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MSVC: The cause of 1/2 my problems

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I''m just bearing with MSVC right now, once I''m finished with this project i''ll ditch it... I''m not sure if this is an option that I accidentally hit, or a virus or something that corruped my files, but I know that MSVC has done some really stupid things in the past. For example, it would just -not compile- my file when I tell it to. I would press the compile button, it would say it compiled successfully, but it will turn out that it hadn''t. The only fix is to reboot the computer ( Window''s holy grail ( see: Windows, The cuase of the other 1/2 of my problems ) ) I would find class view information suddenly lost for no reason, I''ve seen MSVC ignore ANSI standards, and I''ve seen MSVC give me errors that are fixed by telling it to compile again. Anyways, my problem is: When I try and compile my main project, it will try and rebuild every project that it depends on, as if i pressed the "Rebuild All" button. Is there a flag/option I accidentally set? or do I have to spend an hour to rebuild a corrupted workspace again? (thats right, AGAIN ) Thx in advance The Wymsical Wyvern

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Any other programs acting funny? Also, what Windows are you using - 9x?

It sounds to me like you have data integrity problems, and I''d advise that you back up everything valuable quick !

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win98 se,
i learned YEARS ago (from windows btw) to keep things backed up
so i back up daily

since i had a backup, i used the backed up projects and workspace, but kept my new code, and it didn't help
i tried rebooting the program and rebooting windows (the usuals) and it woudln't help either.

ummm as far as other programs, nothing else seems to be acting funny, altho this time i hadn't been doing much heavy work with windows (corel, max etc)


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Edited by - wymsical on September 25, 2001 11:33:35 PM

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This can happen when one of the files has had its date screwed up somehow. e.g., if you have a .h file that''s included by just about everything, and it''s date is somehow 2002 or something like that, it will always recompile everything.

Check through all your dates. If all else fails, delete all the temporary files (everything in the debug/release directories, everything but the .dsp, .rc, .c and .cpp files in the code directory) and try again.

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hahah, ok i remember what i did. This time it wasn''t MSVC''s fault
i had a demo app that expired after 30 days so.. you know... I did a little date change

so i apologize to msvc for this time

BUT I STILL HATE MSVC

until next time....

The Wymsical Wyvern

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Actually, this problem you describe is not uncommon. However, in my experience, it only happens on Windows 9x machines--I''ve never seen it happen to an NT (NT, 2000, XP) box. So, see if you can''t get your hands on some NT OS.

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