When first downloaded, XP mode ran my old sofware perfectly. The next day "video device failed to initialize in full screen mode
Friday, February 17, 2012 7:44 PM
I'm running windows 7 pro 64 bit. When i frist downloaded virtual pc and xp mode, my old dos/win3.1 CAD software worked perfectly. i could use any size window, including full screen mode.
The next day, an automatic windows update had downloaded and rebooted my computer. now when I try the software, "the video device failed to initialize for full screen mode"
I have spent many hours with MS tech help on the phone, even gave them control of my computer for many hours, to no avail.
We have tried:
1) integration mode on and off
2) changing every possible property (normal window, maximized, minimized, window usage, full screen usage and every compatibility mode)
I have deleted and reinstalled virtual pc and xp mode as well as "clean" versions of my old CAD sofware.
The key is, the first day, it worked PERFECTLY. Two monitors, any size window, full integration. Something happened with the update (Feb 14th 2012) that changed it.
- Edited by shockmegood Friday, February 17, 2012 8:10 PM mispelling
Monday, February 20, 2012 9:24 AM
You may follow the steps below and see if it can resolve the issue:
1. Open the properties of the shortcut to the MS-DOS-based program.
2. On the General tab, click to clear the Read-only check box if it is selected.
3. Click the Screen tab, click Window, and then click OK.
If that does no difference you can follow the path below and try the step as well.
From tools menu --> Disable integration features and try again. This should allow DOS application to run in full screen mode.
Here is an article can be referred to.
Windows XP Mode error: "The video device failed to initialize for fullscreen mode."
Also you could uninstall the update (Feb 14th 2012) manually at the Programs and Features, click “view installed updates”, and then right-click the item you want to uninstall.
Hope that helps.
- Marked As Answer by Arthur XieMicrosoft Contingent Staff, Moderator Wednesday, February 29, 2012 9:49 AM