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Generic host process for Win32 services

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Hi, I'm back. :)

Yesterday, Firefox stopped responding so I tried killing the program but that didn't work so I rebooted my PC. After I rebooted, I got the network cable unplugged error, so I looked at the back of my PC and noticed the lights near the Ethernet ports were off. I tried checking the BIOS to make sure the ports are enabled, tried using winsockxpfix, and messed around with network settings until I read someone that some guy fixed the exact same problem by turning off his PC, unplugging the power cable from the power supply, then plugging it back in and booting it up. I tried that, and surprisingly, it worked and I was able to get back on the internet.

Thinking everything was well, I started up some music but I got no sound. I checked sounds and audio devices in control panel and it said no audio device even though it's integrated with my mobo. I download audio drivers and install them, and the sound started to work, but when I reboot it stops working. In addition to the no audio, now I get "Generic Host Process for Win32 Services encountered a problem and needed to close" every time I start my computer. When it closes, it turns my theme to windows classic and my PC becomes really slow for a bit.

What was in the event viewer:
Event Type: Error
Event Source: Application Error
Event Category: (100)
Event ID: 1000
Date: 8/1/2008
Time: 4:27:33 PM
User: N/A
Computer: USER-2
Faulting application svchost.exe, version 5.1.2600.5512, faulting module unknown, version, fault address 0x00000000.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft....link/events.asp.
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 35 2e 31 2e 32 36 30 5.1.260
0028: 30 2e 35 35 31 32 20 69 0.5512 i
0030: 6e 20 75 6e 6b 6e 6f 77 n unknow
0038: 6e 20 30 2e 30 2e 30 2e n 0.0.0.
0040: 30 20 61 74 20 6f 66 66 0 at off
0048: 73 65 74 20 30 30 30 30 set 0000
0050: 30 30 30 30 0000

What I've done so far:
Scan using superantispyware
Scan using ESET antivirus
Scan using Kaspersky online scanner
Downloaded the latest windows updates
Used Hijackthis and had the log scanned at http://www.hijackthis.de/, nothing bad found.
Installed the latest chipset drivers
Installed the latest audio drivers
Prayed :)

Link to my Motherboard:
M2N-SLI Deluxe

I hate computers. :)
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This means the computer's stopped working but Windows doesn't know why it's stopped working.

Do you have an HP printer? Have you been to HP website and grabbed any new drivers for it as it would appear the issue may be being caused by HP drivers.
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