I would like to persue it as both a possible malware issue and a possible O/S problem..because as of now, both possibilities are on the table until one is ruled out.
I'm leaning toward O/S, but I still have no response to the HJT log to confirm it. If the HJT response confirms nothing suspicious I will request removal of the post.
My situation is analogous to my dog being sick and my taking it to a vet...and the vet telling me to take it to either a canine toxicologist if I think it is poisoned or a canine disease specialist if I think it is sick, but not both. A sick dog and a poisoned dog can have similar symptoms.
Bah...I'll do an XP repair off my sp3 disk and see what happens.
After reinstalling video drivers and chipset drivers, I have been getting the same error but with 2 other variations of it. The title will now sometimes contain RUNDLL32.EXE(caps instead of lower case) or nwiz.exe before " - Application Error".
I've also run the repair option from the windows XP sp3 installation disk without result.
Whatever the problem is, it is centered around the graphics/display software. nwiz.exe is from nvidia and works with the 8600gts I am using. When the error refers to "memory", could it be the onboard memory of the nvidia card?
Edited by Naferu, 15 November 2009 - 01:17 AM.