The instruction at 0x00### referenced memory at 0x00###. The memory could not be read error is RAM-related error associated with both system or 3rd-party applications running on Windows 10. It usually means that an application couldn’t read the assigned physical memory.

One user shared his concerns on the Microsoft Answers forum.

When I shutdown/restart Windows hangs with this error
explorer.exe – application error
The instruction at 0x00007ffee39ecc60 referenced memory at
0x0000000000000000. The memory could not be read.
The instruction memory location varies with each shutdown but 00007ff…………. is constant…

Learn how to tackle this issue with the instructions provided below.

How to fix The instruction at referenced memory error on Windows 10

1. Run SFC & DISM Scan

  1. Go to Start > Type ‘command prompt’ > right-click on ‘Command Prompt’ and select run as administrator.open cmd as admin the instruction at referenced memory windows 10
  2. In the command line, type sfc /scannow.sfc cmd the instruction at referenced memory windows 10
  3. Wait for the process to be completed.
  4. Afterward, close the Command Prompt.

Alternatively, you can use proactive tools such as CCleaner or other PC cleaning tools to repair corrupt system files in Windows registry.


2. Scan for malware

  1. Download Malwarebytes Adwcleaner, here, and install it on your system.
  2. Open the program by right-clicking the icon and selecting the “Run as Administrator” option.
  3. Select the “Scan” option to commence the scanning operation.
  4. After the scan, select the “Clean & Repair” option.scan for pups with malwarebytes the instruction at referenced memory windows 10
  5. After the cleanup, shut down your system and restart it.

3. Perform Clean boot and install .Net framework

  1. Go to the search box, and then type “msconfig”.msconfig run the instruction at referenced memory windows 10
  2. Select System Configuration to open the dialog box.
  3. Find the Services tab, and then check the Hide all Microsoft services boxsystem configuration services the instruction at referenced memory windows 10
  4. Click Disable all and then click OK.
  5. Finally, reboot your PC.
  6. Check this article on how to install Microsoft .Net Framework on your system.

4. Allocate Virtual memory

  1. In the Windows Search, type Advanced and open ”View advanced system settings”.open advanced system settings the instruction at referenced memory windows 10
  2. Select the Advanced tab from the dialog box.
  3. Under the Performance section, open Settings.
  4. Select Advanced.
  5. Choose Virtual Memory.
  6. Uncheck the ”Automatically manage paging file size for all drives” box.
  7. Select the Custom size and insert your current available physical RAM in MB values.
  8. Confirm changes and reboot.

5. Run Windows Updates

  1. Go to Start>type “update” in the search box and then click on “Windows Update” to proceed.check for windows updates the instruction at referenced memory windows 10
  2. In the Windows Update window, check for updates and install the available updates.
  3. After the update is complete, restart your Windows PC.

6. Reset System

  1. Go to Settings > Update & Security > Recovery.
  2. Select “Reset this PC”.reset this pc the instruction at referenced memory windows 10
  3. Choose whether you want to keep or delete your files and apps.
  4. Click “Reset” to proceed

Alternatively, you should scan your RAM for errors and ensure that you meet system requirement to run the affected app or game which inflicts the error. Windows 10 system requires at least 1 GB of RAM, but ideally, you would go for at least 2 GB.

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