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SVC HOST Error in Windows XP...0x745f2780 failed to read...

Postby Reader » Sun Apr 15, 2007 4:56 am

I just LOVE this one!

A warning box pops up and tells you SVCHost has had a problem and can't read your computer memory at 00000000.

Commonly acquired by not getting your updates fully installed due to a lost internet connection, shutdown or reboot...this one will drive you NUTS.

You get an error shortly after reboot. Internet Explorer, Firefox and your USB devices don't want to work. You can't connect to the internet to even figure out what to do!

You might want to cut and paste this into a file and keep it somewhere handy because it's not like you're going to remember how to do this! PDT_Armataz_01_02

There are two methods, and as usual, Microsoft lists them in order of most difficult, first. So I'll turn 'em around.
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Method 2 looks MUCH SIMPLER THAN METHOD 1. I have used method 1 with great success twice. But I wish I had found this one, first!

Method 2
Follow these steps:
1. Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
2. In the System Properties dialog box, click the Automatic Updates tab.
3. Click Turn off Automatic Updates, and then click OK.
4. Restart the computer.
5. Use the Windows Update Web site to install updates manually. http://update.microsoft.com
6. After you install the updates manually, turn on Automatic Updates.


Method 1
Leave the svchost.exe - Application Error dialog box open, and then follow these steps.

Step1: Check whether settings for the Automatic Updates service and for the Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) are correct
To do this, follow these steps:
1. Click Start, point to Run, type services.msc, and then click OK.
2. In the details pane, locate and double-click Automatic Updates.
3. Click the Log On tab.
4. Make sure that the Local System account option is selected and that the Allow service to interact with desktop check box is cleared.
5. Make sure that this service has been enabled in the Hardware Profile list. If this service has not been enabled, click Enable to enable the service.
6. Click the General tab, and make sure that the Automatic option is selected in the Startup Type list. Under Service status, click Start to start the service if it is not already running.
7. Repeat steps 2 through 6 for Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS).
Step 2: Reregister Windows Update components
To do this, follow these steps:
1. Click Start, click Run, type REGSVR32 WUAPI.DLL, and then press ENTER.
2. When you receive the "DllRegisterServer in WUAPI.DLL succeeded" message, click OK.
3. Type the following commands in the Open box, one after the other, and then press ENTER after each command:
REGSVR32 WUAUENG.DLL
REGSVR32 WUAUENG1.DLL
REGSVR32 ATL.DLL
REGSVR32 WUCLTUI.DLL
REGSVR32 WUPS.DLL
REGSVR32 WUPS2.DLL
REGSVR32 WUWEB.DLL
Step 3: Rename the Windows Update temporary folder
The temporary folder of Windows Update may be corrupted. In this case, you can rename the temporary folder of Windows Update. To do this, follow these steps:
1. Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then press ENTER.
2. At the command prompt, type net stop Wuauserv, and then press ENTER.

Note: You should see return type that says the auto update feature is being STOPPED. If you do not, then a reboot of the machine is in order.

3. Click Start, click Run, type %windir%, and then press ENTER.
4. In the folder that opens, locate and rename the SoftwareDistribution folder to SDold.
5. At the command prompt, type net start Wuauserv, and then press ENTER to start the Automatic Updates service.
Method 2
Follow these steps:
1. Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
2. In the System Properties dialog box, click the Automatic Updates tab.
3. Click Turn off Automatic Updates, and then click OK.
4. Restart the computer.
5. Use the Windows Update Web site to install updates manually.
6. After you install the updates manually, turn on Automatic Updates.

APPLIES TO
• Microsoft Windows Update, when used with:
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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I hope this helps someone out there!

:D
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