"0x00000001" referenced memory at "0x00000001". The memory could not be read.

When i switch on my Dell Dimensions 4600 in XP before I get to windows I get the Application error "0x00000001" referenced memory at "0x00000001". The memory could not be read.
Any option I choose thereafter just causes my system to restart and I return to the error message as before....Can anyone please help as I cannot use system and fear I will lose all files stored.
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Erick37Commented:
By pressing F8 just before the Windows graphical boot screen appears should bring up the boot menu.  This will allow you to open Windows in "Safe Mode."

"Safe Mode: Loads the minimum set of device drivers and system services required to start Windows XP/2000/2003. User specific startup programs do not run."

If you are able to start in Safe Mode, then one of the startup programs or services in your configuration is giving you a problem. To find out which item is failing, go to Start->Run->type in "msconfig" (without quotes).  Select the [Startup] tab and select [Disable All].  Reboot normally.  Then add the startup items one by one rebooting each time until you find the offensive program.



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basspeAuthor Commented:
thks Erick37...unfortunately I get the same message in safe mode and so am unable to source the startup tab.
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Erick37Commented:
This is th only option I can think of:

How to perform an in-place upgrade (reinstallation) of Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;315341
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vinnyd79Commented:
If you have another system with win2K or better you can try adding the drive in as a slave drive in order to run scandisk on it.Then see if it boots.
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rahulbagalCommented:
Please Check by Changing RAM . many a times this proble occurs due to Faulty RAM
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