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SVCHOST.EXE error. HELP!


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Almost everytime I start my computer i get an svchost.exe error that says "the memory could not be "written"" and when that happens my soundcard driver wont work either, so I have to restart my computer about 5 times before the error is gone. I had this error a pretty long time now and I have searched the internet for solutions but havent found any that match my problem.

I have made no major hardware updates, and as I have said this has been happening a while now so I have installed a fair amount of software since.

I have carried out numerous s scans on my entire hard drive and tried various anti-spyware programs, but to no avail. I also have XP Service Pack 2 installed so Windows does not let me install any security patches.

It seems as though if I do get the svchost.exe error, if i leave the window without selecting 'OK' or 'Cancel' to debug or terminate the program, the system works with no problems, however as soon as I select an option my sound card stops working and then comes the dreaded crash...

This problem is getting very irritating and I would be very grateful for some help, thank you.
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have you tried updating your sound driver?
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Hmm well no........ sounds a bit obvious why couldn't I have tried that....?? Haha ill try and get back to you, thanks :whistling:
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Nope sorry, i rolled back to the first ever sound driver installed and... no difference :whistling: Somebody PLEASE help.............
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you rolled back. how about going out and downloading the most recent one? Try going to packardbell's web site and see what they have first.
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Ok i shall try thanks for looking :whistling: Ill get back to you within the next few days, I'm stacked with work... Thanks again.
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Ok i rolled back on ALL the devices possible in Hardware Devices, and although my computer was reverted to a 4bit display and old settings for a while, i had to update them all again, but still no joy :whistling:. I'm really disappointed as nothing i try seems to work. :blink: Please help, thank you all for looking...
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Okay I stumbled across a forum today where some guy was having, what seemed to be EXACTLY the same problem as me... so i followed the advice given to him.... delete all files in the temp folder (so i deleted them ALL for every user, and in c:\windows) and switch off windows update, so I did...
I restarted, and to my absolute joy... NO ERROR!!! But, however upon my next restart it popped up again :whistling:... Can anyone suggest a reason for this??? Maybe it was just one of the 'working' restarts where no error comes up, but next time it will?

Please please please help!!!!!

Edited by ac_182, 14 September 2006 - 05:49 AM.

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start with a full checkdisk: Open windows explorer, right click on c, choose properties. Click on the Tools tab, then choose "check now" under error checking. Select BOTH options. It will prompt you to run checkdisk at next startup. Click yes. Restart the computer.

once it completes, you will need to look in the event log. Right click on "My Computer" and choose manage. Look at system and application. Please report any events marked with a red x
Also, look for an event called "winlogon". This will contain the information from the checkdisk.

If you have a lot of entries marked with a red x, just let me know. I can give you alternative instructions for sending me the entire event logs.

now before we close out of the computer management, go to device manager. Do you have any red x's or yellow exlamation points? If so then what are they?
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Theres a heap of red X's and exclamation points :S But here's the winlogon info (i found four):

NUMBER 1:
Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Volume label is HDD.

A disk check has been scheduled.
Windows will now check the disk.
Cleaning up minor inconsistencies on the drive.
Cleaning up 56 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 56 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 56 unused security descriptors.
CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
Usn Journal verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying file data (stage 4 of 5)...
File data verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying free space (stage 5 of 5)...
Free space verification is complete.

237890519 KB total disk space.
109813592 KB in 99215 files.
45176 KB in 9712 indexes.
0 KB in bad sectors.
399283 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
127632468 KB available on disk.

4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
59472629 total allocation units on disk.
31908117 allocation units available on disk.

Internal Info:
40 8c 02 00 01 a9 01 00 cb 5d 02 00 00 00 00 00 @........]......
58 0c 00 00 01 00 00 00 4a 06 00 00 00 00 00 00 X.......J.......
ec f5 db 0a 00 00 00 00 1a 76 0b 46 00 00 00 00 .........v.F....
98 62 57 21 00 00 00 00 a0 35 65 55 06 00 00 00 .bW!.....5eU....
d8 f4 cc ce 05 00 00 00 f8 bc 89 a5 0c 00 00 00 ................
90 c9 87 be 00 00 00 00 90 38 07 00 8f 83 01 00 .........8......
00 00 00 00 00 60 7d 2e 1a 00 00 00 f0 25 00 00 .....`}......%..

Windows has finished checking your disk.
Please wait while your computer restarts.


For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft....link/events.asp.

NUMBER 2:
The shell stopped unexpectedly and Explorer.Exe was restarted.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft....link/events.asp.

NUMBER 3:
The shell stopped unexpectedly and Explorer.Exe was restarted.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft....link/events.asp.

NUMBER 4:
Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Volume label is HDD.


One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency. You
may cancel the disk check, but it is strongly recommended
that you continue.
Windows will now check the disk.
Cleaning up minor inconsistencies on the drive.
Cleaning up 2294 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 2294 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 2294 unused security descriptors.
CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
Usn Journal verification completed.
CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the
master file table (MFT) bitmap.
Correcting errors in the Volume Bitmap.
Windows has made corrections to the file system.

237890519 KB total disk space.
108818820 KB in 111161 files.
50616 KB in 10209 indexes.
0 KB in bad sectors.
398243 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
128622840 KB available on disk.

4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
59472629 total allocation units on disk.
32155710 allocation units available on disk.

Internal Info:
40 8c 02 00 9c d9 01 00 68 b1 02 00 00 00 00 00 @.......h.......
41 0c 00 00 01 00 00 00 ed 0e 00 00 00 00 00 00 A...............
9a 42 09 0b 00 00 00 00 24 2f 62 45 00 00 00 00 .B......$/bE....
24 5f 4f 32 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 $_O2............
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 fc 5d 21 93 00 00 00 00 .........]!.....
80 b7 45 be 00 00 00 00 78 38 07 00 39 b2 01 00 ..E.....x8..9...
00 00 00 00 00 10 c6 f1 19 00 00 00 e1 27 00 00 .............'..

Windows has finished checking your disk.
Please wait while your computer restarts.


For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft....link/events.asp.

Also, in device manager there are no exclamation marks etc. on any devices.
However, today when I logged on to my computer no error appeared as it sometimes does not, so do you think it may not have any problems with my devices because this time I have logged on with no svchost error? Normally when i log on with an error there may be problems stated??

Thank you for your help so far :whistling:
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Ok I reckon I'v figured out how to save the whole thing, so attatched are the logs for Applications and System:

Thanks again :whistling:

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Edited by ac_182, 14 September 2006 - 11:05 AM.

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Error 04/09/2006 12:25:55 Application Error (100) 1000 N/A COMPUTER1

I need the details for this one.

have you kept current with windows update? I believe you are running media center, is that correct?
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Okay, yeah im up to date with windows update, although I deactivated automatic updates as somebody was given advice for the same problem and this may fix it...but it hasnt. Also yes, I'm running Media Center.
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Also, what details do you want and how may I obtain them :S??

i have these details for you if it helps :whistling: :

Faulting application , version 0.0.0.0, faulting module unknown, version 0.0.0.0, fault address 0x00000000.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft....link/events.asp.


Data (bytes :S):

0000: 41 70 70 6c 69 63 61 74 Applicat
0008: 69 6f 6e 20 46 61 69 6c ion Fail
0010: 75 72 65 20 20 20 30 2e ure 0.
0018: 30 2e 30 2e 30 20 69 6e 0.0.0 in
0020: 20 75 6e 6b 6e 6f 77 6e unknown
0028: 20 30 2e 30 2e 30 2e 30 0.0.0.0
0030: 20 61 74 20 6f 66 66 73 at offs
0038: 65 74 20 30 30 30 30 30 et 00000
0040: 30 30 30 000


Data (Numbers :S) :

0000: 6c707041 74616369 206e6f69 6c696146
0010: 20657275 2e302020 2e302e30 6e692030
0020: 6b6e7520 6e776f6e 302e3020 302e302e
0030: 20746120 7366666f 30207465 30303030
0040: 303030

Edited by ac_182, 14 September 2006 - 02:53 PM.

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Sorry about all the posts, just a learning administrator :whistling:.
Heres the entire details:


Event Type: Error
Event Source: Application Error
Event Category: (100)
Event ID: 1000
Date: 04/09/2006
Time: 12:25:55
User: N/A
Computer: COMPUTER1
Description:
Faulting application , version 0.0.0.0, faulting module unknown, version 0.0.0.0, fault address 0x00000000.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft....link/events.asp.
Data:
0000: 41 70 70 6c 69 63 61 74 Applicat
0008: 69 6f 6e 20 46 61 69 6c ion Fail
0010: 75 72 65 20 20 20 30 2e ure 0.
0018: 30 2e 30 2e 30 20 69 6e 0.0.0 in
0020: 20 75 6e 6b 6e 6f 77 6e unknown
0028: 20 30 2e 30 2e 30 2e 30 0.0.0.0
0030: 20 61 74 20 6f 66 66 73 at offs
0038: 65 74 20 30 30 30 30 30 et 00000
0040: 30 30 30 000
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