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Random Reboot!? Help Please

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by MrShifty, Sep 12, 2004.

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  1. MrShifty

    MrShifty Thread Starter

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    My computer has been randomly shutting down without a crash log. Using event viewer I cant find anything that is causing this. This got so serious that it corrupted C:/Windows/Config so I had to reinstall my OS. After doing this and installing SP2 everything seemed fine, but now 2weeks on, it is doing it again.

    Strangely though when the computer is shutting down, the computer tries to open "Calc.exe" but can't because the computer is shutting down.

    I thought that it might be a virus or a trojan but Norton AV doesn't pick up anything unusual.

    My Specs -
    Windows XP Home w/ SP2
    P4 3.06 GHz w/ HT (Northwood 533 FSB)
    1028 MB DDR
    ATi 9800Pro 128MBram
    120GB hard drive
    400 Watt PSU
     
  2. etaf

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    Hi, and welcome to the TSG forum :) (y)

    goto
    control panel>
    system>
    advanced tab>
    startup and recovery - settings>
    under the title - system failure
    untick - automatically restart

    now when it crashes the blue screen should stay on the screen
    post the info on the screen
    it will give the eroorcodes and a filename, if caused by a driver.
     
  3. MrShifty

    MrShifty Thread Starter

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    I have got this unticked and I don't get any bluescreen. But it doesn't crash, it just shuts itself down.

    These are the last three entries in event viewer beofre it shuts down.

    Event Type: Success Audit
    Event Source: Security
    Event Category: Logon/Logoff
    Event ID: 528
    Date: 12/09/2004
    Time: 07:40:29
    User: NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE
    Computer: DOWNSTAIRS
    Description:
    Successful Logon:
    User Name: NETWORK SERVICE
    Domain: NT AUTHORITY
    Logon ID: (0x0,0x3E4)
    Logon Type: 5
    Logon Process: Advapi
    Authentication Package: Negotiate
    Workstation Name:
    Logon GUID: {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}

    Event Type: Success Audit
    Event Source: Security
    Event Category: Privilege Use
    Event ID: 576
    Date: 12/09/2004
    Time: 07:40:29
    User: NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE
    Computer: DOWNSTAIRS
    Description:
    Special privileges assigned to new logon:
    User Name: NETWORK SERVICE
    Domain: NT AUTHORITY
    Logon ID: (0x0,0x3E4)
    Privileges: SeAuditPrivilege
    SeAssignPrimaryTokenPrivilege
    SeChangeNotifyPrivilege

    Event Type: Success Audit
    Event Source: Security
    Event Category: System Event
    Event ID: 513
    Date: 12/09/2004
    Time: 07:41:37
    User: NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
    Computer: DOWNSTAIRS
    Description:
    Windows is shutting down. All logon sessions will be terminated by this shutdown.
     
  4. etaf

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    dont have the knowledge to decode these - however, the cpu not hot or anything
     
  5. grimreapor

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    do a quick virus check on norton web page (google- norton) and also try looking for adware with a remover program and look in task manager under the tab processors for iosdt.exe
    tell me the results plz
     
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