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Generic Host Process for Win32 Services error


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mcmah2b0

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Whenever I start up my computer and Windows comes on I get a "Generic Host Process for Win32 Services" error. I get these two errors probably a dozen times before they stop coming up. One of them says Generic Host Process for Win32 Services encountered a problem and needed to close. And says send error report or don't send. The other says Data Execution Prevention - Microsoft Windows. To help protect your computer, Windows has closed this program. Please help me fix this problem!
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Hello and welcome to GTG forum. I found this on M$ knowledge base. Please take a look and see if it helps...

http://support.micro...kb;en-us;821690
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I'm getting the same error everytime I start my computer. According to the Microsoft Knowledge database, it's caused by an HP printer...which I don't have! Actually, I don't have any printer installed at the moment. And yes, this happened after a Windows Update. If anyone knows how to get rid of this "Generic Host Process for Win32 Services" error, please let me know.
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I had a similar problem following a clean install of XP pro.

After the clean install, I installed the SP2 update disc and rebooted several times - no problems appeared at this stage and Device Manager indicated no hardware problems. I then installed AVG antivirus from disc, Ghosted an image (to play it safe) before heading off to Windows Update. Following the update installation, I uninstalled AVG, rebooted several times and twice received the error "Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Encountered a Problem and Needed to Close".

So I opened MS Config > Startup Tab. 3 items were present 1. ctfmon 2. msmsgs 3. dumprep 0-u. I disabled 2 & 3 > rebooted several times, and no error has appeared. So it was back to msconfig, where I enabled item 2.

Several more reboots and no error message has appeared.

So, the only startup item that is still disabled is 3. dumprep 0-u.

I'll leave it that way for the time being, and if the error returns I'll write back.

Note that the PC is an original Compaq Presario Desktop - vintage around 2000.
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