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    Unhappy I really need help with this.

    I posted once about this so far no feedback, but I'll try again...

    My computer is randomly restarting over and over numerous times a day giving me the message "This system is shutting down...the system process
    C:\\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe terminated unexpectedly with status code 128.

    What is this!? and HOW can I fix it please? has anyone had this problem with windows xp professional and been able to fix it or have any idea how I can fix it...please, anyone I would really apreciate any insight.

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    Is tis that worm that went around?
    http://www.microsoft.com/security/incident/blast.mspx

    If you have the blaster it's pretty easy to get rid of.



    That the message?

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    sigh

    thats similar to the message but no, not quite, in the bottom section it reads

    'C:\\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe' terminated unexpectdly with status code 128.

    I don't think its a virus but perhaps something wrong with my computers registry? I tryed to down load a registry mechanic, and it cleaned alot of problems apparently, but an hour later, my computer restarted again with the same message

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    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/318447

    That link discusses your specific message, but deals with windows 2000. Which "SHOULD" be the same solution for Xp.. but no guarantee.

    To abort a shutdown:

    click start, click run and type "shutdown -a" without the quotes and that should stop the computer from rebooting... that is if you have time enough to input the command.

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    Go to http://www.aumha.org and search for shutdown problems.

    Last night, I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas, I'll never know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by piaqt View Post
    Go to http://www.aumha.org and search for shutdown problems.
    Or use the search here at Techzonez. There's plenty of threads relating to shutdown probs.

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    wel... thanks for the feed back I did get, the abort shut down command actually did help somewhat cause now I don't get booted off in the middle of my game etc...but the root of the problem remains unsolve...

    I saw that article about the windows 2000 thing that lists the exact same problem I am having, although I'm not really sure how to change the registry like it was tryin' to say so I just left it alone for fear of doing more harm then good...

    If anyone finds out a way that I can deal with this please feel free to post it, I'm thinking of just buying a registry mechanic product or something like that, but if anyone can think of anything please feel free to reply. thanks.

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    kashm,
    I'd bet my right testicle that you have some sort of malware, virus or worm that has corrupted your registry. If you had a "good" registry backup, I'd advise you to repair your registry with the backup.

    Take a look at the following:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545


    But before doing that, I'd run two or three different antivirus scans (online and hard drive based scans).

    I'd then take a look at the following:
    http://www.techzonez.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9739

    Make sure your system is clean. Run hijack this, scan with AVAST, NOD32, Lavasoft, Spybot Search and Destroy etc... and definitely rule out any viral, spyware or other malware activity that might be creeping in on your system.

    If after all that no virus is found, then I'd attempt a registry fix as stated in the first couple of lines above.

    If none of that worked, I'd first try a system restore (doubt it will solve this problem, but who knows).

    If that failed, I'd try repairing files with the "SFC /SCannow" repair method that finds and replaces any windows files that may have become corrupted.

    If that didn't work, I'd then backup all my files that are of importance, and run a repair install:
    http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

    If the repair install fails to fix the problem, then I'd take the drastic step of reinstalling windows XP from a format/freshly.

    http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase...p_sg_clean.asp

    Hope that helps.

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