Solved Generic Host win32 process

December 1, 2012 at 02:12:07
Specs: xpp, 2
hi i have problem with my pc.i m getting error generic host win 32.when windows start.when i click dont send error report then my audio wont work some times windows share drives wont work. how to fix plzzz help

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#1
December 1, 2012 at 07:36:21
✔ Best Answer
Upgrade to XP SP3. That will fix your problem.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/894391


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#2
December 1, 2012 at 07:46:07
Wouldn't hurt to run a malware scan to make sure you don't have some bug corrupting the process.

http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebyt...

install, update, and let it remove anything it finds.


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#3
December 1, 2012 at 16:54:27
Suggestion #2 is worth going for.

However, can I respectfully suggest that this source for MalwareBytes might be a little better:
http://www.filehippo.com/download_m...
Green button at top right of page.

My only reason is that CNet are likely to lumber you with a downloader and I think it best to avoid as many unwanted extras as possible. I'm less keen on CNet than I used to be.

Having said that, you always have to watch out for toolbars, virus checkers, and other goodies that come "ready ticked" with any program these days. Make sure that the only thing you install is the program you wanted - MalwareBytes free version itself in this instance, which is very good.

EDIT:
Seems I got the wrong end of the stick about CNet and a possible downloader (see later). The generalities about watching out for unwanted goodies apply as always, but that's all.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#4
December 2, 2012 at 03:58:34
No different then the way Cnet offered the download, but I understand.......

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#5
December 2, 2012 at 07:59:04
On the CNet page I misinterpreted the big green button, which I thought included an unwanted downloader. I've just tried it and it looks like I am wrong on this, so apologies for the intrusion. I've edited my previous post.

After that, yes, it's a matter of what is pre-ticked within the program download itself - same with many free programs these days.

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#6
December 3, 2012 at 23:18:24
System32 errors relate to System Files so running malware scans alone may not fix the problem particularly if a vital system file has been corrupted and ends up deleted or quarantined. If you have your XP Install disk insert it then open up Command.
START>RUN>cmd
Then enter SFC /scannow in the command box

http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showth...

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)


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#7
December 4, 2012 at 06:52:35
Yes, there is a risk of assuming all computer ills are down to viruses, although a quick scan is often worth a shot.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#8
December 4, 2012 at 06:59:29
Try doing the windows updates and see if that resolves this. Here is an article relating to the issue

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/894391


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