How To Fix Access Violation at Address Error

If you’re getting the Access Violation at Address Error it means that a program you’re trying to run is trying to access memory that is already used by a program that is already running. For example if you already have program A running and program A is accessing memory piece A if program B that you’ve just started is trying to access memory piece A you will get the Access Violation at Address Error.

Unlike most errors that give results in hexadecimal error codes this error code can actually give you the cause and fix for the problem. For example if you encounter this error while turning your PC off you can run dxdiag from the Run prompt (Win+R). A common cause for this error is the faulty installation of DirectX, if you have DirectX installed you should try uninstalling and installing it again, often this fixed the problem.

Like mentioned earlier first try reinstalling DirectX fresh and see if that helps, if the error doesn’t appear anymore, that’s it, you’ve fixed the problem. If it does appear it is time to look for another solution. The next solution is getting the latest hardware drivers for your computer, especially the sound card as its drivers can often lead to this problem as well. When you download drivers for the soundcard or in general for any hardware make sure that you download them from the official site, that way you know that they’re good and not corrupt or faulty. If you’ve previously downloaded drivers from third-party sites that could explain why you are getting these Access Violation at Address errors.

If that doesn’t help either you can try software like madshi.net that will try to find what is wrong with your computer and will give suggestions on how to fix it. The software is free to use as well.

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~ by antoniousmxms9 on October 18, 2011.

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