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  • Firstly my Windows XP Service Pack 3, 2002 computer had been running slowly & eventually shutting down without warning. I finally cleaned the fan and it worked about 2 days like a dream! Then I logged on and I keep getting multiple error messages "Generic Host Process for Win32 Services". They come up every 15 minutes or so. If I close one box it'll show another in no more than 5 seconds. Also giving me shutdown messages counting down from 1 minute to save my work etc. I worked out how to stop it temporarily. And now I log in and get the error message "The application or DLL C:\WINDOWS\System32\browseui.dll is not a valid Windows image. Please check this against your installation diskette". My desktop and taskbar are GONE so I am getting around through command prompt which is a nuisance. I tried to download HijackThis for a log of some sort but it will NOT install HijackThis. I cannot access my firewall settings because apparently the 'ICS' will not start. I cannot even see ANY firewall or antivirus program installed in Add/Remove Hardware! Back when it was working I was using Live Update every few days but it was also showing me balloons in the taskbar, telling me no firewall is turned on and when I clicked the balloon it said it WAS on. Also on top of it all MSN messenger now gives me the error message "800706ba". Please give me clear and simple step-by-step instructions on how to fix these problems, in LAYWOMAN's terms, I'm smart but no expert =) Thanks in advance.
    Friday, June 25, 2010 9:52 AM


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