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SVCHOST.EXE error. HELP!


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thats ok. that was when you started having problems. Other than Explorer, are you having any other applications not working properly?

Do you have the actuall install media for Media Center or is it a "system restore" cd?
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Believe me, if i had it i would have tried a complete reinstall, but I don't... My computer came with it preinstalled. I do, however, have the XP Pro Cd, although using this would mean the loss of my Media Center capabilities, and thats definitely a last resot :whistling:..
Anyway, it seems to be any program that is being run when the dreaded error kicks in, if i select an option on the error window my computer stops responding... Sometimes, however, I get a 'report to windows' window pop up, I'm sure you know the one I'm talking about, about the 'Generic Host Process', which I understand is the same thing as Svchost?? When I get this it seems to make my sound card stop responding...
Also, if i leave my computer on the logon screen for a while, the svchost error appears there too! I don't understand how this is possible because nothing is running, right???
One final thing, a while back I updated the Bios of my motherboard, and I have reason to believe it was the wrong one, I obtained the drivers off Packard Bell's website using the serial number of my PC, but what I installed was for a 'Santiago' motherboard, when really I have an Asus P5S800 VM/S, but when I try to update to this Bios, I get the error 'incorrect Bios type from last Bios' or something like that. Could that be causing any problems???
Thanks once more.

Edited by ac_182, 14 September 2006 - 03:16 PM.

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well, yes it could. It may be causing a resource conflict. you may need to call PackardBell support to find out what correct bios you should be running.
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Ok i will do that and repost the results...

Thank you VERY much for your time :whistling:
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