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By buster · 4 replies
May 31, 2006
  1. When I start up my machine, I get window that pops up and says,
    "The instruction at '0x77c4805f' referenced memory at '0x77629304'. The required data was not placed into memory because of an I/O error status of '0xc0000185'."

    It causes my machine to take a long time to start up and it hangs often.

    Do you have any idea what this means?

    I am using XPHome 2002 with SP2 running on an HP with a P4 processor and 512 MB RAM.....

    What can I do to fix this problem?

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  2. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    Sounds like bad RAM.
  3. halo71

    halo71 TS Rookie Posts: 1,090

    Found the below on Google.....

    Error Message:
    STOP: 0xC0000185
    This means Windows can’t communicate with a SCSI (Small Computer System Interface) device, such as a CD-ROM drive. SCSI is a standard for parallel interfaces that lets users attach several devices to one port. The message can also mean the SCSI device is trying to use the same IRQ (Interrupt Request) line as another device. An IRQ line carries signals in the computer.
    Open the computer’s case and check if the SCSI card the device is connected to is properly connected to the motherboard. You should only do this, however, if you’re familiar and comfortable with working on the inside of your system. If doing this doesn’t solve the problem, check for IRQ conflicts using the System Information tool.

    In WinNT, click the Start button, Programs, Administrative Tools, and Microsoft System Information. Click Hardware Resources and then Conflicts/Sharing. All conflicts should be highlighted. You may have to change the IRQ settings of one of the offending devices.

    To do this in Win2000, click the Start button, Settings, Control Panel, and then double-click System. On the Systems Properties dialog, click Hardware Profiles, and then Device Manager. Select the appropriate device, right-click it, and click Properties. From the dialog that appears for the device, click the Resources tab. Click the Interrupt Request item and then Change. On the dialog that appears, select a New IRQ and click OK.
  4. buster

    buster TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I am also having trouble with my CD/DVD drives. They don't recognize a disk when I put one in the drive....

    Follow up......actually, I just had luck with an audio CD. My sound card was invisible....but I reinstalled it and that now works.
  5. buster

    buster TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the suggestions.....I'm still stumped.... The SVCHOST.EXE programs look a bit fishy....any comments or suggestions?

    See attachment with a list of all the processes running.
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