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Join Date: Sep 2005
Fix for "Host process for windows services stopped working and was closed"
Once in a while, Windows Vista may pop up an error message that says “Host Process for Windows Services Has Stopped Working”, which normally has problem details point to svchost.exe application and fault module name of rasmans.dll_unloaded. The error also appears occasionally and intermittently in Windows 7, or start occurring suddenly, experienced by early testers who manage to download Windows 7 pre-beta build and install on their system for normal usage.
The exact cause for the “Host Process for Windows Services Has Stopped Working” error to happen is unknown, however, there is a workaround fix to stop the error from ever appearing again.
To fix the Host Process for Windows Services Has Stopped Working error, follow these steps:
- Open up Task Scheduler.
- Expand and go to Task Scheduler Library -> Microsoft -> Windows -> RAC.
- Click on View menu, and then enable Show Hidden Tasks (so that a tick appear beside it).
- Right click on RACAgent (Windows Vista) or RACTask (Windows 7), and select Disable so that the status appears as Disabled.