When you run a .NET Framework 2.0-based application, the Just-in-Time (JIT) implementation generates incorrect information in the Garbage Collector. Then, the application crashes or throws an unrelated exception. In the exception, the top of the call stack shows the following function:
You can retrieve the information about the call stack by using the Windbg.exe tool.
This problem only occurs on x64 platforms.
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.
To download this hotfix from the MSDN Code Gallery, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Note The MSDN Code Gallery displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language listed, it is because the Code Gallery resource page is not available for that language.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
You must have the .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 or the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 installed to apply this hotfix.
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix if no relative instance is in use.
Hotfix Replacement Information
This hotfix does not replace other hotfixes.
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.
x86-based version for Windows Server 2000, Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP
x64-based version for Windows Server 2000, Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP
Itanium-based version for Windows Server 2000, Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP
Note The hotfix for x86 and Itanium-based versions only changes version number and does not contain any real fix for the files in the table.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.