Generic Host Process for Win32 Services error
Posted 23 May 2005 - 05:25 PM
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Posted 05 June 2005 - 03:12 AM
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.