Vista: Referenced Memory and I/O error status

By Brasi
Jun 26, 2011
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  1. Hello everyone.

    A few days ago I've been having some bad computer problems with BSOD and Vista stuck on the Loading screen before Windows log in. I repaired Vista and have currently fixed though problems. However, I woke up this morning to my BIOS informing it me that it couldn't find my Hard Drive. This problem seemed to disappear with a manual restart. Afterwords Windows started up (seemingly) normally, however withing 10minutes of fully booting up (while using Google Chrome) I got an error which resolved in Windows freezing.

    The instruction at 0x707b2fc8 referenced memory at 0x707b2fc8.

    The required data was not placed into memory because of an I/O error status of 0xc0000185.

    Any help in this matter will be greatly appreciated and if you need any information that would aide you in helping my situation.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Try running Memtest86 and let it run at least 7 passes on your memory
  3. Brasi

    Brasi TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Problem fixed, hard drive was faulty. Thanks for the Memtest86 suggestion.
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Thanks for the update Brasi

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