FIX: "Fatal Error LNK1105" error message when you incrementally link large projects

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When you use the incremental linking feature of Link.exe, the link may quit unexpectedly and you may receive an error message similar to the following:
LINK : fatal error LNK1105: cannot close file 'Debug\MyApp.exe'
The same project may have previously built successfully in Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0.
This problem occurs because of a change in the quantity of memory that the linker reserves for incremental linking.

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Visual Studio .NET. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
837234 List of bugs that are fixed in Visual Studio .NET 2002 Service Pack 1

Hotfix information

The English version of this fix 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   ------------------------------------------------------   15-Oct-2002   02:59   7.0.9620.0   643,072   Link.exe         				
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Visual Studio .NET 2002 Service Pack 1.

Article ID: 329593 - Last Review: 10/26/2013 12:36:00 - Revision: 3.0

  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2002 Professional Edition
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