Friday, November 21, 2008

Fix Generic Host For Win32 and Svchost.exe Error

Thanx to google, we no longer have to worry about those so-called “Generic Host for Win32 Process” and “svchost.exe” errors that haunt our Windows XP almost daily (If not cured). I am sharing this trick with you as many of you must be facing this same problem as I used to. Below i will explain what are the symptoms of this evil problem and how easily it can be fixed: :)


  • You are surfing the internet or are engaged any type of Internet activity when suddenly all your Network activity goes to hault. You can still see the Internet connected icon in the tray but you cannot surf, browse or do anything.
  • You get an error message something like “Generic Host Process for Win32 Services has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.”
  • Error message reporting about faulting netapi32.dll and svchost.exe.
  • You try to disconnect your Internet because of no activity observed but the Internet icon wont disappear.
  • You recieve an error message something like “Your PC has recovered from a serious problem” etc.


Follow these simple steps and your Windows will be fully cured of this menace :D

Close Port 445:

1. Start Registry Editor (Regedit.exe) by clicking Start menu, and then click the Run icon.
2. In the small box that Opens, type: regedit then click the OK button. The Registry Editor will now have opened.
3. Locate the following key in the registry:
In the right-hand side of the window find an option called TransportBindName.
Double click that value, and then delete the default value, thus giving it a blank value.

Close Port 135:

1. Then you must now navigate to the following registry key:
2. You will see there is a String Value called: EnableDCOM
Set the value to: N (it should currently be Y)
3. Close the Registry Editor. Shutdown and Restart your computer.

Well thats all :) but if you want you can disable NETbios.

Do let me know if this trick works in your computer as well.... [:)]