getting some kind of error code on screen

  Boblee 16:26 PM 28 Sep 12

I am getting a some kind of message when booting my laptop stating (Console Window Host has stopped working). Can someone please help?

  KRONOS the First 16:33 PM 28 Sep 12

You have certainly given us plenty to go on.

What operating system are you using.? Is this a recent problem? Have you installed anything prior to the problem arising?

  Boblee 17:33 PM 28 Sep 12

this is a Gateway laptop, model NV53 AMD Turion Ultra dual mobile m600 2.40 GHz 4.00 GB 64-bit Windows 7

  lotvic 19:09 PM 28 Sep 12

have a look in Event Viewer and see if any clues/explanation there, look for yellow with ! in it.

  Nontek 19:47 PM 28 Sep 12

Are you using Avast Anti-virus? This has been known to produce this problem when updating the Avast.

If your answer to this is 'Yes', then I would try a different A-Virus.

  Boblee 21:25 PM 28 Sep 12

Can find clues/explanation in Event Viewer there with anything yellow with it

Also for Nontek, I have Norton for Anti-virus

Any other ideals from anyone?

  lotvic 14:26 PM 29 Sep 12

A console application is one that does not have a GUI, but instead relies on text input and output via a command prompt window of some sort.

Seems it is the Cmd Window

There is a possibility that one of the conhost.exe is a virus so do the relevant antivirus/malware scans and checks. Other than that it may be a program you have installed that is misbehaving or not installed correctly. You might get some clues from Taskmanager on processes that are running or stalled.

  lotvic 14:29 PM 29 Sep 12

A couple of good links on ClickHere that will help in troubleshooting to find out which program is causing problem.


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