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Consider the following scenario:
Note This error message may occur for many reasons. This hotfix resolves only the issue that is caused by the specific reason that is mentioned in the "Cause" section.
Debugging information for '.exe' cannot be found or does not match.
The issue occurs because Visual Studio 2008 SP1 uses memory mapped files to search for symbol information.
The memory mapped file may not map some executable files that have a size in the hundreds of megabytes (MB) correctly. Therefore, the debugger cannot load the symbols, and the error occurs.
Hotfix informationA supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to correct only the problem that this article describes. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.
To resolve this problem, 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:
PrerequisitesYou must have Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed to apply this hotfix.
Restart requirementYou do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix if no instance of Visual Studio is being used.
Hotfix replacement informationThis hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
File informationThe 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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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
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