Debugging in MS VC++ 4.0

Does anyone know how to get the MS Visual C++ 4.0 Debugger working?  I set breakpoints in my code (not 'visual' code) and when I go to Debug->Go, the program does not stop at the breakpoints.  I believe I have set the compile options correctly, but I am not sure.  Can anyone at all help me out?
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noddyCommented:
First, upgrade to v4.2. v4.0 has a number of bugs that make the IDE almost unusable. A list of bugs present and fixed in v4.2 is available from the Microsoft web site. There aren't any settings you could possibly set which would stop the debugger stopping at a properly set breakpoint. If it can't set a breakpoint for any reason, it will tell you why and then disable the breakpoint.

Meanwhile, to force a breakpoint, compile in a hardware int 3 instruction to the place you want to stop. Use:-

__asm int 3;

Then Debug->Go. You can then step from that point. You might find that breakpoints then start working.

Definately get 4.2, though

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