Quick tip if you see ‘bad DLL or entry point msobj80.dll’ when building software with VS2008

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Try stopping mspdbsrv.exe (the process that generates the pdb files during a build) if it is still running. My understanding is that it’s supposed to shut down at the end of the compilation but it seems that it can turn into a zombie process and if the latter happens, you can get the above error when linking your binaries. Anyway, I just ran into this issue and stopping the process via the Task Manager resolved the issue for me.