Need a hotfix… then “Fix it!”

Things keep moving and after some discussion (here and here I already expressed my view on the matter), the first KB article with a “Fix it” button to directly download the relevant hotfix has gone live a couple of days ago, check it out: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/945402/en-us. Carlo Quote of the day: Committee–a group of men who…

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Troubles downloading public symbols?

Imagine you are debugging your dump, are already looking forward for the output of the command you just typed (say a kpn to get the stack of a thread) and you get this message instead: *** ERROR: Symbol file could not be found.  Defaulted to export symbols for mscorwks.dll WARNING: Frame IP not in any…

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Invalid length for a Base-64 char array

There are various causes for this error, this is one we had some time ago when paginating through a DataGrid (for this case we’re talking about ASP.NET 1.1); the error appeared systematically under a specific user pattern: Invalid length for a Base-64 char array. Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current…

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