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"Error opening process" message in Process Explorer

Q: "Error opening process" message in Process Explorer

Hi Everyone
I recently did a System Restore on a Windows 7 Pro 64 bit system to correct a strange problem I was having with IE. It seems to have solved the problem, but now Process Explorer is displaying the messages in the screen shot below, and I'm not sure why. The computer is functioning fine, in fact, since the System Restore it is running like new. Is this something I need to worry about? The computer is a pretty old Dell Optiplex 760 with a 3.0GHz CoreII Duo CPU, a 140GB harddrive, with integrated graphics. I'm not sure what other info might be pertinent

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A: "Error opening process" message in Process Explorer

Sorry everyone, I found the answer in another post. Ran Process Explorer as Admin, and the messages disappeared. Thanks for being here

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What changes when I press the "End Process" button besides the obvious stopping of the process, or likewise if I press "End Process Tree".
The next obvious question is, what is the relationship between a process and a process tree?
(I tried to take a screenshot of the context menu which contains the choices "End Process Tree" and "End Process Tree", but the menu disappears the moment I try to click on anything else.)
I drive a laptop with only a single-core processor and Win 7.  It's so overburdened that, even if I wanted to upgrade to Win 10 or better, I don't have the horsepower to do that, either.
I spend hours trying to get things done, when the CPU Usage reading is at a consistent 100% for several minutes at a time.  There are moments of desperation when I end one of the CPU hogs -- a browser... anti-browser/security package...  most frequently
one/more of the svchost.exe pieces...  by "End Process".  Otherwise I never get the point of meaningful action.  And in these circumstances, it takes even longer if I save file, shut down apps, restart, and bring up everything!
Thus this question!
      Win 7 Home Premium SP1 Build 7601, licensed to me; last successful update:  4/28/2016, KB 3141092
No images attached...

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In the past week or so my computer has been experiencing the same problem of win32 error message, which on prompt will reset my toolbar and everything back to previous windows 98 style of the white toolbar and old style of design, i know this has something to do with a virus.

I recently just had the fake Anti-Virus scan maleware on my computer which i succesfully removed with maleware-bytes and Whitesmoke translator which i also removed twice with malewarebytes. Im just wondering if there anything that can cause this sort of problem with my computer, maybe a virus im not catching? Also it seems my computer has been booting up rather slowly and it just seems super sluggish.

Any help would be appriciated just lemme know what you need thanks!

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Ok, so since of recently, my computer has been acting really wierd. I would start the computer up normally and everything would be fine. But after spending some time on the internet, mostly around 30-45 min, I would get the same "Generic Host Process For Win32 Services" error message. And then after I close the box, my screen starts to act really wierd. A blank white bar appears between the top blue bar (on my computer) which would usually have the website , etc.. "Tech Support Guy Forums - Mozilla Firefox" and the menu bar. And then the windows box changes from "Windows XP style" to "Windows Classic style" on its own. I am still able to use the computer/internet but after a while, it starts to progressively get slower and slower. I have no idea whats wrong with it. I have Avira AntiVir and Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and I have scanned my computer many times but nothing comes up. Please help
I have Windows XP
If you need to know anything else, i'll try my best help but i'm not the best when it comes to computers.
I'm also gonna try to attach screenshots of my computer/error messages.

Thank you

A:"Generic Host Process For Win32 Services" error message

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Philips Freeline MT1100
Pentium (R) 4
Windows XP Home edition
Version 2002
Service pack 3

Hi, I've been having problems for a while, the system closes down on a regular basis for no particular reason. My anti virus has recently ended and I'm unable to load a new one. The instal goes so far then stalls, this is an ongoing problem. I've started to get messages saying Error " not enough memory to process". I've run an anti malware program but it hasn't picked anything up. I'm having to contact you through a different user account as mine is very problematic.
I've followed the First Steps instructions, when running the GMER there were problems running it so I ran it with only Sections and C drive boxes ticked. I've attached all info.
ps.I have an XP recovery disc, but no install or boot disc.


DDS (Ver_10-12-12.02) - NTFSx86
Run by di at 20:20:14.90 on 21/01/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.44.1033.18.479.19 [GMT 0:00]

AV: Norton 360 *Disabled/Outdated* {E10A9785-9598-4754-B552-92431C1C35F8}
FW: Norton 360 *Disabled*

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpd... Read more

A:Error Message " Not enought memory to process"


Please do the following:

Download ComboFix from one of the following locations:
Link 1
Link 2

VERY IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop

* IMPORTANT - Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools. If you have difficulty properly disabling your protective programs, refer to this link here Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.
As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal. It will allow you to boot up into a special recovery/repair mode that will allow us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware.
Follow the prompts to allow ComboFix to download and install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console, and when prompted, agree to the End-User License Agreement to install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console.
**Please note: If the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is already installed, ComboFix will continue it's malware removal procedures.

Once the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed using ComboFix, you should see the following message:
Click on Yes, to continue scanning for malware.
When finished, it shall produce a log... Read more

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Hi fooks,

I hope you all can read this, i'm from Belgium so my Englsich is not as good as it might be.

I have bought last year a little notebook with Windows 7 Home Premium on it.
On this machine i am the Administrator, and there are no other people on that, or guestaccounts made.

On my desktop i have the utility Process Explorer 15.3 {the executable only} from the site below
Process Explorer

When i dubbelclick the Process Explorer is see al the services and processes on my machine.

A friend of Peter, came to me with his Desktop PC with a death harddrive, so i bought a new one.
I have a DVD with Windows 7 Home Premium that i bought with that other notebook to help other
people and if my computer have a problem. I use to register than the serial on the case of the people that need help.

When i install a new copy of Windows 7 Home Premiun on his computer, and also unpack the Process Explorer.exe on the desktop and lauch that also as admin i see several services or processes with a Patch: [Opening error process] For exsample winlogon does not link to the normal directory, normaly c:/windows/system32/winlogon.exe { i think that is the right one}

See this screenshot i made:

I did some Google search on came on this website:
process explorer shows "error opening process" - BleepingComputer.com

Somebody there says: "Right click on process explorer and select run as administrator"

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A:Windows 7 + Process Explorer + Patch: [Opening error process]

You probably have UAC turned off on your computer but not on the your friends computer.

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After I upgrade to Window 8.1, i get "explorer.exe - Application Error" dialog every shutdown.

It contain: "The instruction at 0x74fd40b9 referenced memory at 0x00000000. The memory could not be read.
Click OK to terminate the program
Click on CANCEL to debug the program."
(Sorry, my account can't post link or image. So i can't show you the picture capture)
When I had used Window 8, it didn't happen.

Please help me to solve this problem.

My machine is: HP ENVY DV6 7214nr.


Tan Nguyen

A:Windows 8.1 - "explorer.exe - Application Error" during shutdown process

Please disable the DLNA Shell Extension to prevent for a test.
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions]
Under Shell Extensions, create a new Key named Blocked. In the right pane, create a
String value named {289AF617-1CC3-42A6-926C-E6A863F0E3BA}
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Hi TechGuy,

I'm having some recent problems on my laptop. When I log-in and start using it, the performance starts slowing down. When I look at the Task Manager, I notice that the task called Explorer.exe takes up a lot of my CPU. In a couple of minutes, I also start getting Internet Explorer windows to pop-up on my screen (I normally use Firefox) with advertisements suggesting that my computer is infected and some software downloads that could help. I recently installed McAfee Total Works, or whatever they call their 10-in-1 software which is supposed to do it all. I ran several scans, and on some of them, if did find and disable the Generic.dx trojan. Even though it claims it is doing something, I don't notice any changes - Explorer.exe continues to bog me down, and the IE windows keep popping up to the point that I cannot use my computer effectively anymore.

IBM T-40 laptop (about three and a half years old)
Microsoft XP-Professional

Any pointers would be truly appreciated!!


A:Solved: "Explorer.exe" process keeps running, IE Windows intermittently open, "Generic.dx"

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New dell n7110/win7sp1x64.At startup on new machine from dell, process explorer (procexp64.exe) lists 81 processes running (seems like way too many - compared to xp with maybe 25 at startup). But which processes I can turn off is a question for another day. OK, read carefully, at least 15 processes in PE show " Path: error opening process". PID, CPU, Private Bytes, and working set columns are shown for these "problem" processes, but nothing after that, ie, description, company name etc. For all other listed running processes (with known paths), all info is shown in all columns. The problem processes include some important ones, services, crss, ism, wininit, winlogon, that must to be working for the computer to work, and everything seems to be working properly, and no cpu spikes or other weird stuff is happening. Right clicking properties on these problem processes, properties window pops up as normal, but shows "version: n/a, build: n/a, path: error opening process, no command line, no current directory, autostart location: n/a, Parent: non existent process (708), user: access denied. Again, this info can not be correct since the computer is working. And then, after a few minutes, another window pops up and says PE has stopped working, and closes the program. Now, if this was the whole story, I would go to sysinternals with this, but read on... Task manager running simultaneously with PE lists 83 processes running, more processes than PE, and al... Read more

A:process explorer shows "error opening process"

Its not a glitch.

Right click on process explorer and select run as administrator

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I only get the BSOD when playing games, not any specific game, but any, sometime i can go a whole week of playing games and have no BSOD at all, and somedays 5 minutes after a game is running it will BSOD everytime, all day long. When I try to Run any game like GW2 Or Inquisition my pc turns into Bluescreen with an error CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED or KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR ..I've already Updated all my drivers and reinstalled all my games, also run chkdsk /f and memtest with no problems.

This is the screen:

Also this is my dump config:
(note that i have windows 8.1, not 7)

Still it doesn't create any File or Folder and when the BSOD happens the blue screen say that its collecting info but it doesn't get off 0% .
It's the same with the critical process died it just goes to the blue screen saying its collecting info but it also doesn't get off 0%.

I'm completely baffled with what to do as the blue screen view hasn't picked up anything and i cant find the dump files.

A:"Critical Process Died" & "Kernel Data Inpage Error"

Hi BTW, welcome to the TSG Forums....

You may find this from the MS Community helpful. If Greek is easier to understand than this article then come back to this Forum and someone will help you.



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Following the forum guidelines I am posting a compressed file from your SF Diagnostic tool. This was done shortly after a BSOD.
Thanks for your support in helping me understand what is the cause of those frequent BSOD.

A:BSOD with "Invalid Attachment Process" and "IRQ..." error

Hi Joce & Welcome to the forums ^_^,

I have analyzed your dump files and below has been provided an analysis of the same for informative purposes :-

**************************Sun Aug 31 11:24:21.375 2014 (UTC + 5:30)***************************** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for SynTP.sys

*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for SynTP.sys

Probably caused by : SynTP.sys ( SynTP+3b9fb )

BugCheck 5, {ffffe0017069a900, ffffe001734f3580, 0, 1}



PROCESS_NAME: explorer.exe


MaxSpeed: 2130

CurrentSpeed: 2128

BIOS Version 1.20

BIOS Release Date 12/17/09

Manufacturer TOSHIBA

Product Name Satellite L550

**************************Sun Aug 31 11:05:21.993 2014 (UTC + 5:30)**************************
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for SynTP.sys

*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for SynTP.sys

Probably caused by : SynTP.sys ( SynTP+3b9fb )

BugCheck 5, {ffffe000c99146c0, ffffe000cdaf7900, 0, 1}



PROCESS_NAME: Integrator.exe

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Hi, I accidently clicked on something early this morning while online and now I have this popup that keeps appearing saying "you have a security problem!" And it keeps trying to launch a webpage which looks like it's scanning something and then wants me to click "clean."

My operating system is Windows Vista Enterprise. My anti-virus scanner is Symantec AntiVirus, but it isn't picking this problem up. So, I have no idea how to get rid of it.

Here's my HijackThis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:32:45 PM, on 11/9/2008
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Lenovo\NPDIRECT\tpfnf7sp.exe
C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\Utilities\EZEJMNAP.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Lenovo\Scheduler\scheduler_proxy.exe
C:\Program Files\ThinkVantage\PrdCtr\LPMGR.EXE
C:\Program Files\ThinkVantage\PrdCtr\LPMLCHK.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\VPTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Lenovo\AwayTask\AwaySch.EXE
C:\W... Read more

A:process called tmpb.exe is popping up giving me a "you have a security prob." message

I think I don't need help after all... I did not really like the antivirus software that came on my laptop anyway, so I ended up downloading Avast antivirus, which I had been using on my desktop. After installing it, Avast's initial scan seemed to have caught the problem and got rid of it, so I think I'm good. Although, if for some reason you think I have cause to worry about something else based on my Hijackthis log, then I'd appreciate your input.

Thanks and sorry if this is an inconvenience.

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Hey everyone,
        I am trying to get the REST queries to work with the sharepoint end points instead of graph end points. I first created an app with relevant permissions and have given it the admin consent. Then I am hitting the https://login.microsoftonline.com/<tenant>.onmicrosoft.com/oauth2/token?Content-Type=application/x-www-form-urlencoded end
point with https://<tenant>.sharepoint.com as resource. I am then using the access token retrieved to give the rest call to https://<tenant>.sharepoint.com/_api/v2.0/drives/b!3indYSbqZ0-hVSPnCgIZy-2xDMh7jH9AuQnEzJMc6TEfQoSJvJT-R6tT0lFBQiPr/root/delta
but it is failing with "error":{"code":"generalException","message":"General exception while processing"}}. The REST response code is 401 Unauthorized. I have filed a Microsoft support ticket but they
have asked me to post on these forms. Can someone please help me with this? I am not able to move forward because the error is pretty generic and doesn't give any additional details.
Sai Kiran Katuri.

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Hey guys,

I have a Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit and I get this error after it has been sitting idle. It does not go to standby but screen shuts off. Only way to return computer to original state is to hard boot it and restart it.

Anyone have any advice?


Its a HP DV6767ca Laptop

A:Logon Process has failed to create the security options dialog." Error Message

Looks like there are several things that can cause it

http://www.google.com/search?q=Logon Process has failed to create the security options dialog&num=20

Looks like many of them ran a System File Check
To see what SFC did after it is finished:

The SFC log is contained inside the cbs.log file located at:

Since the cbs.log may be huge (it's used by other programs besides the SFC),
you might want to do this:

To create relevant SFC-only information gleaned from the cbs.log, and put it
in a small file called sfcdetails.txt, right-click Command Prompt (using the
shortcut in Start Menu\Programs\Accessories) and choose Run as
Administrator. By default, the prompt starts in C:\Users\(Your Name).

cd desktop

Press Enter on your keyboard. Then Copy and Paste this at the prompt:

findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log >sfcdetails.txt

Press Enter. Sfcdetails.txt should then appear on your Desktop. Now you can view what SFC actually did.

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Windows 7 Ultimate x64

System has been increasingly slowing up.

Click on any browser, the browser comes up, but nothing inside the browser window for at least 15 seconds. Windows Explorer takes seconds before it starts.

Cleared all caches, defrag, chkdsk, virus scan, the whole nine, there is something else wrong.

So for kicks and giggles, I started Windows Task Manager, IE11, and Windows Explorer. Then within Windows Task Manager, I ended the, "explorer.exe" process.

IE11 ran like greased lightning, webpages flew open from my Favorites list like a brand new install of Windows. Windows Explorer was unstoppable no matter what I checked.

Kind of narrows the problem down, but to what? Where should I look, if stopping, "explorer.exe" makes everything run perfect?

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Hi everyone,

I need some help with process explorer. I'm in Hungary now
My process explorer has 86 processes, when I activated VT checking, it showed "The operation timed out". It rarely succeeds. I tested it with my main PC, w10 x64, and also in a windows 7 32bit VM (which has much less processes)

The only solution is to use a VPN and change the location to anywhere else other than Hungary. In this case, it rarely fails

What is the problem here? How can I fix it without changing my VPN?
Thank you so much


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I'm running Vista Home Premium, 64 bit with 4gb memory. I realize that "explorer.exe" may consume additional memory over a period of time but in my case it seems to be out of control. Typically the process will start at about 25mb of memory however the usage will continue to increase to ridiculous levels even when my machine is idle. I recently left my PC running while I was out of town for 3 days and discovered explorer.exe was consuming nearly 500mb of physical memory by the time I returned. This excess is never restored to my system unless I either reboot or manually kill the explorer.exe process and restart it.

I've tried temporarily disabling likely suspects such as Norton NIS 2009, Diskeeper, various Vista system indexing features, other unnecessary processes, services, etc., but still have not stumbled upon the culprit. I have also scanned exhaustively for malware and virus problems but the system seems to be squeaky clean. Lastly I have made sure my page file is of adequate size.

If anyone could offer any suggestions as to how I can pinpoint whatever process is causing explorer.exe to utilize so much memory I'd really appreciate it :-)

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Hi All,

I think my laptop has been infected with some sort of virus(possibly worm). Everytime I connect to internet my sent packet keep on increasing and the received packet have no change. I am not even able to access anything through the browser.

I have scanned my system with Avira Antivirus and also Housecall Trendmicro online scan. They found some trojans and cleaned it but still the problem persists.

I executed TCPView and found that the explorer.exe process has many occurances. I suppose this to be the root cause of the problem but still need some inputs on how to solve it and avoid it in future.

I will attach the logs of TCPView for reference.

Many thanks in advance.

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I'm running Vista Home Premium, 64 bit with 4gb memory. I realize that "explorer.exe" may consume additional memory over a period of time but in my case it seems to be out of control. Typically the process will start at about 25mb of memory however the usage will continue to steeply increase to ridiculous levels even when my machine is idle. I recently left my PC running while I was out of town for 3 days and discovered explorer.exe was consuming nearly 500mb of physical memory. This excess is never restored to my system unless I either reboot or manually kill the explorer.exe process and restart it.

I've tried temporarily disabling likely suspects such as Norton NIS 2009, Diskeeper, various Vista system indexing features, other unnecessary processes, services, etc., but still have not stumbled upon the culprit. I have also scanned exhaustively for malware and virus problems but the system seems to be squeaky clean. Lastly I have made sure my page file is of adequate size.

If anyone could offer any suggestions as to how I can pinpoint whatever process is causing explorer.exe to utilize so much memory I'd really appreciate it

A:Process "explorer.exe" memory consumption -how to resolve?

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200+ Windows 7 Pro machines, similar configuration, 1/4 of them x86, 3/4 x64.
Encountered 6 such machines having this problem: After a restart, user logon stuck at a black screen. In Windows event application log there is an event 'The Windows logon process has failed to spawn a user application'. This application is an in-house developed
application and is called at winlogon\userinit registry key.
A restart into Safe Mode, first logon will experience an auto-restart, then second logon ok. Subsequent logon into normal Windows is ok.

Setting the group policy setting to User Account Control: Behaviour in Admin Approval Mode to 'Elevated without prompt' doesn't solve the problem.

All machines are in workgroup.
There seems to be a relationship between security hardening (through local security policy) and this behaviour but not conclusive because some of the machines encountering the problem had not been hardened.
When I booted a machine under MS DART and change the userinit registry key to call userinit.exe instead of the in-house application, subsequent user can logon correctly under normal mode. Then changing it back to call the in-house application will again
logon into black screen.
Based on these observations, can anyone share what Windows does during Safe Mode to recovery such problem? under what circumstances does it auto-restart after a logon? Can local GPO enforcement corrupt the default user profile?

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Hi, I'm having this problem with several work computers running Vista Profession x32, the process "explorer.exe" often uses 75-100% CPU for no good reason at all. the computer could be on idle (nothing running, no windows open) and explorer is just chugging all the CPU time. at least it doesn't hog all the RAM too.

This is a problem because most of the work computer has either 1 or 2 core CPUs, with explorer using up all the CPU time if the user needs to open something like MS Word it would take forever.

The computers uses NOD32 AV, Dropbox (boss says its better than a server), has MS Office 2010 installed, generally running Outlook in the background, and occasionally whatever other programs the user needs. nothing heavy.

The only solutions that work is A) restart computer, or B) kill the process and start new task "explorer.exe". I don't think that's a real solution to the problem tho.

Any suggestions for a real fix is welcome.

A:"explorer.exe" process using 75-100% CPU all the time?

Lets start and the beginning
Run a full anti virus scan
Download and make a full scan with malwarebytes. Be sure that both are full scans and updated first.
If negative take this memory test.
If negative bring up your task manager and show us CPU and the memory usage (performance tab).

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Process.start is causing error "The system cannot find the file specified." when IE is opened using ShDocvw.dll.
I am having a form with two buttons, one to open an html file and the other is to navigate a URL.

The following code is used to open the html file.

Private Sub OpenViewer_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles btnOpenViewer.Click

Dim objProcess As New Process

objProcess.StartInfo.FileName = "c:\Example1.html"
objProcess.StartInfo.Verb = "open"
objProcess.StartInfo.CreateNoWindow = True


End Sub

the above code is working fine as long as i am using only this button click. But in special scenario this is causing error "The system cannot find the file specified."

I am using ShDocvw.dll to open up the IE with a URL.

the folloing is the code using for that.

Private Sub OpenIE_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles btnOpenIE.Click

Dim objBrowser As New SHDocVw.InternetExplorer

objBrowser.Visible = True
objBrowser = Nothing
End Sub

Once if i click on "btnOpenIE" to Open the IE to navigate to a URL. After that click on "btnOpenViewer" to open the file using process.start is causing the error "The system cannot find the file specified."

The following is the error message and stack trace.

Message "The system cannot find the file specified"

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I'm almost done making a music video and should've known better than to use anything from Microsoft......any way When I add the next clip of video in the timeline I get this error message. "Not enough Storage available to process this command". And I can assure you I have plenty of free hard drive space AND I even tried cranking up the virtual memory and I still get the same error. As I said I am 3/4 done with this project and would like to finish the thing so I never have to use Windows' horrible software again. I've googled this question and was unable to fina a real answer or fix to this.....HELP!

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This error message pops up every time I start up my laptop..
I contacted several people and they asked the same probing questions..
Did you use Safe Mode? yes..
Safe Mode with Networking? yes..
Safe Mode with Command Prompt? yes..
and what happens?...

Did you boot to Hard Drive? yes..
Did you boot to USB External Hard Drive? yes..
and what happens?...

Did you go try using System Restore? yes
did you try Last Known Configuration? yes
Did you try Repair Your Computer? yes
and what happens?...

So, I'm wondering is there any solution to this issue????
PM me on AIM= Blakkstunna1 if you have any kind of solution

A:Error msg "Interactive logon process initialization has failed."


Was anything recently changed/installed/uninstalled/etc prior to this error message?

Do you know if you caught a virus?

When exactly does this message pop up?
...I know you said, when you start up your laptop, but...
--Do you log in first?
--Is it before or after the Windows Welcome Screen?
--Is it the first thing you see after turning on your laptop?


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So I turned on my computer this morning and, having had no proir issues that I was aware of, my screen was black and I got a message saying, "Interactive logon process initialization has failed. Please consult the event log for more details."

I didn't know what that meant, so I just restarted my computer and, shockingly, everything came back as normal, but what is the likelyhood that there is still that error with my laptop? And is there anything I can do to fix it so this won't happen again?

Other details:
I have a Dell Inspiron 1525, and Windows Vista Home Basic. Also, I'm in the process of purchasing a new battery [I've been getting alerts upon login about my battery life for a couple of months now, and now the battery won't last more than 45 minutes w/o being plugged in..] if that may have anything to do with it.

Thanks guys!

A:How can I prevent "logon process initialization has failed" error?

Go to search by the start button
Type event viewer
On the left of the viewer there is a panel, go to administrative
In adminstrative look for errors that ocurred about the time of the problem.
The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.

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os windows xp
hp nc6000 notebook
Hello, Im troubleshooting a computer the error states:

svchost.exe application error the istruction at 0xffbadd11
referrenced memory at 0xffbadd11
The memory could not be read.

Any ideas as to what the main cause of this is in your experience.


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Hey guys,

Ever since I did a clean install about a month and half ago, I've been receiving the "Generic Host Process for Win 32 Services has encountered a problem and needs to close" error. I've done massive amounts of Google searches, reading, trying alleged fixes but nothing has worked.

My virus software, Avast!, has also detected numerous viruses stemming from the svchost.exe process. Whether this has something to do with it or not I have no certain idea. A few sites have said they're related in some way but I'm not too sure.

This, as you can imagine, has been getting very annoying, especially with the upcoming release of Black Ops looming and my computer not being up to scratch to play it.

So far, I have tried solutions such as Windows updates, Virus, Adware, Malware, etc. scans, scripting and the such but nothing has yet fixed my problem.

If you can give me a solution that works, I would be very grateful.


PS: If you need logs such as those from HijackThis, I can supply those as well.

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I've been getting "generic Host process for Win32" error msgs of late, resulting in the volume control not working (missing active mixer or something). Everything works fine after a reboot, but the problem keeps occuring.

I've searched the 'net and apparently other people have experienced the same problem as me. Unfortunately, no one replied to their posts, so I have no solution. Was hoping you guys would!

I'm using WinXP, and Spybot has gotten rid of all the spyware it could fine. I am, however, having problems with Gator I think. Spybot gets rid of it, but the pesky mouse add-on still comes on occasionally (when your cursor changes from an arrow to something else).


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For some reason, when I am trying to recover windows with PcAngel onto a blank drive I get to the point where it is restoring the files. But around 9% I get an error for .inf and .pnf files. One error message per file. And it seems like there are enough to go on forever. I have tried with xp home and pro cds and both get errors at 9%. Please Help

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I am having a problem with Vista Home Basic. I put the username and p/w in, and just before the desktop opens, I get the blue screen, and it says "Process Has Locked Pages". I read the error code at the bottom, and it is 00000000076. (not sure how many zero's there are, but the last 2 #'s are 76).

It runs fine in safe mode. I ran malwarebytes and found 897 errors!!!!! But it still did not fix it.

I then tried a system restore. There are many restore points, but every time I run one, it says it failed.

I went in Startup and unchecked everything. Still having the same problem.

Then I went in Services and unchecked everything except the stuff that said Microsoft. Still having the same problem.

I read a little bit online. It is saying that this error means that a driver is holding memory and causing this error. It says to go into the registry (regedit) and create the following:

Value Name: TrackLockedPages
Value Type: REG_DWORD
Value Data: 1
Radix: hexadecimal

I see how to create a new one, but it will only let me put in Value Data. It won't let me put in the Value name or Type or hexadecimal.

PLEASE help me...there is over 40 gigs of data on the machine and I don't want to reinstall Vista if I don't want to.

Should I go that route above? How do I put in the Value Name, type, and select Hexadecimal?

Or is there an easier way to fix this?

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i have no idea what this means... it's bothersome. does anyone know what's going on?

there was one time about a week and a half ago that i was at the coffee shop around here ... for some reason, it told me that there was more than one computer with the same ip address on the network. i assumed it was an error with their internet service (it's a free hot-spot) and thought nothing of it. but since then, every time i start my computer it gives me this:

"Generic Host Process for Win32 Services encountered a problem and needed to close."

This error occurred on 5/12/2005 at 3:50:01 AM. (note: except, it's 8:42 PM right now...)

I try to send the error report every time, but it tells me that i need to connect to my wireless network first. Then, it automatically connects me when i close the box, but never sends the report. I asked for more details...

Error Signature:

szAppName: svchost.exe
szModName: unknown
offset: 00000000

it then says: "This error report includes: information regarding the condition of Generic Host Process for Win 32 Services when the problem occurred, the operating system version and computer hardware in use, and the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your computer.

these are the files it says it's sending to microsoft:


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A:"generic host process for win 32" error?

I found this answer on another board, geekstogo:
"I found this on M$ knowledge base. Please take a look and see if it helps...
Basically, you need to reinstall the printer and/or scanner driver.

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My name is Ken and I appreciate any and all advice in advance. I dispense a lot of advice on hi-fi boards, but I know just enough about computers to defer to the experts. Feel free to slap me around and teach me a lesson if I appear stupid or violate any board etiquette. I can take it.

Here's the deal:

My computer suddenly lost all of its cookies for sites I frequent.

Then, right after that happened, Norton told me that it stopped some malicious code.

I started getting a "Generic Host Process for Win 32 Services..." error and my computer started stalling when I went into Microsoft Word or IE.

I updated Windows, updated my HP software (based on a quick Google search), and scanned my entire system with Norton.

Norton says it killed the "Downloader" virus.

My computer is still bringing up the "Generic..." message and when I try to unmute my volume button, it says there are "no active mixer devices available." I'm just waiting for my computer to freeze up again.

What follows is the DDS file and I've attached the "ark" and "attach" files as zipped files:

DDS (Ver_09-02-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by kjohnson at 13:26:58.94 on Mon 02/23/2009
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.5512 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_11
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2550.1972 [GMT -5:00]

AV: Norton AntiVirus 2006 *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)
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A:"Generic Host Process..." and "Downloader"

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Hi there,
I have a WDS server setup with images but I am having trouble with the unattend answer file bit. I always get an error after deploying in image during setup that it had trouble during the Speicalize phase. I believe it has something to do with the product
key most likely. I am wanting to skip product key entirely and leave it blank as the computers I'm deploying are all Lenovo business computers with the on board chip for activation.

The exact error I get is
"Windows could not parse or process the unattend answer file for pass [specialize]. The settings specified in the answer file cannot be applied. The error was detected while processing settings for component [Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup]"

I am able to get the computer up and running by going into REGEDIT, Childcompletion key and changing the value of "Setup" from 1 to 3 but I am wondering how I can prevent this entirely.

Here is the answer file I'm using...

<settings pass="oobeSystem">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
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I've been having a problem since upgrading to XP a few months ago. About 75% of the times that I open up "my pictures" in "my documents" (where I store lots of my digital photos) I get the error message where it asks you if you want to send an error report. Whether I choose to or not, or even if I simply shut the message, "my pictures" closes and I therefore cannot access the folder. The other 25% of the time it opens fine.

As I say, it's just photos and short videos stored in here, all taken by my own digital camera. Virus and other problem checkers haven't detected anything, and there's no reason to suspect these files are infected with anything.

Does anyone know what could be causing this and how to get around it? Thanks

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I'm using windows7.Applications are not opening properly.Getting error message"There was a problem sending command to the program"

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 8:31:39 PM, on 23/09/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5700.0006)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\NICCONFIGSVC.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\bin\ZCfgSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ifrmewrk.exeC:\WINDOWS\stsystra.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeC:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exeC:\Program Files\CyberLink\Power... Read more

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Hi george_527,

We're studying your log right now and will be back to you a.s.a.p.

Thanks for your patience.

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I have a fuji s700 camera and it worked fine on XP, but when i try to download my pics onto my new computer with Windows7 I get the message"I/O error. process aborted" I've tried to download an update from finepix but it keeps telling me that I have to install the original finepix program, which I have tried. I'm getting frustrated.

A:'I/O error Process aborted"

If the pics are on a media card inside the camera, buy a Card Reader which has a slot for that type of card. Plug it into a usb port - the driver for the card reader will be supplied by Windows.

Now take the card out of your camera and push it carefully into the appropriate slot. A window should open containing a folder. Inside this folder are your pictures. Just use copy & paste to copy them to a folder on your computer's hard drive.

That's much easier than the hassle of using camera software and having to connect the camera to the PC.

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My Windows IE8 used to work perfectly, but recently it has stopped working. I have tried all I know to do to fix the problem. Below is my basic computer specifications: Will someone please help me fix this problem?
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3200+, x86 Family 15 Model 47 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 446 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 57239 MB, Free - 44421 MB;
Motherboard: WinFast, C51MCP51, FAB1.0, WYWU61900467
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Thanks very much

A:Windows IE 8: error message "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage"

Try these simple tests.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD (COMMAND for W98/WME) to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands one at a time, followed by the Enter key:

NOTE: For the items below in red surrounded with < >, see comments below for the actual information content, they are value substitutions from the previous IPCONFIG command output! Do NOT type <computer_IP_address> into the command, that won't work. Also, the < and > in the text is to identify the parameters, they are also NOT used in the actual commands.

Do NOT include the <> either, they're just to identify the values for substitution.


PING <computer_IP_address>

PING <default_gateway_address>

PING <dns_servers>


PING yahoo.com

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter to copy the contents to the clipboard.
Paste the results in a message here.

<computer_IP_address> - The IP Address of your computer, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above. (For Vista/Win7, the IPv4 Address)

<default_gateway_address> - The IP address of the Default Gateway, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above.

<dns_servers> - The IP address of the first (or only) address for DNS Servers, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above.

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dear techguys,

I get tis IE7 message;

Internet Explorer cannot display the web page.

I can connect to the web and can use firefox etc - so problem is just with IE7.

I know a lot of people do not like IE7 but I dearly want to at least be able to use it.

no problems in the past but struggle to get to grips with this one - very perplexing! For past 48 hours therefore not been able to use IE7 because all i get is above message.

Any help appreciated.

is it a common problem? Have other techguys seen this one and solved it? I have searched the forum but have not found specific answers that fix this prior to posting this message.

A:"Internet Explorer cannot display the web page" - error message, please can u help?


courtesy post.

thanks for the help.

problem solved, ie7 now working fine.


[if it helps others - i had to roll back ie a few days - i dont understand what went wrong but at least it is now useable! ]

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I have just bought a new laptop 2 weeks ago, pre-installed with Vista Home Premium and I haven't had any problems until just yesterday with this new OS. I've searched all over the internet for solutions, but the people who have the same problem seem to have problems with malware or spyware. Some people have suggested uninstalling programs that might have been installed on the current date, but the only program I have installed is Avast anti virus. I'm pretty sure it's not a problem with spyware but just to be sure I am running an anti virus scan again (I already did before and found nothing).
Oh ya forgot about the problem: Everytime I open my Program Files folder under the C drive a message comes up saying that Windows Explorer has stopped working, then Searching for a solution and then it just restarts windows explorer. I have checked with other folders and this doesn't happen. Weird thing is though that when I changed the way I view the folder for (previously my) documents, from details to tiles (the icons), the same thing happened. And when I open program files for a brief 2 seconds, it's in tiles mode.
Sorry the message is so long, just wanted to be exact. Anyone else have/had this problem or have a solution?

P.S. is Avast even any good of an anti virus?
P.P.S. I am able to access control panel and add/remove programs (program features) and this problem doesn't occur when I login in - as it did for some people

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A:"Windows Explorer has stopped working" error message

Yes I had the same problem unfortunately. I'm no computer tech, in fact, using this Vista programme seems to be a bit of a pain. But because of our problem and others, I'm learning fast. I nearly gave up hope and just before I threw the thing accross the room I thought "why not reinstall vista". It actually worked because the computer thought it was starting up for the first time. No probs. I cant say it will work for sure for you but I do no this, not meaning to scare you, I have only used this programme for 6 months and have had a great deal of hassle. Also from the feedback I have encountered, unless microsoft do something soon, you will need to brace yourself because there are too many faults with the programme. Good Luck. Z

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IE 11 stopped working as the alert states. Supposedly it is checking on a solution, but none has come back after several days of not working. I have no idea why this has happened. I certainly don't mind deleting the program and installing a new one, but I can't see how to do this. Luckily Firefox is my main browser and I can do without IE (I think), but still would like it to function.

A:"Internet Explorer has stopped working" error message

Hi flycaster,

Check out this link. I suggest to check out the MSCONFIG fix which you can find when you scroll down a little.

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hey im getting the error message "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage" whenever i try to veiw the websites onemorelevel.com and dmclanforum.com. i know my connection is working and none of the fixes in the internet exploror trouble shooter work. i have tried everything and the listed sites work on my laptop. im guessing this isnt a common problem that's on my computer. help?

A:help error message "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage"

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I am constantly receiving the "Windows Explorer has Stopped Working", when using explorer.

After looking on the Microsoft Support, I ran System File Checker (CFS) but although CFS has reported it found corrupt files it was unable to fix some of them. I am also denied access to the report log so cannot find more information on these corrupt files. I'm currently running a full virus and malware scan but I'm not overly optimistic that this will sort the issue.

Could you please tell me how to sort this issue? The errors are making explorer unusable!


A:"Explorer has Stopped Working" - constant error message

Next time you want to open the CBS.log, copy it to another folder (example desktop) away from C:\Windows. Then it will open - with Notepad.

Found the corrupt files? You can use this tutorial below to extract the corrupt ones and fix the issue.

Extract Files from Windows 7 Installation DVD
Not that tech savvy or don't want to deal with it and get a quick fix? Follow this tutorial below:

Repair Install

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Clean install of Vista Business on a new HD, Dell 8400 w/2.5GB memory.

I keep getting a dialog box that pops up and says:

"Microsoft Windows
Host Process for Windows Service stopped working and was closed.

A problem caused the application of stop working correctly. Windows will notify you if a solutiion is available."

There doesn't appear to be any rhyme or reason for it... it just arbitrarily shows up from time to time. It's not related to booting Vista, I don't think, b/c it'll pop up occasionally during the same session.

A:"Host Process for Windows Services stopped working and was closed."

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Hey guys, I've been getting this crash now every time I boot from hibernate (so I don't use it anymore) and even sometimes from a regular shutdown start-up cycle where the computer boots and before loading anything shows a black screen with a mouse for a few minutes, then crashes and restarts. I've reformatted and clean installed windows 8 and still have the same problem.

I have Windows 8 PRO with Media Center, ASUS m4a89gtd PRO/USB3, 8gb Vengance RAM, Phenom IIx4 965 @ 3.4ghz, and amd 5830.

Im posting my minidumps along with this post. Thank you in advanced.

A:Constant crashes during boot from hibernate involving "System" Process

Also, I am running the latest amd chipset driver for my motherboard compatible with windows 8 that I have from here, AMD Chipset Drivers

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I was checking my system configuration and happened across this weird one!

Note the spelling:
"Monitor Virutal Wlan Service" - "Virutal" rather than "Virtual" but either way, I can see no reference to such a process on the net.

Searching instead for "Virutal Wlan" turns up a number of items, some suggesting disable a process and some suggesting an infection.

I am running Windows 10 having gone via the 8.1 route without any serious problems. Used to be a member of the Seven Forum. Not really a technical expert, rather a fairly competent pensioner!

Any suggestions gratefully appreciated.


A:Weird process running - "Monitor Virutal Wlan Service"

Welcome to 10 Forums. Open up services and see if it has a definition next to it. Also while there right click and take a look at properties.

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