guys mah first day on this website and i got the answer for mah question.....the same of bgi error

just copy the file egavga.bgi from your /bgi folder and paste it in your /bin folder.
You should'nt be getting the error any more.

hi all i am using windows 7 ultimate and i got this same error when i run my pgm also i got linker error like i solved this prbl by using DOSBOX my pgm is running smoothly..i have followed these steps dosbox 0.74
2.create a folder say "Turbo" in c:\ turboc for window 7 ultimate 32 bit
4.extract zip file into "Turbo"
5.from START->Dosbox->options->dosbox options->(you can see a word documnet open it)->@ the end of document add the following steps
mount d c:\Turbo\
cd tc
cd bin
then save
6.then go to c window(c:\turbo\tc\bin\tc.exe)->directories->type D:\TC\INCLUDE
and D:\TC\LIB
7.also in Linker->Libraries->enable Graphics library
8.also put a line in main()
Best of luck..........:)

initgraph(&gd, &gm, "C:\\TC\\BGI");
What does the "\\" in the path specified in initgraph signify?

The backslash char is an escape char in C. It's paired up with another char to represent something difficult to type: like \n for a newline char, or \t for a tab, etc.

Two backslashes is used when you want to delineate just one backslash itself.

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