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Windows 7: RecEnv.exe Application Error


06 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7 64-bit and Windows XP SP3
 
 
RecEnv.exe Application Error

I am running home-built, dual-boot machine (Windows 7 on HD#1, and XPSP3 on HD#2). I use the Windows Boot Manager to decide which OS to boot into, and Win 7 is the default. MOBO is an ASUSP8P67 Deluxe, CPU is the i5-2500K (overclocked to 4.0GHZ) and the RAM is G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 SDRAM 1600 (PC3 12800). It has been stable for more than a year now with no worries.

I recently started getting random reboots while in Windows 7 while at my desktop with Winamp playing music, attempting to back-up some saved game files, and playing a game. The error message is: "RecEnv.exe - Application Error. The instruction at Oxfc647a47 referenced memory at Oxffffffff. The memory could not be read. Click OK to terminate the program."

I've tried to have the system fix itself on a reboot (the recommended option), as well as use the System Repair Disk and the System Disk, to load any missing files that may have been corrupted; but to no avail. I get the same error message. I can occasionally boot into Windows 7 normally and it is stable for a while, but it eventually reboots with the same error message. I can boot into XP and it appears to be stable.

I've read on other boards that this could a RAM issue. I ran the Win Memory Diag. Tool, and no issues were identified. I plan to test my ram using Memtest86. I occasionally get a BSOD with a reference to memory management and a message that new hardware/software may not have been installed properly.

This issue has also erased about a dozen restore points that I had set recently. The only two restore points still remaining are from about six months ago. I did a system backup to an external HD two weeks ago when it was stable - this may be my saving grace.

Any suggestions on how to fix this would be greatly appreciated, thanks.


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06 Apr 2012   #2

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most of restore points are gone? very strange.
Even old restore points are not working I think. This because rollback needs all restore points to work well.

tip: delete all restore points and create a new one. But only if all is working fine.

For now I think it's a memory error. So first check your memory a few hours with memtest86 or another memory tester (from ecovery environment for example)
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06 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 64-bit and Windows XP SP3
 
 

Thanks for the response, I'll use Memtest86+ and see what that tells me.
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10 Apr 2012   #4

Windows 7 64-bit and Windows XP SP3
 
 

I ran Memtest86+ and it told me that I have over 300,000 errors with my G.Skill RAM. Funny thing though, my system is stable when I boot into XP - any thoughts as to why this is?. I did some checking and found that the Corsair Vengeance RAM was specifically tested on my MOBO and CPU. I purchased 2 4GB sticks this RAM to resolve my issue; hopefully it'll work.
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10 Apr 2012   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ConMac View Post
I ran Memtest86+ and it told me that I have over 300,000 errors with my G.Skill RAM. Funny thing though, my system is stable when I boot into XP - any thoughts as to why this is?. I did some checking and found that the Corsair Vengeance RAM was specifically tested on my MOBO and CPU. I purchased 2 4GB sticks this RAM to resolve my issue; hopefully it'll work.
how much memory do you have?
winxp is 32bits?
Windows 7 is 64bits?
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10 Apr 2012   #6

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This issue has also erased about a dozen restore points that I had set recently. The only two restore points still remaining are from about six months ago. I did a system backup to an external HD two weeks ago when it was stable - this may be my saving grace.
=>If you start winxp and then access a Windows 7 partition all restore points are gone! Winxp doesn't understand the restore points and makes them invalid.
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10 Apr 2012   #7

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After replacing memory:
  • perform memtest86 agian for a few hours
  • chkdsk/f C: chkdsk/f D: etc
  • sfc/scannow
Last two commands from Elevated Command Prompt
But best thing to do is to restore a valid system image because bad memory can cause wrong data being written to disk! As you say the system image is only 2 weeks old and system was fine then ... do a restore!
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10 Apr 2012   #8

Windows 7 64-bit and Windows XP SP3
 
 

Win XP is 32-bit, and Windows 7 is 64-bit. Re my restore points, I posted here last year sometime with that issue, and I did other research, and I resolved that issue by making the two partitions (they're also on different HD's) independent. This has worked since then, I could set restore points in Windows 7, boot into XP, then go back to Windows 7 and the restore points were always there. Something happened recently to change that.

In addition, I was trying to fix a problem with a RecEnv.exe error when I went into the Advance Boot Options to Select Last Known Good Configuration per a thread that I found. I did this, and I couldn't connect to the Internet. I got the following message:

"MMLoadDrv:MMLoadDrv.exe - Entry Point Not Found The procedure entry point WaitNamedPipeA could not be located in the dynamic link library KERNEL32.dll."

I tried fixing this by inserting the System Repair disk, and the System OS disk, on a reboot. Now I can't even boot into Windows 7, but XP is still stable. Any thoughts? Thanks again.
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10 Apr 2012   #9

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If winxp can't see Windows 7 partition (don't assign a drive letter to it) it's fine.

"Last Known Good Configuration" didn't fix the problem you have (it's a memory problem!)

"I tried fixing this by inserting the System Repair disk, and the System OS disk, on a reboot"
=> What the heck did you do exactly. Because i think you made things even worse(?)

winxp is 32 bits and only addresses memory up to 4GB. Most like the errors are above 4GB addresses.
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10 Apr 2012   #10

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Did you already replace your faulty memory? Or unplug the faulty memory stick
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