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rundll.exe application errors

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by t377y, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. t377y

    t377y Flightless Bird

    I am getting "Rundll32.exe Application error" whenever I try to run a game
    which i have run before many times without any problems (even with the new
    installation of XP). The Game is "Rise of Nations Thrones and Patriots"
    which causes the rundll32.exe Application Error:
    The instruction at “0x7c9100e8†reference memory from “0x020f0010â€. The
    memory could not be “readâ€.
    Click on OK to terminate the program

    The same error occurs if I try to run the previous version of Rise of
    Nations which I had updated to Thrones and Patriots.

    I have just (10 days ago) rebuilt Win Xp Pro from scratch because I was
    getting trojans more frequently than ever before in spite of Virus program
    F-Secure being used. All Win Xp updates have been downloaded and installed.
    I have only loaded programs and files that I use and virus scan every file
    before I copy. This game has been running Ok until today.

    I ran a full scan and found 1 spy a tracker which was cleaned.

    rundll32.exe file size is 36,864 dated 4th August 2004 Modified 14th April
    2008 and is in the C:/Windows\system32 dir

    Any advice would be appreciated
    Terry (t377y)
    --
    If it aint broke don't fix it
     
  2. db

    db Flightless Bird

    you might try checking
    the games home site.

    perhaps, there are updates
    or fixes or patches addressing
    the error you have.

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    "t377y" <t377y@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:F47CF0E8-CA78-4656-B5C5-458531B89916@microsoft.com...
    > I am getting "Rundll32.exe Application error" whenever I try to run a game
    > which i have run before many times without any problems (even with the new
    > installation of XP). The Game is "Rise of Nations Thrones and Patriots"
    > which causes the rundll32.exe Application Error:
    > The instruction at “0x7c9100e8†reference memory from “0x020f0010â€. The
    > memory could not be “readâ€.
    > Click on OK to terminate the program
    >
    > The same error occurs if I try to run the previous version of Rise of
    > Nations which I had updated to Thrones and Patriots.
    >
    > I have just (10 days ago) rebuilt Win Xp Pro from scratch because I was
    > getting trojans more frequently than ever before in spite of Virus program
    > F-Secure being used. All Win Xp updates have been downloaded and installed.
    > I have only loaded programs and files that I use and virus scan every file
    > before I copy. This game has been running Ok until today.
    >
    > I ran a full scan and found 1 spy a tracker which was cleaned.
    >
    > rundll32.exe file size is 36,864 dated 4th August 2004 Modified 14th April
    > 2008 and is in the C:/Windows\system32 dir
    >
    > Any advice would be appreciated
    > Terry (t377y)
    > --
    > If it aint broke don't fix it
     
  3. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH Flightless Bird

    t377y wrote:

    > I am getting "Rundll32.exe Application error" whenever I try to run a game
    > which i have run before many times without any problems (even with the new
    > installation of XP). The Game is "Rise of Nations Thrones and Patriots"
    > which causes the rundll32.exe Application Error:
    > The instruction at ´0x7c9100e8¡ reference memory from ´0x020f0010¡. The
    > memory could not be ´read¡.
    > Click on OK to terminate the program
    >
    > The same error occurs if I try to run the previous version of Rise of
    > Nations which I had updated to Thrones and Patriots.
    >
    > I have just (10 days ago) rebuilt Win Xp Pro from scratch because I was
    > getting trojans more frequently than ever before in spite of Virus program
    > F-Secure being used. All Win Xp updates have been downloaded and installed.
    > I have only loaded programs and files that I use and virus scan every file
    > before I copy. This game has been running Ok until today.
    >
    > I ran a full scan and found 1 spy a tracker which was cleaned.
    >
    > rundll32.exe file size is 36,864 dated 4th August 2004 Modified 14th April
    > 2008 and is in the C:/Windows\system32 dir
    >
    > Any advice would be appreciated
    > Terry (t377y)


    Games are notoriously the worst written code on the planet. To ensure
    speed, they don't bother with boundary checks or any graceful recovery code.
    They also incorporate libraries over which they have no control so defects
    in them will show up as defects in the game. As yet, it's been probably two
    decades since I've seen non-game programs that were so poorly written with
    regard to stability and compatibility.

    Have you tried uninstalling, doing file and registry remnant cleanup, and
    then reinstalling the game? Sometimes they corrupt their own files,
    especially due to the crappy copy protection schemes that they employ.

    Did you update the video driver? Do you have Windows Update configured to
    install updates automatically (a very bad idea)? Also, never install
    hardware updates from Windows Update. Use that as a prompt to go to the
    hardware manufacturer's web site to get the newer version - but then the
    newer version had better give you something real that you really need on
    your system and not just because it is newer.

    The problem isn't with rundll32.exe. It is with the method (function) that
    is called from the .dll file that is to get executed. You have to find out
    from the game why it would bother using rundll32.exe instead of having its
    own program call the methods from the .dll files. If there is a forum that
    discusses this game, those folks might have the technical expertise to know
    why this game needs to use rundll32.exe.
     

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