MS-DOS Shell Task Swapper and Framework III/Frameword IV (78442)

The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 5.0
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 5.0a
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.0

This article was previously published under Q78442


Borland/Ashton-Tate has confirmed that Framework III and Framework IV may display garbled characters when task swapping within MS-DOS 5.0 or later Shell.

This problem can be resolved by loading the IBM EGA screen driver from the Framework setup program, SETUPFW.EXE.


Borland/Ashton-Tate Framework III and Framework IV may display garbled characters on the Framework screen when task swapping within Shell. Framework needs to be running in EGA 80/25 text mode with the IBM EGA driver installed to successfully swap in and out of Shell.

The SETUPFW.EXE file that is provided with the Framework software package will allow you to change the display setting to EGA 80/25 (80 characters-by-25 lines) text mode.

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Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 10/16/2003
Keywords: KB78442