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explorer.exe-application error

By kapscoe
May 12, 2006
  1. I get the following error everytime I open up a particular drive and sometimes on other drives as well. I can access the contents by using ACDSEE but whenever I open them in explorer it shows the error and then on clicking either ok or cancel it just shuts down the explorer and then starts again. I use win xp service pack 2.
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    explorer.exe - Application Error
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    The instruction at "0x1f......" referenced memory at "0x00000000". The memory can not be "written".


    Click on OK to terminate the program
    Click on CANCEL to debug the program
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    OK Cancel
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    PS the initial address is always different.
     
  2. TypeX45

    TypeX45 TS Rookie Posts: 144

    You can run a test to see it the file structure of your hard drive is corrupt but if not try a backup and reinstall of the system.
     
  3. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    or it could be caused by a corrupted media file (eg: tv capture, mpeg..)
    did you have your explorer to browse with preview on?
    you can try moving suspect file to a different folder untill you find which one it is..

    run memtest to check your ram as well as chkdisk /f and/or a hdd diagnostic utillity (available via download from your hdd manufacturer's website)
    scan your pc for nasties -virii, warez.. (related or not, just to cross off one lot of variables)
     
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