FIX: It takes longer than expected to load an MFC program that was written in Visual Studio .NET 2003 or multiple copies of the Msvcr71.dll and Mfc71u.dll files are loaded into memory

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When you start a Microsoft Foundation Class Library (MFC) application that was written in Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003, you may notice one or more of the following symptoms:
  • It takes longer than expected to load an application that uses the Msvcr71.dll and Mfc71u.dll files.
  • Multiple copies of the Msvcr71.dll and Mfc71u.dll files are loaded into memory.
Additionally, you may notice that the Msvcr71.dll file was moved to a different memory address when you debug the application.


A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that this article describes. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

To resolve this problem, 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:
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 file attributes) 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     
  08-Nov-2004  13:34:16                 400,842  Eh.lib
  08-Nov-2004  13:04:58                  10,456  Io.h
  06-Feb-2004  11:29:37                   4,246  Ios.cpp
  08-Nov-2004  13:36:17               2,707,424  Libc.lib
  08-Nov-2004  13:36:17                  94,208  Libc.pdb
  08-Nov-2004  13:40:53               3,023,364  Libcd.lib
  08-Nov-2004  13:40:53                  94,208  Libcd.pdb
  08-Nov-2004  13:37:57               2,937,324  Libcmt.lib
  08-Nov-2004  13:37:57                 102,400  Libcmt.pdb
  08-Nov-2004  13:42:29               3,304,686  Libcmtd.lib
  08-Nov-2004  13:42:29                 102,400  Libcmtd.pdb
  08-Nov-2004  13:36:33               3,601,420  Libcp.lib
  08-Nov-2004  13:36:32                 217,088  Libcp.pdb
  08-Nov-2004  13:41:06               4,433,774  Libcpd.lib
  08-Nov-2004  13:41:05                 225,280  Libcpd.pdb
  08-Nov-2004  13:38:13               3,651,712  Libcpmt.lib
  08-Nov-2004  13:38:12                 217,088  Libcpmt.pdb
  08-Nov-2004  13:42:42               4,449,888  Libcpmtd.lib
  08-Nov-2004  13:42:42                 233,472  Libcpmtd.pdb
  08-Nov-2004  14:19:55  7.10.4301.0    503,808  Msvcp71.dll
  08-Nov-2004  14:19:55               2,952,192  Msvcp71.pdb
  08-Nov-2004  13:44:02  7.10.4301.0    765,952  Msvcp71d.dll
  08-Nov-2004  13:44:02               2,599,936  Msvcp71d.pdb
  06-Nov-2004  02:36:48  7.10.6014.4    348,160  Msvcr71.dll
  06-Nov-2004  02:36:49               2,345,984  Msvcr71.pdb
  08-Nov-2004  13:43:44  7.10.4301.0    544,768  Msvcr71d.dll
  08-Nov-2004  13:43:44               1,780,736  Msvcr71d.pdb
  08-Nov-2004  13:05:10                   9,948  Read.c
  09-Nov-2004  07:27:08                 201,728  VC_User_CRT71_RTL_X86_---.msm
  09-Nov-2004  07:27:08                 150,016  VC_User_STL71_RTL_X86_---.msm


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


For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates


Article ID: 888248 - Last Review: October 18, 2005 - Revision: 1.3
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Enterprise Architect
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Enterprise Developer
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Academic Edition
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