16 bit MS-DOS Sub system error

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by ricari, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. ricari

    ricari Guest

    When I open a program using MS-DOS in fullscreen, I get:

    16 bit MS-DOS Sub system

    This system does not support fullscreen mode. Choose 'close' to terminate
    the application.

    How do I correct this?

    Is this a Vista Problem?

    I get this message on my home computor(Intel Core 2 Duo E6600, graphic card
    NVIDIA GeForce Go 8800) and my portable(Intel Core 2 Duo T7200, graphic card
    NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600) using Vista Ultimate french version.

    If I use my old computor with XP Pro SP2, everything is ok. No problem to
    get fullscreen.

    Please help
    ricari, Feb 12, 2008
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  2. Mark L. Ferguson, Feb 12, 2008
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  3. ricari

    Charlie42 Guest

    Yes. Sorry to say, you will not be able to run a full screen 16 bit DOS app
    in Vista's command prompt window.

    The workaround is running MS-DOS and your 16 bit program in a virtual
    machine, such as Microsoft Virtual PC or DOSBox.

    Microsoft Virtual PC 2007:

    DOSBox emulator:

    Charlie42, Feb 12, 2008
  4. ricari

    ricari Guest

    Thanks for your help Charlie42,

    Since I have no choice, I will download both, Mocrosoft Virtual PC and
    DosBox emulator to see which is better.
    ricari, Feb 12, 2008
  5. ricari

    ajumarshal Guest

    Thanks for your information, i tried installing Dos box and it didn'
    work. I don't know how to open turbo c with Dos Box. Moreover, the ke
    mapping doesn't seems to work as when i press shift+semicolon key t
    type colon it doesn't appear. I tried to map the key but i didn't get a
    option for colon in dos box's key mapper
    ajumarshal, Mar 14, 2009
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