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« on: June 18, 2004, 09:52:56 AM »

Operating System Version:windows 98
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Someone has changed the screen resolution on my pc, the consequence of this is that after windows has loaded i cant perform any functions at all as an initial screen opens, is blank and locks. presumable the screen resolution has been set so large my memory cant handle it

Have tried safe mode but this makes no difference. Ive heard of DOSSHELL for changing resolutions but not sure if my version of dos has this facility or if it actually works

Any ideas anyone??...please

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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2004, 04:48:16 PM »

Type: External (4.0 and later)


DOSSHELL [/B] [/G:[resolution][n]]|[/T:[resolution][n]]

Purpose: Initiates the graphic shell program using the specified screen resolution. (In DOS Version 6, this program is stored on the DOS supplemental disk.)


Provides a visual representation of the files and directories on disks. Using the DOS Shell, you can carry out many of the disk management tasks done using the standard set of DOS commands. The DOS Shell is included with DOS Version 4 and later (available in Version 6 only on the DOS supplemental disk).

The valid values for resolution are L, M, and H for low, medium, and high resolution. The default value depends on the resolution of your hardware. n specifies a screen resolution when there is more than one choice within a category.

For more information on the DOSSHELL, refer to Chapter 4, Using the DOS Shell.


/B Starts the DOS Shell in monochrome mode.

/G:resolution - Starts the DOS Shell in graphic mode (L for low, H for high, etc.)

/T:resolution - Starts the DOS Shell in text-only (character) mode (L for low, H for high, etc.)


To start the DOS Shell in graphics mode/high resolution, enter,
dosshell /g:h

Hope this helps! :-)

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