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My DOS monitor is dead

 
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RetroDosGames
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 1:09 pm     Post subject: My DOS monitor is dead Reply with quote

It was today, i did get the CMOSDead Virus and now i can't play it anymore.... poor 6.0 DOS..... Crying

Let's continue... this forum will be like a forum reminding of my DOS... somewhy.... Crying
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 6:12 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

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tienkhoanguyen
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:20 pm     Post subject: God, Cheese-its & Rice, is number one!hehe Reply with quote

Cheese-its & Rice!hehe

Well, maybe it is a blessing in disguise.

They have flat monitor these days instead of the big tube ones like old days.

Thank you God, Jesus, and Mary my stuffs keep new and good all my life#!!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:46 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

What i did was getting the CMOSDead virus, and i can't turn off the computer while during infecting progress of the virus. I tryed with CTRL-ALT-DEL but it destroyed my hardware. Now is it just a piece of junk. Sad
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:47 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Wally wrote:


WTF did you think a DOS monitor which died is a good thing??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?!? Angry
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 12:35 pm     Post subject: Re: My DOS monitor is dead Reply with quote

RetroDosGames wrote:
CMOSDead Virus

I've never heard of this one... what a bugger. Before you give in, you might mill over this article... I don't think it's the same virus, but may offer a possible fix.

What type of motherboard board is it?
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Aldeb
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:04 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't heard of any virus that can literally destroy hardware, much less destroy a monitor (which functions independently from your OS). i don't get it... this makes no sense in my brain.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:31 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you ever have a CRT monitor that made a noise and took a second or two to settle down to a stable display after it switched resolutions? Apparently that was a difficult task for a monitor, and someone figured out how to abuse that to it electrical destruction.

IIRC, it involves setting the programmable multisync video card to output ridiculously high values for horizontal and vertical scan rates or rapid mode switches or similar "only supposed to happen N times a second but happening 1000*N times".

Some/all multisync monitors didn't guard against such bad behaviors by the video card and tried to comply, resulting in frying circuitry, overwhelming capacitors, frying CRT tubes, etc. because of the fluctuating charge due to these unexpected and unreasonable rapid state changes.

No idea if it would bother a modern LCD monitor; but they have restricted resolutions they accept anyway compared to more flexible analog CRTs.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:10 am     Post subject: God, Cheese-its & Rice, is number one!hehe Reply with quote

Cheese-its & Rice!hehe

haha - Well, being a baptized non-denominational Christian you would think I am well behave. The truth is it is true. I listen to light music usually all day long while I do my developer work hehe I went to church for the past 3 Sundays except for the most recent one hehe

So you can tell I am generally good most of the time. Once in a long while I would play alternatives of all sorts to break the mood. However 90% of the time I am on my best behaviour. hehe
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