Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

Generic Host Process, Win32 service


  • Please log in to reply

#1
jeanie42

jeanie42

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 20 posts
Can you please help me? I keep getting a pop up saying Generic Host process,win32 service. Thank you
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
back2killah

back2killah

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 34 posts
Is there more information with this error (like a Click Here type button)?
  • 0

#3
djgotee

djgotee

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 269 posts
Ut oh, sounds like a virus....let me look it up... i remember seeing this a few times on my customers computers and it was either sasser or the blast virus
  • 0

#4
djgotee

djgotee

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 269 posts
Actually im finding out that a lot of things can cause this type of message, like viruses and firewalls. Hang in there, im sure a geek tech will have more to input and ask you ok?
  • 0

#5
jeanie42

jeanie42

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 20 posts
Thank you so much, I had this problem before but not in long time, i use avg, and i do keep getting a virus that pops up it is collected 5.L

avg always says it was cleaned but it pops up again, thank you for the quick response
  • 0

#6
djgotee

djgotee

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 269 posts
I found this :
(from : http://www.experts-e...Q_21273564.html )

I have a Dell Inspiron 600m laptop running Windows XP SP2 with Symantec AntiVirus, Symantec Client Firewall, Ad-Aware SE Professional and Ad-Watch SE Professional. I have scanned for viruses and windows update is up to date.

Over the last few days I've started getting the following message quite regularly:

Generic Host Process for Win32 Services has encountered a problem and needs
to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

szAppName : svchost.exe szAppVer : 5.1.2600.2180 szModName : ntdll.dll
szModVer : 5.1.2600.2180 offset : 00018fea

The machine starts up nicely, but the message either appears while I'm using IE, or when I'm leaving the computer alone. I'm usually able to close the apps, but sometimes I'm not able to shut down properly, and have to shut down by holding the power button down.

The boot up time has increased dramatically, too. I get the screen background quickly, but it takes more than a minute before the taskbar appears.

I vaguley remember that it occured once in a while in the past, but the last week it has started happening several days each day. I have not installed anything significant recently. If all else fails, I will start using system restore, but I'm a bit reluctant, because I'm not sure how far back to go.

I've looked at some of the suggestions on the web, but most of them apply to blaster or other virus problems, which I have already eliminated.

I know you have Norton and cannot think about virus.... but just to confirm, run this online virus scan >> http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
Im sure it will come as clean... and if SO then your system is clean.... its norton which has the problem.... Live update caused problems with Generic Host Process.... uninstall Norton and restart.... notice if you are getting the errors... if NO then you can reinstall Norton..... it should work fine now! :tazz:
  • 0

#7
djgotee

djgotee

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 269 posts
Ok i see you dont have norton virus scan? You have avg. how long b4 it shuts down? do you have time to go online for a virus scan?
  • 0

#8
jeanie42

jeanie42

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 20 posts
Yes i think i could have enough time to run a scan
  • 0

#9
Quilt queen

Quilt queen

    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 1 posts
This problem is inherent in WinXP SP2. Microsoft now has a fix available. Go to
http://www.microsoft...&displaylang=en
  • 0

#10
Guest_yezpahr_*

Guest_yezpahr_*
  • Guest
Inspiron?

Is DELL using AMD processors now :tazz: . Well, anyway, I think it is, because almost all (if not, all) processors by AMD end with "-on". It is something Quantum Technology that is using "-on" too as statement of increasing rate, I think I've heard somewhere. I don't even know if it makes sense. I am just wondering if DELL uses AMD nowadays.
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP