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FIXED Generic Host Process for Win32 Services has encountered a problem……..

I was getting this error [Generic Host Process for Win32 Services has encountered a problem…….. ] every time i reinstalled windows and it kept coming up and then stopped after few weeks. I never knew what was the reason for it and this time i decided to go after it.

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It is very annoying and comes only when I am online and whenever it pops up it taken down the internet and I have to restart my computer again. The error details show the problem with svchost.exe and netapi32.dll

Well the reason the error goes away after a few days is that I have windows update on and it downloads the updates and patches the errors in xp sp2. This time I turned it off and thats why I still get this error.

I order to get rid of this error and other variants of it do the following.

1. You receive a “Generic Host Process” error message after you start the computer, or DBCS attachment file names are not displayed in Rich Text e-mail messages

RESOLUTION

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

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Hotfix information

loadTOCNode(2, ‘resolution’);A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. For Windows XP SP2, the Generic Host Process error can potentially occur on any system at any time. Although you receive the error message shortly after system startup, the actual error occurred during the previous system shutdown. Because of the broad nature of this issue, this hotfix was made available through Windows Update and distributed to users who have Automatic Updates enabled to eliminate this problem on Windows XP SP2 systems. For Windows XP SP2, you may experience one last Generic Host Process error upon restart after you install this hotfix. This is from the previous system shutdown before the new version installation was completed.

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

2. Generic Host Process Error Message and a Flashlight Icon Appear

RESOLUTION

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/821690

loadTOCNode(1, ‘resolution’); To resolve this problem, follow these steps:

1. Turn off the computer and the printer or the scanner.
2. Disconnect the printer or the scanner from the computer.
3. Restart the computer.
4. Install the compatible drivers and software for the printer or the scanner, and then reconnect the printer or the scanner to the computer.

Contact HP to obtain compatible drivers for the printer or scanner. For information about how to contact HP, click the appropriate article number in the following list to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/821690

3.Error messages when you start a Windows XP-based computer and then try to download Windows Updates

RESOLUTION

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931852

loadTOCNode(1, ‘resolution’);To resolve this problem, follow these steps:

1. Click Start, click Run, and then type net stop wuauserv.
2. On the desktop, double-click My Computer, and then delete the drive:\WuTemp folder.
3. Delete the drive:\Windows\System32\Catroot2 folder.
4. Open the drive:\Windows folder, and then rename the SoftwareDistribution folder as SoftwareDistributionOLD.
5. Open the drive:\Windows\system32 folder, and then follow these steps:

a. Rename the Wuweb.dll file as Wuweb.dll.old.
b. Rename the Wuapi.dll file as Wuapi.dll.old.
c. Rename the Wuauclt.exe file as Wuauclt.exe.old.
d. Rename the Wuaucpl.cpl file as Wuaucpl.cpl.old.
e. Rename the Wuaueng1.dll file as Wuaueng1.dll.old.
f. Rename the Wuaueng.dll file as Wuaueng.dll.old.
g. Rename the Wuauserv.dll file as Wuauserv.dll.old.
h. Rename the Wucltui.dll file as Wucltui.dll.old.
i. Rename the Wups2.dll file as Wups2.dll.old.
j. Rename the Wups.dll file as Wups.dll.old.
6. Restart the computer.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931852

Dell XPS 1210 HDD FUBAR…

Yesterday I decided to move my osx86 to the laptops internal HDD so to do that I partition magic’ed the Dell media direct partition and freed some space on the previous one so that I had almost 15 GiB of free space. I then shrunk the partiton and created the new partiotn for OSX. Booted the JAs 10.4.8 and started installation but was unable to format the partion OSX to HFS+ from FAT32. Kept trying and what did it I dont know.

Then fixed my cpus=1 and platform=osx86pc in com.apple.boot.plist. then fixed Broadcom 440x. I then reinstalled some apps and ran HDA patcher for the audio. Now I wanted to boot xp as primary so I decided to make xp partion active and use chain0 to boot. All was good till this point [from here on I suffered to my laziness and Instead of two minutes work I am now writing this post.] I could do it with windows 98 bootable cd with fdisk within 2 minutes but I dont know why I popped in xP Intallation cd and I dont know what in the world made me run the windows setup in repair mode. It kept on running for two hows and just was stuck on Installing Devices. I restarted I again took more than an hour and got stuck. I just thought of swithing off bluetooth and then restarted the setup and this time it was the trick that did it. Setup was done and everything running and the time was 6 AM and this all had started happening at 1 AM [I didnt sleep]. Now for some fun I decide dto make more space on mac partion so i deleted it from disk management and then did increase some space. This time I was unable to format It to HFS+ and I kept on trying and and trying. Tried almost every thing and in the meanwhile I dozed off at 11 AM. Woke up at 2:30 PM had some lunch. Then decided to look for some utility to format Fat32 to HFS. Downloaded Macdrive 6. Installed and restarted the computer and then right clicked the partion to format to HFS+ and selected format and then came the blue lightning strike the BSOD and everything froze for a moment and then the computer rebooted and when I passed BIOS all was FUBARed on the HDD. Warning beeps with ERROR “NO BOOT LOADER PRESENT PRESS F1 TO CONTINUE F2 TO RUN SETUP and F5 TO RUN DIAGNOSTICS”
Ran diags. It showed HDD test fail with error code 2000-01426.

Called dell and also called my local vendor to enquire the prices of the  2.5 inch SATA HDD for my laptop. Dell representative told the whole crap they are told in Tech training [I also worked in DELL tech support for EMEA  for five months just to see how they do it.] No use calling dell But I sure will renew my warranty and get my HDD replaced as soon as I have money or maybe I will not. I removed the HDD from the laptop. Searched for the SATA IDE cable and power adapter from my old motherboard. Found it in first attempt. Then I hooked It upto my Desktop. I was not able to create PRIMARY or EXTENDED partions but was able to create some new types which showed in brown color named SIMPLE types in Disk management. Back to laptop same error no boot devices present. It even failed to boot from cd. Decided to run low level format as the last resort. Downloaded a utility and ran it. It took more than 1 hour and I had somthing to work with. Put it back in laptop and voila this time it booted from xp cd. Created a 20 GiB partion and Installed windows and well. All ran perfectly bu on running the daigs I get the same failure code.
Now I am writing this post on my laptop with the same FUBARed HDD revived.
I dont know what happened and would be thankful to every one and any one who enlightens me.

VIRUS REMOVAL [Computer Troubleshooting… [amvo.exe amvo0.dll ampo.exe amvol.dll xfoolavp.com and autorun.inf] virus issues…]

[UPDATE] Download USB FIREWALL to protect your computer from this virus or remove it.

Recently I had a big time trouble with my computer as all the drives failed to open on double clicking and showed me a application selection window instead. After searching through the running processes and other settings I found that the show hidden files options in the folder options was also not working.

With the help of one of my friends [MOHIT] I fixed the issues.

The problem was due to amvo.exe amvo0.dll ampo.exe amvol.dll xfoolavp.com usdeiect.com and autorun.inf present in every drive’s root.

The fix works as follows…

open task manager (if ur task manager doesnt open and shows errors and warnings then use this tool ) and end task the above mentioned processes if u see them in the running process list from the processes pane. Then goto applications pane and click on new task and type in cmd or command. Once at the command prompt type in “cd\” without the quotes to goto the root of the current drive. Then type “del <name.extension> /f /a /s /q”

where <name.extension is the name> of the files above mentioned (this menthod can also be used to force delete any unwanted file ) use this method to delete all above mentioned from the root of every drive.

After this open registry editor by clicking on new task and typing in “regedit” without quotes. Then goto HKCU > software >microsoft >windows >current version > explorer > advanced > then look for the hidden key in the right pane and change the value to 1 from 2.

And to fix the issues with drives not opening or search opening up on double click download this .reg (right click and save target as) file and double click it and add to your registry.

or do this…

copy every under this line paste in notepad save with .reg extension on ur desktop and double click it

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell]

@=”Open”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\Explore]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\Explore\command]

@=”%SystemRoot%\\Explorer.exe /e,/root,\”%1″

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\Explore\ddeexec]

@=”[ExploreFolder(\”%l\”, %I, %S)]”

“NoActivateHandler”=””

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\Explore\ddeexec\application]

@=”Folders”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\Explore\ddeexec\topic]

@=”AppProperties”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\find]

“SuppressionPolicy”=dword:00000080

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\find\command]

@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\

00,5c,00,45,00,78,00,70,00,6c,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,\

65,00,00,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\find\ddeexec]

@=”[FindFolder(\”%l\”, %I)]”

“NoActivateHandler”=””

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\find\ddeexec\application]

@=”Folders”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\find\ddeexec\topic]

@=”AppProperties”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\Open]

“BrowserFlags”=dword:00000010

“ExplorerFlags”=dword:00000012

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\Open\command]

@=”%SystemRoot%\\Explorer.exe /idlist”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\Open\ddeexec]

@=”[ViewFolder(\”%l\”, %I, %S)]”

“NoActivateHandler”=””

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\Open\ddeexec\application]

@=”Folders”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\Open\ddeexec\topic]

@=”AppProperties”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\Openddeexec]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\Openddeexec\ifexec]

@=”[]”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell]

@=”open”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\explore]

“BrowserFlags”=dword:00000022

“ExplorerFlags”=dword:00000021

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\explore\command]

@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\

00,5c,00,45,00,78,00,70,00,6c,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,\

65,00,20,00,2f,00,65,00,2c,00,2f,00,69,00,64,00,6c,00,69,00,73,00,74,00,2c,\

00,25,00,49,00,2c,00,25,00,4c,00,00,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\explore\ddeexec]

@=”[ExploreFolder(\”%l\”, %I, %S)]”

“NoActivateHandler”=””

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\explore\ddeexec\application]

@=”Folders”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\explore\ddeexec\ifexec]

@=”[]”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\explore\ddeexec\topic]

@=”AppProperties”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\open]

“BrowserFlags”=dword:00000010

“ExplorerFlags”=dword:00000012

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\open\command]

@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\

00,5c,00,45,00,78,00,70,00,6c,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,\

65,00,20,00,2f,00,69,00,64,00,6c,00,69,00,73,00,74,00,2c,00,25,00,49,00,2c,\

00,25,00,4c,00,00,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\open\ddeexec]

@=”[ViewFolder(\”%l\”, %I, %S)]”

“NoActivateHandler”=””

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\open\ddeexec\application]

@=”Folders”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\open\ddeexec\ifexec]

@=”[]”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\open\ddeexec\topic]

@=”AppProperties”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell]

@=”open_[1]”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\find]

“SuppressionPolicy”=dword:00000080

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\find\command]

@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\

00,5c,00,45,00,78,00,70,00,6c,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,\

65,00,00,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\find\ddeexec]

@=”[FindFolder(\”%l\”, %I)]”

“NoActivateHandler”=””

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\find\ddeexec\application]

@=”Folders”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\find\ddeexec\topic]

@=”AppProperties”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\open]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\open\command]

@=”%SystemRoot%\\Explorer.exe /idlist,%I,%L”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\open\ddeexec]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\open\ddeexec\topic]

@=”AppProperties”

_______________________________________ dont copy this line only till the above line.

These methods fixed all my issues without reinstalling windows which no i don’t like a all. I am thankful to Google and MOHIT.

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