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Microsoft KB Archive/102136

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Command Prompt Scrolls Slowly

Article ID: 102136

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 Q102136


If you have selected a video resolution that provides 256 colors, you may notice that scrolling in the Command Prompt is very slow.


Certain super VGA chip sets do not implement planar mode, which is used by the display driver to manipulate console memory quickly. Therefore, you may experience this problem if you use any of the following drivers:

Western Digital/Paradise
Compaq AVGA


There is no work around for this problem because the hardware does not support the necessary functionality.

Additional query words: prodnt

Keywords: kbhardware KB102136