Explorer.exe-Application Error

Microsoft Windows xp professional w/serv...
February 10, 2010 at 15:17:25
Specs: Windows XP
I get no further than my desktop and get the message: Explorer.exe-Application Error
The intructions at " 0x10007356" referenced memory at '0x71ab4a07". The memory could not be "read"
Click on OK to terminate the program.

Click on OK and the box appears again...I cannot do anything else besides click OK

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February 10, 2010 at 16:09:11
You may be experiencing ram errors.

A common thing that can happen with ram, even ram that worked fine previously, is the ram has, or has developed, a poor connection in it's slot(s).
This usually happens a long time after the ram was installed, but it can happen with new ram, or after moving the computer case from one place to another, and I've had even new modules that needed to have their contacts cleaned.

See response 2 in this - try cleaning the contacts on the ram modules, and making sure the modules are properly seated:

For a laptop, or netbook, you must remove both its main battery and AC adapter before you do that.

For a brand name computer, see the Owner's or User's manual if you need to - how to remove or replace the ram is usually in that - it may already be in your installed programs. If you can't get into Windows, it may be on a disk that came with the computer, or you can go online and look at it or download it - it's in the downloads for your specific model.

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