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Assume that you have installed Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Visual Studio 2012 Update 4 on your computer. After that if you build a Visual C++ project, Visual Studio may crash during LINK, and you may receive the following error message:

link -OUT:_out/disp+work.exe -PDB:_out/disp+work.pdb -MANIFESTFILE:<yourmanifest>.mf @<yourexe>.exe.lcf -PROFILE -NXCOMPAT -STACK:0x2000000 -SWAPRUN:NET -DEBUG -OPT:REF -DEBUGTYPE:CV,FIXUP -MACHINE:amd64 -nologo _out/<yourlib>.exp ole32.lib rpcrt4.lib oleaut32.lib oledb.lib uuid.lib kernel32.lib advapi32.lib user32.lib gdi32.lib winspool.lib ws2_32.lib Iphlpapi.lib netapi32.lib comdlg32.lib shell32.lib dbghelp.lib version.lib mpr.lib secur32.lib -ltcg:pgu -pgd:<yourpdg>.pgd

PGOMGR : warning PG0188: No .PGC files matching '*pgc' were found.
_out/<yourlib>.exp : warning LNK4042: object specified more than once; extras ignored
Generating code
<sourcefile>.c : fatal error C1001: An internal error has occurred in the compiler.
(compiler file 'f:\dd\vctools\compiler\utc\src\p2\main.c[0x000007FEEE648E16:0x00000004E45E24B0]', line 183)
To work around this problem, try simplifying or changing the program near the locations listed above.
Please choose the Technical Support command on the Visual C++
Help menu, or open the Technical Support help file for more information

LINK : fatal error LNK1000: Internal error during IMAGE::BuildImage

Version <Link version in Visual Studio 2010 or in Visual Studio 2012>

ExceptionCode = C0000005
ExceptionFlags = 00000000
ExceptionAddress = 000007FEEE648E16 (000007FEEE490000) "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\VC\BIN\amd64\c2.dll"
NumberParameters = 00000002
ExceptionInformation[ 0] = 0000000000000000
ExceptionInformation[ 1] = 00000004E45E24B0

Rax = 0000000087035F78 R8 = 0000000000000000
Rbx = 0000000000000000 R9 = 0000000000000000
Rcx = 000000013FB80050 R10 = 0000000000000000
Rdx = 000000001C8E5688 R11 = 0000000000000286
Rsp = 00000000001FE1A0 R12 = 000000008FD02A28
Rbp = 0000000087035F18 E13 = 0000000000000000
Rsi = 0000000000000000 R14 = 000000003A2FB1B9
Rdi = 00000004E45E24B0 R15 = 000000011CB014A0
Rip = 000007FEEE648E16 EFlags = 0000000000010202
SegCs = 0000000000000033 SegDs = 000000000000002B
SegSs = 000000000000002B SegEs = 000000000000002B
SegFs = 0000000000000053 SegGs = 000000000000002B
Dr0 = 0000000000000000 Dr3 = 0000000000000000
Dr1 = 0000000000000000 Dr6 = 0000000000000000
Dr2 = 0000000000000000 Dr7 = 0000000000000000

Note The build uses Profile-Guided Optimization and the /LTCG option. If you remove the /LTCG option and the /PGD option, this issue does not occur.


To resolve this issue, download and apply the hotfix from the following link.

Hotfix information

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.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix Download Available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

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 website: The "Hotfix Download Available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.


To apply this hotfix, you must have Visual Studio 2012 Update 4 or Visual Studio 2010 SP1 installed.

Restart requirement

You may have to restart the computer after you install the hotfix if the affected files are not being used at the time of installation. We recommend that you close all Visual Studio-related components before you install the hotfix.


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

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