Data execution prevention (DEP) shutting down Generic host process for win32 services on boot up

Posted on 2006-04-29
Last Modified: 2013-12-04
When I boot my computor I get a message in a window saying
Data execution prevention (DEP) shutting down Generic host process for win32 services.

OS is windows XP professional.

Please give me a solution to this problem.
Question by:djbrink1

    Author Comment

    When I close the window, it keeps coming up repeatedly for about 10 times before it finally quits. Error reporting to microsoft does not provide any solution.
    LVL 32

    Accepted Solution

    Do you have any HP printers or all-in-devices installed?

    If so, the solution mught be at this link:


    Author Comment

    You solved it for me.
    HP makes nice printers but their software has been a royal pain in the neck forever.

    Dan brink
    LVL 32

    Expert Comment

    Glad it worked. I have wasted a few hours myself with such "features" from HP :(

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