Sunday, 21 September 2008

How to fix "Generic Host For Win32" and Svchost.exe error in Windows XP

Follow the steps below to cure your computer of this annoying ill:

Close Port 445:

- Click Start -> Run (This opens the run dialog box)
- In the Run box type regedit (This launches the Registry Editor)
- Navigate to the the following key in the registry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\NetBT\Parameters [See pic below]

- In the right-hand window pane you will find an option called TransportBindName.
Double click onTransportBindName and delete the existing default value and click Ok (This gives TransportBindName a blank value)

Close Port 135:

- Navigate to the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Ole [See pic below]

- In the right hand window pane you will see an option called EnableDCOM

- Double-click EnableDCOM and change the Y to an N and click Ok
- Close the Registry Editor and restart your computer.

This will fix the evil at its root!

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