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Getting Memory Error When Clearing Screen Saver.

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#1 RogerB_1948


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Posted 27 June 2006 - 07:56 PM

I am running WinXP/Home-SP2 on a Dell Dimension 1100/B110-2.53ghz.

Whenever I have one of the Windows 3D screen savers running (especially 'Flying Object' or 'Flowerbox'), I get the following error message when I clear the screen saver to resume computer use.

3D Flying Objects: ss3dfo.scr - Application Error
The instruction at "0x01077495" referenced memory at "0x00000000". The memory could not be "read".
Click on OK to terminate program.

This obviously is not a critical problem, just annoying.

Does anyone have any ideas?

Thanks, RogerB

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#2 HitSquad


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Posted 28 June 2006 - 09:47 AM

Hi Roger, welcome to BC.
Crashes in 3D screensavers, more often then not, points to a video driver or DirectX issue.
Provided you are using the factory integrated graphics system that came with your Dell, go here, download and re-install the video drivers for it. You may want to print the installation instructions as the procedure is a bit different from the norm.
If it still crashes on you, go here, download and install the DirectX 9.0c redistributable package. That version is normally included with XP SP2 but may be corrupt.
Let us know.

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