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No Keyboard DOS FullScreen Windows XP

By isandberg ·
How do we solve the problem with Windows XP when using DOS applications in Full Screen mode?

The system will not respond to keystrokes in a full screen mode in a DOS application. The keyboard is active and you can switch from Windows to Full Screen using Alt+Enter keys. The DOS application will respond to keystrokes if DOS application is left in a Windows box.

Not all Windows XP systems have this problem when using DOS in FullScreen mode.

I look forward to your response. Thank you.

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by gralfus In reply to No Keyboard DOS FullScree ...

The only thing I could find in regards to this issue is that certain video cards (or perhaps drivers) have this issue and that switching manufacturers can fix it. With laptops, this can be quite an issue.

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by isandberg In reply to

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We have already tried disabling the on-board video and installed VGA card in the system. Same card as used in a system that does not have this problem. Still no go.
Thanks.

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by Xanderoth In reply to No Keyboard DOS FullScree ...

I actually found a few monitors unable to use full-screen DOS mode with keyboard commands, this was verified by the manufacturers and only seemed to be with flat panel monitors. If this isnt the case, then ignore this response.

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by isandberg In reply to

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This has nothing to do with the monitor. WE are using CRT monitors. Thanks.

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by www.junekey2000 In reply to No Keyboard DOS FullScree ...

Are you using a USB keyboard? If so, try to use a standard keyboard. That may be your problem.

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by isandberg In reply to

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Standard PS/s Keyboard is being used.
Thanks

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