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FIX: You receive an "LNK1106: invalid file or disk full" error message when you build a project in Visual C++ .NET

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When you build a project that you created by using Microsoft Visual C++ .NET 2003, you may receive the following linker error message:
LNK1106: invalid file or disk full: cannot seek to 0x76364
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 Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 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: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   ---------------------------------------------------   03-Jan-2004  03:03  7.10.4003.0  647,168  Link.exe
Note This hotfix is also available in Spanish.

To work around this problem, add the /IGNOREIDL linker option. To set this linker option in the Visual Studio .NET IDE, follow these steps:
  1. Open the Property Pages dialog box for the project.
  2. Expand the Linker folder.
  3. Click Embedded IDL to view the Embedded IDL property page.
  4. Set the Ignore Embedded IDL property to Yes.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section of this article.
For more information about the terminology that is used to describe Microsoft product updates, 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
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section of this article.

Article ID: 834332 - Last Review: 12/08/2015 05:52:47 - Revision: 2.5

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