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Exiting a program

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by phyljack1, Jan 9, 2006.

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  1. phyljack1

    phyljack1 Thread Starter

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    When I "x" out a program, sometimes the following message appears on the screen:

    The instruction as "Ox058d454d" referenced memory at "Ox058d454d".
    The memory could not re "read". Click on OK to terminate the program.


    What does this mean?
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    Not uncommon (unfortunately).

    It indicates that there is a corruption in a file somewhere (possibly a driver or a program .dll) that is trying to read a memory address that does not exist.

    Often its to do with "add-ins" to a program that cease functioning properly or do not unload correctly at exit time.

    It happens here from time to time in Internet Explorer, to do with the way the Adobe Reader add-in exits. As it causes no other problems, I just live with it as correction may cause as many problems as it fixes!
     
  3. JohnWill

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    I get that about once every three weeks when I reboot. I still haven't isolated the failing application, and it's just not worth a lot of time chasing it down. :)
     
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