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This is a discussion on svchost.exe and Generic Host Errors within the Windows XP Support forums, part of the Tech Support Forum category. Recently my computer has started displaying the "svchost.exe Application Error" message. There is also another window that appears frequently that


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Old 09-16-2010, 04:14 AM   #1
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Recently my computer has started displaying the "svchost.exe Application Error" message. There is also another window that appears frequently that says "Generic Host Process for Win32 Services" and then "Generic Host Process for Win32 Service has encountered a problem and needs to close."

Usually after I close these messages, or have been using the computer for a little while (maybe 20-40 minutes, it depends), my computer starts freaking out. Everything starts running slow and freezes (and sometimes un-freezes a few minutes later), the toolbar at the bottom of the screen will freeze (so I cannot access the Start menu), and the taskbars at the top of windows (and usually the toolbar) will revert to a Windows 98 type look.

I don't know what to do to fix these problems, your help and advice will be much appreciated!!
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Old 09-16-2010, 04:58 AM   #2
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Hello rebelchic10

This error is sometimes caused by Windows Updates

Turn off Automatic Updates then go to the Updates Site and see if there are any Updates for you. If so, download and install these Updates.

Turn Automatic Updates on again.

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I don't have internet access on that computer so I can't search for updates. I disabled the Automatic Updating feature but I still have the errors.

Btw, thanks for your assistance!
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