All i need is a 8086 assembler. That is something that looks like Notepad/text editor and runs assembly level code like (the following) ------------------------- .model small .stack 100h .data msg db 'Hello, world!$' .code start: mov ah, 09h ; Display the message lea dx, msg int 21h mov ax, 4C00h ; Terminate the executable int 21h end start --------------------- And thats it! But nothing works. I search everywhere. First i found this 8086 emulator (emu8086). Then i tried various assemblers. But seriously, I can do nothing. All of them (thier exe's) just flash a Dos window for a milisecond and then just disappear. (NGASM, FASM, AdaptAsm, A86, TASM) I tried doing that cmd stuff but it dint work. Plus i don't want to get into that. Is there something that work and is Zen, Minimal? I have this Douglas Hall text which tells me all kinds of stories about 8086 instructions which i can get in any manual but it dosent tell me how to assemble programs & it wont even give me the name of an assembler. Moreover, there's nothing on youtube. Someone needs to make assembly level tutorials like thenewboston or something. Starting from zero.. Give me a link or something. I can't (don't want to) learn the instructions for my exams without actually doing the programming.