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Whenever I try running certain programs (mostly games) they crash out (waiting for response, then wont load), the event log always has the same exception code (0xc0000005) regardless of program.

I have no faith in tech support being quick on helping me, can any one point me in the right direction of what 0xc0000005 means, so I can try and resolve this myself,


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First hit on Google says an application is trying to access memory it shouln't. Have you tested the memory? Made any recent hardware changes? Changed any settings? Installed new drivers? Disabled DEP to see if that's causing it? – user3463 Aug 20 '12 at 22:19
I'm going to run a memory scan at some later point to try and work out if that's a problem, I read the memory stuff, but was dubious due to the fact search results for such questions seam to return back so much rubbish. – Kennifer Aug 20 '12 at 22:45
grr @ enter for submit. The system I'm using has just had a new ssd put in with fresh install, but this issue was happening before the hdd got updated. I'm assuming its more of a hardware problem but just wanted some clarification. The whole system is new so didn't really expect any memory problems this early on. I'll let you know how I got on with memory test & disabling DEP – Kennifer Aug 20 '12 at 22:47
I would definitely rule out a memory problem first. Burn memtest86+ to a CD, boot from that CD, and let it run for a few hours. If it reports any errors at all, you have a hardware issue that you need to fix first. – David Schwartz Aug 20 '12 at 22:50
Most likely a buggy driver, Bug Check 0x5: INVALID_PROCESS_ATTACH_ATTEMPT..... – Moab Aug 21 '12 at 0:34

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