You may receive the error message in event viewer while you run Microsoft Windows Update to scan for updates or to apply updates to any applications which use Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI) 3.1 together with Windows Update. The error message is:
A memory leak may occur when you update scans for your Windows that uses Windows Installer.
If you are receiving this error on your system, then try to remove this error as soon as possible. In this article, the steps to fix memory leak while updating Windows is given. Follow the steps and remove it completely from the system.
Causes of this error are given below:
This problem arises when Windows Update Agent tries to scan for Windows Installer updates. A memory leak may occur when you update scans for your Windows that uses Windows Installer. The error message you receive is:
Application popup: svchost.exe – Application Error: The instruction at “0X745f2780” referenced memory at “0X00000070”. The memory could not be “read”.
Symptoms of this error are given below:
These problems you will experience while you use any one of the following update mechanisms:
• The Microsoft Update Web site.
• Automatic Updates on Internet or Windows Server Update Service (WSUS).
• Microsoft Systems Management Server Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates.
• Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer.
• An application which performs update scans by using offline scan CAB file which uses the Windows Update Agent (WUA).
Manual steps to solve this issue:
In order to resolve this error, you will have to apply the latest Msi.dll Hotfix. When Windows Update scans for the updates which use Windows Installer the system may stop responding, Hotfix will help to resolve this problem. This will solve the problem.
If you are still not satisfied with the resolution method, then you can try third party tool Advanced System Repair Tool which is specially designed to solve the windows related error.