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  • Question

  • I keep receiving this Error:
    “Host Process for Windows Services stopped working and was closed
    A problem caused the application to stop working correctly.  Windows will notify you if a solution is available.”

    What does it mean and how do I fix it??

     

    Saturday, January 12, 2008 2:57 PM

Answers

  • The Host Process for Windows manages services and their related DLL files. Multiple instances of this service may be running at once under normal conditions.

    Any misbehaving program or one not quite compatilble with Vista can crash an instance of it. This issue could be caused by different software on different machines, it doesn't necessarily have to be the same problem on every system.
     
    1. Please check your anti-virus software.
    2. Do you have have toolbars like Yahoo, Google, MSN, etc. installed in IE.
    3. Is there Zip Genius run with your opertion system?
    4. Please check whether Nero.exe runs well,uninstall it is a better way to find the sticking point for this issue.
     
    After that let's perform a Clean Boot. A Clean Boot will allow us to isolate any device drivers or programs that are loading at startup that may be causing a conflict with other device drivers or programs that are installed in your computer.

     

    1) Run MSCONFIG.EXE. (MSCONFIG is a built-in tool for Windows XP\2003 systems.)

    2) In the Services tab, click "Hide All Microsoft Services" and click "Disable All".

    3) In the Startup tab, click "Disable All". Click OK. (This will temporarily prevent third-party programs from running automatically during start-up.)

    4) Restart the computer. Does the problem still persist?

     

    We also suspect that some virus may have effect on the system.

     

     Use Ad-Aware to clean up spyware from the system:

    1. Download and install Ad-Aware from the following page:
    <http://lavasoft.element5.com/products/ad-aware_se_personal.php>
     
    Note: The third-party product discussed here is manufactured by a company that is independent of Microsoft. We make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding this product's performance or reliability.

     

    2. Click the Start Button -> "All Programs" -> "Lavasoft Ad-aware SE Personal" -> "Ad-Aware SE Personal" to start Ad-Aware.
    (Note: If there is a popup box asking whether or not to check for definition updates, please click OK and click Connect. Click OK to download and install the latest definition, and then click Finish.)

     

    3. Click "Start" in the Ad-Aware window, and then click "Next" to start the scan.

     

    4. After the scan is finished, click "Next", click the check boxes on the "Critical Objects" tab to select them, click "Next", and then click OK to confirm the removal.

    This will remove all found spyware objects. Restart the computer.

     

    If the problem still persists,then on which occasion when this error occur,stat to run some program,or just when the system bootup?
     
    For error occur when you lunch Internet Explorer,you can refer to my previous post:
     
    APPCRASH in IE, (Vista)
     
    Hope it helps.
     

    Best regards,

    Xiu Zhang - MSFT

    Microsoft Online Community Support

    Tuesday, January 15, 2008 2:30 AM

All replies

  • The Host Process for Windows manages services and their related DLL files. Multiple instances of this service may be running at once under normal conditions.

    Any misbehaving program or one not quite compatilble with Vista can crash an instance of it. This issue could be caused by different software on different machines, it doesn't necessarily have to be the same problem on every system.
     
    1. Please check your anti-virus software.
    2. Do you have have toolbars like Yahoo, Google, MSN, etc. installed in IE.
    3. Is there Zip Genius run with your opertion system?
    4. Please check whether Nero.exe runs well,uninstall it is a better way to find the sticking point for this issue.
     
    After that let's perform a Clean Boot. A Clean Boot will allow us to isolate any device drivers or programs that are loading at startup that may be causing a conflict with other device drivers or programs that are installed in your computer.

     

    1) Run MSCONFIG.EXE. (MSCONFIG is a built-in tool for Windows XP\2003 systems.)

    2) In the Services tab, click "Hide All Microsoft Services" and click "Disable All".

    3) In the Startup tab, click "Disable All". Click OK. (This will temporarily prevent third-party programs from running automatically during start-up.)

    4) Restart the computer. Does the problem still persist?

     

    We also suspect that some virus may have effect on the system.

     

     Use Ad-Aware to clean up spyware from the system:

    1. Download and install Ad-Aware from the following page:
    <http://lavasoft.element5.com/products/ad-aware_se_personal.php>
     
    Note: The third-party product discussed here is manufactured by a company that is independent of Microsoft. We make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding this product's performance or reliability.

     

    2. Click the Start Button -> "All Programs" -> "Lavasoft Ad-aware SE Personal" -> "Ad-Aware SE Personal" to start Ad-Aware.
    (Note: If there is a popup box asking whether or not to check for definition updates, please click OK and click Connect. Click OK to download and install the latest definition, and then click Finish.)

     

    3. Click "Start" in the Ad-Aware window, and then click "Next" to start the scan.

     

    4. After the scan is finished, click "Next", click the check boxes on the "Critical Objects" tab to select them, click "Next", and then click OK to confirm the removal.

    This will remove all found spyware objects. Restart the computer.

     

    If the problem still persists,then on which occasion when this error occur,stat to run some program,or just when the system bootup?
     
    For error occur when you lunch Internet Explorer,you can refer to my previous post:
     
    APPCRASH in IE, (Vista)
     
    Hope it helps.
     

    Best regards,

    Xiu Zhang - MSFT

    Microsoft Online Community Support

    Tuesday, January 15, 2008 2:30 AM
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    Thanks!

    Friday, January 18, 2008 1:20 AM