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Miles Attacca
Posted on Sunday, November 9, 2003 - 2:36 pm:   

I've got a Wang Alliance 750CD upgraded a bit by my grandfather sitting in my house. It's running Windows 3.11 for Workgroups over MS-DOS 6.11.

My problem is, I got an 800x600-size monitor for it a few months ago. Whenever I try to use one of the VGA or SuperVGA drivers included in the Windows installation floppies so that I can switch to that, rather than continue to run it at 640x480-pixel size, it comes out with probably 200-250 pixels of black nothing on the right of the screen, an IBM "14 L8" I believe it's called. The rest of the screen's colouring is slightly off, from what I can recall the last time I tried it. Also, when I have an object at the top of the screen -- say, atop the infamous Program Manager, I see it on the bottom of the screen as well.

Is there any help for confused me? Even my grandfather can't figure it out.
Posted on Sunday, November 9, 2003 - 2:45 pm:   

The problem sounds like your 3.11 drivers aren't upto rendering on screen the proper default refresh rate and sync for the monitor. As old as that system is you might want to consider at the very least upgrading to WIN 95 as the O.S. At least your video and monitor will probably function properly at 800x600 natively providing the monitor actually supports it.
Miles Attacca
Posted on Monday, November 17, 2003 - 1:59 pm:   

I was thinking of upgrading to Win95 actually, but I'm wondering if there's any place I can find parts compatible with this thing to upgrade RAM beyond 16MB(since it uses Wang-invented SIMMs) and the CPU to a higher speed.
Posted on Monday, November 17, 2003 - 7:49 pm:   

Probably wont find any parts for the old beast at a local computer parts store. Try an online search for the make and model parts listing.

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