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unhandled exception c0000005

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Bill 43, May 19, 2010.

  1. Bill 43

    Bill 43 Flightless Bird

    I keep getting this error in Win XP SP3: unhandled exception c0000005
    at address 01261040
    Please advise. I read an M/S support bulletin on the exception, but it was
    at a different address. I don't have the program that was addressed in that
    bulletin. Thank you
    --
    Bill 43
     
  2. Greg Russell

    Greg Russell Flightless Bird

    In news:172506A5-3BC8-4B24-B5D2-FBDB66E44CF4@microsoft.com,
    Bill 43 <Bill43@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:

    > I keep getting this error in Win XP SP3: unhandled exception c0000005
    > at address 01261040. Please advise.


    Is the address 01261040 always the same? The machine may have some failing
    memory.

    Download, burn and boot http://memtest86.org to run an exhaustive test of
    the memory in the machine.
     
  3. Bill 43

    Bill 43 Flightless Bird

    I'll have to be more careful in checking the address to determine, however, I
    will run memtest, thank you
    --
    Bill 43


    "Greg Russell" wrote:

    > In news:172506A5-3BC8-4B24-B5D2-FBDB66E44CF4@microsoft.com,
    > Bill 43 <Bill43@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
    >
    > > I keep getting this error in Win XP SP3: unhandled exception c0000005
    > > at address 01261040. Please advise.

    >
    > Is the address 01261040 always the same? The machine may have some failing
    > memory.
    >
    > Download, burn and boot http://memtest86.org to run an exhaustive test of
    > the memory in the machine.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > .
    >
     
  4. Jose

    Jose Flightless Bird

    On May 20, 1:15 am, Bill 43 <Bil...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    > I'll have to be more careful in checking the address to determine, however, I
    > will run memtest, thank you
    > --
    > Bill 43
    >
    >
    >
    > "Greg Russell" wrote:
    > > Innews:172506A5-3BC8-4B24-B5D2-FBDB66E44CF4@microsoft.com,
    > > Bill 43 <Bil...@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:

    >
    > > > I keep getting this error in Win XP SP3: unhandled exception c0000005
    > > > at address 01261040. Please advise.

    >
    > > Is the address 01261040 always the same? The machine may have some failing
    > > memory.

    >
    > > Download, burn and boothttp://memtest86.orgto run an exhaustive test of
    > > the memory in the machine.

    >
    > > .


    Can you pinpoint the activity or actions that generate the error
    message?

    I did not see how that supplied link gets you a RAM tester, but if you
    want to run a memory test this will work:

    Run a test of your RAM with memtest86+ (I know it is boring and will
    cost you a CD).

    Memtest86+ is a more up to date version of the old memtest86 program
    and they are not the same.

    The memtest86+ will not run under Windows, so you will need to
    download the ISO file and create a bootable CD, boot on that and then
    run the memtest86+ program.

    If even a single error is reported that is a failure and should make
    you suspicious of your RAM.

    If you have multiple sticks of RAM you may need to run the test on
    them one at a time and change them out to isolate the failure to a
    particular single stick. Always keep at least the first bank of RAM
    occupied so the test will find something to do and there is enough to
    boot your system.

    Sometimes, reseating the RAM in the slots will relieve the error but a
    failure is still cause for suspicion.

    The file and instructions are here:

    http://www.memtest.org/

    If someone says to run memtest86, you can say that you know memtest86+
    supercedes memtest86 and here's why:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memtest86
     

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