Willow VGA-TV NTSC Mode Does Not Display Setup (74498)

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

This article was previously published under Q74498


The Willow VGA-TV video card does not display Microsoft MS-DOS version 5.0 Setup or hard drive backup programs properly when in NTSC (National Television Standard for Communications) mode.


The Willow VGA-TV card has an RCA jack that sends an NTSC signal to a television or video recorder. When it is in NTSC mode and the MS-DOS 5 Setup program is run, only the top half of the screen is displayed. VGA mode displays properly on the PC's monitor, but no output is sent to the TV or video recorder.

There are two methods for switching from NTSC to VGA mode:

    Run VGA.COM that Willow provides on a utility disk.
    Connect jumper J11 on the card so that the card boots in VGA mode.
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Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 9/30/2003
Keywords: KB74498