Memory read error

By kannasmoker42 ยท 6 replies
Jan 6, 2007
  1. Hi techspot, this is now my official second post on the message board. I joined the board because I had done a google search on a particular error I had encountered a few times and the closest match brought me here. There were slight differences with the error that I'm getting and what was posted on the [11 page long] thread I was directed to. (I read most of it, and tried most suggestions, which is why I'm here) What I can say is the prompt reads as follows:

    "explorer.exe - Application error
    The instruction at 0x67706d2e referenced at 0x67706d2e. The memory could not be "read." Click OK to terminate or click Cancel to debug."

    I read many posts where other users requested the string of numbers in the particular errors others were getting, so I made sure to grab it. Hope that helps.

    By the way - from some rummaging I've done through my HD I have discovered that the problem occurs every time I try and access the My Music folder in My Documents.
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    It is a bug in one of your music programs most likely. Try removing all of them one-by-one-
  3. kannasmoker42

    kannasmoker42 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Removed ITunes and SoulSeek (my downloading client for music) and restarted. Problem is still active. Any other suggestions?
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    No more multimedia-related programs? Codec packs?

    Maybe you can pinpoint the specific file type(s) that cause the error? See if you can browse the folder when you disable Common Tasks and the thumbnail mode in Windows Explorer.

    Usually it is a program that attaches itself to Explorer's right-click menu (a la "Play with Apollo") or helps to generate "thumbnails" that makes Explorer behave like this.
  5. kannasmoker42

    kannasmoker42 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have done some rummaging and have found that the file causing the problem is a porn video in the extention of .avi [I plead the 5th as far as any knowledge of how it got there ;)] with a VERY interesting name [that's why I plead the fifth -- I wouldn't download a 70 letter long pornographically named video... I'm not THAT stupid]

    The file is located in C:\Docs and Settings\My Docs\My Music\Incomplete any way I can delete the file? I can get close, but wheN I try and delete it I get memory read error. Ideas??
  6. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You can try deleting it in Safe Mode or from the command line or with some other program that doesn't rely on Windows Explorer to display file lists.
  7. kannasmoker42

    kannasmoker42 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I ended up reformatting. Things got worse and worse once I tried to run avs in safe mode. Lost internet access, then lost start menu, then it would lock up right at the login screen so reformat was the only way to go.
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