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>From: "Peter Fay" <email@example.com>
>Subject: Generic Host Process for win32 services error
>Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2005 07:23:41 +0000 (UTC)
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>Generic Host Process for win32 services error on boot up (followed by most
>windows functions failing)
>This can apparently have many causes (bug in MS security update, old
>drivers, Sasser etc).
>The following cause and fix appears not to be documented.
>Eventually tracked down to "Automatic Updates" service by
>1. booting in Safe Mode [OK]
>2. using MSConfig to boot without any startup services [OK]
>One by one, readded services until problem recurred
>Little or no documentation regarding this on MS site or elsewhere.
>Replacing (?corrupt) wauaueng.dll in system32 with seemingly identical
>from another machine solved problem.
>Posted in hope in saves a wasted day for another body!
>Peter J Fay
>"Simply Calenders" Calendar Creation software from Skerryvore Software Ltd