full-screen mode for DOS appns under Winxp on

September 15, 2011 at 08:47:51
Specs: Windows XP, Core 2 Duo / 2GB
I'm from India. Yesterday, I bought a new Acer LED monitor (P166HQL) (15.6") for my system. My system configuration is Core 2 Duo Processor, Intel Q35 Chipset, 2GB DDR2 RAM, 500GB HDD, USB Keyboard and Mouse. In my Windows XP, no boot screen available and in DOS applications, like C, C++ & etc., "Window mode" is available. But, in "full screen mode", the monitor says, "Input not Supported". I've checked this monitor with different resolution levels like lower to higher and I've checked this monitor with different systems. No result. The only result is in dos full screen mode "Input not Supported". I want, my monitor must work in DOS mode, becoz, my billing software works in DOS based mode only. What to do? Pls help me.

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September 15, 2011 at 09:04:21
... have you tried in windows "start" run (type) CMD [press enter]

... then [press] <Alt> + [ENTER] <keys> for full screen "toggle" command prompt
Demonstrative exspelling
... there is logic to this madness!
the element of surprise Grrrrrrrr

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September 15, 2011 at 14:34:14
DOS may only show 640x480 on a LCD.

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September 16, 2011 at 12:00:01
Hi Mahesh

I have used Wordstar for many years since it first appeared. First used with dos, then W98, now W2000.

I had a similar problem when I switched to W2000, in that only a small window appeared,. Below is how I overcame this.

Running as Full Screen:-

a) load the dos program which runs in a window

click small box (displaying hdd e.g. C:) at top left of window
click properties
click full screen
click ok
click save properties for future window with same name
click ok

The program should now display as you require. However if not, go to desktop.

right click shortcut to program
click properties
click screen
click full screen
click apply
click ok

Please advise is successful.

As a matter of interest, where are you located? I am in Hammersmith, West London.

Good Luck - Keep us posted.

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October 21, 2011 at 09:49:30
Hey , i got the same problem here too. I use P166HQL 15'6" monitor ,intel G41 chipset ,Pentium dual core 3.00GHZ processor. All of the above given answers didnt work.

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October 21, 2011 at 23:40:51
Hi Basith -you have omitted to advise your os.

Presume your pc is an Acer. They have very good forums on their website, which may have the answer you require.

If you find their, please advise back.

Good Luck - Keep us posted.

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November 11, 2011 at 20:49:13
Hey ,i figured it out., the problem is with the monitor. I called acer customer support and they said that all p166hql monitor has this defect. Unfortunately ,there is no way you can fix it(in my knowledge). But ,I suggest you call and book a complaint at customer support(if you are in India and you are using bsnl, call tollfree no: 1800 11 4100) . They will have the answer.
But i reckon he has already found a solution...

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