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svchost.exe- Application Error

I have a Dell 6400 laptop that is less than a year old and have had no problems up to now, and I could use some help. Upon startup Windows will launch and then I recive a error which reads.
svchost.exe-Application Error
The instruction at "0x745f2780" referenced memory at "0x00000000"
The memory could not be "read"
Click on OK to terinate the program.
Click on Cancel to debug the program.
I have tried both to terminate and debug but nether works the laptop locks up.Any ideas, or do I have to reinstall Windows?

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Can be a sign of a pest.

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What was running at the time of the bomb?

What pest control software do you use?

I'll suggest the usual scans of EWIDO and HOUSECALL.


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I don't recall what was running the first time.
I run MSN Premiums Antivirus Package and spybot.

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Since MSN ignores Alexa and other pests, I'd use

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EWIDO and HOUSECALL for a second opinion.


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Thanks for the help.I ran HouseCall and it did't find a problem and I was still getting the error.
I ran EWIDO and it found 7 problems.I have rebooted several times and it seems to have fixed the problem.
Thanks again. Gary

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Chalk up another one for...

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You sought out advice and used it. You win.


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