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Microsoft KB Archive/102223

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Pasting to Text-based Applications May Cause Bad Sound

Article ID: 102223

Article Last Modified on 10/31/2006


  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1

This article was previously published under Q102223


Garbled sounds may occur when you paste Clipboard text using the Control menu in a text-based application (for MS-DOS, OS/2, and so on). This occurs if a menu is open in the application when Edit Paste is chosen from the Control menu.


When pasting information into a console (text-based application), Windows NT sends messages to the application as if the appropriate keys were being pressed to type the Clipboard text directly into the application. While a menu is open in a console application, the keystrokes sent by Windows NT actually trigger events in the console application's menu. Most of the characters in this stream of data may not have any meaning in the menu structure, they therefore can cause one or more "Error" beeps.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Windows NT version 3.1 and Windows NT Advanced Server version 3.1. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.

Additional query words: prodnt noise

Keywords: KB102223