SetPixelFormat failed error code = 87

Last Published: April 25, 2020

Error Message

While working in ArcView, this error error occurs and is followed by a Segmentation Violation.

SetPixelFormat failed error code = 87


Incorrect graphics card settings.

Solution or Workaround

Change the graphics card settings to True Color.

A. Click Start > Settings > Control Panel.
B. Double-click the Display icon.
C. Click the Settings tab.
D. Select True Color from the Color Palette dropdown list.
E. Click OK.

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