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What is svchost.exe and
what does it do?
we begin correcting the errors with the svchost.exe, it should first
be briefly explained what this .exe file does. The svchost.exe file
is repsonsible for loading .dll files into memory so that they can be
utilized by other programs. This file is ran as a process when
Windows starts. It allows services to run from .dll files and perform
many automated actions that have become conveniences for many users.
How to fix svchost.exe
you are receiving Windows error messages that refer to svchost.exe,
the tutorial that follows will likely correct any issues you are
experiencing so that you can enjoy an error free computer experience.
The errors that occur with svchost.exe are usually caused by an
improper termination of a program, service or process that is
utilizing svchost.exe. Errors also commonly occur due to an improper
installation of, or a corrupted, Windows update.
begin troubleshooting the problem and to fix
Correct Automatic Updates/Windows Update Service Settings
Press the Windows Key
and the R key at the
same time. The Run
dialog will open.
Type into the Run dialog: services.msc
A new windows titled Services
will open. In the list of services look for Automatic
Updates if you are using Windows XP. If you
are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, look for Windows
Double-click on Automatic
Updates (Windows XP) / Windows Updates (Windows Vista/7)
A window detailing this service will open.
Click on the Log On
tab at the top of this window.
Ensure that the Local System
Account button is selected and that the
check box next to Allow service to interact
with desktop is unchecked.
XP extra step)
on the General
tab. Check under Service
to verify that the service is Started.
If it is not, click the Start
button beanth Service
steps 4-8 for the Background
Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS),
with this second service.
Automatic Updates/Windows Update DLL's
and the R
key at the same time. The Run
dialog will open.
into the Run dialog: cmd
command prompt will open. Type the following command into the
command prompt and press Enter:
the command is successful, you will receive a message similar to
“DllRegisterServer in WUAPI.DLL
this message and then proceed to type
the following list of commands individually,
after each command is typed.
Type these commands:
The “success” message should appear after
typing each line individually and pressing the Enter key. Once
finished with this step, leave the command prompt open and proceed to
the next section.
Corrupted Windows Update Files
the command prompt window opened in the previous section, type the
following commands individually and press Enter:
Typing exit into the command prompt and pressing enter
will close the command prompt. Reboot your computer and log back into
Windows. This method should correct any issues that you were
experiencing with svchost.exe. If you are still experiencing errors
at this point, attempt to download any updates for Windows by running
the Windows Update utility.
Our guide on downloading and applying Windows Updates is available at http://www.windowsanswers.net/articles/windows-updates.