OLE Directory May Have Uninitialized Data in the Document File

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You may encounter invalid data in an OLE document file before you enter any user data. This may appear as random bytes of data in the file right after creation.


This problem occurs in Ole32.dll because the document file structure was not initialized after creation.


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
152734 How to Obtain the Latest Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack
The latest service pack is also available at the following Internet location:


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Windows NT 4.0. This problem was first corrected in Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 5.

More information

After you install Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 5, all fields should be blank and ready for user input after creation.


Article ID: 234531 - Last Review: November 2, 2013 - Revision: 3.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Enterprise Edition
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