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In Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 or in Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, when you try to compile a Microsoft Visual Basic .NET or Microsoft Visual Basic 2005 application, you may receive an error message that is similar to the following:
Note In this error message, the word "filename" should be spelled "file name."
vbc : Command line error BC2017 : could not find library 'c:\windows\microsoft.net\framework\v1.1.4322\temporary asp.net files\vbwebapp\093b8894\b238cf87\assembly\dl\c0d82e1f\043d'
vbc : Fatal error BC2000 : compiler initialization failed unexpectedly: The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.
You may receive this compilation error message when you use a command prompt or the Visual Studio IDE to compile your code.
This issue occurs because a DLL that appears in the error message is not registered in the global assembly cache.
To work around this issue, register the DLL in the global assembly cache by using the following command:
gacutil -i DriveLetter:\YourPath\YourAssemblyName.dll
You may notice that the same error message is also documented in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
319976However, hotfix 319976 does not apply to the issue that is described in this article. The problem that is described in article 319976 applies to Microsoft Visual Basic .NET 2002.
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/319976/ )Visual Basic .NET compiler error when you use a response file that references many assemblies
Article ID: 897299 - Last Review: December 6, 2006 - Revision: 2.3