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Aldus Freehand 3.1 Install Beeps Several Times on Each Disk

Article ID: 102504

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

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The Aldus Freehand version 3.1 installation program beeps several times after each disk under Windows NT.


This occurs because Aldus Freehand 3.1's installation program calls the MessageBeep(0) application program interface (API) functions several times in a row when prompting for the next disk. On Windows version 3.1, each MessageBeep call results in a very short tone, so several MessageBeeps calls in a row sound like a longer tone. On Windows NT, each MessageBeep emits a longer tone, resulting in several clear beeps.

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