Initialization error

when initializing SDLvideo in Visual C++ 6.0 from inside a standard
main(argc, argv) function, everything goes fine. however, if I try to do
it with a WinMain(…) i get an “Couldn’t initialize SDL: Couldn’t
create window” error. I did exactly as explained in the SDL
Win32FAQ-section, e.g. use the Source of SDLmain.cpp etc, but I can?t
get the thing to initilaize. What?s going wrong here?

Regards, Eike Umlauf