Winlogon application error the memory could not be read

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Hi all,

I got this weird error message while I am working in an application. The error title is winlogon – Application error. It says that the memory could not be read. Please help me get rid of this problem. I am not getting any help from the error message. How do I debug the program? Please assist me to do so. Thanks.


Winlogon.exe – Application Error

The instruction at “0x01253ec0” referenced memory at “0xb5ffac01”. The memory could not be “read”.

Click on OK to terminate the program

Click on CANCEL to debug the program.

Answered By 105 points N/A #168206

Winlogon application error the memory could not be read


To fix such type of issue, try the followings.

First, increase your “Virtual RAM” size. “Virtual RAM” means a disk space specified for system to read and write data as if it were a RAM. To increase its size,

  1. Go to My Computer >> “Advanced” tab >> under “Performance”, click “Settings”.
  2. Open “Advanced” tab.
  3. From “Virtual memory” section, click “Change”.
  4. Uncheck “Automatically manage paging file size for all drives”.
  5. Check the radio button after “Custom size”.
  6. Set the paging file size. The “Initial” means the minimum space, “Maximum” means highest space. I recommend to increase both field’s rate to 4096 MB, which will be 2 GB.
  7. Press “OK”.
  8. Restart your PC.

Also, install the latest update of the software. It is recommended because many software have bug inside their system core and causes crashes due to poor coding.

Check your system files with default system file cleaner. Open an elevated Command Prompt, run this command: sfc /scannow

If possible, restore your system to an early point. Start “C:WindowsSystem32rstrui.exe”, choose a restore point and restore your system.

You can also try using a good registry cleaner. I’d like to recommend you to use Wise Registry Cleaner.

Answered By 589160 points N/A #317265

Winlogon application error the memory could not be read


That problem normally happens when there is a problem with one of your memory modules. But usually the problem is just a fluke and may no longer appear the next time you start the computer. If you receive this error, click “OK” then restart the computer. If this doesn’t work, shut down your computer then wait about ten to twenty seconds (10 – 20 seconds) before starting the computer again.

Try also starting the computer using the last known good configuration option. Restart your computer then press F8 before the Windows logo appears. In “Advanced Boot Options” screen, scroll down and select “Last known good configuration” then hit Enter to boot the computer. If this doesn’t work and you keep receiving the same error, try removing one of the memory modules installed on your motherboard.

Shut down your computer then open the CPU case. Remove one of the memory modules from the memory slot then start the computer. If the error disappears, replace the memory module you removed with a new one. On the other hand, if the error still appears, reseat it on the memory slot then remove the other memory module.

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