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Host Process for Windows Services Stopped Working

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Exarsere, Jan 6, 2012.

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  1. Exarsere

    Exarsere Thread Starter

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    Hi All,

    Twice tonight I've had an error message pop up complaining that a "Host Process for windows services stopped working and was closed. A problem caused the application to stop working correctly. Windows will notify when a solution is available."

    The first time I thought nothing of it, but the second time has left my task bar in an old format, as if Vista Aero has broken or something.

    In the Problem Reports and SOlutions I believe it to be what is referred to as 'IP Helper', with the following details:

    Problem signature
    Problem Event Name: BEX
    Application Name: svchost.exe_iphlpsvc
    Application Version: 6.0.6001.18000
    Application Timestamp: 47918b89
    Fault Module Name: ntdll.dll
    Fault Module Version: 6.0.6002.18327
    Fault Module Timestamp: 4cb73436
    Exception Offset: 00084bae
    Exception Code: c000000d
    Exception Data: 00000000
    OS Version: 6.0.6002.2.2.0.768.3
    Locale ID: 2057
    Additional Information 1: 40d4
    Additional Information 2: 4062ad41ec8067256aa4c5e2b56d3c79
    Additional Information 3: 40d4
    Additional Information 4: 4062ad41ec8067256aa4c5e2b56d3c79

    Extra information about the problem
    Bucket ID: 1705280733

    Does anyone know what's causing this?

    Cheers, Xar
     
  2. Phantom010

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    Press the Windows key + R to open a Run box.

    Type services.msc

    Press Enter.

    Locate the IP Helper service.

    It should be Started and Automatic.
     
  3. Exarsere

    Exarsere Thread Starter

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    It is indeed set to Started and Automatic.
     
  4. Phantom010

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    When left with an old format task bar, what do you do to get the new one back?
     
  5. Exarsere

    Exarsere Thread Starter

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    Since posting that the taskbar has partially reformed itself, in structure at least, to the Vista standard, complete with windows buttom, quick launch etc, but with an entirely white background and transparent boxes for applications. Afraid I don't know how to change settings like colour in the task bar...
     
  6. Phantom010

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    Press the Windows key + R to open a Run box.

    Type (or paste) the following command and press Enter:

    cmd /k tasklist /m /fi "IMAGENAME eq svchost.exe" >C:\svchost.exe.txt

    It will generate a text file on the C drive called svchost.exe.

    Copy the content of that Notepad text file and paste it into your next reply.
     
  7. Exarsere

    Exarsere Thread Starter

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    Unfortunately I tried a restart and have lost the connection to my router. Seems likely to be related to ip helper going down. It is however still started and automaticI'm now on my phone and can't get you the notepad file....
     
  8. Exarsere

    Exarsere Thread Starter

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    Worth trying a system restore? I appreciate you looking into this
     
  9. Exarsere

    Exarsere Thread Starter

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    A system restore has fixed that lastest issue, and hopefully the rest. I'll give it a few days and set this thread as solved if I don't see the error any more.

    Thanks again
     
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