If you do a Google search for Generic Host Process for Win32 Error
, you will find this error is a common complaint by many users with no single solution. What works for one person may not work for another.svchost.exe.mdmp
is a mini dump used to send error reporting to Microsoft.appcompat.txt
is a reporting file with information used when uploading error reports to Microsoft when you get the message "report this error to Microsoft?
is the filename for Generic Host Process for Win32 Services. It is a process name for a group of services that are run from dynamic-link libraries (DLLs). This is a process that can run other services underneath itself so it may not be svchost.exe that's the issue, but rather one of the processes running underneath it. At startup, Svchost.exe checks the services portion of the registry to construct a list of services that it needs to load. It is not unusual for multiple instances of Svchost.exe running at the same time
in Task Manager
in order to optimize the running of the various services.
There are several ways to investigate and see what services a Svchost.exe process is controlling, see:Note: Process Explorer shows two panes by default: the upper pane is always a process list and the bottom pane either shows the list of DLLs loaded into the process selected in the upper pane, or the list of operating system resource handles (files, Registry keys, synchronization objects) the process has open. In the menu at the top select View > Lower Pane View to change between DLLs and Handles.
To investigate all running processes and gather additional information to identify and resolve problems, you can also download and use:
These tools will show the process CPU usage, a description and its path location
. If you right-click on the file in question and select properties, you will see more details about the file.
Articles by Microsoft:
The error could also be related to drivers for Hewlett-Packard printers and scanners. See here