Hello all. I was wondering if anyone has had this error and knew how to fix it. I searched (this forum and others) and tried all of the suggestions, but still no luck.

When I start up my computer and log onto Windows, I get the following error:

"Generic Host Process for Win 32 Services Encountered a Problem and needed to close"

The time of this error is always during the last shutdown of Windows, not the current startup. I have checked extensively for viruses and spyware, installed the latest drivers for all of my devices (all WHQL certified), and still I get this error almost every time I start up my machine.

I should mention that prior to seeing this error I did 2 things (both on the same boot):

  1. Disabled 2 contollers in the BIOS which I am not using. (Since then I have tried booting my PC with them enabled with the latest drivers installed and disabled again, still with the same error.)
  2. Windows auto-update just stopped in the middle of downloading. I then went to the Windows update site and manually downloaded the update and installed.

Since doing those things (on the same boot), I keep getting the error. I'm sure it's related to one of them, but I don't know how.

Below is the output of the event viewer for this error:

Event Type:	Error
Event Source:	Application Error
Event Category:	(100)
Event ID:	1004
Date:		5/19/2005
Time:		11:39:08 PM
User:		N/A
Computer:	UCLA-E4D7FC5FB1
Faulting application svchost.exe, version,
faulting module unknown, version, fault
address 0x00000000.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
0000: 41 70 70 6c 69 63 61 74   Applicat
0008: 69 6f 6e 20 46 61 69 6c   ion Fail
0010: 75 72 65 20 20 73 76 63   ure  svc
0018: 68 6f 73 74 2e 65 78 65   host.exe
0020: 20 30 2e 30 2e 30 2e 30
0028: 20 69 6e 20 75 6e 6b 6e    in unkn
0030: 6f 77 6e 20 30 2e 30 2e   own 0.0.
0038: 30 2e 30 20 61 74 20 6f   0.0 at o
0040: 66 66 73 65 74 20 30 30   ffset 00
0048: 30 30 30 30 30 30         000000

I should also mention that sometimes I get an Data Execution Prevention notice popup concerning the "Generic Host Process..." error message, but not always. It does not matter if I add this process to the exception list for DEP. I do have an Intel processor with the Execute Disable bit functionality.

What could be the problem? Can you please help?
Thank you.

System specs:

Windows XP Pro with Service Pack 2
Pentium 4 640 (3.2GHz, 2MB cache, Execute Disable bit, EM64T)
Asus P5GD2 Pemium motherboard (Intel 915P northbridge, ICH6R southbridge)
2 x 512 MB DDR2-533 RAM
2 x 80GB Seagate 7200.7 SATA HDDs in RAID 0 (on ICH6R controller)
Geforce 6600GT 128MB
Enermax 485W ATX2.0

IM in BIG tROUBLE.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...HELP .ME....IM A ...NEW MEMBER HERE...........

MY LOG FILE.........

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:22:50 PM, on 3/5/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Huawei\MT841\dslagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\WeatherStudio Desktop\bin\WeatherStudio Desktop.exe
C:\Program Files\BitTorrent\bittorrent.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\1.2.1128.5462\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\TVR\TVR\RecSche.EXE
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\MAXIMUS\My Documents\HJT\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sb/msgr7/*http://www.yahoo.com/ext/search/search.html
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
O2 - BHO: EpsonToolBandKicker Class - {E99421FB-68DD-40F0-B4AC-B7027CAE2F1A} - C:\Program Files\EPSON\EPSON Web-To-Page\EPSON Web-To-Page.dll
O3 - Toolbar: EPSON Web-To-Page - {EE5D279F-081B-4404-994D-C6B60AAEBA6D} - C:\Program Files\EPSON\EPSON Web-To-Page\EPSON Web-To-Page.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Orkut Official Toolbar - {0f484b10-5ddb-47d0-a54e-254e78cc3d6f} - C:\Program Files\Orkut_Official\tbOrku.dll
O3 - Toolbar: WeatherStudio Toolbar - {15757333-2BCA-4B77-A807-D0955132F812} - C:\Program Files\WeatherStudio348\bin\WeatherStudio348.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar2.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DSLAGENTEXE] C:\Program Files\Huawei\MT841\dslagent.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [EPSON Stylus CX3700 Series] C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_FATIACP.EXE /P26 "EPSON Stylus CX3700 Series" /O6 "USB001" /M "Stylus CX3700"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avast!] C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe"  -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroFilterCheck] C:\WINDOWS\system32\NeroCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SysExplr] C:\HEROSOFT\Hero Super Player\SYSEXPLR.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WeatherStudio Desktop] "C:\Program Files\WeatherStudio Desktop\bin\WeatherStudio Desktop.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows Registry Repair Pro] C:\Program Files\3B Software\Windows Registry Repair Pro\Windows Registry Repair Pro.exe -X
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [LvHidSvc] C:\WINDOWS\system32\lvhidsvc.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [BitTorrent] "C:\Program Files\BitTorrent\bittorrent.exe" --force_start_minimized
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [googletalk] "C:\Program Files\Google\Google Talk\googletalk.exe" /autostart
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Yahoo! Pager] C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ypager.exe -quiet
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [swg] C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\1.2.1128.5462\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Tweak-XP Pro] "C:\Program Files\Tweak-XP Pro 3\autostart.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Pop-Up-Blocker] "C:\Program Files\Tweak-XP Pro 3\popup.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
O4 - Startup: TVR Schedule.lnk = ?
O9 - Extra button: Yahoo! Messenger - {E5D12C4E-7B4F-11D3-B5C9-0050045C3C96} - C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\YPager.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Yahoo! Messenger - {E5D12C4E-7B4F-11D3-B5C9-0050045C3C96} - C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\YPager.exe
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O16 - DPF: {30528230-99f7-4bb4-88d8-fa1d4f56a2ab} (YInstStarter Class) - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\yinsthelper.dll
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{D9E9C52E-E64F-4C1B-8E31-599B123B4B27}: NameServer =
O23 - Service: avast! iAVS4 Control Service (aswUpdSv) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
O23 - Service: avast! Antivirus - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
O23 - Service: avast! Mail Scanner - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe" /service (file missing)
O23 - Service: avast! Web Scanner - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe" /service (file missing)
O23 - Service: Google Updater Service (gusvc) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
O23 - Service: Lifeview HID Remote Controller Service (lvhidsvc) - Animation Technologies Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\lvhidsvc.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
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