Windows XP continual shutdown/restart

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by notthesamesam, Aug 11, 2003.

  1. My friend has Windows XP. For some unknown reason her computer has begun to
    shut down and restart. This is the message she receives:
    "System shutdown. This system is shutting down. Please save all work in
    progress and log off. Any unsaved changes will be lost. This shutdown was
    initiated by NT AUTHORITY SYSTEM. (then a box with the time, 60 seconds)
    Time before shutdown: 60 seconds
    Windows must now restart. The Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Service terminated

    Her computer shuts down, and then restarts, then in a few minutes the
    process starts all over. Any help would be appreciated. She hasn't updated
    or installed anything.
    The information in the Microsoft database pertains to Windows 2000, not XP,
    and is really confusing.
    notthesamesam, Aug 11, 2003
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    Mcploppy ©, Aug 11, 2003
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  3. Thanks. I see by other posts she's not the only XP user with this problem.
    She can't stay online long enough to get the download. I just noticed your
    other post about NT AUTHORITY, so I'll get her to try that.
    Thanks again.
    notthesamesam, Aug 11, 2003
  4. Well, the downloads from Microsoft won't download. She can't do anything.
    This is so strange. She clicks install and it does nothing.
    notthesamesam, Aug 11, 2003
  5. Thanks for all the help. Information from the various threads on this
    problem enabled me to "fix" my friends computer.
    This is one time I'm glad I have ME! LOL!
    notthesamesam, Aug 12, 2003
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