I dont know softdesk8 but a search of the web found this-
On this webpage- http://www.cadmasters.com/techsupp/s8cs/s8csfaq.html
"Unknown command SDSK. Softdesk not initialized."
Quit Softdesk. Go to the Start Menu -> Programs -> Softdesk 8 Setup -> Softdesk 8 Setup. Follow the instructions on the screen. Once finished, reopen Softdesk, and Softdesk menus and toolbars should appear.
Your problems may be just the fact that Acad R14 is so old now that it is no longer supported and can have problems running on newer operating systems.
You can usually get it running OK on XP and Windows 7 but Windows 2000 and Vista never liked it
Last edited by NukeCad; 02-03-2013 at 10:18 AM.
Im intelligent enough to know that I dont know everything; but I'll tell you all about it anyway.