I actually have several problems going on with my desktop computer (as noted in the subject).
Firstly, Firefox loads up slower than usual. This started happening on Monday or Tuesday this week -- pretty much when these crazy referenced memory errors started.
Secondly, I get a vague firefox.exe - Application Error: "The instruction at "0x02488520" referenced memory at "0x02488520". The memory could not be "read". Click on OK to terminate program."
It usually happens when I close the browser. Sometimes, though, it happens when I open or even during Web browsing. I don't recall it ever actually causing the browser to crash or close down though. The 0x0 numbers also vary from time to time. I just typed out what I just got now.
Actually, when I close the browser, I get XPCOM:Event Receiver: firefox.exe - Application Error and then the rest of the error babble about the referenced memory.
Thirdly, IE7 and Firefox both get hit with random pop-ups. This seems to usually happen after I use IE7 and then switch over to Firefox though. For what it's worth, I had Messenger disabled several years ago.
Lastly, with Firefox and sometimes even in IE, I can't get onto to certain Websites (such as BleepingComputer.com), I also can't run searches in Google or Yahoo. MSN.com is accessible and can be searched from. I haven't tried many other search pages though.
Right now, I'm typing all of this from the laptop which is thankfully free from this madness.
- I'm running Windows XP Home Edition with SP3.
- I get memory errors regardless of FF being in Safe Mode or if add-ons are installed or not.
- I don't have a firewall running but I do have Ad-Aware and AntiVir installed. Both have been used for years.
- I've actually run HijackThis! so I do have a log ready.
- I've uninstalled Flash and Java before to see if Firefox would stop having the memory errors but it didn't help. I uninstalled the browser, removed the install directory and profiles, and did a clean install on another partition as well as even on an external hard drive but the error keeps coming back.
- Ran MemTest and it reported that there were no RAM issues.
- Ran Chkdsk on all drives with thorough scans and no errors came up.
Edited by nunuu, 15 May 2008 - 11:30 AM.