Why Experts Exchange?

Experts Exchange always has the answer, or at the least points me in the correct direction! It is like having another employee that is extremely experienced.

Jim Murphy
Programmer at Smart IT Solutions

When asked, what has been your best career decision?

Deciding to stick with EE.

Mohamed Asif
Technical Department Head

Being involved with EE helped me to grow personally and professionally.

Carl Webster
CTP, Sr Infrastructure Consultant
Ask ANY Question

Connect with Certified Experts to gain insight and support on specific technology challenges including:

Troubleshooting
Research
Professional Opinions
Ask a Question
Did You Know?

We've partnered with two important charities to provide clean water and computer science education to those who need it most. READ MORE

troubleshooting Question

MS-Dos screen resolution

Avatar of Coolers
Coolers asked on
Microsoft DOS
18 Comments1 Solution16250 ViewsLast Modified:
I have put together a MS-Dos 6.22 only machine.  I am using an old Packard Bell Legend Supreme 1612 with a Pent 150 and 24 megs of ram.  I am not putting windows on this machine I want it for older dos stuff only.  After installing the operating system and booting to the C:\ prompt I have noticed that my screen resolution is at 720 x 400 (I am using a 17in color monitor).  I thought that dos ran in the 640 x 480 resolution as default.  This 720 x 400 is very annoying because the screen kinda 'shakes' a bit cause of the odd resolution.  If I run something that puts the screen into 640 x 480 the screen looks fine.  I have tried two different monitors and the same thing.  For some reason the resolution is defaulting to 720 x 400.  This machine has built in PCI graphics.  its the S3 Virge, but I even tried another video card and still the same thing.  I noticed this..when the machine posts the screen resolution is 640 x 480 as soon as that screen goes away and I see the loading MS-Dos screen the resolutin is 720 x 400.  I am pretty good with computers but this has me puzzled, tho I did jump in at the time when Windows 3.1 was the main operating system.  I did have some experience with DOS but maybe I am missing something.  After picking lots of peoples brains I am leaning toward maybe its the PCI graphics?  With nothing to drive them they default to 720 x 400?
ASKER CERTIFIED SOLUTION
Avatar of willcomp
willcompFlag of United States of America image

Our community of experts have been thoroughly vetted for their expertise and industry experience.

Commented:
This problem has been solved!
Unlock 1 Answer and 18 Comments.
See Answers