Generic host problem

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by jgreen, Aug 16, 2006.

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  1. jgreen

    jgreen Registered Member

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    Every time I connect to the internet after about 5 minutes I get a message “generic host process for win 32 services encountered a problem” and I get disconnected and have to reboot how do try to find where this is coming from ?
     
  2. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    Are you using a firewall? If so, does it block or allow Generic Host?

    When I set my firewall to block Generic Host, I had the same sort of problem as you are having. Thus, I have set it to allow, as per the screenshot below.
     

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  3. jgreen

    jgreen Registered Member

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    I am not using a firewall,can anyone give any other suggestion.
     
  4. GlobalForce

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    Hi jgreen,

    If you've ever had an HP printer or scanner hooked up check here - http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;821690. I usually equate these type event's to some form of web junk. Best bet .... go somewhere like Gladiator Security or Castle Cop's, follow posting guide-line's, then forward an HJT log. There they'll probably also ask for the information inside the message box.


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