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    W2K – Problems with DOS full-screen

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    by tbrown ·

    We run a DOS app here in the office. It runs fine on NT or 95/98, but on 2000 when we change to full-screen mode, the screen gets scrammbled and un-readable. I’ve tried loading ANSI.SYS, but to no avail. Has anyone else experienced this and is there a fix?

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    • #3895359

      W2K – Problems with DOS full-screen

      by bseay ·

      In reply to W2K – Problems with DOS full-screen

      this might help you out….

      Try useing a MODE CON command in the bat file for the executable.

      The Syntax is:

      MODE CON:cols= lines=

      Please note that only 40 or 80 are valid values for the cols switch.

      there are some other obscure mode switches, so if that doesn’t work, lemme know.

      Bill Seay
      Advanced Micro Solutions

    • #3895243

      W2K – Problems with DOS full-screen

      by ustutz ·

      In reply to W2K – Problems with DOS full-screen

      May a symptom rather than the problem: DOS applications that run fine under Windows 95/98 are not guaranteed at all under Windows NT. Here’s the problem: If your application requires real time access to hardware / system resources (versus runningon the NT Virtual Machine, via APIs), it is not going to work. If you have a DOS application that you can not upgrade to windows, my gut instinct would point to a highly specialized implementation, whith just those real time access problems.

    • #3893972

      W2K – Problems with DOS full-screen

      by guy ·

      In reply to W2K – Problems with DOS full-screen

      Could it be a code page problem?
      Try Chcp
      This displays the number of the active console code page. Only the OEM code page installed with Windows 2000 will appear correctly in a command prompt window using Raster fonts.
      Experiment with differentfont settings in the DOS-Prompt Properties. (Right click top Left Icon)
      Other code pages will appear correctly in full-screen mode or command prompt windows that are using TrueType fonts.

      Perhaps these CHCP settings will help.
      437 United States
      850 Multilingual

    • #3754176

      W2K – Problems with DOS full-screen

      by tbrown ·

      In reply to W2K – Problems with DOS full-screen

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