LNK2001: Unresolved External Symbol __chkesp (Visual Studio 6.0)
Problem: When linking a program compiled with Visual Studio 6.0, you get the following error message:
LNK2001: Unresolved External Symbol __chkesp
The compiler generates a call to a function to check for stack overflows. This function is not found in the C++ libraries you are linking with.
Change your project settings to compile without stack checking. Select "Project | Settings | C/C++". Carefully check the Project Options window. Somewhere in there you should find the /GZ option. Remove it and recompile.
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