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07 Dec 2008

Fix Generic Host For Win32 Process Error

Solution# 1:
1. Hop to ‘Run’ and open ‘Regedit’
2. Navigate to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SYSTEM > CurrentControlSet > Services > Browser > Parameters
3. Find the Key
Name: IsDomainMaster
and set
Data: False
4. Restart Your PC

Solution# 2:

1. Go to ‘Run’ and open ‘cmd’
2. Type ‘netsh’ in command console then press enter
3. Then type ‘winsock’ and press enter and then type reset
4. Restart Your PC

Just run all the updates…

You receive a "Generic Host Process" error message after you start the computer, or DBCS attachment file names are not displayed in Rich Text e-mail messages


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10 years ago
I had been experiencing this problem for a few days. Couldn't for the life of me figure out what caused it so I did some searching. I found a very workable fix here:

How to fix "Generic Host For Win32" and Svchost.exe error in Windows XP

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