Saturday, May 16, 2009

Fix svchost.exe application error

Are you nagged by SVCHOST.exe - Application Error in windows xp? i.e. do you get the following or a very similar error:

  1. svchost.exe - application error.
  2. The instruction at "0×009a8569" referenced memory at "0×00000000". The memory could not be 'read'.

Afer closing the above error, you probably would not be able to start anything on your PC. Moreover windows XP could even crash when you try to shutdown the PC. Definitely it is a frustrating experience. However you could try the following fix.

How to fix SVCHOST.exe Application Error in windows XP?

The SVCHOST.exe Application error is thrown because of a corrupted Windows Update in Windows XP.Infact, the only options that the error message allows are to click OK to terminate the program or click Cancel to debug the program.

But when the above error messages are thrown, do not close any of them i.e. neither click OK nor CANCEL. Windows XP will continue to work, if you do not close any of those error messages. Then you could carry out the following steps:

  • Click Start
  • Right click My Computer
  • Click Properties
  • Click the Automatic Updates tab
  • Choose Turn off Automatic Updates
  • Restart your computer
  • Connect to the internet
  • Click Start >> All Programs >> Windows Update
  • Manually update windows
  • Turn On Automatic Updates again

That is all folks!!! Next you get the error message again, follow the same steps as outlined above to fix the SVCHOST.exe Application error.

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