You may have de-selected a service within msconfig, That seems what is most likely to have happened.
I already have a very slim startup list. I used the autoruns program and slimmed the list even more, running only microsoft corporation programs at startup. The problem still pops up.
I have found a fix for the Win32 error message
But the svchost.exe error continues to pop-up right after I hit enter after entering a password at log-on screen.
Are you sure reinstalling windows is the best solution? I would lose so many settings and customizations that I have done over the years, true?
yup you'll loose your settings and you'll have to reinstall most if not all other softwares installed perviously as the registry has changed. You'll also need to reconfigure your mail settings (if using POP3), recustomise your preferences (eg. folder siplay options etc). Reinstalling windows doesn't take that much time but putting everythign back in place does.
If you have Norton or any other program to fix your registry, try that 1st. Also do a complete scan of your system for possible infections.
Hi. Couple of things to try. Firstly, try starting in safe mode and see if you get the problem. If you don't - then it is probably a driver or service problem. If it starts OK in safe mode, you may want to try last know good configuration or system restore (though I wouldn't put much faith in either of these - you can run system restore from safe mode). If this only started after installing something and it starts in safe mode, try uninstalling it from safe mode. If you go down the re-install route, insert your windows CD and skip the repair console and say you want to reinstall, it should tell you at a later stage that you already have windows installed and again give you the option to repair. This time it should reinstall all the OS files (but not any updates you had already installed). It takes a while but at the end of it - should be as it was before i.e. desktop the same and installed applications still working.
yeah,i think you should reinstall your windows..hard to tell about the solution..