Re: Generic Host Process error



dh13134
07-10-2005, 01:12 AM
sounds like a "reasonable" description of the problem....but what is your
SOLUTION??

"idgat" wrote:

>
> murphylaws Wrote:
> > I got possible solutions to this weird error... I did the following and
> > I am not getting the message anymore.. <snip> inactivated automatic
> > updates <snip>
>
> As far as I can ascertain, *THIS* is the solution.
>
> You will note that in all the instances above (I think?), they have
> related to notebook/laptop computers - probably that are not
> permanently connected to an internet connection (like a desktop PC is)
>
> The error message relates to the native Windows file/program svhost.exe
> - a version of svhost is running on a computer for each and every
> program that requires an internet connection (do a Ctrl+Alt+Del and see
> how many instances of svhost are running!!).
>
> And these occassions of svhost include instances where an automatic
> update *MIGHT* be required - WindowsXP, antivirus, firewall, printer
> software, any other software - a version of svhost just sits there,
> waiting for whatever program it represents to to try and connect to the
> internet, in case it needs an update - a deplorable drain on resources
> (CPU, memory)
>
> I have NEVER EVER been an advocate of auto updates - of any sort, for
> any program!! It's a bit like filling your car with petrol - the
> owner/user has to accept a certain amount of responsible for
> maintenance. In addition, I'd much rather run a manual update so that
> *I* - *ME* - can verify which programs I want to install on my
> computer, and not let the whim of a software distributor decide
> arbitrarily through some unseen automatic process.
>
> And therein lies the problem - while you were last using your laptop,
> somewhere in your computer, one or more of the programs was using the
> internet connection to download an update, or was just in the middle of
> an update check - you turned your computer off (shutdown), and a version
> of svhost was left unfinished. Now, with the wonnderful memory XP has
> for remembering what you were doing last, next time you start up, it
> tries to resume/continue that last process but Hey!!, there's no
> internet connection yet (when you first turn your computer on), and so
> svhost spits the dummy and throws up the error message.
>
>
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Re: Generic Host Process error