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    Host Process for Windows Services has stopped working

    Vista, SP2-

    I get this message upon coming out of sleep mode or even restarting. I haven't found anything it's affecting "yet".

    I ran msconfig.exe and hid the Microsoft items and disabled everything else under Services and disabled everything under Startup. Rebooted. I still get the message.

    I do have Norton Premiere 2009 installed but it is not running because it's disabled in the Startup and Services, per the above.

    I've attached a .doc which contains all the errors in the event log. Note that they are in reverse order of occurrence.

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    Re: Host Process for Windows Services has stopped working

    Hi wither,

    Firstly, congratulations on getting your Power User badge!

    How long has this problem been going on for?

    Try this:

    SFC Scan


    1. Open the start menu
    2. In the search box, type cmd
    3. Right click on cmd and select Run as administrator
    4. In command prompt, type:

      sfc /scannow

    5. Let it run and let me know if it finds any Integrity Violations



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    Re: Host Process for Windows Services has stopped working

    Thanks for the compliment.

    I ran the scannow and when it got done, it just closed out. Is there a log file somewhere?

    By the way, when I open Start\Run, it automatically says it going to run any command with administrative privileges so I didn't need to run CMD.

    I think you would have to do that in Win 7 with it's convoluted procedure for running a command.

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    Re: Host Process for Windows Services has stopped working

    Quote Originally Posted by wither 3 View Post
    Thanks for the compliment.

    I ran the scannow and when it got done, it just closed out. Is there a log file somewhere?

    By the way, when I open Start\Run, it automatically says it going to run any command with administrative privileges so I didn't need to run CMD.

    I think you would have to do that in Win 7 with it's convoluted procedure for running a command.
    Yeah, follow Step 1 in the yellow box of this tutorial:

    System Files - SFC Command

    Then attach the sfcdetails.txt with your next post please

    In my post, I said to type it in the search box, not in the run box, that's why it exited as soon as it finished Because it ran the sfc command then quit, if you'd opened command prompt and typed it in there it would've waited for the next command. But it doesn't matter. My canned speeches (like that SFC one) are a right mess at the moment, I'm in the process of updating them so I'll be sure to make this one clearer next time! Thanks for the input.

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    Re: Host Process for Windows Services has stopped working

    Sorry I missed the "Search Box". However, I looked at the CBS.log file and it looked like it had completed. I ran it your way and it did the same thing. When it got done, it said there were no Integrity Violations. I ran the command to retrieve the details file and the details there aren't as detailed as they are in the CBS.log file, unless some other process was running and reporting in the log.

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    Re: Host Process for Windows Services has stopped working

    It's not a problem

    Okay, well that means there isn't anything wrong with your Windows files.

    How long have you had this problem for?

    Try this:

    OTL

    Download OTL (by OldTimer) to your desktop.
    Double click on the icon to run it. Make sure all other windows are closed to let it run uninterrupted.
    Click on Quick Scan (at the top)
    When the scan completes, it will open two notepad windows. OTL.Txt and Extras.Txt. These are saved in the same location as OTL.
    Please copy (Edit->Select All, Edit->Copy) the contents of these files, one at a time, and post it with your next reply.

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    Re: Host Process for Windows Services has stopped working

    I ran through the OTL generated files and didn't see anything of interest other than the errors that are in the file I already provided. I really don't know what you're looking for. If you tell me, I'll provide the applicable portion (s) of the files.

    OTL didn't report any fixes.

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    Re: Host Process for Windows Services has stopped working

    Hello, probably useless to suggest a Restore , but, do you think that would work ?

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    Re: Host Process for Windows Services has stopped working

    That's always a possibility. I've been installing a lot of software so I'm not sure exactly where I would restore from. I'll think about it tomorrow. Too late tonight.

    Thanks

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    Re: Host Process for Windows Services has stopped working

    How can I reset the Hosts file back to the default?
    Did you check this out ? Not sure if this is what you need or not.

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