I use Windows Vista Home Premium and the "Host Process..." window has been appearing for weeks (months?) now. Every now and then I've googled the problem, tried Microsoft's guide, and various other forum threads but I either get stuck on an instruction or stop out of fear I'm going to make the problem worse.
The problems I've been having are:
1. The pop-up window itself is an annoyance and obviously there is something wrong with Windows.
2. The task bar turns white and is almost impossible to read.
3. Alt-tab stops working (sometimes, tho a reboot usually fixes this)
4. The Aero effect stops working, the title bar at the top of the window crashes and becomes unreadable.
I have seen a fix here: Solved: How to fix : Host process for windows services stopped working and was closed - Tech Support Guy Forums
BUT I can't install any of the ATI software under control panel / add remove software, there just is no uninstall option - and there are plenty of ATI / CCC entries in the list, just not the ATI - Software Uninstall Utility.
I've also considered biting the bullet and upgrading to Windows 7 (not to mention Ubuntu after googling for cheaper W7 prices!!!)
Anyway I'm fed up of putting up with a really glitchy windows interface, so I'd be really grateful if anyone can help me to get to the bottom of this.