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Generic Host Process Win 32

Dear All,
Please try to resolve the Generic Host problem as describe below.


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 receive an error message something like “Your PC has recovered from a serious problem” etc.


Follow these simple steps and your Windows will be fully cured of this menace

For Close the port you need the software for download Click here Link

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:
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:
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.

My last post about Fixing Generic Host Error on your Windows was appreciated a lot not only in the blogosphere rather the whole Internet. I do not say this out of mere words rather if you search Google for “Fix Generic Host” you will find my blog at the top and most of my traffic from Google is due to this.

This error has been haunting most of Windows PCs from a long time and is really one dreadful bug. The problem in my last fix was that it would cure the Generic Host Error Message from appearing but it would close the connection to the network PCs.

Here are 4 new solutions to the Generic Host For Win32 Error in Windows:

Solution# 1:
Hop to ‘Run’ and open ‘Regedit’
Navigate to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SYSTEM > CurrentControlSet > Services > Browser > Parameters
Find the Key
Name: IsDomainMaster
and set
Data: False
Restart Your PC

Solution# 2:
Go to ‘Run’ and open ‘cmd’
Type ‘netsh’ in command console then press enter
Then type ‘winsock’ and press enter and then type reset
Restart Your PC

Solution# 3:

Get the LspFix and follow the steps as directed

Solution# 4:

Get the Microsoft Update Patch and apply it.

Windows XP (KB894391)  32bit


click this link: Start download.

Windows XP (KB894391)  64bit


click this link: Start download.

I hope one of these solutions will definitely help you rectify the error

Riaz Uddin Ahamad
Save A Tree, Save Our Environment.



  1. Update As Per Instruction..
    My pc is a member of workgroup & using database server.




    Comment by Nazmul Huda-RAK Ceramics BD — February 17, 2008 @ 7:01 am | Reply

  2. Is it working if you are out of the work group?
    Thats i have to know.
    If okay then it will be different solution.

    Comment by Riaz Uddin Ahamad — February 19, 2008 @ 1:59 am | Reply

  3. BOSS as per your instruction i have taken corrective action. lets see its work or not!!

    Comment by Rokibul Islam — February 22, 2008 @ 3:40 am | Reply

  4. Dear Mr. Riaz,

    Thanks a lot.. My problem is solved.
    Enable port , Resart Pc, Patch Update,no need to change registry Files.


    Nazmul Huda
    IT Incharge
    RAk ceramics

    Comment by Nazmul Huda-RAK Ceramics BD — February 23, 2008 @ 9:51 am | Reply

  5. thanks. as per ur instruction it works good nd solved my error problem. but after doing it, my workgroup is not working. please will u inform me the way to activate my workgroup connection. plzzz.

    Comment by arafat — February 24, 2008 @ 11:53 am | Reply

  6. thankz. i have solved my problem. the errors gone. but my pc is the member of a workgroup. after changing this setting, the workgroup is not active now.
    so boss pls will u inform me how can i activate my workgroup avoiding this errors. plzzz.

    Comment by arafat — February 24, 2008 @ 12:17 pm | Reply

  7. brother, my workgroup become inactive after taking steps suggested by u. but the errors, till now, stopped. pls inform me how i can activate my workgroup.

    Comment by Al Arafat — February 25, 2008 @ 6:37 am | Reply

  8. Those who are getting problem with mal-function with internet Connectivity due to change in Registry
    then can try this

    WinSock XP Fix


    Comment by Rumi — February 25, 2008 @ 6:24 pm | Reply

  9. Hello

    Comment by Mannan — March 7, 2008 @ 1:19 am | Reply

  10. My problem is while using internet all my program haulted but no error msg is shown. The internet icon still shown but data send/recieve also haulted. I have closed the port 445 and 135 but it didnt work and then i download the program and close the port. it also failed.
    Now can u tell me what can i do further.
    Again remember i dont get any error msgs.

    Comment by Mehdi — April 5, 2008 @ 8:06 am | Reply

  11. Yes after closing the port you need to install the
    Windows XP (KB894391) 32bit


    Then need to open the port that close.


    Comment by Riaz Uddin Ahamad — April 6, 2008 @ 10:31 am | Reply

  12. Thanks for your reply.
    Do i need to install the win xp 32 bit only or also winxp 64 bit?
    and how can i open the port again?
    With thanks

    Comment by Mehdi — April 6, 2008 @ 2:31 pm | Reply

  13. I have already installed Windows XP (KB894391) 32bit

    WindowsXP-KB894391-x86-ENU.exe . and then i open the 2 port that i closed before. But i still have the same problem. Even now the internet connection halted more frequently. I cant even check a single mail.

    Please let me know what can i do now.


    Comment by Mehdi — April 12, 2008 @ 4:22 pm | Reply

  14. Its great

    Comment by Keite — January 22, 2009 @ 1:24 pm | Reply

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    Comment by Bruraadvess — February 17, 2009 @ 10:06 am | Reply

  16. Riaz Bhai, is there any way to use facebook in full fredget uploading downloadin and full operational software which can use from our Office??

    Comment by Guddu — February 24, 2009 @ 4:58 pm | Reply

  17. i am not able to open regedit, when i type in run and because of it not able to resolve Win32 error. kindly help

    Comment by Bis — July 12, 2009 @ 6:40 am | Reply

  18. Awesome thought. I like it. Thanks for posting

    Comment by MicidLzo9 — May 11, 2010 @ 4:56 pm | Reply

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