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):
- 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.)
- 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 Description: Faulting application svchost.exe, version 0.0.0.0, faulting module unknown, version 0.0.0.0, fault address 0x00000000. For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp. Data: 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 0.0.0.0 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?
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