Microsoft KB Archive/925504

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Article ID: 925504

Article Last Modified on 2/15/2007


  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Enterprise Architect
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Enterprise Developer
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Academic Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual C++ .NET 2003 Standard Edition


You build a binary in Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0 that has embedded CodeView (CV) symbols. You debug the Visual C++ 6.0 binary in Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003. However, the Watch and Locals Debug windows do not show the correct values. The values in the Watch and Locals windows may appear corrupted.


A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Only apply it 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 Visual Studio .NET 2003 service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

Note 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.


You must have Visual Studio .NET 2003 installed before you apply this hotfix.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

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
Mspdb71.dll 7.10.5055.0 241,664 27-Sep-2006 03:09
Natdbgee.dll 7.10.5055.0 237,568 27-Sep-2006 07:30


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


For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

For more information about how to generate and deploy debug symbols in a Visual C++ 6.0 binary, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site:

Additional query words: C++ 6.0

Keywords: kbvsnet2003sp1fix kbfix kbbug kbhotfixserver kbqfe kbpubtypekc KB925504