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Error message when log on screen appears

Hello, I was wondering if someone could help me out with this. My PC crashed yesterday and upon rebooting I recieved the following "error message when the log on screen appeared. Once I logged on I did some digging and found that it had "Disabled" all of the Services in the Administrative Tools section.

svchost.exe - Application error:
The intruction at "0x7c918fea" referenced memory at "0x00000010". The memory could not be "written".
Click OK to terminate the program

I have "Googled this error message and there were many different pages with advice on what to do. I have done quite a few of them and have had no luck in resolving my problem what so ever. It doesn't seem to keep any applications from running or slow the old machine down, it is just a one click annoyance.
Would appreciate any help with this minor annoyance.
Thank you.

80GB HD with approx. 60GB free space
ATI Radeon 9250 GPU with 256MB Ram
IE 6

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In reply to: Error message when log on screen appears

You don't mention what you HAVE "tried."

Have you updated and run anti-virus and anti-spyware scans? If any virus or spy ware is found you should repair, remove or quarantine it then immediately delete all backups such as System Restore points. Right Click on My Computer > left click on Properties > System Restore tab > Place a check beside "Turn of System Restore...." > and click Apply. Then remove the check and click Apply to turn SR back on.

Have you run the system file checker. Start > Run > type "sfc /scannow" without the quotes. Note that there is a space typed between sfc and /scannow. Then click OK and follow the prompts. You may be asked to insert the XP cd. If you do not have the cd and you are presented with a path dialog window, type in "C:\WINDOWS\I386" without the quotes and click OK.

Hope something here is of help,


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Error Message

In reply to: Error message when log on screen appears

Would you happen to have another PC,laptop at your disposal? One that is running correctly without any system errors, hang-ups etc? If so, after running the Anti-Virus, Spyware programs and the "sfc /scannow" from the Run command as Charlie mentioned in his reply and your system checks out try this.
Using another PC that is error free open up Start\Settings\Control Panel\Administrative Tools\Services and use the settings from that PC's Services section to enable-start/disable your settings that are all screwed up. When you double-click on a service it will bring up a properties box that is where you will have to make a service Automatic/Manual/Disabled and either start or stop the service.
Then try the following for future problems that may arise.

1) On the Action menu, click Export List.
2) In the Export List dialog box, enter the following information:
a)In Save in, click a location to save the file.
b) In File name, type a name for the file.
c) In Save as type, click a file format in the list.

To export only certain rows, select the Save Only Selected Rows check box.
3) Click Save.
Just remember to create a folder, name it and save it where you will be able to get to it later.
Hope it helps


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I think you got it!

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Themadczech, Charlie,
I appreciate your input very much. I forgot to tell you I had run Anti-V, Anti-Spyware programs along with the sfc /scannow command.
Whatever it did to the PC when it crashed also disabled my modem which I do not use and the Telephony services in the Administrative Tools section. I got a neighbor to let me open up his, well he opened up his Administrator Tools\Services and I set my configuration to match his.
Rebooted and the "Error message" is gone.
Opened up certain key software that I regularly use and some other programs, rebooted several times over the last few hours and the Antique seems to be her old self again.
I would like to thank both "Themadczech and Charlie" for helping me out with this. If I could meet you I would really like to shake your hands and by you a beer.
Once again, Thank

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(NT) Glad you got it worked out.

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RE: Export List

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I never even knew about that option. Very handy. Glad you posted that.


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