“Generic Host Process For Win32 Services Encountered A Problem and needs to close” is a rather common error message of Windows XP. But you don’t have to worry because there are many ways to easily solve this type of error. This article will explain you how to fix Generic Host Process Error once it has occurred on your computer.
Generic Host Process Error or Svchost Error may occur due to different reasons – attacks of computer hackers, viruses or computer hardware.
There are two ways of solving the problem:
- Download and install a special software
- Try to solve the problem independently
The reasons for Generic Host Process Error may be different, so you may have to try all the ways described below:
- First we need to make sure that the error wasn’t caused by malware. Use an antivirus with full updates to scan your computer for viruses.
- It may also be useful to close the ports 445 and 135 to stop computer hackers from penetrating your system.
To close Port 445 you need to:
Go to “Run” (click buttons “Microsoft” and “R” simultaneously) and type “regedit” in the opened window.
Locate the following key in the registry:
Double click “TransportBindName” and delete the default value.
To close Port 135 you need to go to “Run” (click buttons “Microsoft” and “R” simultaneously) and type “regedit” in the opened window. Then go to the following registry key:
Find a string value called: EnableDCOM and set the value to: N (now it’s Y)
- Then close the Registry Editor. Shutdown and restart your computer.
3. If it didn’t help, try following these steps:
1. Go to “Run” and type “regedit” in the opened window. Then go to “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SYSTEM > CurrentControlSet > Services > Browser > Parameters”
2. Find “IsDomainMaster“and set data: “False”
3. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Ole and find “EnableDCOM” that will have value “Y”. Double-click on it and change it to “N”
4. Then restart your PC and if it didn’t work,
1. Go to “Run” and open “cmd”
2. Then type “netsh” and press enter, type “winsock” and press enter and type “reset”.
3. After you have done all these, restart your PC
If the problem still hasn’t been solved, you can install a tool that will help you to solve the Generic Host Process Error.
4. There are different tools that deal with the problem, i.e.:
A Svchost fix Wizard from SecurityStronghold (This program fixes all known modifications of Svchost errors including Generic Host Process error messages, performance issues and svchost virus infection like svvchost.exe and svch0st.exe.) You can download it here: