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Windows 7: taskhost.exe explorer.exe gwx.exe and dwm.exe multiple errors

28 Dec 2015   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
taskhost.exe explorer.exe gwx.exe and dwm.exe multiple errors

When I boot into my computer I get the following message:

The instruction at 0xff7773f0 referenced memory at 0xff7773f0 the memory could not be written click ok to terminate.

I click ok then get

explorer.exe application error The exception Privileged instruction. 0xc0000096 occured int he application at location 0xf7631f54 click ok to terminate the program

I click ok then get

GWX.exe application error The instruction at 0x3f361 ade referenced memory at 0x0000006b the memory could not be read click ok to terminate the program

I click ok then get
dwm.exe application error. The application was unable to start correct (0xc0000005) click ok to close the application

If I try to use ctrl alt delete it gives me the dwm error listed above

If I try to create new task I get taskmgr.exe application error. The exception Privileged Instrucation 0xc0000096) occured in the appilcation at location 0xfb7c1f54 click ok to terminate

Here's what I can notice that's difference.. I started to get the dwm.exe error and then it progressively went down hill. It seems the font/display is different and I can't use the touchpad on the pc. I ran Kaspersky disk and it found some odds and ends mostly things that I knew were there but I haven't downloaded or really installed anything lately outside of some windows updates. The odd thing is that I can use the touchpad there. Safe mode doesn't do much either and I can't see my icons at all..

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04 Jan 2016   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64

Figured I would peak in and see if any one may have a suggestion to try?

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04 Jan 2016   #3

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
That is quite a pickle

All I can think of is use either of the Linux recovery options to first recover your personal files :/
Lucid Puppy way to recover files from a non-bootable computer

Emergency Kit - save your files from a dead OS

Not sure if you have a installation disk or not to try a repair install :/
Repair Install

If not you can download a win-7 iso file and burn it to flash or cd and clean install after recovering your personal files
ISO image

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
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