System Error: The WIN 16 SubSystem Was Unable to Allocate Memory

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SYMPTOMS

When you run a 16-bit Windows NETDDE application, the following error message may appear on the Windows NT console:
System Error
The WIN 16 SubSystem was unable to allocate memory for this DDE Transaction. Shutting down the conversation.

CAUSE

This is a problem in the WIN 16 subsystem.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Windows NT versions 3.5 and 3.51. This problem was corrected in the latest Windows NT 3.51 U.S. Service Pack. For information on obtaining the Service Pack, query on the following word in the Microsoft Knowledge Base (without the spaces):
S E R V P A C K

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Article ID: 154067 - Last Review: February 24, 2014 - Revision: 3.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.5
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.51
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.5
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.51
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