Windows cannot find rvhost.exe on XP Startup

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Hi there,

Every time I boot up my PC this error, "Windows cannot find rvhost.exe" shows up.

When I click OK to proceed, further I find out that saving or opening files takes up much longer time. Sometimes my computer just hangs up and when I try to access Task Manager a message show up saying "the task manager has been disabled by the administrator."

Please help me to solve this problem.


Windows cannot find 'RVHOST.exe'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again.

To search for a file , click the Start button, and then click Search.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #123176

Windows cannot find rvhost.exe on XP Startup


I don't know if your computer is infected by a virus but if we are going to look on how your computer behaves, it is more likely the effect of a virus. And the fact that the Windows Task Manager has been disabled, if this is a normal error-thing that happened to your computer, as to my experience with some Windows errors, I think there is no normal error in Windows that will trigger for the Windows Task Manager to be instantly disabled.

I often encountered this type of problem where the computer shows extreme slowness and the Windows Task Manager is disabled. And sometimes the whole Windows Taskbar including the Start button disappears and what’s left is only an instantly opened Windows Explorer with all the icons in the desktop went missing also.

I don’t suggest that you install an antivirus at this stage because it will only be useless. Almost all of the operating system’s components are already disabled. If you know how to format your hard drive, this is the perfect time. Install Windows again and this time replace the previous antivirus you used.

Try some really reliable OS guards like Norton Antivirus and McAfee Antivirus.

Answered By 0 points N/A #123177

Windows cannot find rvhost.exe on XP Startup

  1. The solution is to boot in safe mode in order to be able to remove the virus. When you press the power button press F8 continuously until the screen brings on the a menu where you will choose boot in safe mode.
  2. After the windows have log on in safe mode.
  3. Press the windows logo + R, run window appears. Type gpedit.msc and click ok

The group policy window appears. Navigate on the left pane from:

  • User Configuration
  • Administrative Templates
  • System
  • Ctrl+Alt+Del Options

On the right of the left pane you will see inside window labeled Ctrl+Alt+Del Options,double click on Remove task manager another small window will appear. On the setting tab select not configured and the click ok.  By doing this you have enabled the task manager and have removed RVHOST.exe

To prevent this in future turn on your windows firewall and also install updated anti-virus software


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