Win32 Error

#1
I am receiving this error and it is getting irratiting:

Generic Host Process for Win32 Services
Generic Host Process for Win32 Services has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for teh inconvenience.

The error signature reads:
szAppName : svchost.exe szAppVer : 5.1.2600.2055
szModName : wiaservc.dll szModVer : 5.1.2600.2055 offset : 00017f81

I did a quick search and it said it could be a virus. I used Norton's and updated it and scanned everything. It was clean...

Any Ideas? Thanks!
 

yoyo

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#3
Does it happen randomly or when you run specific programs?

Does eventviewer give any hints? I'd also check the file Windows\wiadebug.log.

Does Windows Image Acquisition service ring a bell? Any problems lately with your scanner, camera,...?
 
#4
NetRyder: I ran those 2 tests and they came up with nothing.

Yoyo:
1. As far as I can tell, it happens randomly
2. EventViewer does not ring a bell. I checked the log file and it is basically empty
3. I currently do not have any scanner or camera attached to this computer
 

chastity

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#7
Ok this seems to be the closest thread to a problem I'm trying to solve. Mods if this should be its own thread please do so and I'm sorry for the extra work.

Ok well when I boot into windows Xp with sp1 first it takes a good 5 minutes to load the logon and I only have about 30 or processes running most of which you need. Well once I get the to the desktop its so slow that I can actually broswe the system faster through the task manager then windows itself, so in task manager I notice that svchost.exe under process is using 50%+ pf the cpu and explorer.exe is using 50MB+ ram so the only way I can use it is by killing a 4 svchost.exe processes and explorer.exe and reruning explorer. I've cleaned something like 10 trojans and virii from it and I still have this porblem.

I'm open to suggestions but hoping not to have to format it to fix it
 
#8
I had a virus, it completely took over my system, thats the reason I was getting the error, I had to do a comple format on all my hard drives.
BTW, it was a win32 virus, cant remember the name though.
 

chastity

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#9
Well after talking to person whos system it is and a little thinking on my own I think I've got a virus or trojan in the master boot record, which I know how to fix other then fact its currently on a different drive then the XP install I can use
 

Mainframeguy

Debiant by way of Ubuntu
#10
looks like it's disk errors in my case!

I am hitting same problem as original post on my laptop now - it is well annoying.

System restores back some way have not resolved and I am wondering about using my Retrospect backup from the external Hard Drive - but worried that could not clear it.....

In my case I feel almost certain this is somehow linked to the AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) but unfortunately I need that as it is the way myself and colleagues exchange messages.

I guess I'll go for the volume restor - if that fails I'll uninstall and reinstall AIM.

And if that fails I'll be really ticked off because it'll be back to a reformat....

[EDIT] :eek: looked at system error log and it is covered with bad blocks on my hard drive!!! now this laptop is less than a month old, but I guess anything can happen.... Guess I will discover now if a recover from external hard drive can fix bad blocks..... weird that my scan disc found nothing - will retry that too.... [/EDIT]
 

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