Unhandled exception at 0x7c92a958 in...Access violation writing location 0x00030fb0.

Posted on 2008-10-20
Last Modified: 2011-10-03
Code runs fine for awhile and then breaks in first for loop between Counter2 = 150 and Counter2 = 450 then throws the error:

Unhandled exception at 0x009810ab in Sim HW5.exe: 0xC0000005: Access violation writing location 0x00000000.

Any ideas why?

// Sim HW4.cpp : Defines the entry point for the console application.


#include "stdafx.h"

#include <iostream>

#include <vector>

#include <cmath>

using namespace std;

int _tmain(int argc, _TCHAR* argv[])


	int Counter = 0;

	int Counter2 = 0;

	int Counter3 = 0;

	const int n = 100000;


	int fj[20] = {0};

	memset(fj,0,20 * sizeof(int));


	double Divisor = 1.0;

	double Z0 = 1;

	double Zi = 0.0;

	double ZiMinusOne = 0.0;

	double Ui = 0.0;

	double TwoPowerThirtyOne;

	TwoPowerThirtyOne = pow((double)2,31);

	double v[100000];

	memset(v,0,100000 * sizeof(double)); 

	while (Counter < n+1){

		if (Counter == 0)

			ZiMinusOne = Z0;


			ZiMinusOne = Zi;

		Divisor = (floor( 16807*ZiMinusOne/(TwoPowerThirtyOne-1)));

		Zi = 16807*ZiMinusOne - (Divisor) * (TwoPowerThirtyOne-1);

		Ui = Zi/(TwoPowerThirtyOne-1);

		v[Counter] = Zi;



	for (Counter2 = 0; Counter2 < n-1; Counter2++){

		cout << Counter2 << endl;

		for (Counter3 = 0; Counter3 < 20; Counter3++){

			if (v[Counter2] >= Counter3*TwoPowerThirtyOne/20 && v[Counter2] <= (Counter3+1)*TwoPowerThirtyOne/20)





	int i, j;

	int k = 20;

	double ChiSq = 0;

	for (Counter2 = 0; Counter2 < k; Counter2++){

		cout << "fj" << Counter2 << ": " << fj[Counter2] << endl;

		ChiSq += k/n*(pow((double)(fj[Counter2]-n/k),2));



	system ("PAUSE");

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Question by:ltdanp22

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Could you give us a rough idea of what exactly your code is doing?
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wayside earned 500 total points
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      const int n = 100000;
        int fj[20] = {0};

        for (Counter2 = 0; Counter2 < n-1; Counter2++){
                for (Counter3 = 0; Counter3 < 20; Counter3++){
                        if (v[Counter2] >= Counter3*TwoPowerThirtyOne/20 && v[Counter2] <= (Counter3+1)*TwoPowerThirtyOne/20)
                                fj[Counter2]++;                 // <-!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

fj has only 20 elements, Counter2 goes up to 99999 (n-1).

So you are inserting elements far beyond the end of the fj[] array by using fj[Counter2]. At some point this causes sufficient stack corruption to crash the program.


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THANK YOU! Wayside I could kiss you. Too bad for you I'm not more attractive. Have a great day. :)

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