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#1 carnivalofsorts

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Posted 18 February 2007 - 12:17 PM

Greetings one and all,

I've been tinkering about with a friends computer trying to find out why it keeps freezing.
Since he's had the machine, he's been getting regular errors such as

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

And


"Svhost.exe Application Error
The instruction at 0 x 745f2780 referenced memory at 0 x 00000000. The memory could not be read."

I've had him run all sorts of scans, anti-virus, anti spyware/mal ware, error checks etc, and occasionally coming up with one or two bits and pieces, but nothing that was too out of the ordinary or that couldnt be fixed there and then.

Still these errors pop up.

It there anyway to expand on them, and find out what might be behind them ??

Your advice is appreciated as always !
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Posted 18 February 2007 - 01:53 PM

Look for error messages in the Event Viewer located in the Administrative Tools in the Control Panel. I would start with the errors in the Application tab.
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Posted 18 February 2007 - 03:49 PM

You mentioned an error "Svhost.exe" - was this a typo? If not, the svhost.exe file is associated with some pretty nasty stuff. The correct file is called svchost.exe and is located in the C:\Windows\system32 subdirectory.

Another possibility is that this nasty program was on the system - and was incompletely removed.
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Posted 18 February 2007 - 11:07 PM

This explains your problem. You can try using their suggestion or XP hotfix

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/894391

http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4372.html

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 08:27 AM

John,

Thanks, you're spot on as always ... it was indeed a typo - its a svchost error i've been getting.

Gonna check out the hotfix mentioned below and see how i get on.

Still waiting to hear any reports with regards the event viewer to see if there's any information can be gleaned from there with regards whats happening.
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Posted 27 February 2007 - 04:37 PM

Hi Guys,

As suggested, i've taken a look at the event viewer.
There are one two errors that keep cropping up.
One is listed as being from source " microsoft 11 " , Category = " none " , Event = " 2001 " and the user is N/A

The other, a little more vague - Source = " application error " , Category = " (100) ", Event = " 1000 " and again the user is N/A

Anyone any idea what these might suggest ??


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Posted 28 February 2007 - 08:30 AM

Double click on the errors to get more information and copy/paste it here. FWIW - the Microsoft 11 reference is a bit odd ( http://skirmisher.org/microsoft-love/whate...l-microsoft-11/ ) so I'd suggest an onliine scan using one of these free scanners:

http://safety.live.com/
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
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