How Did I Mess Up Such A Simple Program?

#include <iostream>
using namespace std;

int main()
cout << "Hello there world!";

return 0;

I copied this from my textbook, but I get this error message when I try to run it.

1>LINK : fatal error LNK1123: failure during conversion to COFF: file invalid or corrupt

If it matters I am using Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Express.

Any tips on learning C++ from scratch?
This has come up a number of times previously.
See if this helps

if not we'll try something else..
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When I first started programming, I think I got an error like that... (This may not be the the answer to your question, but i'll give it a shot.)

If you are using a console application, then this might be your problem: When you've name your project and clicked 'ok' it, it should pop with some window with a 'next >' button and a 'finish' button. Click the 'next >' button and you will come up with 'Application Settings'. Go to 'Additional Options' and change your choice to 'Empty Project'. (Again, I'm sorry if this doesn't work.)
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