FIX: Error message: System.ExecutionEngineException occurred in an unknown module

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Symptoms

If you create a new application domain, and you use the Activator class to create a proxy for an object, you may receive the following exception error message from the application:
System.ExecutionEngineException occurred in an unkonwn module
Note In this error message, "unkonwn" is a misspelling of the word "unknown."

Resolution

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Only apply it to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next .NET Framework 1.1 service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Version       Size       File name
   --------------------------------------------------------------
   29-Aug-2003  23:05  1.1.4322.939     77,824  Corperfmonext.dll
   29-Aug-2003  23:02  1.1.4322.939    311,296  Mscorjit.dll
   03-Sep-2003  05:46  1.1.4322.939  2,093,056  Mscorlib.dll
   29-Aug-2003  22:56                   10,736  Mscorlib.ldo
   29-Aug-2003  23:04  1.1.4322.939  2,498,560  Mscorsvr.dll
   29-Aug-2003  23:04  1.1.4322.939  2,490,368  Mscorwks.dll

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

Properties

Article ID: 827210 - Last Review: October 26, 2013 - Revision: 3.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1
Keywords: 
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