My monitor does not work in DOS mode
Posted on 1998-05-27
My monitor functions well under windows 95. However, when I switch to DOS there are only horizontal stripes. Also when the system is turned on to start a computer session, the monitor only gives stripes, until Windows is started.
My other monitor (higher quality) works well on the same system. I suspect the combination videocard - monitor type requires a special setting somewhere or a special commandline in a setup file to make it work.
I have no clue where to start looking. Since the system was bought second hand there is no documentation available.
Anyone know how to approach this problem?
Some additional information:
On startup the first thing that shows (which I can only see with another monitor) is a message "Stealth Video vers 1.03, Diamond Multi Medea Sys inc."
Next screen shows:
Award Modular Bios v4.51P6, AN Energy Star Ally
Green PCI/ISA system
Pentium-s cpu at 120 Mhz
Award Plug and Play Bios Extension v1.0A
Next comes a setup overview. Sometimes the monitor shows everything up to this point. When switcht to the the setup overview I lose the clear view and I only get stripes, until windows is started.