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PRB: L1087: "Unexpected End-of-File on Scratch File"

Article ID: 34669

Article Last Modified on 10/23/2003


  • Microsoft LINK for MS-DOS 3.x
  • Microsoft LINK for MS-DOS 4.x
  • Microsoft LINK for MS-DOS 5.1x
  • Microsoft LINK for MS-DOS 5.3
  • Microsoft LINK for MS-DOS 5.31.009
  • Microsoft LINK for MS-DOS 5.5
  • Microsoft LINK for MS-DOS 5.6
  • Microsoft LINK for OS/2 5.3

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An attempt to link an application fails and Microsoft LINK generates the following message:

L1087: Unexpected end-of-file on scratch file


LINK generates this error when a problem occurs with the disk that holds the temporary linker-output file. This disk can be a floppy disk, a hard disk, or a RAM disk. Most likely, one of the following occurred:

  • The disk that holds the temporary file was removed from its drive.
  • The disk that holds the temporary file has insufficient space to hold the file.


Make sure that the disk is available and that is has enough free space to contain the linker-output file. If the error persists, change the TMP environment variable to specify a directory on a hard disk instead of a RAM disk.

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