Microsoft KB Archive/58391
Cancel Button Must Be Chosen Three Times in Error Dialog
The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft Windows versions 3.0, 3.0a, 3.1, 3.11
In Microsoft Windows 3.0, certain DOS-related system errors (such as attempts to write to a full disk, an unformatted floppy, or a write- protected disk) cause Windows to display an error similar to the following
System Error: Write protected disk
You then have to choose Cancel three times to exit the error dialog box.
This is a feature of MS-DOS. Even though Windows recognizes the failure in one pass, MS-DOS insists on performing two more retries. The same behavior can be observed at the MS-DOS prompt outside of Windows.
Additional query words: 3.00 win30 3.00a 3.10 3.11
Issue type :
Technology : kbWin3xSearch kbWin300 kbWin300a kbWin310 kbWin311
Last Reviewed: December 12, 1999