Since installing service pack 2; whenever I start up to desktop, an error notice appears - 'Generic Host Process for Win32 Services encountered a problem and needed to close' details are - 'Erroro Signature Notice - szAppName:sychost.exe ...' When I click on close, everything seems to be OK, but it is a little worrying! Can anyone give me an explanation and remedy?
The reason I am asking about the HP scanner is that I have seen something similar to this before and it turned out to be a conflict between an HP scanner and the users O/S.The person in question remedied it by disabling Windows Image Acquisition (WIA).
To do this :-
1)Start , control panel , click performance and maintenance.
2)Click admin tools and double click services icon.
3)Double click the Windows Image Acquisition icon and the WIA properties local machine window will open.
4)On the general tab select 'Disabled' from Start up type drop down box.
5)Click 'Stop' button .Awindow will open saying service being found or something similar to this , when this closes verify the service status displays 'Stopped' , if it does not then repeat steps 4) and 5).
Interesting, while scanning for a solution i have also seen suggestions it is related to this, as it is related to the statement i posted,is it possible the two are related and causing some sort of software conflict
Have to go to work, but will follow this thread and hopefully its conclusion. The theories we have put forward curlylad i hope will sort blue skys prob, will be interesting to see which one works or if there are other issues involved.........
Thanks to all who took such an interest. I run a Dell Multi Function not an HP. I ran sfc /scannow as Dio said, and I am delighted to tell you that it seems to have cured the problem. When I ran sfc the computer told me that some of my dll files were missing, and I should put in the XPpro disc. This I did, and after I shut down all running applications, something was transferred from disc to computer. I turned off the computer twice and restarted each time. No sign of a problem. What great people you are.