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Fix Generic Host For Win32 and Svchost.exe Error

Thanx to Slees, 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). 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 😀

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.

Update: For whole those who are looking for an alternate solution to fix this error please consider my latest post to Fix Generic Host Error



{ 267 comments… add one }

  • snapper February 14, 2007, 2:21 am

    Thanks so much to slees for the help getting rid of that annoying generic host error.It really does work!!!!

    • mehannu December 23, 2010, 7:16 pm

      it really worked perfectly.

  • chiranjeeb February 16, 2007, 9:52 pm

    thanksss it really works………..
    thaks again for shareing it

  • Dj Flush February 17, 2007, 9:27 am

    You are welcome :) the worst thing still remains no one (Yes, even Microsoft) does not know what is the actual root cause of this error

    but thank God atleast we can now fix it 😉

    • Louis Cedeno January 15, 2009, 1:04 am

      I have this problem but it is now changing my windows style to classic style and it also takes away my home page to http:\\ and that is it. I tried to use 3 different tools but to no avail. The lsp tool especially.

      • tinku July 19, 2009, 6:46 pm

        plz give me advies

  • kullu February 17, 2007, 11:47 am

    but sir my networking is not working i am not able to access the dataserver

  • Nirmal February 17, 2007, 12:11 pm

    thank u very much for the instructions

  • Dj Flush February 17, 2007, 2:43 pm

    @ Kullu – The fix does not have any impact on Network in Windows XP Professional Edition as far as I know :)

    @ Nirmal – You are welcome :)

    • Kamal March 13, 2009, 5:26 pm

      Networking problem, after making the suggested changes to registry files my network server disappear and after abondoning the chages made to registry files the network starts working

    • Benita June 18, 2009, 11:55 pm

      thank you so much .It worked for me .thank you so much

  • sachinjoshi February 20, 2007, 1:32 pm

    Hi i have tried this solution my error has gone
    but i am facing new error when i m tring to see the workgroup computer i m not able to see any machine to workgroup and that machines cannot be seen from any machine i have roll back the action now i m able to see the workgroup machines but i m facing host error please give any solution on this

  • Cameron February 22, 2007, 1:25 pm

    Thanx 😀 The Fix worked for me like a charm :)

  • SunBeam March 22, 2007, 10:07 am

    There’s more to be added. For instance, the Power Supply service that dumps (exceptionally) a “svchost.exe” file in C:\Windows\ is also a source of generating that error. I’ve encountered the error still, even after applying all the existent fixes around the net. Thing is – you need only 5 running svchosts 😉

    P.S.: That one was not a virus :)

  • Dj Flush March 23, 2007, 10:21 am

    I have been getting complains that after applying the instructed fix people see that their Lan Network is no more accessible

    I have been Indeed having the same problem in my Home Lan Network

    Still at no luck to find a solution for that too :(

  • Randy April 2, 2007, 4:53 pm

    I tried every fix there is in the INTERNET and even fixes from MICROSOFT. BUT IT DID NOT HELP A LOT. It got worse, every PC in the entire network cannot access the server and all the PCs are receiving Work Offline messages and encountering resources are not available because of the Generic Host Win32 Process error.

    I tried every fix there is but still to no avail, it cannot seem to be fixed by any hot fix or patches and even from Microsoft.

    My boss gave me a warning about my job in jopardy and I don’t think it is no longer good for my career right now with my current company due to such menacing bug with Windows Server 2003.

    Does anyone from you guys, (except Microsoft who cannot help me at this moment) has any permanent solution for it.

  • tim April 3, 2007, 8:22 am


    does anyone remember the string name that was in step one that was being instructed to delete? This fix did help fix the problem but like other ppl i cant see the rest of the network anymore. If anyone can remember what they deleted from step one that would be great. (it was seomthing like “/xxxx/”

  • Dj Flush April 3, 2007, 2:48 pm

    Hello Tim :smile:

    The string was \Device\ and I am not actually sure if it has any relation to network visibility

    Still I am unable to comprehend why this fix is making the network unreachable and invisible :sad:

    • suresh June 23, 2009, 12:35 pm

      Yes same problem i am also facing please any one can tell me the solution

      Still I am unable to comprehend why this fix is making the network unreachable and invisible

  • Sinister April 11, 2007, 1:36 pm

    Hi all

    Also been getting the GHerror still trying to kick the thing but no luck so far….
    Also tried Microsoft Support they told me its a printer(I dont print)

    Thanks for the fix though hope it will cure the damm thing

  • OvRiDe April 12, 2007, 8:23 am

    The reason that you are loosing visibility to LAN pc’s is because you are blocking port 445. Port 445 is used by Win2000/2003/XP for File and Print sharing. If you are not going to be mapping to other PC’s on a LAN then this fix will work fine. Otherwise you should really only block these ports from the internet. There is some more information here…


  • Nirmal April 17, 2007, 10:23 am

    Hi DJ,
    Actually microsoft has an update for his error and when I installed this update, this error was fixed.
    Anyway this is great help.

  • Dj Flush April 17, 2007, 11:35 am

    Hey Nirmal Thanx for the info 😎
    I never knew Microsoft had an update for this. Can you please provide a link to the update
    So I can publish it here 👿

  • Lash2828 April 22, 2007, 9:42 pm

    I followed your step by step provision Dj Flush, and the Generic Error has been gone ever since!
    Now I can’t connect to some servers with certain programs. Similar problem as mentioned above. There was a link provided by OvRiDe, but that page can’t be displayed.

    Any alternative solutions would be thankfully taken!

  • sachin April 27, 2007, 10:41 pm

    well where to locate port 135 and port 445, i am working in the home and not attached to any server or lan in the network, i am connected to the internet via bsnl broad band,

    my copy of the window xp is not genuine, is it possible and harmless to get the updates from microsoft autoupdates,
    need advise,


  • Lash2828 April 29, 2007, 6:13 pm

    I found a somewhat 50-50 solution. I changed back the value N to Y and rebooted. Now I can connect again with all programs. And I got the program Zone Alert which manage the access of programs connection to the internet.

    I still hope you find a solution to the Generic Error. :smile:

  • Kamal May 4, 2007, 5:46 pm

    Its really working, but this is only the solution. Why this problem occured, no answer about this. I have changed my partition table as well as HDD too. ❓

  • albert May 6, 2007, 11:30 am

    ohh…I thought the problem is my modem, finally I found the problem…thsnks for sharing, I will try

  • Nivas May 10, 2007, 11:06 am

    Dude , U r awesone. dat worked superb!!!!!
    and if possbl can some1 xplain the source or the reason for this??? 😯 💡

  • Nandakumar KV May 20, 2007, 7:13 am

    Thnx a lot dude… It’s working superfine now..:-)

  • Rakesh Kumar June 10, 2007, 8:51 am

    Check out some more practical and easy solution at http://topaix.com/svchost-exe-application-error

  • nalini June 17, 2007, 4:53 pm

    i couldn’t open my registry…..
    it says…registry editing has been disabled by ur administrator…
    can some one help…..

  • Dj Flush June 17, 2007, 5:04 pm

    nalini Please Download this handy little app and It shall enable your registry manager.

  • nalini June 18, 2007, 6:48 pm

    thanq…so much….Dj Flush….
    now can u tell me how to disable the registry….
    because i heard that the system is open to trojans if the registry is enabled….

  • Dj Flush June 19, 2007, 4:18 am

    nalini There is no such thing as “disable the registry” unless you want limited account to not be able to access the registry. That is done by Windows XP automatically thanks to the permission manager. You don’t need to worry at all.

  • Rakesh June 19, 2007, 4:30 pm

    Try this and see if it works. I have tested it on my Windows XP machine.

    1. Go to Start -> Run and type gpedit.msc. This will open Group Policy Windows.

    2. Navigate to User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Prevent access to registry editing tool.

    3. Then Click on “Prevent access to registry editing tool” and select “Enabled” under Setting Tab and Click Apply and then OK.

    4. Now try to edit the registry and You will see this error “Registry Editing has been disabled by your Administrator“.

  • nalini June 21, 2007, 6:17 pm

    thanq rakesh…..
    i wil try n see if it works………

  • nalini June 22, 2007, 11:03 am

    thank u so much raakesh……….
    it worked…….
    it disabled my registry

  • Rakesh June 22, 2007, 11:07 am

    You’re Welcome, Nalini.

    I am happy to hear that it worked.

  • Dj Flush June 22, 2007, 2:37 pm

    Rakesh Thanks man that added a lot to my knowledge and shall also help people solve their registry problems

  • Rakesh June 22, 2007, 6:17 pm

    That’s the way we learn. There are many stuff that i don’t know. I enjoy reading your post. Thanks.

  • shravan June 25, 2007, 7:24 pm

    u r simply awesome ……!!!!!

  • Alin June 30, 2007, 12:55 am

    hi, ty for the Generic host fix, it works verry good.. but i need your help now.. when i Log on my yahoo id i can see my msg , can see what ppl are talking to me :( pls need help ! ( i allredy try to instal difrent yahoo version and i did try ther advices http://sg.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070611225009AA3PNnY&show=7

    but theats not working )
    by the way i’m using firefox mozila.. if this info is any good :( )

  • some1_irani July 4, 2007, 6:08 pm

    hello sir
    i really ty coz of guiding us to get rid of this generic host trouble, if i hadnt read ur command line in this blog i was going to format my c drive omg ty ty ty, also could u tell us whats the best way to monitor connection ports and how to opn or close them, and how we can disable netbios and what dos it do? thx in advance

  • John August 11, 2007, 11:09 pm

    Thanks for this its been months for me and now its fixed. Thanks again!

  • Hervey August 14, 2007, 4:53 pm

    hey sir… im a 14 year old.. i’ve been encountering this problem with my pc…
    what is the most recommended solution? from rakesh or from DJ flush? thank you.. really need your help..
    I need a solution that will give me no limits in surfing.. or let’s say how to put it back to nrmal.. please respond.. ^_^

  • Dj Flush August 15, 2007, 10:54 pm

    Alin I guarantee you both have no relation. Generic host fix and yahoo messenger problem are two totally different things buddy.

    Hervey Both the solutions work great however Rakesh may not be available for question and answering so I suggest you follow the solution mentioned by me in the article above.

  • Hervey August 16, 2007, 5:17 am

    thank you… I tried yours and it really worked.. ^_^

  • Paul August 24, 2007, 1:40 am

    Hello DJ Flush, I’m having the same problem. I will go home tonight and try the solutions you had posted and will report back…Thanks.

    Btw, how do you close the ports…I know how to forward a port, but not how to close it…THX

  • Dj Flush August 24, 2007, 2:57 am

    Hervey You are welcome buddy :)

    Paul Closing a port is easy. Just follow the instructions mentioned and everything will end up fine.

  • Paul August 24, 2007, 5:14 am

    DJ Flush,

    Brother, I’m sorry to report than none of the 4 solutions you had on your earlier post nor closing the ports solutions worked for me!!! I’m still getting the Generic Host Error!!!

    My symptoms are a bit different than some of the symptoms I’ve seen…

    I too get the Generic Host error randomly, sometimes I see it some times I don’t. However, even when I don’t see it, I still cannot access WINXP Firewall!! Connecting to the internet seems to be fine even when the error is displayed, I can still connect to the internet…

  • Paul August 24, 2007, 5:17 am

    This is what I get when I click on the error report in the Generic Host error window…

    szAppName : svchost.exe szAppVer : 5.1.2600.2180 szModName : unknown
    szModVer : offset : 00000000

  • Paul August 24, 2007, 6:01 am

    fyi…I’ve also tried running spybot in safe mode, but it stops and says User ABORT!!! This is an nasty and smart mfking virus!!! I’ve also tried running TrendMicro online scanner and it closes the browser!!!


  • Kiran August 28, 2007, 12:16 pm

    win32 error was really annoying,
    thank you very much…
    its really working :)

  • Andrew Ho September 11, 2007, 8:30 pm

    hi, I juz reformated my comp and I have the same problem too. I have just tried your method closing the 2 ports. I hope it works, and if it does work I will surely post up here again.

    My symptoms is pretty much like PAUL’s. My XP Firewall wont work and the Generic Host Error comes up randomly. Just that when the error comes up, I have problem with my internet connections. Unlike him who says his internet connection still goes when the Generic Host encounters error.

    Paul, are you sure your internet connection works just fine when the error pops up? And even 10 minutes after the error remain there?

    Generic Host Process does all the networking/internet/IP/TCPIP/ bla bla bla for your system. If it encounter error, your internet connection should be disturbed.

    Anyway I hope your way works for me Flush!

    Will Tell you again if this works in days to come.

  • shilpa September 13, 2007, 2:55 pm

    I have a prob while connecting my 2 PCs via a cross wire.
    I did the IP configuration and it shows tat the 2 PCs are connected but wen I try to view PC 2 from PC 1 or vice versa through network neighbor hood I amm unable to see the computers…and neither can I exchange data…
    I wanted to connect my both PCs together to use one broadband connection and access Internet in both and also to exchange data within themselves

  • Harry September 15, 2007, 11:56 am

    The “Generic Host Process” error is really pretty simple to take care of:


    Let the ones that caused it fix it.

  • Mark September 24, 2007, 12:32 pm

    Thanks a lot! it worked!

  • ratheesh October 9, 2007, 1:16 pm

    Hi…the host error is fixed…but I am getting problems with my network. No workgroup computers is shown in my network place and I cant connect to the other PCs & vice versa. Please help me and tell me what to do?

  • Dj Flush October 9, 2007, 7:44 pm

    ratheesh very unfortunately this is the only solution we have got to remove the host error and after applying this fix you start getting problems with your local area network.

    I don’t think so there is any other way round unless someone comes up with a more solid and stable solution.

    • Munish Dadwal February 16, 2010, 7:23 pm

      “Generic Host win32” error & LAN accessing…. both problems can be cured by installing Microsoft Update for Windows XP (KB894391). I tried and believe me, its awesome. I hope you will take advantage of it also.

  • Chan October 12, 2007, 8:23 am

    I tried every method listed and still am getting the same errors “Fix Generic Host For Win32” and “Svchost.exe Error” only that the frequency of occurance is low. This problem comes only when the computer is connected to the cable modem. Can some one help me?
    Thanks in advance.

  • Arun October 20, 2007, 10:12 am


    I have a PC with Windows XP install on it. I get the Generic host process error very often. This seems to happen mostly when i start my Yahoo Messenger and chat. It is very sporadic. There are times when I do not get this error for weeks, and there are days when i get it 3 -4 times within 1 hour.

    Any help with this would be great.

  • pussykat October 22, 2007, 7:57 am

    I’m a computer tard… but this totally worked!!! And, I did it all on my own!

    Thanks so much!

  • Monica October 26, 2007, 6:22 pm

    Hi. I’m not getting the svchost.exe error that some of you are, but I’ve been having the random loss of internet connection (with no apparent router/modem issues), high CPU usage, processes hanging on shutdown, etc. Have run all sorts of anti-malware/virus scans with nothing found.

    I found this forum topic:


    and wondered if peer-to-peer networking might be the source of the problem (this discussion also has a link to a Microsoft article that explains the details of peer-to-peer networking). I think I’ll try disabling it and see what happens… I don’t know much about the ins and outs of networking, but perhaps one of you knows enough about it to comment on whether or not this might have something to do with the problem? Thanks. Monica

  • Shameem October 28, 2007, 12:04 am

    Thanks a lot mate…thanks for your help…you know some websites are charging for this stuff :(

  • Deep November 6, 2007, 4:06 am

    Thanks for the instruction. Its works for me…
    Great help…

  • GREG November 9, 2007, 5:49 pm

    Hi Dj Flush!

    Guys I’m from Greece…and I had also the same problem with generic host error…but then I fixed it following your instructions.
    Please try to find a solution for the network visibility problem…!

    Also I would like to ask you…what do you know about temp2.exe error…which appears when I log on.

  • md sameer November 10, 2007, 6:54 am

    The fix worked for me, but there is another issue with it, I lost my home network and cannot see the computer connected to the network though I can ping them successfully.

  • K November 10, 2007, 8:15 am

    Ok, try this, use DJ Flush’s method as above first.

    Then download microsoft’s support patch and restart.

    Then reverse back DJ Flush’s method.
    (i.e Port 445 insert back \Device\ and port 135 switch back to Y)

    Works for me, Thanks DJ Flush!

    You should be able to connect to your network PCs as normal after that.

  • md sameer November 11, 2007, 6:21 am

    Please help me in restoring my home network, the issue with the generic host is gone but cannot view the home netowrk computers.

  • Alexandru November 13, 2007, 5:00 pm


    I tried to do this, but when I write regedit and press return I get “Registry editing has been disabled by your administrator”.

    I have no idea what that means. I am the only one using this computer, and I wouldn’t know how to disable registry editing even if I wanted to.

  • Alexandru November 14, 2007, 8:43 pm

    I’m back :)

    Let me say right off the bat that closing the ports seems to have worked for me. My computer has been on and connected to the Internet for quite a while now, and no error. Thank you very much, Dj Flush.

    I’ll describe the symptoms and the solution that worked for me, in case it helps anyone.

    if my computer was connected to the network, eventually (sometimes as little as 10 minutes after turning it on, sometimes 20 or half an hour) the dreaded generic host error would appear. I use DC++ to connect to a local hub; after the error I was still able to connect to the hub and see everyone there, I just couldn’t download anything. Also, something went wrong with my sound. After the error, whenever I tried to adjust my volume by using the speaker icon at the lower right corner of the screen, I got a message like “no mixer devices installed”. My internet connection, however, was perfectly fine even after the error (and this doesn’t seem to have been just temporary; it worked fine even 5 hours after getting the error).

    When I tried to close those two ports, I found that I couldn’t access my registry. Apparently, this is because of a worm called Brontok. Anyway, I looked around on the web and found this:


    It’s a Visual Basic script that fixes the disabled registry. You right-click on the link “Download” you see there, save the file anywhere you want, and then run that file (double-click it). They say you should then restart and the registry will be fine, but this is not the case for me; it works without restarting (i.e. Start -> Run -> regedit works as it should again), and if I restart it stops working and I have to run the script again. This is because of that trojan I mentioned, which disables my registry at startup.

    Then I closed the two ports exactly as explained above, and that’s that. I should also mentioned that I tried some of the alternative solutions posted in the other topic (I patched with Microsoft updates and also what was there solution #2, with the cmd and netsh thing), but that did not work out.

  • Psyber November 15, 2007, 12:34 pm

    Unfortunately that registry key is needed to use netbios, but the good thing is all you have to do is disable file and printer sharing and it will stop most netbios attacks, I wouldnt worry about that port unless you have file and printer sharing enabled.

    Some computers cant view other computers unless you have a network crossover cable, which is a special type of cable that is used for networking computers.

  • Lori December 4, 2007, 10:37 pm

    Finally! Slees You are my hero! I have been searching for months for a solution to the Generic Host Process Error! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

  • Dangy December 21, 2007, 6:37 pm

    Thanks a ton! I was searching for this fix since long :)

  • Jonathan December 30, 2007, 9:21 pm

    Hello, this is the best solution for the “Generic Host Process for Win 32 services” error that I discovered recently.

    After 36 hours of no sleep at all in my innumerable attempts to fix this damn “Generic Host Process for Win32” error of my Windows XP SP2, here’s what I did after tinkering around the configurations. This was the only fi /solution that made that error never show up again (I tell you, those Microsoft hot fixes/updates are useless, even the “port-closer” programs are ineffective, too. This problem isn’t caused by a virus, either)

    Try this solution

    1. Turn on your Windows Firewall, and turn off Automatic Updates. Even though you have turned this thing off, you still have to follow the next steps.

    2. Right-click My Computer and click Services. If you want the long way around, go to Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, then double click Services.

    3. Double-click Automatic Updates.

    4. If it is running, click Stop.

    5. On the Startup Type drop-down menu, select Disabled.

    6. Click Apply, then click OK.

    Reboot your computer and observe if the error will show up again. (Chances are, it will not do so, anymore!)

    Optional: Download a copy of the SafeXP program and install it to your computer. (You can find this program on the Internet). Once installed, open it from Control Panel, apply its recommended settings and reboot your computer.

    I hope that this solution I discovered will make everyone’s Windows XP SP2 free from the damn “Generic Host Process for Win32” error!

    If my above fix / solution works for you, let us know as soon as possible.

  • toybox January 3, 2008, 8:45 am

    I have encounter error with generic host win32, but now still have errors with svchost.exe “ox7c9105f8 reference memory 0x00000010…and my computer hanging.

  • ameyjah January 4, 2008, 8:02 pm

    I think you are genius, I was about to re install OS. but you saved my time. One stumble from me

  • Imaizumi January 7, 2008, 2:05 pm

    If the Generic Host rendered your sound useless, re-enable it through,

    1) Run
    2) Type services.msc
    3) Go windows audio, and press started.
    4) Select recovery tab, and click first failure as restart service.

    At least any service that the windows audio dependent on will restart it self if svchost crash.

  • aniketh January 13, 2008, 7:23 am

    Thanks DJ. That helped a lot.

  • Deedee January 23, 2008, 8:46 am

    You can also download the winsock fix and run it and it should take care of the problem. It is a free utility it fixed mine and it works fantastic but I run Windows XP so you would need winsockxpfix

  • Mayank January 30, 2008, 12:21 pm

    Thanks a lot it solved my problem. Does it affect the LAN download speed? I am not able to solve this problem even after formatting C: (not full system). But this action actually solved the problem.

  • Adika February 3, 2008, 6:02 pm

    Thanks a lot. It worked!

  • Gulam Md. Al Emran February 16, 2008, 1:08 am

    Sir, thanks for the solution. Really great job done by you boss.

  • Enayet Hussain February 18, 2008, 1:25 pm

    Thanx a lot! It worked well. Excellent job.

  • Dan Lark February 25, 2008, 1:49 am

    Thank you so much! I hope this works. You are awesome.

  • andré February 27, 2008, 5:45 am

    hey, thank you very much!!! this fixed the problem 😀

  • Jojo March 4, 2008, 2:01 pm

    Thanks Imaizumi!.. :)

  • Veeru March 19, 2008, 5:08 pm

    Hi, I am getting “generic host process for win32 services” error on my BSNL broadband but not on my Reliance Broadnet, why is it so, and what is the solution.

  • Vishrut March 23, 2008, 2:56 pm

    You are great
    That one was my big problem but now it is solved
    thanks for the solution.

  • Marko Serbia March 23, 2008, 5:50 pm

    DJ, you are king of kings, lord of lords!

    Thank you legend.

  • Ionutz March 24, 2008, 3:19 am

    Thanks for the solution (instructions), it works. The Microsoft kb 894391 update didn’t help me solve the problem, and I don’t have problems with my network like others 😉

  • Alaknanda March 24, 2008, 9:06 am

    Thanks Jonathan and Dj Flush…I too had a similar problem of generic host error. I tried both the ways, Jonathan’s in my laptop and Dj’s in a friend’s desktop. Both worked. Thanks a lot :)

  • Gaikuan March 26, 2008, 11:03 am

    Holy crap, Thank you man. This solution really works.

  • PinkRayneDrop March 29, 2008, 10:11 am

    OMG I want to thank you for the steps. For 2 weeks now I have tried to find the problem, formatted both PCs 2 times each & then was crying today because the host PC kept getting the errors. I did your steps & lost my network (even though ICS was still working on the client PC )I then went back & just put \Device\ back in & the network was back up & no svchost.exe problem in a whole 2 hours now…woohoo!

    P.S: You have my undying love now 😛

  • itchan April 7, 2008, 7:26 pm

    the Condition of my PC is under observation.lol. 10 minutes had past and still no Generic host error. :)

  • Shinatama April 16, 2008, 2:20 pm

    If we follow this instruction to fixed generic host, the problem will solve…but there will be another problem like you can’t ping to another network, sharing between PC. Just fixed using update from microsoft:


  • Goran April 16, 2008, 10:51 pm

    Just smile and wave boys, just smile and wave.

    working great, Thanks a lot :)

  • Upxilon April 21, 2008, 5:51 pm

    I Don’t have the TransportBindName option…What should I do? :-(

  • mrjaza April 23, 2008, 2:45 am

    I have this win32 error after reinstalling my Windows! It happens when I install my external Wi-Fi card and applying the password for my wifi network!

    I tried all 4 solutions. The system is XP SP1 because I have no access to Internet for updating my PC.

    Please help me if you have new methods.

  • Himura April 29, 2008, 9:37 am

    Thanks Man! It really works…

  • D-Bro May 2, 2008, 12:11 am

    Ah Thank you so much. I do believe this is going to help alot. I play online video games and you wouldnt believe how much of a hassel it is to Restart the computer every thirty minutes. I figured if I made a second connection maybe it would work but nothing happened. However due to your help I believe I’m back online for good now.

    Much thanks,

  • Leif Henry May 14, 2008, 10:22 am

    Thank You! thanks a lot your Solution is the best thanks men Your the best!!

  • tucco05 May 16, 2008, 4:17 pm

    Thanks a lot dude! I was searching for this fix since long. Now I can sleep better! :)

  • Neno May 16, 2008, 7:13 pm

    Thanks a lot for this help! It really works!!

  • kj4 May 23, 2008, 11:45 am

    Hello! Thanks for sharing.

    I have try this kind of trick works very fine but another problem is if you connected in Internet your connections comes up very slow. Why?

  • nata May 24, 2008, 11:03 pm

    hi, the problem with the virus “Generic Host for Win32 Process” occured and at me. But I didn’t found the symptoms mentioned by others. At me, the sound driver isn’t working at all, and I have to install evry time the sound drivers. Tell me please someone what I can do about it. If you need some more details about my problem, feel free to ask me.


  • Bhaumik May 30, 2008, 12:12 pm

    Hey DJ,

    That works very fine :)

    Please reply if you find the solution of network bug.

    Thank you very much for sharing.

  • Malinthe June 5, 2008, 7:25 am

    Wow you’re a lifesaver man! Thanks a lot for the tip. :)
    Got this problem after cloning the HDD. Now it’s fixed.

  • KathyJo June 25, 2008, 9:05 pm

    Hi, i follow the step…its working…but the internet connection seems slower than before…I wonder why and any solution on it?

  • Hotfix June 28, 2008, 7:37 pm

    Hey thanks man. It worked!

  • mixglorioso July 11, 2008, 9:05 pm

    Dude this fix works! Thanks a lot man!

  • Marcel July 15, 2008, 12:03 am

    Thank you very much you are a genious

  • Manohar July 19, 2008, 8:51 am


    Thanks for the solution, it was really help full to me.
    I think the root cause of this error is that when you are using a pirated version of OS and you are trying to update any of the Microsoft related updates it shows this this error.
    Because it looks for the licensed version so the Microsoft will stop the update and it will also stops you from going online.

  • Kirari July 27, 2008, 1:05 am

    Hello! Thank you DJ Flush for the solutions!! I have tried methods 1 and 2 on your other post you typed, and this method. They worked!. . . Well, almost, anyway. I now have another message, saying that the problem was ‘fixed’ or something along those lines (Happens when I start computer), AND, I sometimes now get the Generic Host pop-up. AGAIN. This pop-up happens when I try to play a certain MMORPG, not when I try to access the Internet. I can’t login into my game correctly without having the stupid pop-up come up 90% of the time and disconnecting me from logging in!!!! I tried your methods 1 and 2 twice now. :( Please help!

  • dale August 6, 2008, 3:27 am

    wow thxs alot it working <3

  • psykee August 20, 2008, 7:33 pm

    thxxx let me try

  • psykee August 21, 2008, 7:59 pm

    still cant solve the problem of Generic host process for win32 service

    i got this issue

    internet or are engaged any type of Internet activity when suddenly all your Network activity goes to hault. still see the Internet connected icon in the tray but i cannot surf, browse or do anything.

  • gonza August 26, 2008, 6:33 am

    thanks very much for your solution very very very very much

  • chris August 26, 2008, 1:46 pm

    GREAT! thanks!

  • Aniruddha August 26, 2008, 8:50 pm

    hey, thnks a ton man…it really helped..

  • ankit August 27, 2008, 5:44 pm

    thanks dude helped me toooooooooooo

  • cindy September 4, 2008, 3:39 pm

    still can’t resolve this problem. whenever I try to run the regedit, I receive the msg ‘registry editing has been disabled by admin’. is there any way ard it?

  • kareina September 5, 2008, 9:35 pm

    hello there..i have been haunted with this generic host process error for more than 2 weeks and thanx god finally its successfully recover…thank a lots…i do appreciate it..thank u so much..

  • bossreagan September 10, 2008, 6:37 am

    hi sir, you are so briliant i have been having this problem for almost 1 year until u help me solve it.Technicians here can solve my problem they told me it might be my hardware but its not thanks to you…more power sir and hope to here from you u…can u add me up in you yahoo messenger for technical support…thanks a lot

  • Daniel September 16, 2008, 4:13 am

    wow what a great solution! the power of the web eh! (when you can get online!)
    BTW i am using a dell d600 laptop and using 3 mobile broadband & the error had never occured before. i have xp sp2 with updates disabled of course!
    cheers guys.

  • n3m3sis September 25, 2008, 1:57 am

    Generic Host problem ? Windows XP ? Hangs your internet every 10 mins after restart, so you can’t find a solution?

    Download and run the official microsoft repairs:
    First KB894391:


    Second KB921883:


    No more problems after weeks of trying

  • dinesh September 25, 2008, 11:47 am

    thanx 4 your info.

  • hemant September 29, 2008, 7:15 am

    let me check after wards i will say thanks to u

  • A Paul October 1, 2008, 12:27 am

    Really thanks and may you always be this helpful; man u did a great job, i am now finally relieved.

  • iori October 1, 2008, 4:20 am

    Plz help!!!

    Just switched with different modem (Zyxel) & I’m using ICS with the network. Keep getting Win32 error every 15mins & all PCs lost the connection(including the server). We’re not getting this with the previous modem.

  • Nithin October 3, 2008, 12:50 pm

    You can find a much simpler how to guide here:

    Screenshot’s included!

  • Rajeev Verma October 4, 2008, 12:38 pm

    Thanx a ton friend, I wish DJ we have more geniuses like you giving the world solutions to day to day problems like that of this Generic Host Win32 bug!!!! Thanx again

  • Skilljockey October 5, 2008, 8:38 pm

    Mate I dont know who are you or what do you do but you are a genius!!

  • Ashish October 6, 2008, 12:50 am

    Hi! The Solution u gave me is Fantastic!!!!

    It gave me a lot of pleasure to not seeing the dirty error again and again.

    Thank u Very Much!!

  • Adam October 20, 2008, 10:18 pm

    Hello. Tried this and it work, but apparently I get this problem when I try to repair my network, it says it cant flush my “NetBT”. Now I have no clue what that does, nor if its a bad thing, just saying.

  • Nikki October 22, 2008, 8:53 pm

    I just want to say a huge thanks to you and this soloution.

    Just curious what’s netbios and what does
    it do if you disable it?

  • Mohammad Rashad November 3, 2008, 4:05 pm

    I Love surfing the Net and Finding Good reliable guys like you to solve all our Computer Problems..So Real thanks to you..

  • kamran November 4, 2008, 2:16 pm


    Brother thank you so very much.

    It works very well



  • Sawan November 7, 2008, 8:45 pm

    Thx a lot bro, it really works. I was deciding to reinstall windows but your solution removes my error. THX again.

  • akiyama November 8, 2008, 8:08 am

    I love this post. Thanks a lot.

    Been struggling with this pain in the *** error.
    This really helps.

  • Anushka November 10, 2008, 6:31 pm

    Hey… thanks Dj Flush… it worked… thanks a lot again

  • Ritesh November 12, 2008, 9:15 pm

    Thanx for your great help, if you want any type of help in tally you are most welcome.

  • Daniel November 13, 2008, 12:39 am

    Seems to be working <3
    thx a lot

  • Mithun November 15, 2008, 3:15 pm

    By some how the solution has solved the problem of Generic host.

    But now I cannot access other computer. However, other computer can access internet from this computer.

  • Abhi November 15, 2008, 6:35 pm

    Hats off to you man.

  • Ultimecia November 16, 2008, 3:41 am

    This solution worked for me, In all the solutions around the net, this is the most helpful. Thanks whoever made this.

  • Ashok Chauhan November 17, 2008, 12:48 pm


  • cylainel November 18, 2008, 12:32 pm

    Thanks for this! Great. Problem solved.

  • Doyel November 18, 2008, 11:07 pm

    Thank you so much!! The problem suddenly errupted yesterday; I had almost made up my mind to format it when I saw your solution. The Micosoft Update didn’t work. However closing the ports did the trick. I owe you a million, man! Thank you!

  • Kosta November 19, 2008, 6:58 am

    Many thanks to the author! It solved my problems too! I could not leave DC++ open overnight (6hr+), I would always find it crashed the next morning and I would not be able to regain control over my network connection until I rebooted the PC. I would also get errors on my Event Viewer regarding a NetBT connection that timedout, but in the Services i could not find anything related to NetBT. Now not only those errors have stopped, but my DC++ has been running for more than 24hr continuously without any problems!

    Microsoft should have a similar solution since it is their product and not rely on 3rd party user suggestions to solve this major problem. It should even be in SP3 by default.

  • nehad November 21, 2008, 3:31 am

    I install it but its not work well, so I remove it form my PC immediately.

  • ricky November 23, 2008, 1:18 am

    It seems to work…thank you!

  • Naushad November 23, 2008, 2:17 pm

    Close Port 445 :

    If i closed Port 445 & 135 as per your solved the error “Generic Host Process for Win32 Services … “, then file sharing, printer sharing, windows default messenger does not work.

    any solution ?

  • Gashtmali November 23, 2008, 7:52 pm

    Your port closing solution is the only one that works. I was climbing the walls due to the Generic Host problem and was unable to access the net for more than 10 min at a time. More power to you man!

  • Mobsta November 24, 2008, 6:13 pm

    I bet this has something to do with the internet. I use Kaspersky 7.0, and every now and then I recieve news that someone is attacking my computer. But whenever I turn off my antivirus for better PC speed, when connected to the internet, there’s a high chance of the generic error. But when I’m offline, no generic error.

  • irwan November 25, 2008, 1:27 pm

    I am frustrated with this problem. All manner which I do nothing happened. From nethost, file and printer sharing, block port, patching, reformat, upgrade to sp3, but I still get the same problem (Generic Host).

    I need help from my friend around the world…before my boss fires me.

    Thanks you very much.

  • Noman Ahmed November 26, 2008, 4:34 am

    I can not edit my registry because when I type ‘regedit’ command on Run. Message appears ‘Registry editing has been disabled by your administrator’. But point is, my account at my PC is Administrator so. Tell me how can I remove this error.

    Please help me around…I am very disheartened with this error. It does not let me to connect to internet.

    Please reply at your earliest. Regards

  • Codeshiri November 27, 2008, 6:29 pm

    Thanks for providing article about Generic Host error. Its works for me, its fix my problem about my dial-up connection stop responding after ten minutes online then its stop respond, Thanks very much.

  • L November 29, 2008, 5:43 am

    Thank you so much! it worked for me. this was driving me insane!

  • Phil November 30, 2008, 12:09 am

    thank you thank you thank you. this was driving me crazy. now it seems no problem. don’t have network so I guess i’m not missing anything.

  • Amit November 30, 2008, 2:15 am

    1. Go to Start -> Run and type gpedit.msc. This will open Group Policy Windows.

    2. Navigate to User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Prevent access to registry editing tool.

    3. Then Click on “Prevent access to registry editing tool” and select “Enabled” under Setting Tab and Click Apply and then OK.

    4. Now try to edit the registry and You will see this error “Registry Editing has been disabled by your Administrator“.

  • aghie@indonesia December 1, 2008, 9:27 am

    WWDC (Windows Worms Door Cleaner)
    Try to download it…

    Just close the ports 135 and 445 from it..

    it’ll completely solves your problem…

    (i’m sorry if my english was poor) XD

    • michel February 2, 2010, 4:44 am

      it was works for me..
      thx dude..
      a lot of thx to you..

  • Rizwan December 9, 2008, 7:25 pm

    Thanks a lot. You did a fine job. You are Great

  • Lailiya December 17, 2008, 12:49 pm

    Thanks a lot, so far it fixed my problem…Thanks

  • johnon December 17, 2008, 1:00 pm

    Thank you so much…it works and fixed my problem…

  • Bill December 17, 2008, 8:27 pm

    Thanx for the help mate, otherwise I was about to reinstall Windows again.


  • Boon Kazuolim December 27, 2008, 5:40 am

    Hi, Hamid

    Thanks for sharing this useful and helpful information. You are brilliant. Appreciate. I’ve been facing this problem since a few months back and just feel refuse to online because for the annoying problem.

    With your perfect sharing, now my computer has back to its basic condition.

    Thank you very much & Happy New Year 2009.

    Best wishes & greetings from Penang Island (Malaysia)
    Boon Kazuolim

  • Dell-im December 30, 2008, 10:38 pm

    Cheeers!… Thanks guys…followed the above instructions and since then my PC’s been working smoothly.

    Thank you so much. This error message was really irritating.

  • Link Exchange January 7, 2009, 12:33 am

    Apparently it worked 😀


  • Sugar Tubbo January 8, 2009, 9:29 am

    I tried this last year, I could not close the 1st port as it would totally stop my LAN from working (like many others have said on here).

    I now am fortunate to have a Laptop with WiFi & a WiFi adapter on the PC….well I closed both ports & woohoo!…no problems, no error and full Internet for me. Yay!

  • kia January 23, 2009, 6:26 am

    Any solutions for Generic Host error for WinXP SP3? Pls help.

  • web design January 28, 2009, 12:47 am

    Thanks for the solutions! Some of them work like a charm. I’ve been having the annoying error for about a week, and was ready to reinstall the OS. Luckily, I’ve found you and my troubles are gone. Thanks again!

  • NES January 30, 2009, 1:48 am


    I was also having same Generic Host Problem thanx to YOU! Helped me out in this regards. But now there is another problem which is when I Install Windows XP (Service Pack 2) and Service Pack 3 after a small while ‘regedit’ & ‘Alt+Ctrl+Delete’ stop working. When I give these command “Task Manager / Registry Editing has been disabled by your administrator”, these error I receive. But I am Administration using Administrator User profile on system, I did not stop it. Who did stop it. I’m sure it is a virus or a bug. Happens in both Packs (2 & 3).

    Please explain this phenomena.


    • Manish June 16, 2009, 2:56 pm

      “registry editor is disabled by administrator” your pc is infected, still you want to open regedit tool or task manager go to run > type gpedit.msc and press ok, group editor policy window will apear, now you can change system setting in administrative templates respectively..

  • Anwaar ul haq February 10, 2009, 12:00 pm

    Dear friends, I check out this solution of closing port of 445 & 135. But now I am not able to connect my network places each other….

    What I am doing now?

    • Saad Hamid February 21, 2009, 7:20 pm

      Actually a lot of users have been reporting the problem that once they apply the solution above, the network is no more accessible.

      I am working on it. If I find an alternative solution I will post it on the blog.

      • Anand Sharma February 24, 2009, 6:22 pm

        Please let me know the solution if you find one..

        I closed the port said but then I was unable to brows my network shares and vice versa.

        Please do the helpful..

  • Nishta February 21, 2009, 2:33 pm

    Thx for the instructions

  • Edin February 23, 2009, 10:16 pm

    Dude, you rock! It works brilliant.

  • Niranjan March 7, 2009, 11:05 am

    Thanx a ton. U hv made it look simple!

  • Pranjal March 13, 2009, 11:47 am

    The problem still persists even after doing this help please!

  • Josh March 21, 2009, 10:12 pm

    CLosing port 445 is making your computer not detect any LAN connections, you know.

  • Trang March 23, 2009, 11:12 am

    thank so much 😀

  • xler March 30, 2009, 1:49 pm

    hello Hamid
    I tried all solution posted by you, but none of them worked except closing port, but sadly I’m on a LAN so I can’t do that…so I’m waitin for more solution from you. Much appreciated

    • xler April 1, 2009, 3:24 pm

      ok this is conficker a.k.a Downup, Downandup, Kido. just search for the removal n dont forget to update your patch..goodbye bugger!

  • besfort April 3, 2009, 3:02 am

    thx a lot for the help…its the right solution..thank again

  • kishore May 2, 2009, 12:04 pm

    thanks dude it really works…

  • zyrhil meneses June 2, 2009, 12:27 pm

    holy cow! thanks a lot for the info! atlast! i can play computer as long as i can.. this f*cking generic host is making me nuts…
    thank you.. god bless u dude! i wish i can be smart as u are…

  • biki bikran June 4, 2009, 4:14 am

    i tried all possible solution posted,,but still it did not work,,
    am pitched off with this error

  • Recast June 7, 2009, 12:44 am

    just update windows xp to sp3,fixed the problem for me

  • Patrik June 11, 2009, 8:49 pm

    Hi i’ve used the fix but now there’s no internet connection(LAN or w/e)(the network connections folder is empty)
    any fix for the error?


  • Waseem June 12, 2009, 4:28 am

    I’ve tried all of these solutions, but none of them work.

    Every 34 minutes my computer restarts cause of this Error

  • virat June 17, 2009, 1:25 pm

    thanks for the solution

  • Yulia June 20, 2009, 4:05 am

    can i take you up on that guaranteed to work thing?? it didn’t work for me.. still the same message and no internet.

  • Brian Kusumawan June 20, 2009, 6:50 am

    What are the consequences of closing those two ports? I’m just afraid of curing one problem but then resulting another or even more probs. Cheers.

  • Jayant June 24, 2009, 3:08 pm

    Thanks a lot…. I have been struggling for the past 1 week to fix this problem. This seems to be working perfectly for me. Its almost more than 12 hrs no problem sighted…. Thanks a lot

  • Brixx June 24, 2009, 3:30 pm

    It worked!!! Thanks so much for the tip! :) 2 thumbs up!

  • xen0s June 27, 2009, 11:44 am

    Very helpful , thank you very much !

  • thanksslees July 2, 2009, 1:37 am

    thanks man ! ur great !

  • Mahendra July 4, 2009, 8:25 am

    Thank you for helping me with this nagging error “Fix Generic Host For Win32 and Svchost.exe Error” May God bless you !

  • Mahendra July 4, 2009, 1:25 pm

    Thank you for helping me with this nagging error “Fix Generic Host For Win32 and Svchost.exe Error” May God bless you !

  • Ganesh K July 8, 2009, 2:15 pm

    i saw this related to the issue mentioned above. I was searching for a fix of the same issue which i am facing now in my office pc’s.
    read everythng & chk it out ppl…


  • Mettilda July 10, 2009, 9:37 am

    Thank you. Supper

  • proindianblogger July 21, 2009, 7:48 pm

    hi it worked well. may be i will recommend this to all those stand alone comp surfers! Hell with wndows. Waiting for the google to thrash those buggy os! lol!

  • Prasanta Kr.Gogoi July 23, 2009, 4:22 pm

    I am from Assam,India.I had the same problem earlier also and helplessly I had to Format my computer but this time the solution given by ths Gentleman in indeed great .Thanks million times.

  • basheer July 26, 2009, 2:29 pm

    Thank you so much!! The problem suddenly errupted today; I had almost made up my mind to format it when I saw your solution. The Micosoft Update didn’t work. However closing the ports did the trick. I owe you a million, man! Thank you very much…….

  • Damologist July 26, 2009, 3:57 pm

    Thank you so much for this. My laptop almost went flying into the wall till I found this fix. Once again thank you so much. :)

  • Damologist July 26, 2009, 5:12 pm

    I retract my previous comment. DID NOT HELP AT ALL. THANKS FOR NOTHING!!!

  • Fat August 1, 2009, 7:43 pm


    thank you so much for sharing this. It really works on my computer. I have been sending my CPU to the computer store to get rid of this problem but it keep on appearing.Even the programmer say there is nothing wrong with my computer. Thank you once again.

  • Petar August 31, 2009, 11:34 pm

    Thx mate…i was looking for this solution like for a year…and allway Instaling a fresh windows oprion !!! :((( Cheers

  • Deepak Singh Kushwah September 3, 2009, 3:33 pm

    thank you very much. you solved my problem

  • twinklemj September 5, 2009, 7:25 am

    thanks the error gone. but my office network disabled

  • Soumyabrata Paul September 9, 2009, 4:30 am

    Thanks a lot for this post. This really helped me to get rid of the problem.

    Expect more from you in future.

    Thakns a lot lot lot …

  • nandakumar September 9, 2009, 6:03 pm

    my dear friend ,thank you very much for your valuable suggestions.

    • Shiva October 5, 2010, 7:00 am

      how cud u fix it finally?
      I also have similar problem now…

  • kanhaiyalalsongra October 4, 2009, 11:41 am

    i have win 32 genric host eror whn i start my internet it can start only for 2-3 minute thn error occured its stop my internet plz semd me sloution

  • fundooguysus October 8, 2009, 7:16 pm

    dear hamid,
    today only i came through this site , after i paid money to someone for removing win32 error.
    here im noting down a problem which i have come across since last 4-5 days and its not going , even i have booted my lappie twice.how this happens…………………

    few days back i was downloading files from the internet. lot of files i dont know which has caused this. i opened them and after opening one of the files the font size of my computer has reduced and moreover its become greyish instead of being blackish. the thickness of words is also reduced.
    i tried every thing from setting the font or increasing its size , changing the resolution . but nothing is working. i think this is some virus and after that only the problem of win32 .exe start coming.

    if u can help me it will be really appreciable.
    im having compaq laptop amd semptron processor. if u need any other info feel free to contact me.

  • akarshansood October 12, 2009, 3:43 pm


  • akarshansood October 12, 2009, 3:45 pm

    thanks dude great information

  • Sheraz Ahmad October 22, 2009, 11:04 am

    thanks God,,, I have the solution of this error
    just update your window through internet then Inshallah 100% problem will be resolve.

    Just right click on my Computer Icon and and click on properties … then click on Automatic updates
    choose the option Automatic recomended…
    after some time updating will be start and 49 security tools will be install in ur system then just click on Install button …. and restart ur pc…

    Inshallah u never see this error again….

    Sheraz Ahmad

  • juliejamoner October 22, 2009, 1:45 pm

    How about experiencing lost of file and printer sharing..please help or mail me juliejamoner@yahoo.com

    thanks in advance please it give so much burden to me.

  • riel01 October 31, 2009, 8:44 am

    Thank you so much. God Bless

  • Almir November 2, 2009, 9:27 am

    I tried the hot fix, and some other stuff like changing regedit.exe and tried other things too. If it means something to you guys, i have windows xp professional. Please help me, can't find any solution which works.

  • Martina November 6, 2009, 2:35 pm

    Thank u very much!!! I fixed this problem thanks to u…

  • headfx November 17, 2009, 6:37 am

    Thanks for help
    now I can trade with my robot without off line

  • dranreb November 21, 2009, 12:42 am

    thanks for helping us. hope it will work. i did it already. thanks again

  • livinglucky November 30, 2009, 2:24 pm

    Hmm even i had d same prob. when i install any game(big games) n start playing…..after some time an application error occurs that _____.exe error has encountered a prob. n needs to close blah blah blaa…. :(

    I have updated my system rescently hmm but it does not help me…

    My system config. is

    AMD Athlon 2.8ghz
    4gb ram,500gb HDD
    1.28GB Graphics with 9400GS…plzz help me :(

  • akubudakcomot December 12, 2009, 3:48 am

    thanks & thanks & thanks to slees and saad hamid, this solution is so valuable for those facing this generic host error. I'm facing this problem too and it help me very much.
    thanks again

  • Danijel Lifemetall Nikpalj December 18, 2009, 3:42 pm

    omg dudes this one actually worked, not even microsoft hotfix couldn't do shit, this one knocked it out of the park

  • Fred Karmally December 19, 2009, 8:27 pm

    Do you know how I can fix this problem in Windows 2003 – it freezes up sometimes while updating data and shows the blue screen. When I restart, the Windows has closed Generic Win32 host services comes

  • Aurora December 25, 2009, 8:15 pm

    I've had this problem forever now and I was at my wits end with this error!! It started to turn all my trays into windows 98 for a second and it'd switch back! But after months of doing this it just turned it into that and didnt change back and thats how i found this page out of sheer desperation and it WORKED! THANK YOU SOOO FREAKING MUCH GUYS!!!!!!

  • matloob December 26, 2009, 2:38 pm

    its really works.I tried on one system.Thanks ,alot of thanks

  • mrkhan December 28, 2009, 7:48 am

    aww thanx Alot Dj Flush its working u solved my problem u deserve a reward for thiz…so nyc of u…

  • kengie January 2, 2010, 6:51 am

    hey mr. Hamid what is the old written in the value of “”transportbindname” ,in parameters, in closing the port 445 because i forgot it, incase i will use lan and have problems with that atleast i could turn it back from what it change??
    .thanks you are great man..

  • Ant January 9, 2010, 6:19 am

    hey man after i solve the problem but my comp will hang hang awhile while i am surfing the net can help? it can be a effect after the solution i did

  • Ant January 9, 2010, 6:31 am

    after solve tis problem but my windows will hang for awhile when i am using

  • pritesh January 9, 2010, 9:31 am

    win32 error while using internet

  • pritesh January 9, 2010, 1:09 pm

    win32 error, how to remove

  • edy c January 14, 2010, 2:12 pm

    thanks for your info, i will try

  • ben January 25, 2010, 7:37 am

    thanks for sharing…. :)

  • Jay January 27, 2010, 12:44 am

    Tjank you DJ Flush. I tried this and it worked on all my client pc's! I hope you also have a solution to the the surabaya virus. I tried deleting it on regedit but it did'nt work.also tried noobkiller also got the same result. Pls help me Mr. DJ?

  • Shea Wing January 27, 2010, 5:27 am

    szAppName : svchost.exe szAppVer : 5.1.2600.5512 szModName : unknown
    szModVer : offset : 02b6f7a5

    I got this error sig for this problem. I dont think i have port 445 cause i cant find NetBT. My internet works fine when the error appears but get a 1min timer then comp restarts. I just stop this by aborting the shutdown and everything seems fine after but some installations dont work after that.

  • michel February 2, 2010, 9:44 am

    it was works for me..
    thx dude..
    a lot of thx to you..

  • Icetea February 24, 2010, 1:20 pm

    It worked for me, thanks for advice.

  • peroxxx March 11, 2010, 3:00 pm

    actually using System restore prior to enabling file sharing, and not enabling file sharing prevents this from happening, and closing those ports will affect your download speed.

  • danny March 28, 2010, 11:20 am

    ty zislopedia my problem with my generic host lasted….ty for ur support….God bless

  • danny March 28, 2010, 4:20 pm

    ty zislopedia my problem with my generic host lasted….ty for ur support….God bless

  • Tradz618 April 20, 2010, 7:13 am

    DJ Flush – Dude, you kick some serious butt. It freakin worked on my pc. Now I don't have to go through the headache of reformatting my HD. Thanks a bunch. You Rock!

  • Aboulghasem May 18, 2010, 2:36 pm

    Thanks reallllllllllllllllllyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy, you release me from changing my windows, thanks, God bless you

  • Shashi Kant May 19, 2010, 2:37 am

    It really worked. Its Amazing.

    Shashi Kant +91-9891824159

  • Amit May 21, 2010, 10:05 pm

    thanks it worked for me as well. I tried it at 3 different places. no issue till date

  • Manir June 3, 2010, 11:59 am

    my problems has been solved now.
    thank you very much.

  • Ramesh4436 August 3, 2010, 4:01 pm

    i have bsnl brod band inter net concation but genaric host for win32and svchost.exe error coming
    iam seeing lotof sys same probleam

  • Leonsan69 August 4, 2010, 12:30 pm

    Try this:

    Start => Run => Type netsh winsock reset then click ok. Restart your computer, it may not work.

  • Susy4v September 11, 2010, 6:06 am

    your solution worked out for me…thanks :)

  • Magi Krishnan September 16, 2010, 6:53 am

    Hi Saad,

    Thanks for ur note this has fixed my Generic Hosts issue and system is working perfectly fine without DC from Internet.


  • niltiac December 12, 2010, 9:46 pm

    I’m getting the Win32 error message, usually about 10/20 minutes after turning my laptop on and using firefox.
    I’m a novice with computers though so am a bit nervous about trying this solution – what is it that it actually does? Is there any danger of deleting critical files accidently or anything like that?

  • Smk_scorpio2 December 29, 2010, 6:05 am

    Thank u so much it really solved my problem

  • Tarun February 25, 2011, 10:59 am

    Thank you very much for solution…

    Its really worked….


  • Tarun February 25, 2011, 11:01 am

    Can you explain what is it?

    It really worked…

  • Ibrahim March 6, 2011, 5:55 am

    Not Working … i did the 2 steps but the ERROR still apearing Not SOlved

  • Abc March 9, 2011, 11:46 am

    you are great man … :)

  • popsss May 27, 2011, 7:39 pm

    Thnkssssssss….friend…..it works….u r genius….

  • knG December 27, 2011, 3:17 pm

    My Task Manager isn’t work and i can’t open Regedit :( what i must to do?

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