You are ringing very old bells very faintly in my mind.
I assume you have loaded QBASIC into an old OS say win98 or earlier?
I think you will have a hard road if you are starting from anything later. M$ has done its best to ignore and forget Basic which(in MSDOS up to v6) was the underlying windows program structure as late as 3.1.1
If you have a spare computer to set up with those, you will be well on the way.