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I am using Delphi 10.4.2, with latest patches,  on Windows Server 2019.


32bit application, running in desktop mode.


I am having strange access violation.  It seems FastMM5 (with full debug mode) can not capture it.  MadExcept can not capture it either.  By "can not capture" - I meant - nothing is logged though the logs are enabled.


The application is a multi-threaded application, and the access violation seems to happen randomly (i.e., I don't know when exactly it will happen, but usually the access violation takes a couple of hours to show up after the application is started, so I cannot really running the debugger and sit there for a couple of hours)....


When the access violation happens,  it disappeared from the desktop, but the access violation is logged by the Windows Event Viewer:

Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x0003d421


"Fault offset: 0x0003d421" seems to be the address somewhere inside  the function


, as shown in the Figure below.


Any advice or suggestions?  @David Heffernan



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Drilling into SysUtils shows SAccessDenied which is 'File access denied'

so lost of elevation? 

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  • 47 minutes ago, Pat Foley said:

    Drilling into SysUtils shows SAccessDenied which is 'File access denied'

    so lost of elevation? 

    Thank you very much.  The application is running with admin account...

But why it is an access violation? 


function CreateInOutError: EInOutError;
  TErrorRec = record
    Code: Integer;
    Ident: string;
  ErrorMap: array[0..6] of TErrorRec = (
    (Code: 2; Ident: System.SysConst.SFileNotFound),
    (Code: 3; Ident: System.SysConst.SInvalidUnknownFilename),
    (Code: 4; Ident: System.SysConst.STooManyOpenFiles),
    (Code: 5; Ident: System.SysConst.SAccessDenied),
    (Code: 100; Ident: System.SysConst.SEndOfFile),
    (Code: 101; Ident: System.SysConst.SDiskFull),
    (Code: 106; Ident: System.SysConst.SInvalidInput));
  I: Integer;
  InOutRes: Integer;
  I := Low(ErrorMap);
  InOutRes := IOResult;  // resets IOResult to zero
  while (I <= High(ErrorMap)) and (ErrorMap[I].Code <> InOutRes) do Inc(I);
  if I <= High(ErrorMap) then
    Result := EInOutError.Create(ErrorMap[I].Ident) else
    Result := EInOutError.CreateResFmt(@SInOutError, [InOutRes]);
  Result.ErrorCode := InOutRes;


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If its not elevation  In the past I seen Error code 5 after the machine is awakened from sleep mode.

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9 hours ago, wuwuxin said:

But why it is an access violation? 

Intriguing question !, but lets look at it objectively and we will see it is not.


That procedure it does what it designed to do, the problem is not there, i think the problem is earlier one step happening in ErrorHandler, here i want to say i am not sure about the latest Delphi versions but in older versions, that ErrorHandler was hated by me very much, because it does list cases of errors and for anything other than these cases then it will be handled as IO error !


My suggestion is to look earlier, specifically before the last one in the list you captured GetExceptionObject, you have to see what did happen there and where the source of that exception, also check if an exotic exception raised, also there is a chance that this exception is being raised from an OS API leading to this, in all cases walking the stack further will disclose more information.

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