Map Magic problems in Windows XP

Map Magic problems in Windows XP


Map Magic is an add on to ArcView GIS 3.x and Intersection Magic 6.x. All Arcview GIS 3.x versions have a problem with Windows XP that affects operation with Map Magic. We’ve experienced “Segment Violation” messages; we’ve heard of “Can not convert string to number” error messages.


ArcView GIS v3.x requires a patch to function properly in Windows XP.

The malfunction is related to use of DDE for inter-program communication.


ESRI has made a patch available that must be installed on ArcView 3.x installations under Windows XP.

When this article was written, the patch could be found at:

If the above link does not work, go to the esri / support / downloads pages and look for patches to ArcView 3.x – there is one called Windows XP Patch.

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