I did the manual repair method. That fixed my Event Viewer but the memory error is still there. But I have also noticed something new that may help in pinpointing whats wrong. If I open a bunch of IE windows the memory error comes up and eventually freezes the system. But if I reboot and manually kill rundll.exe in task manager I can open as many IE windows as I want.. Whats wrong with rundll.exe? Otherwise, great help so far
By the way, the sound problem was my own careless mistake.. When I unhooked my Pioneer I accidently put my boot hd on my Ide controller.. And for some reason that made my sound weird.
Also in Event Viewer I see this error a bunch of times..
"WMI ADAP was unable to create object index 1848 for Performance Library RSVP because no value was found in the 009 subkey"
Well, I have been searching the net looking for a solution to my Windows 2000 problem(s). I have been running it for a while with not many major problems before this. Most problems that I have faced I have found solutions/fixes for. Yet at the moment I'm about to give up and reinstall although I REALLY don't want to.
Well first off, I was first experiencing the memory could not be "read" error when I was trying to open Mozilla Phoenix. This was when I first noticed this problem. I had tried to reinstall it and couldn't get it to run. I although noticed that if I closed Automate from my taskbar I could open it on occasion. I haven't really had any problems with Phoenix before this. If you are wondering, the account I'm using has admin priveledges. I then noticed the same memory error when I was browsing with a couple IE windows. Sometimes the error leads to me having to manually restart my system.
At that point, I was constantly looking at Event Viewer to figure out the problem and fix it. I had recently installed a HP D145 printer and I had read somewhere that HP software/drivers could cause this problem. So I uninstalled the software and the problem still occured.
After the many manual restarts, my event viewer got messed up along the line. I cannot open it anymore. I get the error "The certificates could not be enumerated. The system cannot find the file specified."
I started experimenting. I tried opening tons of IE windows and my system soon froze up. I could still move the mouse but it was laggy and couldn't do much else. Then i tried closing all the running programs in my system tray. And tried again, and i still crashed. Then I tried closing all running processes that windows enabled me to close in task manager excluding explorer.exe. After that, I could open as many IE windows as I wanted without crashing.
I have recently installed a Pioneer DVR-A05 DVD-RW on my Maxtor ATA 100 controller card in which after I noticed a problem with playing sounds/mp3s. They would skip/distort for a few seconds every now and then randomly which really annoys me. I unhooked the Pioneer and experienced the same problem so its installation was probably unrelated. I uninstalled/reinstalled sound drivers/apps and haven't reached a solution yet either.
I happen to think all these problems are related to each other. I started uninstalling some programs and still haven't gotten around the memory problem. I have done chkdsk during bootup and sfc /scannow and sfc /purgecache with my w2k cd in a drive and have yet to fix anything including event viewer.
I have screenshots of all the errors including my running processes and installed programs for you all to see. You can find them here: http://www.animeheadquarters.com/prob/
CPU: AMD Athlon ThunderBird 1400MHz
Motherboard: Asus A7M
Memory: 512 MB of Crucial PC2100
Video Card: Leadtek Geforce4 Ti 4200 64MB
Hard Drive: IBM 60 GXP ATA100 60.0 GB @ 7200 RPMS
1 x Maxtor 80 GB ATA133 7200 RPM
Monitor: Nokia 445Pro 21 inch Flat Screen
DVD Manufacturer & Model: Pioneer 106S Slot Load
DVD-RW: Pioneer DVR-A05
CDR/CDRW Manufacturer & Model: Plextor 16/10/32A
Maxtor Ultra ATA 100 IDE Controller Card -- hooked up to Maxtor and Pioneer DVD-RW
Sound Card: Sound Blaster Live Value
Operating System: Windows 2000 Professional SP2