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Generic host service for win32 fails @ startup

So here's the deal: I try booting into windows one day, and I can't even get as far as the boot screen. Safe mode only results in a hard reboot, so I decided to run a repair install of windows XP. After doing this, several things started going wrong:
- At startup I receive a message "generic host service for win32 needs to close"
- Explorer's theme reverts to windows classic after a few minutes
- several key services are not running at startup, i.e windows audio, DCHP client
- at one point my audio randomly cut out and my screen began to fade to white, but the computer's been fine since

I just want some input before I decide to try running another repair install to see if there's any other way to remedy this situation.

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In reply to: Generic host service for win32 fails @ startup

Those repair installs generally also need the drivers installed from the separate drivers CD as well.

Tell us more about the install process. Did you install the drivers separately?


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I haven't. But even so, would that cause the generic host process error message I get at every startup?

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