A few days ago I started getting an error alert (see below) which appears just after Windows XP Home (SP2) has started up.
I searched on Google and EE for solutions and found a string of comments (http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/WinXP/Q_20867724.html?query=generic+host+services+for+win32+has&clearTAFilter=true
) which ended up saying that the problem had something to do with a Visioneer scanner. I also have a Visioneer scanner so I went into Add/Remove Software and uninstalled One Touch 3.0 and restarted. However, the alerts persisted.
If you uninstall a program, does it automatically remove the drivers or might they still be present and if so, how can they be removed? Also, any other advice or suggestions?
The error alerts and related info are as follows:
Svchost.exe Application Error
The instruction at "0x745f2780" referenced memory at "0x00000000". The memory could not be "read".
Click on OK to terminate the program
Click on CANCEL to debug the program
This alert is followed immediately by a second alert which says:
Generic Host Process for Win32 Services
Generic Host Process for Win32 Services has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry...
Please tell Micorsoft about theis problem...
When I click on the link to "see what data this error report contains", it shows this:
Generic Hoost Process for Win32 Services
szAppName: svchost.exe szAppVer: 5.1.2600.2180 szModName: msi.dll szModVer: 3.1.400.2435 offset: 00012780
Error report contents:
I searched my HD (including hidden folders) for svchost.exe and got the following results:
svchost.exe.hdmp C:\Documents and Settings\Steve\Local Settings\Temp\WEReed3.dir0
0 (45,322 KB)
svchost.exe.mdmp C:\Documents and Settings\Steve\Local Settings\Temp\WEReed3.dir0
0 (234 KB)
SVCHOST.EXE-3530F672.pf C:\WINDOWS\Prefetch (14 KB)
s\i386 (14 KB)
svchost C:\WINDOWS\system32 (14 KB)
ninstall$ (13 KB)