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Generic Host Process for Win32 Services...

by virtualdark / August 13, 2006 10:33 PM PDT

I have that very same error appearing: "Generic Host Process for Win32 Services has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience".
It's strange... it appeared in 3 diferent computers, all with Windows Xp Sp2.
It's not a virus, or at least McAfee anti-virus doesn't find anything. It's not drivers, I haven't touch a perfect working Laptop and after a while of being connected to the net this error appears! Sometimes at the beginning sometimens after 15min or more!
If I do nothing and only drag the error window, all is well, but if I Hit CANCEL, the internet connection stops working!
It's not Scanner (not Installed) and it happened tothe Notebook that doesn't even have Printer connection. Only to the sabe USB modem SpeedTouch 330 and to the same internet provider.
(I disconected the USB Modem from one computer and conected to other).
One question is... my Internet service provider (here in Portugal) it's able to provoque this error?
Help please?

Pedro A.Pereira

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It's Not the Computers......
by Trance_Zac / August 13, 2006 10:46 PM PDT

It's an issue with your Network.
Go to MS website & search for the error
Or, start over & set-up your network over again.

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try this
by burninwolf / August 13, 2006 10:48 PM PDT

if this is going thorugh usb try reinstalling the drivers it could be a bad disk hey gave you with the drivers so if that does not work ask if they could send you out another one

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Link, comment.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 14, 2006 1:00 AM PDT

You may not have said scanner, but this message is known to occur with both SPYWARE (McAfee does not scan well for such) and USB DSL/Cable modems.

I'd connect the modem with ethernet and scan the machines with EWIDO and HOUSECALL to toss what they find.

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Got it :-)
by virtualdark / August 14, 2006 7:48 AM PDT
In reply to: Link, comment.
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by ali900 / August 17, 2006 8:29 AM PDT
In reply to: Got it :-)

hey der,

i have the same problem but can not access ur link
my internet stops and my sound card doesnt detct after 10 mins - and this generic prob comes up - please advice \ provide with another link ( please, i need help .... thank u

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