MODE Command May Not Work Properly When CMD is Minimized

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SYMPTOMS
In Windows NT, if you run a batch or command file and run a MODEcommand while the batch file is running minimized, the window size ofthe Command Prompt (CMD.EXE) may not change and the full screen promptmay not get the proper settings.
STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Windows NT version 3.1and Windows NT Advanced Server version 3.1. We are researching thisproblem and will post new information here in the Microsoft KnowledgeBase as it becomes available.
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Steps to Reproduce Problem

  1. Create the following batch file and save it as TEST.BAT:
          @echo off      rem The following should set the screen to 50 lines      mode con lines=50      pause      cmd
  2. In Program Manager, create an icon for TEST.BAT file and select the Run Minimized option.
  3. Double-click the icon to start the Command Prompt and the screen settings may not be correct.
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Article ID: 104173 - Last Review: 10/22/2013 22:34:04 - Revision: 3.0

  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1
  • kbnosurvey kbarchive KB104173
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