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Microsoft KB Archive/102709

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MFX DRAW: Incorrect "Low Memory, Save Document Now" Pop-up

Article ID: 102709

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 Q102709


The following pop-up message appears without apparent cause:

Low memory, Save document now


DRAW is trying to create a DC using its own metafile driver. Windows NT doesn't support the loading of nonstandard drivers, so the system fails the CreateDC. This, in turn, fails the WM_RENDER message that is being passed to draw the metafile. This, in turn, fails GetClipboardData back in Word for Windows context, which generates this pop-up message.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in version 3.1 of Windows NT. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available. This will not be solved until there is a 32-bit DRAW or a 32-bit device driver.

Additional query words: prodnt

Keywords: KB102709