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My PC keeps reporting the following error in the event viewer around every 10-15 minutes: Faulting application , version 0.0.0.0, faulting module unknown, version 0.0.0.0, fault address 0x00000000. Whenever it happens, the XP theme change to classic theme then change back to the normal theme. The network goes down and I must restart PC for the network to come back online. What could be causing this and how do i fix it?

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Despite the extremely not-useful error message (another favourite of mine is "The data is the error"), sometimes the standard link that is shown for each event, in fact links to a very specific knowledge base article. You can get there by clicking the blue link in Event Viewer:

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp

(which, when clicking from the Event Viewer, might include the event ID if applicable).

So, not very likely, but: maybe Microsoft surprises you if you click it. :-)

(See also How To Solve Any Windows Problem with Event ID.)

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It seems like an executable starts every 10-15 min that does these funny stuff and aborts.

If the idea of examining the Event Log doesn't work out, you can use Process Explorer : Leave it running and when the funny stuff starts, immediately switch to Process Explorer - the ending process will be highlighted in red for 1 second. You can prolong the delay to more than 1 second by using the menu Options / Difference highlight duration.

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Process monitor might be better because it'll log the process startup so you don't have to catch it running. –  Tony Lee Sep 14 '09 at 17:02
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