Generic host process for win32 services has encountered a problem
Mr. Mahendra the problem that you faced with your computer is really a frustrating one because it once happened to me when I was doing some important stuffs on my computer. Then from that day onwards I started to research on this issue since this trouble never allowed me to work at all and I found some possible causes for this generic error.
So I am going to list out the causes that I found and the ways that this problem can be fixed .Your Computer problem may be because of any one of the reasons mentioned below.
This Problem Could be because of Conflict between HP Software and Operating System. Probably if you have an HP Printer or a scanner or any external device where you would have installed the HP Software to support it. Most of the time this brings the problem in.
Disabling Windows Acquisition in Windows XP will resolve this issue.
Downloading a Security Update for Windows would do.
Virus is the deadly one that could do anything in our computer so there are some space for them to create this trouble.
May be Recently Downloaded files or incomplete Updates.
The last but not Least we need to look upon the operating system files.
Since these are the most Frequent problems that cause this error. Let's go ahead step by step to fix the problem. Actually as I said before I had the same problem where the problem got finally fixed by the HP Software issue.
Hoping positive lets start with HP Software Configuring. The Troubleshooting 1 is applicable only if you have any Printer or scanner software installed to support any of the Peripherals. Especially HP Software that support printer or scanner. Else Skip to Troubleshooting No:2
Troubleshooting No 1:
Turn Off the Computer and printer or Scanner (If you have Both Then Turn of Both).
Disconnect the Printer and Scanner from the computer.
Restart the Computer leaving the Printer and Scanner being disconnected from the Computer.
If you have the Software Driver Installation disk for Printer or Scanner kindly use that to install the Driver that Supports the peripheral. If you Don't have a Disk that has the Software drivers kindly visit the manufacturer website and key in the Model Number of the printer or the scanner that you have and try to download the Software driver. And Install it on your Computer.
In between the Installation at an instance it may ask you to connect the Scanner or printer that you have to complete the installation. So kindly Follow the Instruction that been Displayed in the Installation window. Make sure you know the Model Number of your Printer or scanner.
Once you are done with the Installation. Reboot your Computer.
Then Check Out whether you have the same problem. If Yes Follow towards the Trouble Shooting No:2
This Does not mean that only HP Printers or scanner driver causes this problem. Try out this step if you have a printer or scanner. If not directly go to Troubleshooting No:2
Disabling Windows Acquisition.
From Desktop kindly Click on Start > Control Panel. Once the Control panel is Open,Double Click on Administrative Tools.
When the Administrative Tools Window is open kindly click on Services Icon. Then You need to Double Click on Windows Image Acquisition Icon.
Once you do that the windows acquisition Properties will get opened. There Click on "General Tab".
Now Click the Drop Down Arrow on the start up Type box and there select "Disabled".
When you are done with that click on "Stop". You may notice a window got opened with a message stating the service is being Found.
When The message is close. Kindly verify whether Service status Display Stopped. Then Click on "Apply" and Finally click on "Close".
Repeat the Above Mentioned Step if the Service is not stopped.
If these Steps have not solved the problem Kindly Move on to Troubleshooting No:3
When this Generic Error Message comes soon after the computer is started. And additionally when you try to install the windows update it gives another error message stating(svchost.exe error).
Normally these steps are recommended for the above mentioned symptoms.
Kindly Click on "Start" > "Run ". Inside a Run type in as net stop wuauserv.
Now Double Click on My Computer and Delete the Drive :Wu Temp Folder. (If Found).Note(Drive:Means The Drive path Where OS is Installed.)
Again Click on "Start">Run. And type in net stop cryptsvc.
Delete the Drive :Windows System 32catroot Folder.
Open the Drive:Windows Folder, and then rename the software distribution folder as SoftwareDistributionOld
Open the Drive:Windows System 32 Folder and rename the following as said below
Rename the Wuweb.dll as Wuweb.dll.old
Rename Wuapi.dll file as Wuapi.dll.old
Rename Wuauclt.exe file as Wuauclt.exe.old
Rename Wuaucpl.cpl file as Wuaucpl.cpl.old
Rename Wuaueng1.dll file as Wuaueng1.dll.old
Rename Wuaueng.dll file as wuaueng.dll.old
Rename Wuauserv.dll file as Wuauserv.dll.old
Rename the Wucltui.dll file as Wucltui.dll.old
Rename Wups2.dll file as Wups2.dll.old
Rename Wups.dll file as Wups.dll.old
Note:The "Drive :" Mentioned on Line 1,2,4 Means the Drive path where the Operating system is installed.
Once when you are sure that you are done with this. Kindly restart the Computer. (Kindly Do all the above mentioned steps if you are an Advanced User of Computer). Else Please not try to modify where single mistake may have chances to crash the Operating system.
If you are a good time user then go ahead and try the above steps. That would surely fix the problem.
IF still the problem persist.
Try to Download and install the latest Windows Update make sure that includes Security updates also. The updates will be available at this page.
If Still There just go ahead and try to run a complete Scan on your Computer using the Anti Virus Software. And heal all vulnerabilities found.
The last go to solve the problem is taking a data back up and just go ahead and try to repair The Operating System. Or if you wish to make a clear install.
Why I suggest this is if the problem raised because of improper installation that done recently or an interrupted download or update. For these problems you may say System Restore would do but I think that OS Repair or OS Reinstallation would be the perfect solution.
Hope the Problem Will be solved before the OS Reinstallation step since these causes Host this Generic error problem.