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Microsoft KB Archive/103044

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Err Msg: VPWIN Caused an Exception in the Win16Subsystem


The information in this article applies to:

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


In Windows NT, when you are editing a 256-color bitmap (.BMP) file that is Paste Linked into Ventura Publisher version 4.1, the following error message may occur:

VPWIN caused an exception in the Win16Subsystem

This error message usually occurs immediately after you change the .BMP picture, such as when you draw a line.


To work around this problem, select Paste Special (instead of Paste Link) in Ventura Publisher and then select Paste Link from the dialog box. The error message will not occur if this method is used.


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

Keywords : kb3rdparty
Issue type :
Technology : kbWinNTsearch kbWinNTWsearch kbWinNTW310 kbWinNTSsearch kbWinNTS310 kbWinNTAdvSerSearch kbWinNTAdvServ310 kbWinNTS310xsearch kbWinNT310xSearch kbWinNTW310Search

Last Reviewed: October 27, 2000
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