I also had the same problem with an install on Win7 (no VM). The dim command would not work. Attached here is the acad.rx file that I used. The dims work now.
You will have to edit the filename to just ACAD.RX
i have seven autocadd 2000 and 15 autdocad R14.. the problem is i cant use this software from a new pc available in the market.. because ther is no lpt1 port availabe in a new motherboard is their any other way to fix this matter
" because ther is no lpt1 port availabe in a new motherboard is their any other way to fix this matter "
Thery big number of new motherboards (Check with you local hardware providers) from "Intel" (DH77KC, DH77EB), "ASUS" and "Gigabyte" (GA-H77M-D3H, GA-H77M-D3H) with last chipsets have onboard Parallel Port (via Internal Header). But not have external connector (LPT bracket 26pin to 25pin).
You need one like this from the list
for each motherboard.
Simple install in Windows XP 32bit and Windows 7 32bit.
Need only run in compatibility with Windows 2000 and "run as administrator" in Windows 7
You need update hardware lock (plug) driver for Sentinel from new support site: http://c3.safenet-inc.com/display_results_google.a
In Windows 7 64bit and Windows 8 64bit - need more "tricks". Replace setup.exe (for 32bit program this file build as 16bit application) with this http://toastytech.com/files/Is3Engine.zip. Also run in compatibility with Windows 98 (Windows 8 not have option for Windows 2000) and "run as administrator". But You not have option to install serivis pack and express update. After first installation need only copy all AutoCAD folder and Autodesk Shared from another, updated, XP computer or installed in XP mode, Virtual PC or VMWare mashine.
This Intel Workstation board include Back Panel LPT connector:
This Gigabyte boards also have Back Panel LPT Connectors
I am having the same problem with the arrow or pan "hand" in the center of the cross hairs. I have had Windows 7 pro installed, and installed Autocad 2000 in the virtual XP mode. It all works, except for the arrow and hand, which are very distracting.
I know this is late, but is anyone still out there that knows how to fix this problem?