Taskeng.exe Application Error

  Shark boy 11:55 19 Mar 11

Hey guys,

I have an Acer Aspire 5735 laptop that is being really really weird. It keeps shutting down, being really slow (sometimes taking half an hour to load up properly) and sometimes randomly showing error messages.

This morning when I turned it on it showed the following error

taskeng.exe - Application Error
The instruction at 0x10004980 referenced memory 0x10004980. The required data was not placed into memory because of an I/O error status of 0xc0000185.

I read the error message thoroughly, and it seems to point to either the memory or the hard drive being faulty. Any ideas on what to do, or should I not even be worrying about the messages?

Any advice would be great,
Shark Boy

  Shark boy 11:57 19 Mar 11

My norton 360 5.0 premier edition has just thrown an error of 3051,1

  VoG II 11:58 19 Mar 11

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  Shark boy 12:29 19 Mar 11

My laptop is now unusably slow. I'm giving up on it and am going to reinstall everything.

  Shark boy 12:32 19 Mar 11

But if it is a hard drive error, it won't make any difference reinstalling windows will it?

  Shark boy 07:39 20 Mar 11

Should I use ultimate boot cd?

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