err: assertion "select clip rgn returned error"

Last Published: April 25, 2020

Solution or Workaround


When printing from ArcView, this error occurs:

err:assertion "select clip rgn returned error" failed at line 1321 of file "..\gdev\ntgdev.c"


Insufficient page file size or insufficient disk space for the printing process. The only solution is to increase the virtual memory available on the machine.


1. Click Start > Control Panel.

2. Double-click the System icon.

3. Select the Performance tab.

4. Increase the page file.

The minimum page file size should be total physical Ram + 12 megabytes, according to Microsoft. The maximum page file size must not exceed the available disk space.

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