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DOS Full Screen Mode

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by a1yennie, Jul 9, 2001.

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  1. a1yennie

    a1yennie Thread Starter

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    Sorry for the long post.


    I am having a problem running DOS in full screen mode. I have 2 programs that I need to use in DOS full screen. If I try to go full screen I get a colored bar across the top of the screen(color changes with the amount of colors I am using) and the machine locks up.

    The computer is a clone that I just built. It is running Windows 98 SE and Office 97. Here is my hardware specs:

    1.DFI AK75-EC Rev. A Motherboard with VIA Apollo KT133A chipset
    2.AMD Duron 850MHz processor
    3.128 MB PC133 RAM
    4.ATI XPert 98 AGP Video CArd with Rage XL chipset
    5.Linksys LNE100TX Etherfast Network card
    6.On board Sound Blaster audio
    7.EMachines 17" monitor

    I have changed the resolution from 640 x 480 to 1280 x 1024 and all settings in between. I have also changed the amount of colors used from 256 colors to 32 bit. The only thing that has worked so far was replacing the video card with a PCI card, but it can't do 1024 x 768 resolution with 16 bit color. I know it is not the monitor because I can use a different machine with this monitor and it works like a champion
     
  2. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Hiya

    Just out of curiosity, what are the settings on the other machine and have you tried them on your machine? Also, what is diffrent on the other machine?

    Regards

    eddie
     
  3. a1yennie

    a1yennie Thread Starter

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    In actuality I have about 65 other machines that the programs work fine on. I check the bios on the other machines and I tried to set them as close as possible but since they have either different motherboards or older motherboards I can't replicate the exact settngs
     
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