Error on startup

Recently, I’ve been getting this message when my computer starts up:

The instruction at “0x7c80cf6d” referenced memory at “0x7e818ead”. The memory could not be “read”. Click on OK to terminate the program.

I have no choice but to click OK. But then it seems the firewall is still running fine. Any suggestions on how this can be fixed? I tried re-installing and it didn’t fix it.


Hi anselina
What OS?
When you get the error does it say what the faulting program is? I take it since you posted here it’s cpf.
What changes had occured to your system immediately prior to the error?
What other programs are auto start, antivir malware scanners?
Anything showing in Event Viewer?

Some of the causes for this can be
Failing memory or other hardware.
The faulting program registry entries are corrupted.
A problem with startup program sequence.

One other I should have added
Failed windows updates-but the faulting app would be svchost.exe
If this is the case some users have resolved this by
Turning off automatic updates, reboot, then manually go to windows updates and install updates, turn automatic updates back on and reboot.
Hope this helps