Microsoft KB Archive/92532

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PRB: Display Monitor Goes Blank After the Logo Display


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Windows Device Development Kit (DDK) for Windows, versions 3.1, 3.11


Under the debugging version of Windows, you may see something like "GlobalAlloc failed" or some other messages indicating problems, after the logo is displayed. Under non-debug Windows, the logo will display, then the screen will clear, then nothing else seems to happen. You must press CTRL+ALT+DEL to reset the system.

Note: This should happen only while developing a display driver that implements device bitmaps.


The display driver device returned 0 (zero) to fail a RealizeObject() function call after setting the RC_DEVBITS value in the dpRaster member of the GDIINFO structure.


Modify the device driver to prevent it from failing the RealizeObject() function call. A device driver cannot fail this call under Microsoft Windows 3.1. See section 2.1.14 of the 3.1 Device Driver Kit (DDK) "Device Driver Adaptation Guide" (DDAG) for more information.

Additional query words: 3.10 DDK DeviceBitmap display

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Last Reviewed: November 1, 1999
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