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

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.