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Really Annoying Error... Need help!


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cocacolawiz

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Here's a screenshot of one of the errors I get. Click They all have to do with memory errors, but reference different places. It usually happens when I close out a program. Once one of the errors happens, I can't open the internet. If I have a browser window open before the error, I can use that, but if I try to open a new one, none of them will work. I've scaned for viruses, nothing... used spysweeper, nothing... run defrag, and tried using the windows XP cd to "repair" windows, but that didn't work either. Any help would be really appreciated.
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Right click the desktop icon for the programme, click properties, click compatibility, tick turn off advanced text services, click apply
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Do I have to do this for all the programs? because it does it for almost any program I open.
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You should not have to do this, did it stop the error for the programme you tried

Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter to replace the system files, you need the XP CD and get a blue progress bar, reboot when the bar goes
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I tried doing the scan and doing that thing with the advanced settings. The scan didn't ask me to put my Windows XP disk in, and the problem seemed to go away for a little. But now, it's back, and just as annoying. Have any other suggestions?
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Click start then run, type chkdsk /f /r then press enter, type Y to confirm for next boot, press enter then reboot.

This will take an hour, it will appear to load normally then either the monitor will show progress or the screen will go blank, do not disturb this.

When it gets to the desktop, hard drive will be as it should

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ok, do I need to have my Windows XP disk in when I do that?
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No

This is checking the drive rather than the files on it
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alright. I'll try it tomarrow and post how it goes.
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but that sounds like a hardware issue to me. defect memory module could cause the read/write errors.
You can reset your memory modules, see if that helps.
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Ive seen a similiar situation with one of my machines and it was the hard drive failing. I looked in the event logs had had a whole bunch of disk errors.
You can get to the event logs by going to Control Panel > Administratrive Tools > Event Viewer.

Check the Application and System logs for a bunch of disk warnings or errors.
I was able to fix it by running chkdsk like a previous poster said, but I would be wary, your hdd could be on the verge of crashing.
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I'm checking the application error report now, and I see some application hang errors and a bunch of warning things from symantec anti-virus. =/ Then in the system thing, I see some MrxSmb, NetBT, and Service Control Manager errors.

So far, after the chkdsk thing, I haven't gotten the error yet. But, the internet did the weird thing it was doing with the errors, where it wouldn't open, so I had to restart. Ummm... how do I do that memory thing in the previous post?
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You can download the most suitable of these, it will run from a floppy or CDR

It will boot from this and check the memory, let it run a few complete passes

http://www.memtest.org/#downiso
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