MS-DOS 5 Upgrade Incorrectly Detects Monochrome Monitors (73612)

The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 5.0

This article was previously published under Q73612


The MS-DOS 5.0 Upgrade Setup program improperly identifies monochrome monitors. Instead of expanding the files MONO.IN_ and MONO.GR_ to the system as DOSSHELL.INI and DOSSHELL.GRB, Setup expands CGA.VI_, CGA.IN_ and CGA.GR_ as DOSSHELL.VID, DOSSHELL.INI, and DOSSHELL.GRB. Executing DOSSHELL with these files causes the system to hang.


The DOSSHELL.VID file should be deleted from the DOS subdirectory, and the files MONO.IN_ and MONO.GR_ expanded into the DOS subdirectory as DOSSHELL.INI and DOSSHELL.GRB, respectively. MONO.IN_ and MONO.GR_ are located on disk 2 (3.5-inch disk set) or disk 3 (5.25-inch disk set).

For more information on updating MS-DOS Shell video files, query on the following words:

identify upgrade dos 5.0 shell video

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/22/1999
Keywords: KB73612