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svchost.exe

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Hello,

I have a problem concerning the OLE-server and svchost.exe (which is
probably the programm run by the OLE-service). This problem occured
after having worked with Access for a few weeks, so I am posting this
question here. Maybe this is not the right place and someone can tell
me another group.
So, the problem:

Every time I started windows I get a message like "the application
svchost crashed" (I get it in german, so I am not sure about the exact
message in english) after a few minutes of working and I am forced to
close it ("click OK...")
After that has happend, I can no longer use any OLE, no clipboard,
nothing. This is espacially anoying with Access, because no use is
possible AT ALL, as a message like "An error occured when trying to
communicate with the OLE-server or an ActiveX-element. Close Access
and restart the OLE-server from outside Access..." is shown every few
seconds.

I could not find the service to start manually (I tried "Clipboard"
which did not work).

May be a Windows-Update is neccessary?

Can you help me?

thanks in advance.

Holger.
Nov 12 '05 #1
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If you have WinXP/2000, its either a Windows problem or a virus. If you
have WinME or earlier, its likely a virus. In either case, its likely not
Access, and I wonder why you posted in this NG. Read the following from
www.answersthatwork.com

"Service Host - Generic Host Process for Win32 Services. Windows 2000/XP
only. SVCHOST is a generic process which acts as a host for processes that
run from DLLs rather than EXEs. At startup SVCHOST checks the Services
portion of the Registry to construct a list of DLL-based services that it
needs to load, and then loads them. There can be many instances of SVCHOST
running, as there will be one instance of SVCHOST for every DLL-based
service or grouping of services (the grouping of services is determined by
the programmers who wrote the services in question). Under Windows XP
Professional you can find out what DLL-based services SVCHOST is running by
typing Tasklist /SVC at a Command Prompt (MS-DOS Prompt - this command is
not available in Windows XP Home), while under Windows 2000 you need to use
the TLIST -s command from a Command Prompt (MS-DOS Prompt).

Recommendation :
An integral part of the operating system, leave alone - multiple instances
of SVCHOST is a normal occurrence. If you experience SVCHOST errors, the
problem is most likely not with SVCHOST but with the DLLs it is hosting."

----------------------

"Many viruses masquerade themselves as SVCHOST to escape detection. Some
have names that are similar, such as SCCHOST, while others actually drop a
program file called SVCHOST in the Windows or Windows System directory.

Recommendation :
The first recommendation is a simple one : always have a good antivirus
product which is regularly updated (automatically preferably) and always
renew your updates subscription when it expires. To detect if you have a
virus that calls itself SVCHOST, first see if it shows up in Starter if
it does, then it is almost certain you have a virus. Secondly, if you have
Windows 95/98/ME rather than WinNT4/2000/XP, then it is almost certain you
have a virus. Thirdly, go to "Control Panel \ Administrative Tools \
Services" and look for any of the following services - if you find any of
them, then you probably have a virus :

System Important Message service"
..

Richard Bernstein

h_****@yahoo.de (h_bloo) wrote in
news:48**************************@posting.google.c om:
Hello,

I have a problem concerning the OLE-server and svchost.exe (which is
probably the programm run by the OLE-service). This problem occured
after having worked with Access for a few weeks, so I am posting this
question here. Maybe this is not the right place and someone can tell
me another group.
So, the problem:

Every time I started windows I get a message like "the application
svchost crashed" (I get it in german, so I am not sure about the exact
message in english) after a few minutes of working and I am forced to
close it ("click OK...")
After that has happend, I can no longer use any OLE, no clipboard,
nothing. This is espacially anoying with Access, because no use is
possible AT ALL, as a message like "An error occured when trying to
communicate with the OLE-server or an ActiveX-element. Close Access
and restart the OLE-server from outside Access..." is shown every few
seconds.

I could not find the service to start manually (I tried "Clipboard"
which did not work).

May be a Windows-Update is neccessary?

Can you help me?

thanks in advance.

Holger.


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Richard Bernstein
Nov 12 '05 #2

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