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DOS not running in Fullscreen - XP on virtualbox

by gkns / December 28, 2008 10:55 PM PST


I recently installed XP on virtualbox(Vista-Home Premium Host).
XP is running in the full screen resolution after installing the virtualbox guest additions. But now the problem is when i now run the CMD. and press Alt+Enter. then it goes to a fullscreen mode but the dos screen is not filling the full screen area. The whole purpose for me to try XP is to do BGI programming with TC++ as vista does'nt support this.
And I cannot install XP on my laptop as the BIOS doesnt have the option to disable native SATA mode. (I had 2 unsuccessful tries at Slipstreaming SATA drivers with XP and installing.(It just did'nt work)).
Sys Config:

HP DV2700
NVIDIA Geforce 5400FS 128MB

Can you please suggest me a solution ?

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We did that!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 29, 2008 12:05 AM PST

We have an old application that must be maintained. For that programmer we supply them an older generation machine to do exactly what you noted.

It's nearly a free ride as you see such hardware on freecycle weekly.

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See post 9 at link.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 29, 2008 12:26 AM PST
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