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NVIDIA Quadro display limitation, DOS & Windows applications

By jwood
Jan 9, 2005
  1. computer:HP XW4100, Win 2000Pro, 2 TFT 17"monitors
    graphics: NVIDIA Quadro NVS 280 with AGP8X

    I have no problem using "expended desk top" mode. All windows programs run correctly and can be placed and viewed on either screen.
    However attempting to run and view simulatenously a DOS application on one screen and a Win application on the other will only display properly if the DOS application is viewed in the "minimized" mode.
    If the DOS application is maximized (Alt+Enter), it seems that my "expended desk top" mode switches to "clone mode". Monitor 1 and 2 now show the same full size DOS screen and this is the problem I would like to resolve.

    Is this a hardware/software limitation or am I overlooking something in the set-up to acheive what I am trying to achieve? Any help will be appreciated.
     
  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    I do believe it is a limitation of the software/hardware. You will have to use that DOS command in a windowed mode. I can't really tell if it's MS or nVidia to blame for that "problem" but you can always try to contact nVidia & tell them about it.
     
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