DOS screen distorted

  nitpicker 09:18 16 Feb 04

When I use Norton Ghost in DOS the screen is distorted. It's split so that what should be the top of the screen appears right near the bottom and vice versa. This makes it really difficult when trying to select options using the mouse particularly as some parts of the sceen are not visible at all.
I've also noticed this is happening when Windows XP is starting up - the logo is higher up the screen than it used to be.

Anyone any ideas how I can resolve this?


  hugh-265156 10:28 16 Feb 04

disable tv out if you have it on your graphics card maybe.

not sure about norton in dos but with tv out enabled when windows starts up my post screen is distorted(squashed and to one side)

try using pause break when window starts and then the monitor buttons to adjust that screen.maybe

  stlucia 12:17 16 Feb 04

I'd like to follow this one. My POST screen has also recently started to become distorted -- usually shifted left a bit, but sometimes down also -- but my desktop is always okay when it comes up.

  hugh-265156 12:21 16 Feb 04

this is normal if tv out is enabled.

  nitpicker 12:47 16 Feb 04

I don't have tv out on my graphics card.

Any other suggestions?

  hugh-265156 12:51 16 Feb 04

have you tried adjusting the screen size using the monitor buttons?

  nitpicker 13:27 16 Feb 04

Sorry, I'd forgot to try that. While using Ghost in DOS I pressed the 'Auto adjust' button on my monitor and the screen sorted itself out!

Thanks for your help.

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