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Author Topic: Windows 3.1.1 VGA drivers problem  (Read 74116 times)

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    Windows 3.1.1 VGA drivers problem
    « on: October 17, 2016, 07:57:28 AM »

    hoping someone can help me

    Basically motherboard has failed on a cleanroom equipment and Iíve managed to source a similar board but on boot it wonít get passed the graphics card drivers.
    From previous knowledge I know there is a way you can tell the operating system loading to Use standard VGA settings (think you edit the system.ini file)

    Any help or ideas be really appreciated.



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    Re: Windows 3.1.1 VGA drivers problem
    « Reply #1 on: October 17, 2016, 09:00:15 AM »
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    Re: Windows 3.1.1 VGA drivers problem
    « Reply #2 on: October 17, 2016, 01:22:58 PM »
    You can change Windows 3/x Setup from MS-DOS by typing "setup" from the Windows directory. From there you can change the "Display" option to VGA.

    You could also edit system.ini as noted. You would change the "Display=" line to read "Display=VGA.DRV"

    Doing it with the first method will prompt for  the setup diskette if VGA.DRV is not present in the Windows\System directory. the latter option won't show the prompt, but either way if it is not present you'll need to find the proper VGA.DRV file. (It should be present on any install, I'd expect, but stranger things have happened).
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