system.ini?

lynchknot

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Hello, every single time I boot my explorer.exe crashes with this error:

Application popup: explorer.exe - Application Error : The instruction at "0x04376041" referenced memory at "0x04376041". The memory could not be "read".
I'm wondering if I have a problem with my system.ini file:

; for 16-bit app support
[drivers]
wave=mmdrv.dll
timer=timer.drv
[mci]
[vicax]
msacm711=80470
msacm811=157093
msacm911=42405
[driver32]
msacm.l3acm=l3codeca.acm
vidc.iv50=ir50_32.dll
msacm.iac2=iac25_32.ax
msacm.sl_anet=sl_anet.acm
msacm.msaudio1=msaud32.acm
vidc.M261=msh261.drv
vidc.M263=msh263.drv
msacm.msg723=msg723.acm
vidc.yvyu=msyuv.dll
vidc.yvu9=tsbyuv.dll
vidc.yuy2=msyuv.dll
vidc.uyvy=msyuv.dll
vidc.msvc=msvidc32.dll
vidc.mrle=msrle32.dll
vidc.iyuv=iyuv_32.dll
vidc.iv41=ir41_32.ax
vidc.iv32=ir32_32.dll
vidc.iv31=ir32_32.dll
vidc.I420=msh263.drv
vidc.cvid=iccvid.dll
msacm.trspch=tssoft32.acm
msacm.msgsm610=msgsm32.acm
msacm.msg711=msg711.acm
msacm.msadpcm=msadp32.acm
msacm.imaadpcm=imaadp32.acm
msacm.l3acm=l3codeca.acm
vidc.iv50=ir50_32.dll
msacm.iac2=iac25_32.ax
msacm.sl_anet=sl_anet.acm
msacm.msaudio1=msaud32.acm
vidc.M261=msh261.drv
vidc.M263=msh263.drv
msacm.msg723=msg723.acm
vidc.yvyu=msyuv.dll
vidc.yvu9=tsbyuv.dll
vidc.yuy2=msyuv.dll
vidc.uyvy=msyuv.dll
vidc.msvc=msvidc32.dll
vidc.mrle=msrle32.dll
vidc.iyuv=iyuv_32.dll
vidc.iv41=ir41_32.ax
vidc.iv32=ir32_32.dll
vidc.iv31=ir32_32.dll
vidc.I420=msh263.drv
vidc.cvid=iccvid.dll
msacm.trspch=tssoft32.acm
msacm.msgsm610=msgsm32.acm
msacm.msg711=msg711.acm
msacm.msadpcm=msadp32.acm
msacm.imaadpcm=imaadp32.acm
msacm.l3acm=l3codeca.acm
vidc.iv50=ir50_32.dll
msacm.iac2=iac25_32.ax
msacm.sl_anet=sl_anet.acm
msacm.msaudio1=msaud32.acm
vidc.M261=msh261.drv
vidc.M263=msh263.drv
msacm.msg723=msg723.acm
vidc.yvyu=msyuv.dll
vidc.yvu9=tsbyuv.dll
vidc.yuy2=msyuv.dll
vidc.uyvy=msyuv.dll
vidc.msvc=msvidc32.dll
vidc.mrle=msrle32.dll
vidc.iyuv=iyuv_32.dll
vidc.iv41=ir41_32.ax
vidc.iv32=ir32_32.dll
vidc.iv31=ir32_32.dll
vidc.I420=msh263.drv
vidc.cvid=iccvid.dll
msacm.trspch=tssoft32.acm
msacm.msgsm610=msgsm32.acm
msacm.msg711=msg711.acm
msacm.msadpcm=msadp32.acm
msacm.imaadpcm=imaadp32.acm
vidc.dcap=C:\PROGRA~1\ACEMEG~1\SystemS\Pinnacle\MIRODV~1.DLL
vidc.miro=C:\PROGRA~1\ACEMEG~1\SystemS\Pinnacle\MIRODV~1.DLL
msacm.msaudio1=C:\PROGRA~1\ACEMEG~1\SystemS\MICROS~1\msaud32.acm
vidc.yvyu=C:\PROGRA~1\ACEMEG~1\SystemS\MICROS~1\msyuv.dll
vidc.yuy2=C:\PROGRA~1\ACEMEG~1\SystemS\MICROS~1\msyuv.dll
vidc.uyvy=C:\PROGRA~1\ACEMEG~1\SystemS\MICROS~1\msyuv.dll
vidc.i420=C:\PROGRA~1\ACEMEG~1\SystemS\MICROS~1\msh263.drv
vidc.m263=C:\PROGRA~1\ACEMEG~1\SystemS\MICROS~1\msh263.drv
vidc.m261=C:\PROGRA~1\ACEMEG~1\SystemS\MICROS~1\msh261.drv
msacm.msg723=C:\PROGRA~1\ACEMEG~1\SystemS\MICROS~1\msg723.acm
msacm.msg711=C:\PROGRA~1\ACEMEG~1\SystemS\MICROS~1\msg711.acm
vidc.yvu9=C:\PROGRA~1\ACEMEG~1\SystemS\Intel\Iyvu9_32.dll
vidc.iyuv=C:\PROGRA~1\ACEMEG~1\SystemS\Intel\iyuv_32.dll
vidc.iv50=C:\PROGRA~1\ACEMEG~1\SystemS\Intel\ir50_32.dll
vidc.divx=C:\PROGRA~1\ACEMEG~1\SystemS\DivX\DivX520.dll
vidc.yv12=C:\PROGRA~1\ACEMEG~1\SystemS\ATI\atiyuv12.DLL
msacm.sl_anet=C:\PROGRA~1\ACEMEG~1\SystemS\sl_anet.acm
msacm.l3acm=C:\PROGRA~1\ACEMEG~1\SystemS\l3codecp.acm
[386enh]
woafont=dosapp.FON
EGA80WOA.FON=EGA80WOA.FON
EGA40WOA.FON=EGA40WOA.FON
CGA80WOA.FON=CGA80WOA.FON
CGA40WOA.FON=CGA40WOA.FON
After explorer restarts all is fine but sometimes "memory can not be read" again with explorer when I open certain applications
 
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CipheR

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Sounds like a damaged system file, or a bad stick of memory. I'm leaning more toward the latter...
 

lynchknot

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When I uninstall Windowblinds it rarely happens or when I disable startups
 

CipheR

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So your saying with lower memory usage at windows startup the problem improves? Sounding more like a memory issue...
 

lynchknot

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yes but Windowblinds all day today with no errors - unless I reboot.

Ok I'll run a test on the memory. Thanks.

Will these suffice or do I need to run memtest?





Wow latency really suck eh?

 
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lynchknot

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I'm running memtest+ and have gone through three passes with zero errors. How many passes is sufficient?
 

American Zombie

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Three should be enough but keep going if you want to. Have you tried running System File Checker?
Maybe Windowblinds has corrupted or changed a file.

Start > Run > sfc /scannow
 

lynchknot

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Three should be enough but keep going if you want to. Have you tried running System File Checker?
Maybe Windowblinds has corrupted or changed a file.

Start > Run > sfc /scannow


I would but I can't remember which one is my installation disk. Rather than use my xpps1 bought from MS, I used a corpxpsp2 because I don't know how to slipstream (as of yet) and I just wanted to get it done. I have 100's of unlabeled CD's scattered all over my office.
 

lynchknot

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It just occurred to me that the error says

referenced memory at "0x04376041"

How can I find the file that is giving instructions to a possible incorrect referenced location
 

LordOfLA

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That error is commoanly also called an access violation error. It means theres a bug in an application you are using. One of the apps you use that also interface or hook into explorer.exe (window blinds is an example, as is winrar, 7-zip, etc) needs to be re-installed at minimum or you need to look for new builds or find alternatives.

If the problem persists, run memest+ for 24 hours or more incase you have an intermittant ram issue.
 

lynchknot

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I'll uninstall WB. It's occurring more frequently including just opening applications. thanks lord.
 

lynchknot

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Well, it's not windowblinds anymore. It's something else. However, I can start applications without seeing that error except on boot.
 

Admiral Michael

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If you have more then one stick of ram, remove one and run memtest on each stick individually. Sometimes the scan doesnt get em when there's more then one stick.
 

lynchknot

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Thanks Admiral M. I don't see any mention of possible memory issues when searching for this problem (that may have escaped me) but I'll go ahead and test.

I just hate when my computer is offline due to being addicted to it.

How many passes each?
 

lynchknot

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After noticing two explorers after the taskbar (explorer) crashed and restarted, I became suspicous of a tray app that hides icon and restores icons when explorer crashes. Problem solved.
 

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