Almost every time I boot up my Dell Inspiron 8100 notebook running Windows XP Sp 2 I get an error stating Generic Host Process for Win32 encountered a problem and needed to close.Please tell Microsoft about this problem. This I have done many times. What should I do about this problem? The PC seems to perform normally. I have no idea what the Generic Host Process is or does. Thanks in anticipation. Richard.
According to MS the problem is caused by HP Printers and Scanners. Here is their suggested resolution.
To resolve this problem, follow these steps: 1. Turn off the computer and the printer or the scanner. 2. Disconnect the printer or the scanner from the computer. 3. Restart the computer. 4. Install the compatible drivers and software for the printer or the scanner, and then
reconnect the printer or the scanner to the computer.
JayDay.Thankyou for your help. I did have HP printer software innstalled but the notebook was not connected to the printer as I do not print from it. I have now uninstalled this software, but the problem persists. Fortunately it does not seem to affect my use of the PC. What does the Generic Host Process do?
Newuser1081 - Sorry for the gap in posting. Been away for a few days. My problem persists and like you I had HP printer drivers installed but not used. Similarly deleting the printers doesn`t help because the driver software is still on the computer (somewhere!). I also have a bluetooth module for linking to my laptop.
I have noticed that when I boot my laptop I am informed of the Generic Host problem and the date and time either relates to the last time my computer went into hibernate OR when I last closed it down. Any similarities?