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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 .....

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 and
enter the name of the process in the search box.

4) Order the magazine PC Utilities from 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.

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