XP attempts to shutdown by itself.



Rohit - Bombay
07-10-2005, 01:24 AM
Hello everyone,

i'm rohit from India, needed a little help urgently from the forum. i'm
using Win-XP Prof. on an AMD Athlon machine. Since the last 2 days, the OS
has been automatically closing my windows & programs and it attempts to shut
down the comp (But is not able to, it reaches to the point where the small
screen pops up, where the 3 options, viz. Sleep, Shut down & Restart are
provided). The attempts to shut down occur very quickly but never does the
comp. actually shut down by itself. Also this behavior is not consistent and
does not happen everytime.
I've scanned my comp with trend micro & Symantec, have deleted some files,
but this still happens.
Not too sure if this is some virus or some problem with the OS.
Request for some urgent help regarding the nature of the problem & the
possible solution.
Thanks a ton..

Thanks & Warm Regards,
rohit
rohitdadlani@gmail.com

Galen
07-10-2005, 01:24 AM
In news:15F1FBA2-D3A8-4791-927C-2CD291BC3763@microsoft.com,
Rohit - Bombay <RohitBombay@discussions.microsoft.com> had this to say:

My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:

> Hello everyone,
>
> i'm rohit from India, needed a little help urgently from the forum.
> i'm using Win-XP Prof. on an AMD Athlon machine. Since the last 2
> days, the OS has been automatically closing my windows & programs and
> it attempts to shut down the comp (But is not able to, it reaches to
> the point where the small screen pops up, where the 3 options, viz.
> Sleep, Shut down & Restart are provided). The attempts to shut down
> occur very quickly but never does the comp. actually shut down by
> itself. Also this behavior is not consistent and does not happen
> everytime.
> I've scanned my comp with trend micro & Symantec, have deleted some
> files, but this still happens.
> Not too sure if this is some virus or some problem with the OS.
> Request for some urgent help regarding the nature of the problem & the
> possible solution.
> Thanks a ton..
>
> Thanks & Warm Regards,
> rohit
> rohitdadlani@gmail.com

You're on the right track. It is likely malware. What I would suggest is
that you do your scans in safe mode. You can take a peek at this site for
some free tools and a bit of a walkthrough on how to do this:

Malware Cleaning :
http://www.kgiii.info/windows/all/general/malwarefix.html

Galen
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XP attempts to shutdown by itself.