Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Error

  Mike43 13:39 31 May 2008

Almost each time I boot up my PC I get an error "Generic Host Process for Win32 Services has encountered a problem and needs to close" The offer to report this is made, and the report triggers a 'more info' response, directing me to the Download site. A fix, KB927891 is offered, but when I download this and start to install it, a message shows "Setup has detected that the Service Pack version of this system is newer than the update you are applying. here is no need to install this update".

I installed SP3 a few weeks ago in an attempt to solve this problem once and for all, but the problem appears immune to SP3, other than to recognise it is there and by inference, that the Win32 problem should not occur.

Can anyone advise what the Win32 problem means, and how I can fix it please?

  Earthsea 14:00 31 May 2008

Possibly being caused by malware.

Run SuperAntiSpyware click here

  yplanet 15:00 31 May 2008

update your windows service pack to latest version

it may help

  Mike43 17:18 31 May 2008

Earthsea -thanks for the tip. I downloaded the Antispyware software but it found no threats.

Yplanet - thanks, but I am bang-up-to-date with versions according to MS.

  Earthsea 19:18 31 May 2008

There can be many causes to this problem. Have a sift through click here

  Earthsea 19:22 31 May 2008

But before doing anything else, have you tried a system restore to a point before it started happening? Might be the easiest solution.

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