Old MS-DOS & WIN Software

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Sat Dec 3 11:55:12 CST 2005


Chuck Guzis wrote:
> On 12/2/2005 at 10:10 PM Jim Leonard wrote:
> 
> 
>>Fred Cisin wrote:
>>
>>>DEBUG (the most useful program to ever come from Microsoft) is STILL
>>>included in Windoze, even XP.
>>
>>Yep, I get funny looks from others when I use debug to determine what
>>video 
>>chipset is in unknown machines so I know what updated drivers to download.
> 
> 
>>(Seriously -- in XP, do start->run->cmd then type debug then type "d
>>c000:0000" 
>>enter then enter again.)
> 
> 
> Hmmm, I must have the DEC OMPILATION chipset, 'cause c800:0 has:
> 
> DEC
> OMPILATION OR DI
> SASSEMBLY PROHIB
> ITED
> 
> Who'da guessed that DEC (somewhere, somehow) is still making chips?  
> 
> Actually, it's an Intel 82815, but I got that from Settings->Control
> Panel->System->Hardware->Device Manager->Display Adapters.
> 
> I could have also found out by right-clicking the desktop and selecting
> Properties->Settings->Advanced->Adapter (that is, if I had the right
> display driver installed).
> 
> Or I could have checked the registry...

Except, when I check using debug, the video card model isn't at c800:0. 
  It's at  c000:0180.

Peace...  Sridhar



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