Hi, let's go from the top, Ok?
Step 1: Start a new project, name it, select console and make sure it is a C project.
Step 2: Enter the source code as what is shown below exactly.
#include <stdio.h> /*Comment: stdin.h doesn't exist as a standard!*/
system("pause"); /* Comment: You need this to hold the screen open to
see its output. */
return(0); /* Required from main under C */
Step 3: Save everything, preferrably in the same directory together.
Step 4: From the Execute menu select Compile and Run. A dialog box should come up, stuff grinds a bit then the program window (a console) should pop
up and display your message and "Press any key to continue...". When you press a key, it should close.
There are a couple of things that could be wrong if the above doesn't work.
The easiest way to fix the most common thing is to click the Tools menu, select Compiler options and click the default button. It should reset all the directory paths to what is normal for the install. Next, if it is still misbehavin', go to the directory dev-cpp\includes and see that there are a lot of .h files hangin' out in there. Then check the dev-cpp\lib for a bunch of .a files. If all that is correct, it should work. Hope this gets it straightened out for you.