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generic host for Win32

by senilejester / December 1, 2004 3:04 PM PST

this is the msg i get more times than i can count then my system locks up any thoughts

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Re: generic host for Win32
by glb613 / December 1, 2004 6:53 PM PST
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Re: generic host for Win32
by SoftGuitar / December 1, 2004 7:17 PM PST
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Dear SenileJester,

I got the very same message when I first used my Sygate 5.6 firewall. I see it also in the "processes" when I look into the Task Master (which you can see when you push Control-Alt-Delete with Windows XP Pro). I also see it within my Norton's Internet Security as I sign on with it for the very first time.

I have always let it through on all firewalls and and never had any problems with worms and viruses so it must be a valid Windows Process but if you really want to verify that...go to .....
either:

1) System File Checker from a command prompt:
Click Start/Run and enter 'cmd' then 'sfc/scannow'
You might need your Windows CD if files need
replacing. This will either verify that generic
host for Win 32 is a valid file or that it is
missing and needs replacing with the Windows CD.
When finished type 'exit' to leave the program.

2) You might also :
Do a Check Disk by going to My Computer then
right clicking on hard drive then select
Properties/Tools and click Error-Checking

3) You can also visit www.processlibrary.com and
enter the name of the process in the search box.

4) Order the magazine PC Utilities from
www.PC-Utilities.co.uk and you won't be sorry
that you did. It is packed with very useful tips
on computer repair.

5) Please add 'junior' to your screen name because I
am 54 (senile) and a bigger jester...perhaps

Good luck with all the above attempts to repair your computer problems. If nothing else, you have learned a bunch of new computer tricks.

P.S. The PCUtilities Magazine also comes with a CD packed with software programs and utilities (about 512 or more) start it with issue # 55.

Jesse Jr.
gineme@online.no

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