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Microsoft KB Archive/101949

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Persuasion Player Fails During Video Adapter Detection

Article ID: 101949

Article Last Modified on 11/1/2006


  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1

This article was previously published under Q101949


Aldus Persuasion includes a GIF viewer (PLAYER.EXE) that attempts to detect which video adapter is installed. It then attempts to maximize the quality its display of a GIF image by fully utilizing the features of the video adapter it detects. Because it is running in a VDM (Virtual MS-DOS Machine), it cannot directly detect hardware and fails.

It has been known to fail on Video Seven VRAM boards. It works on S3 and Mach video adapters. You may be able to get it to work by starting it from a windowed Command Prompt by starting it with the /V switch to force it into standard VGA mode.

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