Application Error! Please Help!

By elessar310
Sep 23, 2007
  1. Hello,

    I am having issued with my desktop, i am running WINDOWS xp and for the past 4 days now everytime that i start my pc and i get to the desktop, my icons,start menu, and taskbar dissapear leaving only my background image on my desktop.

    I then receieve an error message that states the following.

    taskmgr.exe-Application Error
    The instruction at :0x43b7a069"referenced memory at "0x00340650".
    The memory could not be written.

    I have no clue what the problem could be nor how to fix this, this is the 1st time in which ive had this prob with my pc, and im kinda new to the hardware troubleshooting world?

    any help would be greatly appreciated!!
  2. 1bellb

    1bellb TS Enthusiast Posts: 86

    ye i have had that problem before, and there ae 2 different ways i sorted it (if it is the same problem i had), i rather pressesd F5 after getting rid of the error message, which will refresh the page (might work), or press ctrl + alt + del (this will open the task manager (might not work seems you are having a problem with it)), then close any applications that may be open and try refreshing the page again, if it doesnt work i cannot help, but that is the way i sorted it with my computer.
    but it is odd that you are having problems with your task manager, usually i just get the backgroud showing and thats it.
    well hope this helps ya
  3. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    Hello, elessar310, and welcome to Techspot :wave:

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    With regards to your problem, try what 1bellb said first then if that doesn't work press ctrl + alt + del to bring up your task manager (if it will come up) click on File > New task and type explorer.exe and see if your icons come back
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