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Windows 10 on Windows 8.1 Host and Vmware - USB problem

Q: Windows 10 on Windows 8.1 Host and Vmware - USB problem

Hi there

Windows 10 build 9879 with the latest updates running as a VM on Windows 8.1 host using VMware workstation 11 or vmplayer 7 won't attach USB devices - only USB devices connected at power on seem to be recognised.

I upgraded a W8.1 system to W10 but I'll try later with a brand new install --- I don't expect any change though.

I've also tried both WITH and WITHOUT the 3D / hardware acceleration checkbox enabled --no difference.

Windows 8.1 runs fine as a VM on W7 host if you are coming from W7. Same problem though if you run W10 from a W7 host.


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A: Windows 10 on Windows 8.1 Host and Vmware - USB problem

Don't you think a VMware forum would be more appropriate? It is a problem with their software.

A hypervisor normally tries to grab your device when it is introduced (from Windows host in your case, OSX in mine) and then offer it to the guest (10 in both cases). USB2 works for me but not USB3. In my case I use virtualbox and it doesn't support USB3. I know this because I asked the developers. This is a problem with the VM software (one end or the other) not Windows. Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 installed on real hardware all recognise USB 2 and 3. And USB 1 works on Windows XP for all I know if such devices still exist.

Hardware acceleration has nothing to do with connecting USB devices BTW. It is for graphics and normally (ime) makes things worse.

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I have recently installed Redhat Enterprise V.3 as guest on Windows XP host using vmware.

After adding the necessary lines in the 2 ifcfg-eth0 files, the device eth0 is finding the IP correctly at boot time (or by usinf ifup eth0) and I can use folder sharing between the host and the gust. However I still can't connet to the Interent from the guest.

My windows host internet conection is working fine.
I had it working for a short peiod of time on the guest. (I was using VM - settings - customized - eth bridged-default)

Has anyone seen this before?



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Hi there
Workstation Version 10.2 Host running these distros - same observations for both hosts. Opensuse / Linux Mint 17 both 64 bit. Guest is windows 8.1 update 1.

I seem on the df -h command get a /tmp file around 4GB which is 95% allocated. This goes down to 0% when the vm is powered off.

I can't seem to find any way to increase the size of this file or configure it in any way -- is this just VMware using disk space or will my Guest eventually fail because lack of disk space. There's actually plenty of space on the HDD itself. !!


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Hi All,

On a rock solid machine (to date) I got a BSOD. During this time I was using Unity (VMWare Pro), and the host crashed (not the client VM).

I did try the tool at http://www.osronline.com/, which seems to claim that the culprit was steam.exe, but I'm not sure that makes sense.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Hi all,
I am running RHEL4 as Guest OS in Dell studio 1555 laptop using VMWare Work Station with Windows XP SP3 as host OS in my Dell Studio 1555 model. But I am not able to set the display properly in RHEL4 which can perfectly fit to the laptop screen so that I can get rid of the troublesome job of scrolling to view the full page. I have at present chosen These options.
Monitor Type: LCD panel 1600 X 1200
Video Card: VESA driver (generic)
Resolution: 1600 X 1200
Color Depth: Millions of Colors

I tried various other options. But nothing else seems to be suitable. Do I have to install some dedicated driver to get the resolution option of 1600 X 900 which is the Display resolution of my Host OS (Windows XP). Dell Studio Laptops use ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 Display Adapters for 1555 model.

Can you please suggest me which option should I choose in RHEl 4 to get the 1600 X 900 resolution option and get rid of this problem?


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I don't need help, I just wanted to post my solution. 
I recently setup the latest version of Vmware player on Ubuntu 13.04 and found myself unable to download the tools for it. error try again later or something along those lines. I searched about online for answers but google only presented 1 relevant topic and it didn't have a solution. Anyways I've discovered how to get around this, it's quite obvious really, I feel dumb for taking so long to figure it out. Lauch VMware player as root, then the tools will download successfully. Hopefully this will save someone a world of heart-ache.

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I'm using vmware workstation 7.0 or 7.1 and when I downloaded a video file it gave me the blue screen of death. Now the blue screen of death is gone but the problem I'm dealing with now is that a looking for hardware is always showing up. And at the beginning it says that it's not a real boot and that it has to load from c:/windows (in a black screen before the windows xp pro starts) Also I can access the internet on my windows 7 but not on my windows xp pro (vmware workstation) And the sound doesn't work.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:37:59 PM, on 6/28/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\vmacthlp.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\vmtoolsd.exe
c:\WINDOWS\system32\ZuneBusEnum.exe... Read more

A:Problem with windows xp pro on vmware workstation

Hello luffy28,

Don't you have a snapshot you can revert to? Is this a work machine in a work environment?

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Hi all, I`m trying to install W10 Technical Preview on VMware Workstation 10., but in vane. When configure virtual machine and start it up it end with a message: "Your PC/Device needs to be repaired, Digital Signature couldn't be verified (0xc0000428)"
Can you advice me how to get rid of it and istall the OS?
Thanks in advance.

A:Windows 10 technical preview on VMware wworksation 10 problem

Hi achek Did you download the Windows 10 .iso from Microsoft directly? If so, are you sure that the .iso is complete and not incomplete and/or damaged?

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Hi Everybody,

I've successfully installed an old WinNT 3.51 as a VMware Host; one thing, I'd like to have, but don't know where to get it: Graphics/Video device drivers for the VMware Graphics Adapter ...

Does anybody know?


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Now running the RTM 7600 x64 till i get to Michigan's "The New Efficency"on october for 7 Pro retail :3 but. after installing the leaked updates VMWare will make a net connection in NAT and bridged connections and though a guest will say theres Internet.. Nothing will actually work.. like its not connected

i tried reinstalling Vmware and now it works but having testing Windows Server 2008 R2 it was a pain to update the vmware tools packageas the vers i had installed was 6.5 and update dto 6.5.3

A:No internet between VMWare and 7 Host

What anti virus are you running?
It seems like the majority of the newer Versions of the anti-virus/firewalls have an option to allow/block vm's connectiong to the network

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well as my title state I have a small question and I'm not sure where to post this...

My question is can I duel boot vmware workstation and it acts like a host, meaning windows 7 is not booted; using less ram than using virtualbox as a guest???



A:vmware workstation boot as host?

Could you more clearly describe what you are trying to do?

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Virtual machine OS is Windows XP Pro. Vmware version is 6.
Real shared folder is on another PC with XP Pro.
I create a New Folder from virtual machines Windows explorer in a real shared folder on another PC. Then wish to rename it to all lowercase like new folder.

But when I rename New Folder to a different name like New Folder1 and then rename to new folder (all lowercase), IT WORKS!

This problem is important because I create case sensitive scripts and must save on a file server.

Have you got any useful SOLUTION for this problem?

Thanks in advance.

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I have installed a Virtual XP (guest) under Win 7 to run legacy hardware. I have set up everything per instructions to share some host partitions, as folders; however, they do not show up in the Win XP guest. I have done this is the past and had no trouble. The VMware site has been of no help.

A:VMware: Accessin Host partitions/folders

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I want to connect several VM's mainly Cisco router to same network adapter (vmnet1 host-only network adapter) and want to pass multiple VLAN's as Tagged. I am able to achieve this requirement through bridged network adapter but unable to do so through host-only
adapter. I am using Windows 7 as main OS and VMware Workstation 11.
I have gone through several tech forums but unable to find answer for it. Though in multiple forums one statement was common that Windows will strip the VLAN information when packet received/transmits through network adapter.
I would really appreciate if anyone can help me with this.

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Hi there

W10 X-64 pro (build 10547) and vmware workstation rel 12 - in full screen mode can't launch apps from taskbar.

Works fine in Windowed mode

This happens on LINUX Hosts - (Opensuse, Centos and Mint)


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Goal: To have host machine (win7) to use wired interface (lan1) ( as default, while vm (winxp) uses wireless interface (wireless1) ( as default. Each interface is a seperate network and seperate isp.

Using Vmware player 3.1.3

I have set the VM to bridged mode, and bridged that virtual adapter to the wireless interface with vmnetcfg. VM is now able to get out on the internet, ipchicken shows its going out on the wireless isp.

On the host machine, I am also going out on the wireless interface.
I changed metric on wired (lan1) to 1 for gateway AND interface
changed metric on wireless (wireless1) to 100 for interface (no gateway option)

Now, the host machine goes out on the lan1 gateway, great!
Also changed adapter priority, set lan1 above wireless1

Now, when going back to the VM, it is not able to get out on the internet.

If I remove metric for gateway on lan1, I will default back to wireless on the host, Even with the
priority showing lan1 before wireless1..

I guess what im asking windows to do is route all traffic from host through lan1, and route all traffic from vm through wireless1, concurrently.

Help !

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Hi there

not a big problem but if my HOST has a wifi connection to the internet then a VM (or at least Networking) )doesn't work when enabling BRIDGED networking (NAT works OK but I need Bridged !!))

If I connect the host to my internet via Ethernet or to a "Wifi-->Ethernet bridge" then bridged networking is fine.

I usually use the wifi-ethernet bridge anyway as it's humungously more stable than the basic wifi cards (and the bridge connects to my Internet at fast 5GHZ wifi - avoiding contention problems on 2.4GHZ network).


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 my laptop model was Lenovo Ideapad 500 but i have a problem when i open my laptop everytime it's have a windows script host C:\Appdata ............. like that how can i remove this please help me.... 

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hello guys,
I have a problem with IE. I get the message: windows script host. sometimes at IE start and other times during web browsing.
message detials:
script: c:\docume~~1\admini~1\locals~1\temp\microsofts.vbs
ligne: 4
caract. :1
erreur: 0x800700c1
code : 800700c1
source : (null)
pc HP
2.4 GHz, 512 ddr, winxp, IE 6.

Hijackthisv1.99.1 log:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 22:12:41, on 15/09/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Faronics\Deep Freeze\Install C-0\DF5Serv.exe
C:\Program Files\Faronics\Deep Freeze\Install C-0\_$Df\FrzState2k.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPageSE4.0\OpwareSE4.exe
C:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0\avp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\PixArt\PAC207\Moni... Read more

A:windows script host & IE 6 problem

Hello and welcome to TSF.

Apologies for the long delay in response. We have a large number of HijackThis logs to handle and it?s taking us longer to catch up. If you haven?t received help elsewhere already and still require assistance please perform the following:

First of all, you are using an older version of HijackThis. Please do the following to download and install the latest version of HijackThis v2.0.2:

CLICK HERE to download the HijackThis Installer:Save HJTInstall.exe to your desktop.
Double-click on HJTInstall.exe to run the program.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis.
Accept the license agreement by clicking the "I Accept" button.
Once installed, do NOT have HijackThis fix anything yet! Just exit it.

You may uninstall/delete the older version once you have successfully downloaded and installed the latest version of HijackThis v2.0.2.

Download RSIT by random/random and save it to your desktop.
Double click RSIT.exe to start the tool and click Continue at the disclaimer.
When the scan completes it will open a log named log.txt maximized, and a log named info.txt minimized.
Copy (Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the contents of both here.

Please note that the forum is very busy and if I don?t hear from you in three days this thread will be closed.

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Dear sirs,
I have a Microsoft Sidewinder Precision Pro Joystick, and I am attempting to install it through the adapter of my laptop Toshiba, and along with that I intended to plug the USB chord into the VMWare application where I have Windows Vista where I play old
games on it, I desire to use the Joystick for ease of playing some old CD-ROM games that I have installed on Windows Vista under VMWare for ease, however, I have had the trouble of trying to get the software to recognize the Joystick. It should have recognized
the device that I was installing, but it did not, niether does Windows 8 (the current software that I am using) recognize the joystick when I plug it in through USB. Can you give me the steps on how to successfully get both Windows Vista, and Windows 8 to
recognize the Microsoft Sidewinder Joystick in order to trouble shoot this problem, I would appreciate it very well.
The Part no. X03-57540 , and the Product ID: 85791-579-7678597-00000
Thanks for looking into this.
Robert Gutierrez

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Hello, The environment is as follows:
Windows 8.1 Pro with certain security updates installed causes an issue for Standard users using VMWare Workstation 8 where the mouse clicks that are meant for a VM, are not registered by the VM every time, sometimes it takes 4 to 5 clicks to register in
the VM and then other times you have to move the mouse outside the VM window and bring it back in for the mouse clicks to register. This issue is not present for Administrator users.
I have already narrowed down one update specifically that causes this issue, by uninstalling all security updates, the problem went away, as I installed one update at a time back on to the system, update KB3087039 triggered the issue, I thought this
was a resolution, to just keep that update off my end users machines, but when I installed the rest of the security updates, excluding that update, the issue returned.
I could uninstall and reinstall and narrow this down further, but my main concern is that one, this may create security issues that these updates are intended to fix, and two, that would create a lot of administrative overhead, especially if more security
updates in the future will cause the issue to return.
I would like for Microsoft to investigate this issue and either fix the problem with these updates or come up with a new update I can deploy that fixes this problem, if such an update already exists, I would greatly appreciate to be pointed in its direction
either by KB number o... Read more

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I have installed VMware Workstation 6.5.3 on my WinXP System.
I have put RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 on that as Virtual machine. RHEL is working fine on that. But I don't know how to transfer the files from the Virtual machine to the host machine without using another computer on the network or pen drive.
At present I am using a pen drive or using scp to transfer files to another machine to transfer. But I want to know about the method of file sharing between the host and virtual OS without any other device/Comp.

Waiting for replies...

A:Solved: Exchange dfiles between Virtual(RHEL4) and host machines(XP) VMware Workstati

Not that familiar with VMWare, but from Chapter 5 in the User Guide, if you install the VMWare tools:

Lets you drag and drop files between host operating systems and Windows, Linux,
Solaris, and FreeBSD guest operating systems
Click to expand...

Chapter 8, titled Transferring Files and Text
Between the Host and Guest might also be useful.

You can transfer files directly over the network if you are not using NAT for the network connection type.

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 my laptop model was Lenovo Ideapad 500 but i have a problem when i open my laptop everytime it's have a windows script host C:\Appdata ............. like that how can i remove this please help me.... 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

A:Ideapad 500 - Windows Script Host Problem

Hello ElviracollantesThanks for using the Lenovo forums.Can you please clarify what you mean? Perhaps an image/picture may be easier to show it as well.
Let us know how you get on.==================================================================================Did someone help you today? Thank them with a Kudo! If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!
This will help the rest of the Community with similar issues identify the verified solution and benefit from it.

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I will state my problem pointwise:1) Some time after I start up my computer, I get the following error:"Generic Host Process for Win32 Services has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience."2) When I click on 'click here' link in above error message I get following information:Error signature"szAppName : svchost.exe szAppVer : 5.1.2600.5689 szModName : msi.dllszModVer : 4.5.6001.22375 offset : 000244cb "3) Now in this information part when I click 'click here' to view technical info, I get the folowing:Following files will be included in error report:C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\WER87d2.dir00\svchost.exe.mdmpC:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\WER87d2.dir00\appcompat.txt4)I restarted computer 2-3 times to make following observations in task manager:For some time processor usage shoots up from around 90 percents and then down to about 50%Also associated high processor using process 'svchost.exe' of about 5-6 such instances grows fast to around 70-80 MB in RAM5) In the windows XP event viewer associated error appears in the 'System' tab. The overview of this error is:Source - DCOM , Category - None , Event - 10005 , User - System .The relevant error event descriptions (obtained by right clicking and selecting properties in event viewer) are:"DCOM got error "The service cannot be started, either because it i... Read more

A:Generic Host Process Problem on Windows XP SP3

Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at Step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include a description of your computer issues, what you have done to resolve them, and a link to this topic.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.It would be helpful if you post a note here once you have completed the steps in the guide and have started your topic in malware removal. Good luck and be patient.If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.

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Hello there!

I've recently been encountering a 'Windows host process (Rundll32)' problem from time to time in my windows task manager and it is using up a huge amount of memory (1,000,000K and more) and its slowing up my computer a HUGE deal when this problem does occur, there's this extreme lag that happens randomly. When I try to end the process, it doesn't even go away!

Eventually, I thought it was a registry problem so I purchased ARO 2011 online to clean out my system. I fully scanned my computer and fixed around 3000 errors successfully. I thought that might have solved the problem but nope, the problem still occurs quite often.

I just don't know what to do. Can anyone here help me? If I can fix this problem that would be great!

Thank you!

A:I have a serious 'Windows host process (Rundll32) problem'. Please help me!

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I'm running Windows 7 and I have ESET Smart Security 4 as my antivirus program. Everyday, ESET has a pop-up stating that Windows Host Process (Rundll32) is trying to reach a remote computer at IP address on port 80. Apparently my virus program thinks this could be a security concern so it is giving me the opportunity to allow the action to occur or to deny it. I checked the IP location and it is from the Netherlands. I cant think of any reason why a computer from the Netherlands would be pinging me everyday. I do use bitorrent on a regular basis so it could be some one whom i served files to in the pass trying to bother me. Anyways, I would appreciate any advice or info about whether or not this is anything to be concerned with.

Thanks in Advance,

A:Windows Host Process (Rundll32) is it a problem?

Take a look here: https://ipdb.at/ip/

It's Microsoft, probably for updates. Nothing to worry about and you should allow it.

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can u solve thus problem for me
it shows that widows script host has some problem (cannot find script file"C:\WINDOWS\system32\spIDy's-Virusremoval.vbs")

it also shows another problem- Lhotkey.exe Unable to locate componenet (this application has failed to start because HKNTDLL.dll was not found. Re-installing the application might fix the problem)

Basically it comes only when starting and if i press ok it goes and there is no difficulties in functioning of the computer

please help. Thanking you in advance

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Someone gave me an E machine (ET1931-05) with Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. Unfortunetly I'm intermediate tech and know its pirated, The key on the case is for Home Premium 64 bit Intel processor 450 3 GB memory,

I have an OEM Windows 7 disc I've never used, becos my old computer didn't have the hardware to use it It has XP Pro. My questions is can I restore this to its original OS using this OEM disc? Anything is better than a pirated O/S sigh. This I why became a tech, becos someone ripped me off this way when I bought my first computer

In the meantime, I copied my docs and such to a external hard drive and put them on the Emachine. Now I can open some files and cannot open others. The error that comes up tells me i don't have 'script host access contact admin' even though I am administrator. I tried your fix from another thread...creating a restore point first, and using this from the thread itself:

"A fix for this probably involves editing the registry, something a beginner should not do.

I can give you a registry patch to fix the error, but need to know what is already in your registry. The instructions below won't change your registry, it only tells what is in it.

Open a command window (Start > Run > type cmd). Then type the following at the command prompt: reg query "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows Script Host\Settings" /s and press enter.

I need to know if the result shows a line for "Enabled" a... Read more

A:Solved: Windows Script Host Problem

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"Microsoft Windows Search Protocol Host hast stop working" Hi it me mark here again

I want to know what this means

"Microsoft Windows Search Protocol Host hast stop working"

It keeps appearing every 5 sec or so

But the worst thing is that when i restart my Laptop The whole screen goes black
after loading the Window Vista logo and a pop up appears saying

"Explorer has stop working"

and i can no longer log on to windows

And the only way to fix it is by Reformatting the drive

But the weird thing is that I can press ctrl+alt+Del to restart my computer

What is wrong??

I check some forum they say it is MS outlook 2007 problem?? But I didn't install that

I only installed Ms Words, Powerpoint and excel

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Wdi [Windows diagnostic infrastructure] Service Host Hanging.

A check of my Problem Reports and Solutions, recently showed a long history in this feature with Wdi Service Host crashing on an almost daily basis, and sometimes actually failing some days in multiple instances. The following snip details are a couple of random selections of the same problem;

I have no idea how to even start correcting this daily failure. I have carried out an elevated admin level command sfc/scannow, however this produced no useful information to assist me in fixing the problem. I?m completely confused with this, and don?t know what to try next

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Windows update was interrupted yesterday and now I'm getting all kinds of errors.

1-SVChost.exe application error Instruction at 0x745f2780 referenced memory a 0x00000000 memory could not be "read". This happens when I try to re update windows and when I boot computer and perodically while searching the internet.

2-No audio device. My sound is only working when the error message pops up.

3-Generic host process for Win32 services has encountered probelm needs to close.
(this occurs when I boot up computer)

4-unable to create C:/document and settings/jamie/application data/BVRP Software Netwaiting Moth log txt.file (this happened when I booted computer

I called dell as the system is only 4 months old, and i have warranty, however they informed me that for software related issues they would charge 264.00!!!

You could say that I'm rethinking my purchase choice.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks so much

A:SVC host.exe error message-windows update, configuration problem

did a system restore to a checkpoint on monday, when all was well. Fixed the sound problem, but still getting the error message about SVChost and the Win 32 one.

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Hey guys, always when I play a game which GameGuard has been put to prevent hacks, it always comes up with this Windows Host Process Error. When GameGuard launches, an error pops up and says "Host process has stopped working and will close". The game still works but I'm wondering if this is a problem. It seems nothing is affected by this error, however I would still like to get rid of it because it basically spams my event log with a bunch of error logs. I am running Windows Vista Home Premium.

A:Host Process For Windows Services Has Stopped Working - GameGuard Problem

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I have a local area network of four Windows 7 PCs. The PCs are named Term1, Term2, Term3 and Term4.

Term1 is the server PC.

When I map to Term1 from the other Terms(2,3 and 4) I always used the command:
Net use F: \\Term1\c /user:Admin 1234

This worked fine before; now it suddenly refuses to connect this way ? I have to replace Term1 with the actual IP address of Term1 for it to work.

have tried the following Admin CMD commands:

int ip reset

All of these commands make no difference; I just can't connect using the server name (Term1).

What I strangely noticed is that from any of the terminals connected to Term1 (using the IP address); if I use, for example, ping Term1,
I get an address return of;
this address of will
display if I ping to Term2, Term3 or Term4.

I cannot find any solution on the web for this strange problem.

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Hi. I get this pop up error message every time I use my computer. About 15 minutes into using it I get a pop up that says, "host process for windows services stopped working and was closed. A problem caused the application to stop working correctly. Windows will notify you if a solution is available."
After this error message comes, Windows Explorer CONSTANTLY stops responding and everytime i open the start menu and use the search bar on it, it stops responding. I click to restart Windows Explorer. It closes but does not restart. I even try to run the process in Task Manager, but to no avail. This is really ticking me off right now and I cannot click anything in my desktop and cannot browse files on my computer. Does anyone have a solution? Thanks!

A:host process for windows services stopped working and was closed. A problem caused th

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I have a Gigabyte EP43-UD3L motherboard on a Windows 7 Pro 64 bit system. I keep getting an admiration mark on my device manager screen saying that there is a problem with Host Controller compatible with OCHI1394, I tried reinstalling, deleting... everything but nothing works. Sometimes, randomly, the PC starts and everything seems to be fine, but 90% I keep getting this error message.

I downloaded the latest Realtek HD Audio drivers after deleting the installed driver, and then the error seems to be fine until I restart the computer again.

What could the problem be?
Thank you very much!

A:Host Controller compatible with OCHI1394, driver or device problem. Windows 7 64bit.

Run the Windows 7 upgrade advisor --> http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...e-advisor.aspx

What FireWire devices do you have?

Regards. . .



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Just wondering, is windows 7 able to run in VMware?

A:Windows 7 in VMware

I dont know about VMware but it runs fine in Virtual PC 2007


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I can't seem to get this program to run. Im on Window 7 64bit using VMware and installed Windows XP 32Bit. While im on xp and trying to tun this program it gives me this error:

A:Can't Run 16 Bit App on XP x86 VMware - Windows 7 x64

Have you tried running it in Compatibility Mode?

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Is it possible to install VMware on my current Window XP Home Edition based PC ? Any infos on how VMworks ?

A:VMware on Windows XP

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Before I upgraded my 1 year old Asus laptop to win10 from win8.1, I made a backup with Macrium of my win8.1 installation which I used it successfully twice to restore 8.1 due to problems I had with the win10 upgrade. For info, the laptop has 16GB Ram, one 120GB SSD (C:\), one 700GB HDD (D:\) and one 1.4TB USB HDD where I keep all my backups.

I also made a win8.1 OS backup on a USB stick with the Asus utility since my laptop did not come with an OS on a DVD. Now win10 is working fine and I used VMware to install XP Pro and that went fine too. I use XP Pro for some old utilities which do not run in Win8.1 or 10

I decided to use VMware to create another virtual machine to install win8.1 but that?s where I run into problems. When I created the new virtual machine I choose to install the OS later since I don?t have a DVD or image of the win8.1 OS and then I used the Macrium Windows PE DVD I have to boot to the new virtual machine, found my win8.1 backup which I used successfully before and clicked install.

The install took about 40 minutes and created lots of files under C:\users\myname\docs\Vmware\win8.1 but when I re boot it does not boot to win8.1. It says

PXE-E53: No boot filename received

PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel PXE Rom

I guess for some reason the win8.1 files do not include the boot sector and I wonder why. Inside the windows PE I can see the boot files from the win8.1 USB stick but I don?t know the DOS commands to copy the files neither I know where to copy them ... Read more

A:VMware in Windows 10

Actually, what you're attempting to do falls afoul of Microsoft licensing. Since you have upgraded to Windows 10 by virtue of the existing 8.1 installation, you cannot then take that installation (virtualised or not), and then use it again. It would be like taking a DVD, installing an OS on two separate machines, but using the same product key.

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I am running Windows XP (SP3) as a virtual machine in VMWare Player 2.5.2. Normally in the "Safely Remove" tray icon I had four components by default, in addition to whatever USB devices I had connected to the virtual machine.

Recently, I chose to "safely remove" a USB device, but my mouse slipped, and instead I "safely removed" the "Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller" and/or the "Inter(R) 82371AB/EB PCI to USB Universal Host Controller" (both are missing now, but I think I have written their names correctly).

The components that remain are "VMware Accelerated AMD PCNet Adapter" and "Creative AudioPCI (ES1371,ES1373) (WDM)"

Now the virtual OS has no USB capability. I have looked everywhere I can, including Device Manager, and see no sign of the missing Controllers. It seems odd that a virtual component like that could suddenly disappear -- but since it's not a physically-removable drive, I can't just plug it back in.

I have tried doing a Windows Restore to a previous date (before my mistake), but that did not restore the USB Controllers.

How can I restore the USB capability?

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I have already started a topic about the preliminary observations made for this error here:My Original Error Topic Link HereThere are total of 2 posts by me there. Because I was asked to post log details for malware examination here so I have started this topic.I was asked there to follow basic malware removal steps from step 6 onwards.There were a couple of hiccups when doing those procedures but I think they were mainly due to high processor usage leading once to Hanging Up of computer (perhaps due to processor going into some sort of infinite loop and I had to hard-restart) and then a Blue Screen of Death both while running DDS. But I don't suspect malware activity here(about the DDS thing) as my PC has a habit of crashing occasionally when processor fluctuates too much or sometimes it used to do so with PFNList corrupt indicating some RAM problem (My earlier RAM of 1 GB was recently proving to be too inadequate, however now I have upgraded it to 2 GB). I suggest that you read my original topic(2 posts by me 1 reply by Broni as of now) from above link and tell me how to get rid of this error as well as the Google Update services.Nevertheless I was able to complete the entire procedure and here are the logs :(DDS.txt pasted here as required and Attach.txt and ark.txt attached) DDS.txt.DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86 Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.2.1Run by Owner at 1:21:01 on 2012-01-02Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.103... Read more

A:Frequent Generic Host Process Problem on Windows XP SP3 (fault module: msi.dll - DCOM error while starting gupdate.)

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i am having trouble finding windows 95 drivers for vmware. i looked all over the web and cant find anything. i have the programs to make files into floppy images or iso's so if any of you happen to come across these drivers or driver packages for windows 95 that would work please let me know. the virtual machine also keeps getting me trouble with installing certain things. it wouldn't install winrar and a few other things. also am having trouble getting to my host hdd files from the virtual os. any helpful ideas are appreciated.

network adapters:
AMD PCNET Family ethernet adapter(pci&isa)

other devices's:
pci bridge
pci multimedia audio device
pci vga-compatible display adapter

heres my virtual pc specs and settings:

microfsoft windows 95 4.00.950
724.0mb ram
15 gb harddrive
network adapter:bridged
floppy:auto detect
processors: 1
sound card: realtek high definition audio(the host sound card which i cant get sound out of either)

A:[SOLVED] windows 95 vmware help

Hi you could try here for info Windows 95 and Windows 98 Guest Operating System Performance Tips

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im using windows 8 but can i install windows xp on vmware player to play games such as combat arms

A:can i install windows xp on vmware

Originally Posted by samgabbay

im using windows 8 but can i install windows xp on vmware player to play games such as combat arms

You can install Windwos XP on VMware on Windows 8, but I do NOT think it will play games well. Virtual machines are not for playing games. I recommend you install Widnwos XP on a physical computer to play Combat Arms.

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I have Win 7 and had a pretty severe crash earlier in the week that I couldn't recover from nor explain so I did a complete reinstall. Everything with the reinstall of windows seemed to be going ok then I installed vmware and backtrack. Everything worked fine originally running BT.

To complicate things, I installed vmware from my desktop and then installed backtrack from a copy I had on my windows.old directory but then I accidentally deleted the BT files when cleaning up some space. After that VMware would cause the BSOD (which flickers and is unreadable). I tried to uninstall/reinstall VMware but that hasn't helped, I keep getting the same problem. I wonder if deleting the files is causing this or just a coincidence? Any help would be appreciated. I've attached the dump files.

Nothing else has caused the computer to act up so far.

I have a gateway MT 6452, AMD Turion x64 with on board Radeon xpress 1150 video. I also have it set up for triple booting vista, win7 and Lucid.



A:Windows 7 BSOD with VMware

BSOD was caused by tifm21.sys, Texas Instruments PCIxx21/PCIxx12 Integrated FlashMedia Controller
Go to the manufacturer's website and download the latest driver

BugCheck 50, {fffffa80424c2ca6, 1, fffff88004b20663, 5}

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\tifm21.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for tifm21.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for tifm21.sys

Could not read faulting driver name
Probably caused by : tifm21.sys ( tifm21+8663 )

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