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Fatal Error C1033


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cannot open program database pdb

This error can be caused by disk error.

In Visual C++ .NET 2002, the user locale must be set correctly when the file name (or directory path to the file name) contains MBCS characters. Setting the system locale is not sufficient; the user locale must be set to process MBCS characters.

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