DOS apps refuse to run in a window

DOS apps refuse to run in a window

Post by Juergen Gath » Sun, 15 Oct 1995 04:00:00

Hi all !
I recently switched from DOS to OS/2 and still need some DOS-Apps.
The problem is that most of these Apps refuse to run either in a
Window or continue to run in the background when I switch back
to the desktop. I get:
"The system does not support this sessions video mode in a window"
Strange enough this does not happen if I use the standard VGA-driver,
but with the driver for my Video-Card this happens in every
What could be the problem and how can I solve it ?

System: P-100, DiamondStealth 64 Video 2MB VRAM, 16 MB RAM,
             OS2 with Fixpack 10, S3-driver for 968



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