svchost.exe application error - instruction at 0x47629b2b



I have an XP Pro, SP2 computer that keeps crashing. I haven't been able to
find any other info on this error. The computer completely locks up and has
to be manually turned off with the power button.

Anyone have a solution?

Here is the eventlog:

Event Type: Information
Event Source: Application Popup
Event Category: None
Event ID: 26
Date: 3/15/2007
Time: 9:54:40 AM
User: N/A
Computer: laptop
Application popup: svchost.exe - Application Error : The instruction at
"0x47629b2b" referenced memory at "0x00000000". The memory could not be

Click on OK to terminate the program
Click on CANCEL to debug the program

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eThis is a shot in the dark...

Sometimes when I shutdown my machine I get the svchost.exe application error
message. And sometimes (particularly when I'm debugging a very large ASP.Net
app in Visual Studio 2005) my machine locks up and seems to require a reboot.

In my case, I have a little warning before my machine locks up, because the
Visual Studio debugging stops working properly and I have a minute or two to
bring up Task Manager before everything just dies.

What I figured out was that Explorer.exe was suddenly consumming all spare
CPU cycles until it just locked the machine up. After a while I figured out
that I could just kill the process for Explorer.exe and then restart it by
going to the Applications tab in Task Manager, clicking New Task, Browse, and
then right-clicking on any folder and selecting Explore. This restarts
Explorer (although an error occurs, but you can just clear the error). Things
may look a little wonky in the icon tray, but I've continued to work in that
state for hours with no problem.

This may not have anything to do with your problem, but you may want to try
working with the Task Manager running, so that you can check to see if
Explorer.exe is hogging all of your resources when the system starts to
freeze up.

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