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Fix PC Errors : Win32 Error


Preventing the Reoccurrence of the Win32 Error

If you are one of the millions of people who remember using older versions of Windows, you likely remember the famed Blue Screen of Death. There were plenty of error messages that caused the Blue Screen to appear, but none were harder to figure out than the dreaded Win32 error. To this day, many computer experts are convinced that even the people at Microsoft were unsure what caused this error and how to fix it. Regardless, there are a few ironclad ways you can go about avoiding these errors once and for all.

What is a Win32 error, anyway?

If you ever used Windows 2000, 98 or 95 for more than ten minutes, you probably saw this error message come up more than once: Generic Host Process for WIN32 Services has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience. The fact that Windows was polite enough to apologize for nuking the last 4 hours of work you were doing somehow didn't lessen the sting of what had just occurred. For many users, a Win32 error was never properly diagnosed, it was simply a fact of life you dealt with until one day it magically went away. As Windows moved to XP and then to Vista, these error messages became a bit less frequent, but could still crop up now and then. While there is no magic way you can run Windows without getting these messages at one time or another, there are a few steps you can take to prevent them from happening as often as they used to.

Preventing win32 errors from cropping up

The key to preventing win32 errors from destroying an entire day's worth of productivity is to simply cut off every avenue in which the error message could crop up. Let's take a look at a few of the most common reasons.

Driver Conflict

On every Windows machine, drivers are small programs that help your installed hardware talk to and work with the rest of your computer. Everything from your mouse to your keyboard to your speakers to your webcam use drivers to operate. Just like software, your drivers are updated on a regular basis to work better and to be less buggy. Some versions of Windows have a built in utility that searches the web for updates to all of your drivers for you. If you are using an older version of Windows, you can do it manually. Consider it time well spent. Driver conflicts can cripple your computer and fixing them only takes a moment.  


You name the problem and often times, the perpetrator is a virus. What makes viruses even more difficult to deal with is that some can cause error messages that are normally associated with things that have nothing to do with viruses whatsoever. These bugs are created solely for the entertainment of a hacker who probably doesn't date much. If you feel that your win32 errors are being caused by a virus, it may be time to install a better anti virus program. If you choose the right one, it will automatically update itself and run in the background on a frequent basis. It also wouldn't hurt to add in an anti spyware and malware program, too. It's important to remember, though, that if you don't already have security software on your machine, you should be extremely careful when you download it. There are a number of rogue security programs online today that could further damage your machine, so doing a bit of research before you choose a program is essential. Once you have found a good security suite, don't forget to use it. Automatic scheduling is essential if you think you may forget.


One of the main causes of win32 errors in Windows XP was because of a faulty bit of code in Service Pack 2. If you had updated your machine to get Service Pack 2, but then didn't bother updating again for a year, you may have been absolutely swamped in error messages. Set your PC to use Windows Update automatically so you always have the most recent fixes, patches and cures. It can be a bit creepy to think of Microsoft accessing your computer any time it wants, but in this case, it is worth giving up that tiny bit of autonomy.

Final Thoughts

Downloading a good Windows repair program such as Reimage PC Repair Online can help you diagnose and repair Win32 Errors. 

You can also help to reduce the number of error messages you get by updating your operating system. There is no reason why, in this day and age, you would be using Windows 98. For those last few XP holdouts, the latest updates to Vista and Windows 7 have made that OS very stable and very easy to use. Stick with the times and your error messages will disappear.

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