RE: Windows Host Service (Rundll32) has stopped working.
I turned windows automatic update to manual so i will still be notified of
new updates, but I hid the SP1 update so that it doesn't keep telling me to
Since uninstalling SP1, I have had no problems at all with Vista.
"Danny McCormick" wrote:
> Well I deleted Windows Vista SP1 and all seems to be working correctly now.
> I also turned off automatic updates so SP1 doesn't install itself again.
> Danny McCormick
> "Danny McCormick" wrote:
> > I can not access my playback devices by right clicking the speaker icon in
> > the taskbar, start World of WarCraft, access Folder Options or Playback
> > devices from the Control Panel and a slew of other things without the error
> > message"Windows Host Service (Rundll32) has stopped working" popping up.
> > The program or task never starts up either.
> > I've tried the view icons work around and that has not helped.
> > I disabled NTune and that allowed me to access Folder Options from the
> > Control Panel for about 5 minutes before it stopped working again.
> > The rundll32 file I have is 43.5KB /44KB on disk.
> > I purchased Vista Home Premium through Windows Onlne Purchase Program, so I
> > don't have a disk to grab the file from.
> > I'm afraid to try and reinstall Vista for fear of losing all my stuff and
> > would like that to be my last resort.
> > I've scanned for viruses and spyware and seem to be clean, but this error
> > message keeps popping up and stops legitimate programs from working.
> > I have emailed Microsoft about the problem and am waiting for a response.
> > I am not sure when the problem started as I have been out of the country for
> > the last 3 months and my wife has been using the computer and complaining
> > about it not working.
> > I believe the problem started when i installed Vista's SP1 though.
> > Any suggestion on how to repair this or get a new rundll32 file to replace
> > te one I have?
> > Thanks.
> > --
> > Danny McCormick