Windows XP displays "SAS winlogon.exe application error...memory at address...unable to write to location..."
Posted on 2004-03-23
I have a fairly new Dell desktop with Windows XP Home Edition. Never had any problems until I installed PC Anywhere 9.0. Naturally, I bypassed the messages about the software being incompatible with Windows XP, since many of the apps that I have installed state in their instructions to ignore any warning messages during install. Anyway, when the machine boots, I see the normal Dell screen that gives the option to press F8 or F12 for boot options. This displays for only a couple of seconds. I don't ever see the initial "Windows XP...Please wait" screen (with black background). I immediately get a window that says something like the following: "SAS Winlogon.exe Application Error...Memory at address 0x000123456...Unable to write to location...Press OK to continue or Cancel to debug..." Pressing either button results in an immediate reboot with the same results. I have tried pressing F8 to boot Windows into Safe Mode. I never get that option before the error occurrs. I am able to boot to the Windows XP CD. When I did this, I chose the repair option, which simply reinstalled Windows...and probably wiped out all of my restore checkpoints. After the initial reboot, the first thing I saw was a message from PC Anywhere about display properties, and then the same error window as before. The problem still exists. On this website, another member posted a similar boot problem with Windows 2000. The member "ewtaylor" asked if PC Anywhere had been installed. Maybe he knows something. How can I backout the damage from PC Anywhere?