FIX: Error message when you build a project in Visual Studio 2005 SP1 after an .lib file or an .obj file that was built by using Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 is added to the project: "Fatal error LNK1103: debugging information corrupt"

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SYMPTOMS

You have an .lib file or an .obj file that exposes C interfaces that was built by using Microsoft Visual C++ 2008. You add this file to a project as a link dependency. When you build the project in Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 (SP1) to generate an .exe file or a .dll file, you may receive the following link error:
Fatal error LNK1103: debugging information corrupt.

CAUSE

This problem occurs because of a compatibility issue between Visual Studio 2005 and Visual Studio 2008 versions.

RESOLUTION

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only 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 Visual Studio 2005 service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Customer Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer 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.

Note You can also download this hotfix from the following Microsoft Web site:
https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=18623

Prerequisites

You must have Visual Studio 2005 SP1 installed to apply this hotfix.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

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 item in Control Panel.
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Msdia80.dll8.0.50727.1827637,95228-Apr-200822:54x86
Msdia80.dll8.0.50727.1827637,95228-Apr-200822:54x86
Msdia80.dll8.0.50727.18272,106,36829-Apr-200801:33IA-64
Msdia80.dll8.0.50727.1827909,82429-Apr-200801:33x64
Mspdb80.dll8.0.50727.1827175,61628-Apr-200820:02x86
Mspdb80.dll8.0.50727.1827530,43229-Apr-200801:32IA-64
Mspdb80.dll8.0.50727.1827228,35229-Apr-200801:33x64
Mspdbcore.dll8.0.50727.1827265,72828-Apr-200820:02x86
Mspdbcore.dll8.0.50727.1827956,92829-Apr-200801:32IA-64
Mspdbcore.dll8.0.50727.1827375,29629-Apr-200801:33x64
Mspdbsrv.exe8.0.50727.1827117,24829-Apr-200803:49x86
Mspdbsrv.exe8.0.50727.1827168,44829-Apr-200803:50x64
Mspdbsrv.exe8.0.50727.1827387,07229-Apr-200803:50IA-64

STATUS

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

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about software update terminology, 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

Properties

Article ID: 949009 - Last Review: October 8, 2011 - Revision: 3.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1
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