FIX: Error message when you build a project that has an enumeration with many elements and the names of the elements are very long in Visual Studio 2005 SP1: "fatal error LNK1103: debugging information corrupt; recompile module."

Symptoms

When you build a project by using Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1, you receive the following error message:

fatal error LNK1103: debugging information corrupt; recompile module.

This problem occurs when the project has an enumeration that contains many elements and the names of the elements are very long.

Cause

This problem occurs because the debug information that the front-end compiler generates for large enumerations is corrupted.

Resolution

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 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:

http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote 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.

Prerequisites

You must have Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 installed to apply this hotfix.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix if no Visual Studio instance is in use.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

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.

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

C1.dll

14.0.50727.4029

778,240

06-Apr-2009

20:31

x86

C1.dll

14.0.50727.4029

630,784

06-Apr-2009

20:43

x86

C1.dll

14.0.50727.4029

1,570,304

07-Apr-2009

00:51

IA-64

C1.dll

14.0.50727.4029

585,728

07-Apr-2009

00:51

x86

C1.dll

14.0.50727.4029

951,808

07-Apr-2009

00:52

x64

C1.dll

14.0.50727.4029

589,824

07-Apr-2009

00:52

x86

C1xx.dll

14.0.50727.4029

2,498,560

06-Apr-2009

20:31

x86

C1xx.dll

14.0.50727.4029

2,285,568

06-Apr-2009

20:43

x86

C1xx.dll

14.0.50727.4029

6,602,240

07-Apr-2009

00:51

IA-64

C1xx.dll

14.0.50727.4029

2,183,168

07-Apr-2009

00:51

x86

C1xx.dll

14.0.50727.4029

3,703,296

07-Apr-2009

00:52

x64

C1xx.dll

14.0.50727.4029

2,191,360

07-Apr-2009

00:52

x86

C2.dll

14.0.50727.4029

2,273,280

06-Apr-2009

20:26

x86

C2.dll

14.0.50727.4029

7,196,160

07-Apr-2009

00:51

IA-64

C2.dll

14.0.50727.4029

2,490,368

07-Apr-2009

00:51

x86

C2.dll

14.0.50727.4029

3,600,384

07-Apr-2009

00:52

x64

C2.dll

14.0.50727.4029

2,203,648

07-Apr-2009

00:52

x86

pgort.lib

Not applicable

20,456

06-Apr-2009

20:24

x86

pgort.lib

Not applicable

36,372

07-Apr-2009

00:52

IA-64

pgort.lib

Not applicable

19,458

07-Apr-2009

00:52

x64

Pgodb80.dll

8.0.50727.4029

65,536

06-Apr-2009

20:23

x86

Pgodb80.dll

8.0.50727.4029

130,560

07-Apr-2009

00:51

IA-64

Pgodb80.dll

8.0.50727.4029

70,656

07-Apr-2009

00:52

x64

Pgort80.dll

8.0.50727.4029

45,056

06-Apr-2009

20:24

x86

Pgort80.dll

8.0.50727.4029

81,408

07-Apr-2009

00:51

IA-64

Pgort80.dll

8.0.50727.4029

38,400

07-Apr-2009

00:52

x64


Workaround

To work around this problem, you can reduce the size of the enumeration in the project.

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

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