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bk T
22-08-2014, 09:06 AM
I randomly get this error message in the Reliability history log:

"Host Process for Windows Services Stopped working"

OS: Win8.1 - with latest updates.

I only get this error randomly, no fix pattern; probably this makes trouble-shooting more difficult.

What is this Host Services? What does it do?

KarameaDave
22-08-2014, 09:40 AM
It's the method your OS uses to handle shared services


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Svchost
Here are tools for diagnosis... process explorer or process monitor are where I'd start
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb795533.aspx

wainuitech
22-08-2014, 09:41 AM
These are windows services that run from shared dll files, so if something has errors it can be one of many things causing it.

This explains better HERE (http://www.brighthub.com/computing/windows-platform/articles/45450.aspx)

bk T
25-08-2014, 11:09 PM
The error doesn't appear again since I uninstalled Windows update KB2982791 and KB2975719.

Are they related or just coincidental?