Application ERRORS Please Help


G

Gino

Every program I open an error window pops up with that
program's name - Application Error stating:
********
The instruction at "0x7c883f9c" referenced memory at "0x7c883f9c". The
memory could not be "written".
Click on OK to terminate the program
Click on CANCEL to debug the program
********
I am able to run the program that I start, however as soon as I click on the
OK button to close the error box, the program closes also.

What is going on with my pc?
Please help out.
Thanks. Greatly appreciate your help
 
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Mark F.

Gino said:
Every program I open an error window pops up with that
program's name - Application Error stating:
********
The instruction at "0x7c883f9c" referenced memory at "0x7c883f9c". The
memory could not be "written".
Click on OK to terminate the program
Click on CANCEL to debug the program
********
I am able to run the program that I start, however as soon as I click on
the OK button to close the error box, the program closes also.

What is going on with my pc?
Please help out.
Thanks. Greatly appreciate your help

How old is the computer? You may have a memory module that is bad or has
corrosion on the tiny contacts.

If you have more than one module. Remove one and restart. If the problem
persists, swap the modules and restart again. If the problem disappears you
found the bad module. Sometimes simply removing memory module(s) and
re-seating module(s) in the mainboard will fix this problem. If you are not
an expert then take it to someone who is!

Mark
 
G

Gino

The error messages do not come up every day. Is there a software that can
check which memory chip is bad? I have take one of them off, so far it's
good, however I cannot be sure since the error may come up later on.
Gino
 
G

Guest

Try Memtest86+
Google for it.

Gino said:
The error messages do not come up every day. Is there a software that can
check which memory chip is bad? I have take one of them off, so far it's
good, however I cannot be sure since the error may come up later on.
Gino
 
R

Rock

Gino said:
The error messages do not come up every day. Is there a software that can
check which memory chip is bad? I have take one of them off, so far it's
good, however I cannot be sure since the error may come up later on.

<snip>

Run at least two of these. Let each one run for 24 hours or so, not just a
single pass. Test with individual sticks and with all together.

Memtest86+
http://www.memtest.org/

Windows Memory Diagnostic
http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp

DocMemory Memory Diagnostic
http://www.simmtester.com/page/products/doc/download.asp
 
G

Gino

I have removed 1 of 3 512mb DDR PC 2100 memory modules to isolate which one
is defective. I have gotten the same error.
I removed 2nd module and inserted the first one I have removed. I received
the same memory error.
I now have the 3rd one removed and re-inserted the prior 2 modules that were
good. Hopefully the error msg will not show up again and I will know that
it's this last module that is defective.
Before I had taken out the 3rd memory module, I had run windows memory
diagnostic from MS, and it didn't find any errors. I let it run from 10pm to
1pm the next day. I have stopped the process since and I am now logged on to
Windows XP, with the 3rd memory module out, and I'm waiting to see whether
the error msg comes up again.

I will post the update.
Thank you for your advices.
G
 
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Gino

2 more questions.
1. Since it gives an address of memory that cannot be read, is there
software that would point out which memory module that address refers to?
2. Should I test 512MB memory modules 1 by 1 using the memory test
softwares, or can I have all three in the motherboard?

Thanks
G
 
R

Rock

Gino said:
I have removed 1 of 3 512mb DDR PC 2100 memory modules to isolate which one
is defective. I have gotten the same error.
I removed 2nd module and inserted the first one I have removed. I received
the same memory error.
I now have the 3rd one removed and re-inserted the prior 2 modules that
were good. Hopefully the error msg will not show up again and I will know
that it's this last module that is defective.
Before I had taken out the 3rd memory module, I had run windows memory
diagnostic from MS, and it didn't find any errors. I let it run from 10pm
to 1pm the next day. I have stopped the process since and I am now logged
on to Windows XP, with the 3rd memory module out, and I'm waiting to see
whether the error msg comes up again.

I will post the update.
Thank you for your advices.


Ok, let us know how it goes.
 
R

Rock

Gino said:
2 more questions.
1. Since it gives an address of memory that cannot be read, is there
software that would point out which memory module that address refers to?

Sorry I don't know about that.
2. Should I test 512MB memory modules 1 by 1 using the memory test
softwares, or can I have all three in the motherboard?

Test all three together. If errors, remove one module and test the the
other two. Repeat as necessary.

<snip>
 
M

Mark F.

Gino said:
2 more questions.
1. Since it gives an address of memory that cannot be read, is there
software that would point out which memory module that address refers to?
2. Should I test 512MB memory modules 1 by 1 using the memory test
softwares, or can I have all three in the motherboard?

Thanks
G

It is doubtful. The only way to know if you have a problem with an
individual module is to test the module by itself. Software memory
diagnostics are not 100% reliable either. That's why you should run them on
a loop test for several hours. There is always the possibility that the
motherboard can be bad also (i.e., the DIMM slots themselves).

The best way is to take the memory to a computer or electronics shop and let
an expert with diagnostic equipment (hardware) to test the modules for you.

Their equipment will be similar to the one shown here:
http://www.testequipmentdepot.com/innoventions/ramcheck/ramcheck.htm
http://www.testequipmentdepot.com/innoventions/images/ramcheck.jpg
Such devices will give you a definative answer.

Mark
 
G

Gino

I was hoping this wouldn't happen but, I think it could be the motherboard.
All three chips have been giving me the same error.
I have removed 1 by 1 and now I'm worried it's the motherboard.
I am now going to test the module slots 1 by 1.
I'm leaning on a bad connection from the motherboard's DIMM slots.
Will report as soon as I find anything.
Thanks for the follow-ups.
Gino
 
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G

Gino

I have tested each of 3 512MB Memory chips separately, none eliminate the
error.
I have tested each of 3 Dimm Slots separately, none eliminate the error.
What else could be causing this error?
And it's the same memory address:
Here is the Event Viewer Log:

***********
Application popup: mmc.exe - Application Error : The instruction at
"0x7c883f9c" referenced memory at "0x7c883f9c". The memory could not be
"written".
Click on OK to terminate the program
Click on CANCEL to debug the program
For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
*********************
Could this be from the Processor itself?

I can move the error box to the side and work normally, but at the end of
the day when I want to turn off my pc, I have to click on 50 to 100 error
windows, which are iexplore.exe, winword.exe, taskman.exe etc etc etc: all
programs that I've run since the error started.

Any other suggestions?
Thanks in advance.
 
G

Gino

I've been searching the net and couple of sites suggested it might be a
software issue, ie: wrong strings in Environment Settings.
I'm thinking it might be a software issue since they have the same exact
memory address issue.
What do you think?
 
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...

This would be my final post to this.
I have installed Vista Ultimate and No Memory errors.
I'm thinking it had to be one of programs that I've installed.
Here are some that I've installed since I've been getting errors. (from
memory)
-Kaspersky antivirus
-Windows XP updates from 06-25-07 to 07-01-07
-Java 6 Update 1

There may have been others, but since I've uninstalled them, it may have
corrupted my settings.
Thanks for all your help.
Gino
 
D

djcrazyball

I've the same problem ! I've got KASPERSKY 7 installed on my computer,
juste uninstall it and install KASPERSKY 6, it works.
 
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Plato

I've the same problem ! I've got KASPERSKY 7 installed on my computer,
juste uninstall it and install KASPERSKY 6, it works.

Sometimes new versions of ware just wont work correctly with your new
OS. Lucky that an older version worked OK.
 
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