Category : Alternate Operating Systems - Quarterdeck DesqView, CP/M, etc
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Quarterdeck Technical Note
Print Screen problems
by Vernon Balbert

Because DESQview V2.26 handles print screen in a different way,
some systems begin to have problems that they didn't have with
older versions of DESQview. To solve the problem, you can make a
patch that will make DESQview use the older way of working with
Print Screen. To do so, follow these steps:

1) MAKE A BACKUP OF DV.EXE. I cannot stress this enough. If you
do something wrong, you will want to be able to restore the
program to its pristine state.

2) Rename DV.EXE to X:
C:\DV> ren dv.exe x

3) Load up DEBUG and the file that we will work on:
C:\DV>debug x

4) Search for the appropriate place in the file to change:
-s 100 l f000 5a 6e
It should return with the following:
xxxx:yyyy
Write this down as you will need this number in the next step.

5) Now we want to edit two bytes. Replace the xxxx:yyyy with
what you found in the last step.
-e xxxx:yyyy 4e ac

6) Now, write the file to disk:
-w
Writing 20354 bytes

7) Leave DEBUG.
-q

8) Rename X back to DV.EXE:
C:\DV>ren x dv.exe

Following these steps should fix your print screen problem.

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