Thread: MSVC 6 Intermittent Linker Crashing

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    MSVC 6 Intermittent Linker Crashing

    Hello,

    Every now and then when I compile and link something with VC 6 I get this:-
    Code:
    --------------------Configuration: retrieve - Win32 Debug--------------------
    Compiling...
    main.c
    Linking...
    LINK : error : Internal error during SetupPhase
      ExceptionCode            = C0000005
      ExceptionFlags           = 00000000
      ExceptionAddress         = 00436134
      NumberParameters         = 00000002
      ExceptionInformation[ 0] = 00000000
      ExceptionInformation[ 1] = 00000018
    CONTEXT:
      Eax    = 00000000  Esp    = 0012F598
      Ebx    = 400049F8  Ebp    = 3FFF3BE4
      Ecx    = 00000000  Esi    = 3FFFA6DC
      Edx    = 3587DA85  Edi    = 004BEA21
      Eip    = 00436134  EFlags = 00010202
      SegCs  = 0000001B  SegDs  = 00000023
      SegSs  = 00000023  SegEs  = 00000023
      SegFs  = 0000003B  SegGs  = 00000000
      Dr0    = 0012F598  Dr3    = 400049F8
      Dr1    = 3FFF3BE4  Dr6    = 00000000
      Dr2    = 00000000  Dr7    = 00000000
    Error executing link.exe.
    Tool execution canceled by user.
    Has anyone else come across this? I think I've got the most recent service pack installed but I can't see how I can check.

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    ...to determine your current service pack level, you need to look up a registry value.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\VisualStudio \6.0\ServicePacks

    View the REG_DWORD latest value. The data value equals the service pack version.

    Here's the KB article about it.

    http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;316915
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