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Microsoft KB Archive/105925

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Article ID: 105925

Article Last Modified on 5/6/2003


  • Microsoft MS-DOS 5.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft MS-DOS 5.0a
  • Microsoft MS-DOS 6.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft MS-DOS 6.2 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft MS-DOS 6.22 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q105925

This information applies to both Microsoft DoubleSpace and Microsoft DriveSpace. For MS-DOS 6.22, use DRVSPACE in place of DBLSPACE for commands and filenames.


When you run MS-DOS-based applications on a Compaq Prolinea 4/33 with a VGA monitor, the screen may flash.


Compaq has confirmed that a defective system board may not allow MS-DOS-based applications to access some VGA-specific functions, which can result in flashing and other unpredictable behavior.


To correct this problem, contact Compaq for a replacement motherboard.


Applications that may be affected include MS-DOS Shell, Microsoft Diagnostics (color), DoubleSpace maintenance program, Microsoft Backup, Lotus 1-2-3, WordPerfect, Norton Utilities, and QEMM Manifest.

The products included here are manufactured by vendors independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding these products' performance or reliability.

Additional query words: msbackup 5.00 5.00a 6.00 6.20 3rdparty Flashes Flickers

Keywords: KB105925