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The software I am using is an open source geostatistics package called SGEMS. There are many simulation methods and many of them work fine, however when I am trying to use one multi-point simulation method then it shows me the general windows error along with the following error:

The instruction at "..." referenced memory at "...". The memory could not be "read"

My computer details are:

Microsoft XP
Version 2002
Service Pack 3

6400 @ 2.13GHz
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@Heavyd - It's a duplicate but he is adding more info this time. Last one was closed for lack of info. Let's not discourage him :) – JNK Sep 9 '10 at 18:56
@JNK, the only difference I see is the title, looks like an exact dupe to me. – heavyd Sep 9 '10 at 19:01
@heavyd - I see that now. The original he EDITED after it was closed. It was closed orignally because he had almost no info in it. Take a look at the timestamps for closing and editing. – JNK Sep 9 '10 at 19:08
@JNK Instead of harping on whether it is a duplicate or not, why not vote to re-open the original and vote to close this one. – BinaryMisfit Sep 10 '10 at 11:55
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This is a bug in the program: it's trying to access memory that it's not supposed to. (Strictly speaking it could be a bug in Windows, or a hardware problem, but they're a lot less likely.) This is a very generic kind of bug, so your best option is to report it to the authors (giving them the full data you've passed to the program — it's better if you can reproduce the bug with a small amount of input data — and the full error message).

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I too suspect the problem to be related with memory. Thanks for the input, though I know it's hard to identify what's the problem. – Pupil Sep 10 '10 at 0:02

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