I've searched around on the knowledgebase and on google and I've seen it suggested that it could be a device driver, but I'm not sure which one (if any). The stop error does suggest updating the video driver, but that didn't fix matters.
It started hapenning last week I think, maybe earlier (it's not actually my machine, it's a user at work's) so it's not that recent.
I upgraded the video driver direct from Intel.
I noticed that the wireless card icon in the taskbar had a red cross through it despite me not disabling it so it may have been playing up. I've disabled the device (as it's not being used right at this moment) to see if it helps the prob.
Try System File Check. Put the XP cd in the drive, let it auto run & exit, now go to start/run and type sfc /scannow this will scan for altered or missing files & should hopefully solve your problemPut the XP cd in the drive, let it auto run & exit, now go to start/run and type sfc /scannow this will scan for altered or missing files & should hopefully solve your problem ( if it asks for the cd at any time press OK )
I've updated the wireless NIC driver and then I ran sfc /scannow again and it managed to get all the way through, but while I haven't seen the svchost.exe error come up for a few hours, the STOP error just has occured again.
s3mt3x, the machine is fully up to date with the latest windows patches which I thought included that RPC DCOM security issue. I've also scanned it with the latest McAfee DAT files and nothing has come up.