N/APosted on - 08/21/2012
I am new to posting on this forum, although I have gotten several answers from the people here, based on similar questions others have already asked. Here is my problem:
When I start my computer (starting yesterday, 1/24/12,) after less than an hour of it being on, even if nothing is done, I get an error message saying:
"Visual C++ Runtime Library, Program’s:WINDOWSSystem32svchost.exe. This application has requested the runtime to terminate it in an unusual way. Please contact the application's support team for more information."
I have seen similar issues posted, but none for the "C:WINDOWSSystem32svchost.exe". Other problems dealt with a specific program, but this is not just a recent download or program I installed.
After this message comes up, I lose audio from programs (like YouTube, online radio, etc.) and I have to go to the services page to start it again and if I didn't have anything running, like Firefox or task manage when the error came up, I cannot open anything and have to restart.
Also, my normal (standard) Windows XP toolbar on the bottom of the desktop and window designs turn into what looks like the design from Windows 95 or something. Sometimes they change back to normal, sometimes they don't.
I have a Dell Desktop and running Windows XP Home Edition, Version 2002, with Service Pack 3.
So far, I have tried disabling non-Microsoft startups in msconfig, but that did not seem to work.
This is driving me crazy since I can't think of anything I have done differently in recent weeks that would suddenly cause this to happen. I apologize if the information I gave isn't completely clear, I am not very skilled in tech stuff about this in depth.
Thanks for any help that you can provide.
Windows throwing an error message
The problem you occurred may have occurred due to Tune up utilities. In the event viewer box you will probably find an error like the one in the image below:
All you have to do is download User profile file cleanup from here –> http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=6676. The UPHclean will unload the registry during shut downs, log offs and restarts.
After you download the file install it. After installation, reboot so that the changes can take place. Even after you reboot you will see the same error.
Now you have to reboot again and the error will be gone.
Hope it fixes your problem.
Windows throwing an error message
The “svchost.exe” file or program is not a program or application you normally install on your computer. This program is a system process that hosts numerous services in Microsoft Windows in the Windows NT series of operating systems. The name “svchost” is the shortened name for “Service Host.”
This system process is vital to the execution of what they call “shared service processes,” where several services can share a single process for the purpose of reducing consumption on resource. Grouping numerous services into a single process saves computing resources and this consideration was of specific concern when they designed NT.
This is because creating Windows services consumes more time and more memory compared to other operating systems like in the UNIX family. But the downside is, if one of the services triggers an unhandled exception, the entire process can possibly crash.
That’s why in your case, when you receive the Visual C++ Runtime error and it points to the “svchost.exe” program, the program that is actually in fault is Visual C++. Now, check what version of Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable is installed on your computer. Click “Start,” “Control Panel” then “Add or Remove Programs.” Scroll down and look for “Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable”.
If you have applications that use this package, you should see multiple versions installed. Now, if you have more than one versions installed on your computer, you need to uninstall and reinstall those versions. Check if you see those versions on the list below then just download and install it on your computer.