Program crashes or hangs on some systems

By Jennifer L Jiang,

Published:03/30/2011   Last Updated:03/30/2011

Reference Number : DPD200139120

Version :
  • Intel® C++ & Visual Fortran Compilers for Windows* 11.1 initial release and update 1 release:
    • Intel® C++ & Visual Fortran Compiler for Windows* 11.1.046
    • Intel® C++ & Visual Fortran Compiler for Windows* 11.1.038
    • Intel® C++ & Visual Fortran Compiler for Windows* 11.1.035
  • Intel® Parallel Studio
  • Intel® Parallel Composer initial release, and update 1 release

Operating System :

Windows 7* or Windows Server 2008* R2

Problem Description :

An issue with the Intel® Compiler's libirc*.* library may cause applications built against this library hang or a segmentation fault on the above operating systems.


You can determine the version number for your installation as follows.

  1. Open the build environment from [start->All Programs->Intel Software Development Tools->Intel C++ Compiler Professional 11.1.038->C++ Build Environment for Application running on IA32]
  2. run following command and the version number will be displayed:


Intel® C++ Compiler Professional for applications running on IA-32, Version 11.1    Build 20090624 Package ID: w_cproc_p_11.1.038

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icl: command line error: no files specified; for help type "icl /help"

Resolution Status :

We are still running validation cycles on these configurations. We will update the Systems Requirements when we complete the validation cycle. We are proactively providing a solution to support our users who may encounter this issue.

  • For Intel® Compiler Professional Editions 11.1, this issue is resolved in update 11.1.048.
  • For Intel® Parallel Composer, this issue is resolved in the update 2 revised release.

We've finished validation on Windows 7 and the above product updates or newer support Windows 7.

There is no work-around.

Please do the following:

  1. Download the latest update from the Intel® Software Development Products Registration Center.
  2. Rebuild your application with the new compiler and libraries.

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