svchost.exe - Application Error

Posted on 2010-11-20
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
How to resolve this kind of problem
when i restart windows Xp service Pack3 about after 5 minutes i get the message
svchost.exe - Application Error
The instruction at "0x77c46803" referenced memory at "0x00000000". The memory could not be "read".
Question by:damosvag

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Please thie message occure on my bissnes labtop

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This can be possible solution as per 

How to Repair this SVCHOST.EXE error

After some investigating into the 0X745f2780 SVCHOST error, it became apparent the problem is a corrupted Windows Update in Windows XP. Follow the steps below to fix this error.

Verify Windows Update Service Settings
Click on Start, Run and type the following command in the open box and click OK


Find the Automatic Updates service and double-click on it.
Click on the Log On Tab and make sure the "Local System Account" is selected as the logon account and the box for "allow service to interact with desktop" is UNCHECKED.
Under the Hardware Profile section in the Log On Tab, make sure the service is enabled.
On the General Tab, the Startup Type should be Automatic, if not, drop the box down and select Automatic.
Under "Service Status" on the General tab, the service should be Started, click the Start button enable it.
Repeat the steps above for the service "Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS)"
Re-Register Windows Update DLLs
Click on Start, Run, and type CMD and click ok
In the black command window type the following command and press Enter


Wait until you receive the "DllRegisterServer in WUAPI.DLL succeeded" message and click OK
Repeat the last two steps above for each of the following commands:

Remove Corrupted Windows Update Files

At the command prompt, type the following command and press Enter

net stop WuAuServ
Still at the command prompt,

type cd %windir% and press Enter
In the opened folder, type the following command and press Enter to rename the SoftwareDistribution Folder

ren SoftwareDistribution SD_OLD
Restart the Windows Update Service by typing the following at the command prompt

net start WuAuServ

type Exit and Press Enter to close the command prompt
Reboot Windows
click on Start, Shut Down, and Restart to reboot Windows XP
Although this method may not solve all of the issues with a SVCHOST.EXE Application error, I have found it fixed the problem with the 0x745f2780 reference error.

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you have a virus, just get some antivirus program and run it
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it is not so simple i have run EsetNod32 and SuperAntispyware twice no virus is detetcted
Only sometimes the antivirus program detect some trojans into USB flash sticks and clean them
i think it is more comlecated problem... thanks
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empty your pagefile, set it to 0, restart computer, wait for 10 minutes, if no error comes out, set again your pagefile to recommended size.   I'm assuming you know how to set your pagefile / memory.

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kuzmanovicb earned 500 total points
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svchost error are most usually because of virus. Just because your nod didnt find one, doesnt mean that you dont have one. what version of nod? nod32 2.7 with latest definions will let viruses like it doesnt exist, it can happen even to a new download of nod. if you can install the new version from the website or try kaspersky trail, at least to be more sure its not a virus

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