Pop up that memory could not be read

By ninachopper
Dec 4, 2008
  1. hello,
    I have been continually getting a pop-up that

    svchost.exe- Application Error
    the instruction at "0x5ba1bdc3" referenced memory at "0x00000000".
    The memory could not be "read"
    Click ok to terminate the program
    Click cancel to debug the program

    I have researched for hours online and have seen people with the same sort of pop up, but nothing exactly like mine
    Also, I have been having problems with my sound card. Not sure if they are connected
    I have a dell with windows xp professional media center edition

    Any help would be greatly appreciated
  2. michelleap

    michelleap TS Rookie


    you should try opening it manually
  3. ninachopper

    ninachopper TS Rookie Topic Starter

    if i hit okay, my computer freezes and i can't even turn it off
    if i hit cancel, it disappears for a few minutes but always comes back
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    test your ram with memtest 86+ booted from a floppy or CD
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