[NA-User] Honey, They Shrunk The Computer

Jimk8mr at aol.com Jimk8mr at aol.com
Thu Jun 28 15:34:01 EDT 2007

This is not really an NA issue, but this reflector may be one of the  last 
bastions on DOS era experience, so here goes
I have been using an IBM ThinkPad 760C (an early Pentium, circa 1995) since  
about 2000, mostly for NA running with DOS 6.22.  It's taken a few  beatings, 
but has kept running in spite of it all.  At Dayton, I happened  across a guy 
with boxes of old laptops, in which I found another 760C in  seemingly good 
condition for a very cheap price.  Once the battery  recharged it booted up fine.
However, its video display is in a smaller mode, shrunk about 20%  horizontal 
and vertical. Everything is there, just in smaller fonts or  size. This is 
true whether just DOS commands or running programs such as  NA.  I found a setup 
program by pressing F1 during bootup, but it is mostly  tests (all OK), but 
no real settings.
I set off to compare settings on both computers, and now the original  
computer has also contracted the problem.
Using an external monitor I get a full size display (on either computer)  
when only the external monitor is displayed, but is shrunken when the laptop  
display or both displays are chosen.
In the problem mode, the first power up screen (memory size plus IBM   
ThinkPad logo) uses the whole screen, but as soon as it looks for a boot device  the 
cursor goes to the shrunken screen position.
Any ideas how to unshrink NA, DOS, etc.?
73  -  Jim   K8MR

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