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Generic Host process for win32 services, svchost.exe

Hi Friends:

Can anyone help me, I am really struggling to find a solution for this problem.

I am getting this message on some applications, and they get shut down, then a microsoft error reporting page comes "send - don't send".

This problem is taking **** out of me, as my work gets stuck abruptly, some exe's don't open, some don't show the icon also, sometimes it comes as "Visual C++ error", sometimes "runtime error in line xxxx - debug?" etc, just any crazy message which is driving me crazy.

I really dont know how to get rid of this problems, some of the post on internet, mentioned about microsoft patch/update, which also did not solve my problem. Once earlier it happened and i did get some tips from internet, which unfortunately i am not able to find again. that time it did solve the issue, with simple 5-6 steps of working on registry/and a exe, which was downloaded from the internet on that particular blog. but i am not able to trace that now.

Can you please help me, i wonder if it would start eating my exes, and wonder if it is something that will lead to serious problems.

HELP HELP HELP PLS

thanks
VS Ramamurthy
vs_ramamurthy@yahoo.com

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This problem can be taken care by following these steps
Start your computer
Right click my computer icon
Click Properties
Clcik on the Advanced tab at the top
At the bottom click error reporting
Check the radio button disable error reporting
click ok
Click ok
Now install mozilla firefor in your system from the internet.
This will resolve the problem

Posted on May 25, 2008

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