FIX: The Visual Studio 2005 IDE may crash when you try to build a Visual C++ project on a computer that has multiple processors

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When you try to build a Microsoft Visual C++ project in Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, the Visual Studio 2005 IDE may crash. You experience this problem when the following conditions are true:
  • You try to build the Visual C++ project on a computer that has multiple processors.
  • You use the multiprocessor build facility by typing a value that is greater than 1 in the maximum number of parallel project builds box. To set the maximum number of parallel project builds setting, click Options on the Tools menu, expand Projects and Solutions, click Build and Run, and then click OK.
The crash details are as follows:
Exception: 0xc0000005
AppName: devenv.exe
AppVer: 8.0.50727.762
ModName: msenv.dll
ModVer: 8.0.50727.762
Offset: 002a5775

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: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.


There are no prerequisites for this hotfix.

Restart information

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

Registry information

You do not have to change the registry.

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.
32-bit versions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
64-bit version
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Itanium-architecture version
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To work around this problem, type 1 in the maximum number of parallel project builds box.
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, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
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Article ID: 921538 - Last Review: 01/17/2015 15:17:23 - Revision: 4.0

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