Windows Error: exception: access violation reading 0x00000160


I am very new to Python and am running a program to send and receive ethernet packages with a Nexys3 board. I open the pointer to the ethernet device in the init method, store it in a global variable, and then access it in both send and receive methods. In both methods, I get the error:

WindowsError: exception: access violation reading 0x00000160

I've done a lot of research and discovered that this Windows error means that the restart operation failed, but I don't know what this means or how to go about fixing it.

I'm not able to post my code, so I'm not looking for a quick and easy fix. I am just wondering if anyone has ever come across this error before and what it might mean or indicate about my code. Thank you in advance for your help!

asked on Stack Overflow Aug 8, 2012 by user1585734 • edited Aug 8, 2012 by stakx - no longer contributing

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