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The Instruction At "0x0(random_numbers)" refrenced memory at "0x000000" the memory could not be "read"

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Err , this started a day ago..
have no idea why but i think it might have to do with Webroot Spysweeper.

im on a P4 2.2 which is properly cooled , with 1024 rdram , run adaware , kaspersky pretty regulary - im not sure this has to do with a virus..
im gonna post a few pictures with the problem -
it happens whenever i close explorer / ms outlook express , it doesnt degrade the performance just bugs - gives that "error" any once in a while..for some wierd reason i cant "surf" with internet explorer - only with mozilla..just noticed it now..wierd.
here are a few pictures..

http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/soldier19_il/detail?.dir=1786&.dnm=26a3.jpg

or here

ftp://ftp.netvision.net.il/home/k/kira/Errors.JPG
(better picture)


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by:SheharyaarSaahil
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Hello m0tek =)

hmmmmmmmmm how abt a sfc scan first ??
Goto START>RUN and type  sfc /scannow
u will need ur WinXP CD in order to fix the corrupted windows system files, if found by scan.

if this doesn't solve the issue, then do this,
open IE>Tools>Internet Options>Advanced>and untick Enable Third Party Onjects
apply and now check for the problem ??

!! GOOD LUCK !!
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by:m0tek
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trying that sfc scan now :)
we'll see on the IE thing..
i noticed this happens WHENEVER i close an application..
even games..
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by:m0tek
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explorer = not stable at all :(
dunno why..
i tried doing what u said but it crushed , tried doing it from control panel - that didnt work too (internet options)
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by:SheharyaarSaahil
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Happens in safemode also ??
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by:nobus
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You can try testing your RAm  : memtest86+, get it here :    http://www.memtest.org/
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by:m0tek
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didnt try yet..
gonna :)
(now that u mentioned it)
for some reason when i try and use sfc it requires the cd - i insert hit and keep hittin "retry" (saying it wont detect it..) - eventually it reaches the end (after it gives me the cant detect cd - altho i can see it in my computer) and it does nothing..just closes..
wierd..
(its an original cd..)
err
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by:m0tek
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memtest86:
0001adb0ffc  - 429.omb

good : 00000002

bad : 00008002

Errbits:
000080

Count : 8
Chan : 1
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by:nobus
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bad memory ! replace it !
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by:m0tek
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yea but i got 4 slots each with 256..
how do i know which one is causing the error?
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by:m0tek
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i tend to belive tho its not the memory :\
ill try workin 512 on 2 slots and see on memtest 86..
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by:nobus
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Swap them out, 2 by 2 or 1 by one, or test them separately
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by:m0tek
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thx....
which one of the tests should i run?
the usual one?
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by:nobus
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let all tests run (100), it completes in 10 minutes
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by:m0tek
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well i tried bootin to safe mode - it just wont load..
after that i chose "the best known configuration" on the startup..
for now everythings runs well..
still tryina look for "error"s
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by:m0tek
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umm
internet explorer worx now
but when i close Outlook i get the same error.
DAMN.
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by:m0tek
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guess i was saying TOO MUCH - TOO SOON
it cant be a memory problem - i removed 2 mems (2x256) and closed Outlook / diffrent application - same errors.
then i used the other 2 mems..(replaced again) - same problem.

i think this has to be with the windows..
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by:nobus
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But you got errors whule testing it ! throw away the bad ones, you don't know what they exactly did to your soft. On many occasions, when i had bad memory, i had to reinstall everything, as the system integrity was destroyed.
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by:m0tek
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ummm...i can go to the shop i bought it from and just replace 4 of them?
i dunno which one exactly was runied (if its ruined)

and btw
i tried just now safe mode
the PROBLEM doesnt EVEN EXIST in safe mode :\
wierd.
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you can have them test, you can switch them in the pairs to determine which one is bad.
If ithe problem does not exist in safe mode, it is likely that a driver got corrupted, so start uninstalling all the devices one by one, reboot and reinstall them.  But if you got bad memory, the problems will come back....
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by:m0tek
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i think its a driver error - cuz as i said - after i installed (i think..) webroot spysweeper and sweepd everything - the problem started..
almost every application runs well - but when i close it - boom - mostly this error..
how do u suggest i uninstall?
hardware- device manager..
uninstall...then scan for hardware changes?
each device?
i might even reinstall windows xp all over lol
just dont wanna loose programs
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by:nobus
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Look first which drivers you've got, or download them first. I wouyld start with the video driver, and go down the way. If you download them, you will also have the latest ones.
And yes, uninstall from device manager, reboot and reinstall is the best way.
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Guys - i just reinstalled.
everything worx great.
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