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Generic Host process for Win32 services has encountered a problem and needs to close error

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#1 staylor


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Posted 28 February 2009 - 04:24 PM

"I am getting the Generic Host process for Win32 services has encountered a problem and needs to close" error. When this happens it gives you a timer of about 60 seconds and closes down. I also lose internet connectivity when this happens.

I thought this was related to Malware so I posted in that section here in this site. After a lengthy process and fully updating Windows XP, numerous scans, the user 'Extremeboy' determined it was not related to Malware and asked me to post the issue here.

I will say one thing, it used to happen just about every day and it is less frequent now but still occurs.

I am running Windows XP Home edition, Service Pack 3.

My computer is a Toshiba Satellite, Dual Intel processor 2.00 GHz, 2 gb RAM.

I am new to this Forum so please let me know if you need any more information and what you need me to run/post.

Thank You!

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 28 February 2009 - 04:39 PM

Hi :thumbsup:.

First step...take a look and see if this applies to your situation: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/821690 AND http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/78356/generic-host-process-for-win32-service-has-encountered-a-problem-and-needs-to-close/


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