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Microsoft KB Archive/102138

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Large Characters and Garbled Video with Video 7 VRAM II 8.05

Article ID: 102138

Article Last Modified on 10/31/2006


  • 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 Q102138


If you have a Video 7 VRAM II with a BIOS revision of 8.05 and you are using a 256-color driver, characters in a full screen MS-DOS-based application will appear large and blocky; parts of the screen may be unreadable.


This problem is caused by the BIOS revision; it was not designed to provide 256-color support.


To avoid this problem, obtain either a new BIOS or video adapter.

Additional query words: prodnt

Keywords: kbhardware KB102138