"Walden H. Leverich" wrote:
>
> Actually the error isn't all that cryptic. First, I'll bet that is
> -2147220985 (note the negative.) Now put that into the handy windows
> calculator and convert to hex and you get FFFF FFFF 8004 0207. Ignore the
> first DWORD and you get an error of 8004 0207 which is a valid COM error.

Walden, with all due respect, that qualifies as cryptic in my
book.

Probably at some poit it is taking a 16 bit number, casting it
to 32 bit, and extending what it thinks is the sign bit all the
way across, leading to all those f's ( f=1111 binary)


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