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03-29-2010, 09:07 PM
Hey guys, so I always play in windowed mode, and I put it back to full screen to move some bars around i couldnt reach with my cursor in windowed mode. EQ crashes, no biggie. When I log back in, I get to the server select screen and try to log in, I get this message upon which EQ crashes:
"The instruction at [letter/number combo] referenced memory at [different letter/number combo]. The memory could not be read."
Even when I try to boot it up in windowed mode again, I still get it. I have tried restarting more than once and cannot solve my dilemma. Please help!
03-30-2010, 11:15 AM
Update: I uninstalled and completely reinstalled EQ. I am having the exact same problem. I also use Windows 7 in case anyone is wondering.
I wrote down the numbers that come up in the brackets. the first one is "0x10001c6b" and the second is "0x00000018"
If anyone has any suggestion, please help. I cannot play until I resolve why EQ is crashing when it tries to boot up.
03-30-2010, 12:11 PM
See if this helps.
04-04-2010, 12:04 PM
The only way I could keep from getting this error is to never run in fullscreen mode. If you are trying to get rid of this error so that you can get back into the game (without reinstalling), I would try doing the following.
1. Open up the eqclient.ini file.
2. Find the line that states,
3. Change it to,
This should allow you to get back into the game without the memory error issue. I have no idea if this is a Geforce 8800 GTX issue or what, but it took me forever to figure out how to make this stop.
Another theory that I have not tried yet is right clicking on the eqclient.ini file and making it a "read only" file. I have no idea how the EQ client would react to the read only file upon exit though. The idea here would be once you changed it to fullscreen mode in game, upon exit, it would not be able to write "WindowedMode=FALSE" back into the eqclient.ini file, causing you to get the memory error again on next start up.
I hope this helps.
04-04-2010, 02:14 PM
could this be added to the getting started guide since it seems to be common these days
08-02-2010, 02:01 PM
same thing happened to me! i can't get back in. I can't locate eqclient.ini ... it's not in the /sony/everquest directory!
edit: found it
C:\Users\(yourusername)\AppData\Local\VirtualStore \Program Files (x86)\Sony\EverQuest
08-02-2010, 02:47 PM
Another thing that you could try is testing your RAM. Memory read errors can sometimes be due to damaged RAM. If you overclock your machine and alter the timing of your RAM it could also be unstable even if the RAM isn't damaged.
You could check this program, looks like free memory testing software...
EDIT: Since multiple people seem to be having the same problem I doubt you have bad RAM, but still, couldn't hurt to test it, especially if other programs start crashing on you.
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