Generic Host Process for Win32 Services and internet stops

Lately i was being continuously annoyed by this error and was unable to find a solution for it because of my exams… now me and DON have found out a solution that works…

It is an extension to my previous post regarding the same issue…

Symptoms:

  • 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.

Solution:

Follow these simple steps and your Windows will be fully cured of this menace <!–[if gte vml 1]> <![endif]–><!–[if !vml]–><!–[endif]–>

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:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\NetBT\Parameters
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:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\OLE
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 that’s all but if you want you can disable NETbios.

Explanation [thanks to Voo Ming Jing from Malaysia to remind me to do it]

what these ports do—->

Port 445 is deeply embedded in Windows and can be difficult or impossible to safely close. While its closure is possible, other dependent services such as DHCP (dynamic host configuration protocol) which is frequently used for automatically obtaining an IP address from the DHCP servers used by many corporations and ISPs, will stop functioning.

The widespread exposure and insecurity of this port has generated a great deal of concern among PC gurus. This has resulted in several approaches to shutting down the Windows DCOM server and firmly closing port 135 once and for all. Although applications may be “DCOM enabled” or “DCOM aware”, very few, if any, are actually dependent upon the presence of its services. Consequently, it is usually possible (and generally desirable if you’re comfortable doing such things) to shut down DCOM and close port 135 without any ill effects. (The fewer things running in a Windows system, the fewer things to suck up RAM and slow everything else down.)

Thanks a lot DON

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Author: MtaraM

Solution designer with Firstsource solutions. An MBA grad in Networks and IT Infrastructure. Technology enthusiast, blogger, webdesigner, Network security aspirant and in love with electronics and gadgets a Household Hacker and Audiophile who loves to share thoughts about almost anything @Mtaram on Twitter

13 thoughts on “Generic Host Process for Win32 Services and internet stops”

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  2. i was too that problem generic host win32……after apply solution Then you must now navigate to the following registry key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\OLE
    2. You will see there is a String Value called: EnableDCOM
    Set the value to: N (it should currently be Y)
    it fixed but after reinstally window i got it again
    is there any proper method for removing permanent win32 prob??????????

  3. yes i want a permanent solution.
    secondly, why is it halt the client and left only server browsing?
    thirdly, why is halt the internet when the recomeded solution was initially done?;
    i mean both server and client are no longer working.
    pls i need more detail about the error and the solution. Am looking forward for your incisive solution.

    …thanks

  4. Hello.
    i was too that problem generic host win32……
    after apply solution,
    Then you must now navigate to the following registry key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\OLE
    2. You will see there is a String Value called: EnableDCOM
    Set the value to: N (it should currently be Y)
    it fixed but after reinstally window i got it again
    is there any proper method for removing permanent win32 prob??????????
    please tell me Solution.
    Thanks.

  5. Hello.
    i was too that problem generic host win32……
    After apply solution Then you must now navigate to the following registry key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\OLE
    2. You will see there is a String Value called: EnableDCOM
    Set the value to: N (it should currently be Y)
    I fixed it but after reinstally window i got it again
    is there any proper method for removing permanent win32 prob??????????
    Please tell me it’s solution.
    Thanks

  6. Hello..
    Even i had the same problem the error use to pop up in every 5-7 mins. and i had to restart the pc anyway….
    well as per the solution i did the needfull and finally when i restarted the pc….
    Yeah the error was gone.
    I dont face tht error anymore…
    Thanks buddy….
    Good n Very Easy Solution…

  7. well when port 445 is closed Lan doesn’t work anymore, i read this trick on microsoft support sometimes back but forgot to bookmark and can’t find back ,thanks anyway if possible please find the solution where my net as well as lan both can work simentenously

    1. It works fine for me… may be there is some other problem bugging your computer… or else tell me what is happening and i wud try to help u out…

      1. I was having the same problem. After closing the both the ports net starts working fine but closing the port 445 stops the lan.

  8. I am also facing the same problem in one of my PC but not other.
    Will try the solution suggested, but its not clear to my why this problem in one computer and not in the other.

    I was looking for a solution and may sites are suggesting it to be a malware.

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