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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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by opatzg In reply to Video display size

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.

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by opatzg In reply to Video display size

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!

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by opatzg In reply to Video display size

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.

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by LBSmusica2 In reply to Video display size

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by donmars In reply to Video display size

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.

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by donmars In reply to Video display size

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 dcosgrove In reply to Video display size

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.

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by LBSmusica2 In reply to Video display size

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.

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