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    Video display size

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    by lbsmusica2 ·

    When preinstalling software to setup windows the screen size is too long in height and doubled.The edit command (eg.split screen ctrl+f8 and size ctrl+f6)does not seem to fix the alignment.Drive letter is two or three lines below cursor making it impossible to see what is typed or shown.This does not appear in windows or dos prompt.Please assist if you can.I need to fdisk my new drive.

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    • #3395210

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      by opatzg9 ·

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      a little more info might be nice, like video adapter, monitor,laptop? Can you use the monitor adjustment tools to reset to full screen? try a different monitor and/or a different video card til reloaded.
      Good Luck.

      • #3459482

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        by opatzg9 ·

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        Dont nkow if this helps any but CLS will clear the screen and put your entry point back at the top. but if the fdisk window is blown out of proportion the best solution amy be a different pci vga card until you get your formatting complete. If itsan option, its an idea to help get the job done. You can probably pick up a cheap one from a pull in a pc shop or get an old 486 pc for parts cheap. Good luck!

      • #3525543

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        by opatzg9 ·

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        One more thing to try, locate the mode.com program for your operating system and run
        mode con cols=80 lines=24
        at the dos prompt and see if that does anything for you.

      • #3607294

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        by lbsmusica2 ·

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    • #3397478

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      by donmars ·

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      I do not know what type of monitor you are using but you definately have a monitor problem and is unlikely to be a PC or video card problem. My strongest suspicion, with a lack of more info about your hardware, is you need to adjust your monitor screen size. On the front of the monitor is some buttons that will adjust picture width, height, horizontal or vertical position, trapezoidal, degauss and so forth. This does not appear in Windows because the settings are correct for Windows and not fordos. The monitor remembers these settings between Operating System, and may be different in dos compared to windows. These are the first things that come to mind in your description of your problem.

      • #3521504

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        by donmars ·

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        OK, did you got to bios setup and tinker with the display and or graphics settings? You should try that I do not know whose BIOS you have but there are a few different settings relevant to graphics.

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        by lbsmusica2 ·

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    • #3395673

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      by dcosgrove ·

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      You should have some type of controls on the monitor itself for vert and hor sizing. They should be buttons, knobs or a menu driven graphic interface. set it so all the text is visable and you should be fine.

    • #3538656

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      by lbsmusica2 ·

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      The answers that came in are not any help for the question I asked.All seem to think it has to do with the monitor or controls.Sorry Charlie,not so. First (scenerio,no operating sysytem at all).the startup disk loads ram disk.An edit window can be accessed.
      eg…………../…………. the screen.
      This is where I type to and it is down 2 or 3 lines.
      Also the screen is showing double or split verticaly.

      c is here.I type up there
      c is here.I type up there.
      The monitor is a Dell 1526 T-hs Trinitron 3 years old.Still bright and shiny new.Even my new samsung digital flat 753 DF does the same thing.

    • #3539058

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      by jim phelps ·

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      Get another computer and begin swapping parts – the monitor, the video card, etc. Swap only one thing at a time. Eventually you’ll know what is causing the problem. Try swapping hard drives, if nothing else works.

      Based on what you have said, that’s probably the only way you will find out what the problem is.

      Of course, to FDISK your hard drive, you could always put it in another computer and FDISK it there, then reinstall it in your computer.

      There is another advantage to FDISKingyour hard drive in another computer: If your hard drive has more megs than your computer will recognize, sometimes you can FDISK and format it in a newer computer, in order to be able to access all of the megs of the drive. Then when you reinstallit in your computer, it will work at the higher capacity in your computer.

    • #3526878

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      by alpha-male ·

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      This is definitely a hardware issue, usually it’s when the screen is adjusted completely out of the sync range. I have also seen video card issues cause this kind of problem.

      Do you see the same issues with a different video card? What software are you pre-installing? What happens if you just use a basic bootdisk from http://www.bootdisk.com? What hapens when you change the manual controls for the picture on the monitor?

      • #3607298

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        by lbsmusica2 ·

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        There is no hardware issue.The motherboard supports dual pent pros,one riser cpu,one zif socket cpu.If both are used on the board at the same time the socket one locks in the monitor controls and one cpu.is used.The riser cpu and on board monitor connection along with the tv out give double screen.One side for one drive the other side for the other,but different pictures,you see.The board got fried last month.

    • #3607293

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      by lbsmusica2 ·

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