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Windows has encountered a critical problem and will restart automatically in one minute. Please save your work Now

Question: Windows has encountered a critical problem and will restart automatically in one minute. Please save your work Now

[Sirefef virus]Hi all.It looks like I've picked up a virus while browsing the internet (Drive-by infection). The computer was operating OK except last night I heard it playing a video talking about meryl streep (through the speakers) but there was no window open (a bit sus). Then when I checked this morning, I saw that System Centre essentials, Windows update, Firewall and whatever Windows Defender is now called have all been disabled (computer still functioning OK though...).I then tried to reinstall System Centre Essentials and now get a message every time I boot the computer saying "Windows has encountered a critical problem and will restart automatically in one minute. Please save your work Now". This happens in Normal and Safe Mode.I'm not running a CD Drive emulator, and I'd love some suggestions on how to tackle this given my 1 minute window of opportunity when the computer boots.Thanks![Edit] Just tried rebooting my PC this morning, it looks like I have picked up the sirefef virus (or a variant) - the latest definitions from MSE picked it up. It's still doing the reboot every minute trick though, and the files keep reappearing after i "Clean" them.[Edit #2] I have used Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10 (http://support.kaspersky.com/viruses/rescuedisk/) to locate the original version of Services.exe in the winsxs folder and copy it back to the c:\windows\system32\ folder (after renaming the one sirefef put there) could have done the same using BartPE or something too, I suppose. This has stopped the "Reboot after a minute" issue.I've then run SCE and removed the virus, rebooted and removed the virus again (so still infected at this point, but at least I can interact with and run apps in my computer). I then used Panda Security's Yorkyt.exe tool to remove the virus (or at least the variants it could detect), and no longer have heaps of instances of consrv.dll appearing in my event log.Windows updates does not work, Windows defender is not working, so there is still some work to do.At this stage, I have a somewhat operational system that seems to be free of an active instance of Sirefef, however I still have problems with my PC and would still like to go through the detection and removal process to see if there are any other malware / virus apps it has dropped on, or if there are still pieces of it on the system. I do not intend to make any other changes until told to do so via advice through this forum. Appreciate anyone's assistance with this

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Answer: Windows has encountered a critical problem and will restart automatically in one minute. Please save your work Now

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Hello. I was just browsing the internet when all of a sudden a fake virus scanner came up (Antimalware Doctor) and started automatically scanning. After about 30 seconds or so of "scanning", I get a window popup saying "Windows has encountered a critical problem and will restart automatically in one minute." So I restarted the PC in Safe Mode, and I no longer get the message. If I do Safe Mode with Networking or a normal boot, I get the message. (Seems to be whenever I am connected to the internet) So naturally, I cannot download any software in time while connected to the internet before it reboots. However, I am on my laptop and am able to transfer files with a flash drive if needed. I have run SuperAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes and managed to get rid of the Antimalware Doctor, but I'm still having problems with "Windows has encountered a critical problem and will restart automatically in one minute." whenever my computer is connected to the internet. Here is my log:DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Tricky at 2:46:28.40 on Sat 08/14/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_18Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.2047.1479 [GMT -4:00]SP: SUPERAntiSpyware *enabled* (Updated) {222A897C-5018-402e-943F-7E7AC8560DA7}============== Running Processes ===============C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost... Read more

Answer:Windows has encountered a critical problem and will restart automatically in one minute.

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I have a Dell inspiron 1525 and I get the "Windows has encountered a critical problem............" message and then the computer reboots. No time to run anything. The computer even reboots when at the login screen.
I have tried the F8 and get to "Repair Computer" and I get the "other user" screen. I click on this and then type in username and password and get the message "The specified domain does not exist or could not be contacted"
I cannot get past ths point to perform scans, etc.
This also happens in safe mode.

I have windows vista premium home edition
 

Answer:Vista - Windows has encountered a critical problem and will automatically restart in one minute

I am having the same problem as well. I have tried everything but nothing works yet for me
 

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I've got a problem. This laptop starts over after reboot, within 2 minutes. Gets the error: Windows has encountered a critical problem and will restart in one minute.

MS Security Essentials thinks it has SIREFIR. But wont clean. I cant get MALWAREBYTES to run.

Would hate to reinstall... Attached is FRST log.

What's my next step?

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST written by Farbar) Version: 25-07-2012 01
Ran by SYSTEM at 25-07-2012 11:22:11
Running from F:\
Windows 7 Enterprise (X86) OS Language: English(US)
The current controlset is ControlSet003

========================== Registry (Whitelisted) =============

HKLM\...\Run: [GrooveMonitor] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe" [30040 2009-02-26] (Microsoft Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\Windows\system32\igfxtray.exe [141848 2009-09-23] (Intel Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\Windows\system32\hkcmd.exe [173592 2009-09-23] (Intel Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [Persistence] C:\Windows\system32\igfxpers.exe [150552 2009-09-23] (Intel Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [Adobe ARM] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe" [843712 2012-01-02] (Adobe Systems Incorporated)
HKLM\...\Run: [AppleSyncNotifier] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device... Read more

Answer:Restart loop: Windows has encountered a critical problem and will restart in one minute

Please do the following:Open notepad (Start =>All Programs => Accessories => Notepad). Please copy the entire contents of the code box below. (To do this highlight the contents of the box, right click on it and select copy. Right-click in the open notepad and select Paste). Save it on the flashdrive as fixlist.txt start
HKLM\...\Run: [] [x]
C:\Windows\Installer\{afa9be9c-6e25-844d-0d21-e6f80b2448ce}
C:\Users\Project 9\AppData\Local\{afa9be9c-6e25-844d-0d21-e6f80b2448ce}
endNOTICE: This script was written specifically for this user, for use on this particular machine. Running this on another machine may cause damage to your operating systemNow please enter System Recovery Options then select Command PromptRun FRST (or FRST64 if you have the 64bit version) and press the Fix button just once and wait.The tool will make a log on the flashdrive (Fixlog.txt) please post it to your reply.While you are still booted into System Recovery Options run FRST.

Type the following in the edit box after "Search:" so it looks like this:

Search: services.exe
Click Search button and post the log it makes to your reply.Reboot Normally.

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Shortly after starting up Windows7 I get the message "Windows Encountered a Crirical Problem and Will Restart in 1 Minute..." and then the PC restarts in 1 minute. It does the same thing in safe mode. It happens every time I start it up and leaves no time to run anything to stop a malware process like rkill and restarts before tdsskiller can complete a scan.I doubt there is any real hardware problem because it started happening just after installing software from the internet that is supposed to backup DVDs to a harddrive. I was also experiencing browser redirect problems before. If I can't cure the problem I will have to try to save any data I need by booting it into an OS on a live CD like some version of linux and then do a reinstall of Windows7. I'm hoping it doesn't come to that so if anybody can help it would be great.

Answer:Windows Encountered a Critical Problem and Will Restart in 1 Minute

Restart the PCPress F8 on bootupSelect REPAIR YOUR COMPUTERClick on REPAIROn the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:Startup RepairSystem RestoreWindows Complete PC RestoreWindows Memory Diagnostic ToolCommand PromptCan you get to this screen?If yesSelect System restoreIf you have restore point before you installed microsoft security essentials restore it or if you have restore point before you were infected would be fineif there are no restore pointsSelect command promptType notepad and press ENTERClick on FILE-OPENNow you should be able to see your DRIVESLet me know the DRIVE LETTER OF BOOT DRIVE good luck

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Thanks in advance for your help. It appears I have randomly picked up a virus of some sort wherein whenever I am connected to the internet, my computer gives the "Windows Has Recovered From a Critical Error and Will Restart in One Minute. Please Save your Work Now." message, and my computer restarts as the message states. I have run adaware and malwarebytes' antimalware with mixed results, and downloaded a windows malware removal tool, but none have completely eliminated the problem. I can turn the internet off via a switch on my netbook (it is a HP Mini 110-1100 with Windows 7 Starter), and when I have that turned off before I log in, the computer works as normal, but of course the internet is a much-needed tool. Any help is greatly appreciated! My DDS log is below:DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Robby at 1:22:19.78 on Tue 08/17/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_20============== Running Processes ============================= Pseudo HJT Report ===============uStart Page = hxxp://www.allmonster.com/uDefault_Page_URL = hxxp://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=en_US&c=94&bd=Pavilion&pf=cnnbmStart Page = hxxp://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=en_US&c=94&bd=Pavilion&pf=cnnbuInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.localBHO: Adobe PDF Link Helper: {18df081c-e8ad-4283-a596-fa578c2ebdc3} - c:\program files\common files\adobe\acrobat\... Read more

Answer:"Windows Has Recovered From a Critical Error and Will Restart in One Minute. Please Save your Work Now."

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the ... Read more

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Hi, I am new to these forums and just today I encountered a strange error message "Windows has encountered a critical problem and will restart automatically in one minute. Please save your work now." followed by "Services and Controller App has stopped working". This has only occured once but it was while I was playing Portal. I ran MalwareBytes and Norton but they have found nothing yet. I have run Farbar recovery scan tool and this is the log:
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool
 
 
 
(FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 05-10-2014
Ran by SYSTEM on MINWINPC on 05-10-2014 15:14:13
Running from e:\
Platform: Windows Vista ™ Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 9
Boot Mode: Recovery
The current controlset is ControlSet001ATTENTION!:=====> If the system is bootable FRST must be run from normal or Safe mode to create a complete log.
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ==================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the registry item will be restored to default or removed. The file will not be moved.)
HKLM\...\Run: [Windows Defender] => C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe [1584184 2008-01-20] (Microsoft Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [Apoint] => C:\Program Files\DellTPad\Apoint.exe [272896 2008-08-25] (Alps Electric Co., Ltd.)
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Answer:Windows has encountered a critical problem and will restart automatically in one

Greetings and to BleepingComputer's Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal forum.My name is Oh My! and I am here to help you! Now that we are "friends" please call me Gary.If you would allow me to call you by your first name I would prefer to do that. ===================================================Ground Rules:First, I would like to inform you that most of us here at Bleeping Computer offer our expert assistance out of the goodness of our hearts. Please try to match our commitment to you with your patience toward us. If this was easy we would never have met. Please do not run any tools or take any steps other than those I will provide for you while we work on your computer together. I need to be certain about the state of your computer in order to provide appropriate and effective steps for you to take. Most often "well intentioned" (and usually panic driven!) independent efforts can make things much worse for both of us. If at any point you would prefer to take your own steps please let me know, I will not be offended. I would be happy to focus on the many others who are waiting in line for assistance.Please perform all steps in the order they are listed in each set of instructions. Some steps may be a bit complicated. If things are not clear, be sure to stop and let me know. We need to work on this together with confidence.Please copy and paste all logs into your post unless directed otherwise. Please do not re-run any programs I suggest. If you encounter problems sim... Read more

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Hi. I have recently had a few problems with my laptop which is only a couple of months old. A few days ago I received numerous warnings about Trojan threats through Windows Defender. My AVG scanner is not working (looking into this) so I am not yet certain if there is a real threat on my computer.

Anyway, starting yesterday and continuing today, when starting my laptop, I receive an error message saying that there has been a 'critical error' and that the laptop will restart in 1 minute. This morning, I received this message 4 times in a row and only on my 5th restart did I not get the message.

I have no idea whether this error is linked to Trojan threats or anything else but it is very worrying for me, seeing as my laptop is new.

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks.

Answer:'Windows has encountered a critical error and needs will restart in 1 minute'

hi your first stop should be in our security forum http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html and let them check out your trojan issue if you still have issues once they have cleared up your malware problem please comeback and someone will try to assist

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Windows has encountered a critical error and will restart in one minute?
my computer says this each time it is started in normal start-up mode. I recently got the Doctor Malware virus and I downloaded the anti malware software to get rid of it but i cant update it or even find out if it did anything because now every time i try to start up in normal mode i get the message "windows has encountered a critical error and will restart in one minute" and it restarts.
also, i've already tried a system restore
also, unfortunately, i cant even run safe mode with networking. so no internet.
i tried a couple registry cleaner. it seemed to find and fix a lot stuff but then when i restarted the computer and it still shut down right away.

Answer:Windows has encountered a critical error and will restart in one minute?

Try getting to safe mode and do the following:
Just turn on your computer with F8 pressed.

Choose Safe Mode option.

Logon using your Administrator level user.

Next, click Start > All Programs > Accessories > Run...

Type MSCONFIG and click OK.

Go to the SERVICES tab and search for Gbp Service.

Uncheck it and click OK.

Restart and see if the problem is gone.

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My wife's lap top start to go to infinite restart with with encountered a critical error massage after she installed one adobe illustrator software it runs stable on on the safe mode but can't restore an old point or remove the software from the safe mode as it the explorer keep crashes each time I try to ope the add/remove tool from the control panel
 

Answer:Windows has encountered a critical error and will restart in one minute windows 7

Can you perform a factory restore?
 

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I am constantly getting a critical error and the message pops up that the computer will restart in 1 minute. After searching the event Viewer, I have found these Errors
1 - Application error - Faulting application lsass.exe, version 6.0.6001.18000, time stamp 0x47918d7c, faulting module msvcrt.dll, version 7.0.6001.18000, time stamp 0x4791a727, exception code 0xc0000005, fault offset 0x0000a11d, process id 0x2b4, application start time 0x01c8e9511222e1a9.

2 - Wininit - A critical system process, C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe, failed with status code 255. The machine must now be restarted.

I have an Acer Extensa 4620 with 2GB RAM, 120 GB HD Dual Core 1.46
Vista Home Premium Version 6.0 Build 6001: SP1

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Ken

Answer:Your Computer has encountered a Critical Error and will restart in 1 minute

have you scanned for spyware

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Windows has encountered a critical problem and will restart automatically in one minute. Please save your work.

I get this error after logging on, it doesn't matter what account I log on as. Could be a domain or local account. Every time I get this error and it restarts. You can't boot up into safe mode, you get the same error. I tried F11 to boot to recovery and restore windows and it comes up with a black screen with a blinking cursor.
Now just earlier this week I had the exact same error on another PC and was able to F11 and restore windows.

These are both Lenovo PC's, the first one is brand new, the 2nd one has been used for awhile. Has anyone else had these issues? I've searched and it seems like everyone else has said it's a virus, I've ran a kaspersky bootable CD and it doesn't find anything. Also the first one I mentioned is a brand new PC, I doubt it would have received a virus within less than a day.. no one has hardly if at all used it.
IBM says it's a corrupt OS, every forum says it's a virus...
 

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I have moved this thread over, as I felt it was a different issue.

Previous thread - Most of the main services will not start?

I'm running win 7 Ultimate 32 Bit, which has been fine up to a few days ago when on start up reaching the desktop I started getting a window saying "Windows has encountered a critical problem and will restart automatically in one minute." it would then restart and continually loop this way.

I booted to safe mode and had no restart message, so was able to run a virus scan using Microsoft security essentials, however if I booted to safe mode with networking the restart window would show again.

I have looked for the Gbp Service, which I was advised might be causing the problem, but cannot find this in services running.

However, I have found that by discounting the internet, the restart issue does not show, but as soon as I connect to the internet, it pops up and the system restarts.

Does this indicate a virus or trojen of some kind?

Any suggestion how I stop this, as I cannot run a up to date antivirus program without being connected to the internet to get the latest updates?

Happy.

Answer:Windows has encountered a critical problem and will restart automatic

Do you have a restore point before the problem began ... a repair install may be the way to go as well....

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Hi,

My machine had a virus attack. I used the instructions for Anti-malaware bytes and tried to remove it. Now the machine shuts down as soon it is started. I get an error message saying, "windows has encountered a critical error and will close in one minute". That happens in all the different modes, safe, safe with networking, normal etc and happens with internet on or off.
I am not able to run any logs as recommended by you because I don't get enough time to run anything. The machine boots and just shuts down.

Please help. I have humongous amount of data, that I can't even access because of this issue.

Thanks

Answer:windows has encountered a critical error and will close in one minute

Greetings And Welcome To The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your malware problems. I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At... Read more

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Hi!

I got a bad infection wich causes my pc to reboot every minute.
Booted on command prompt so I got these log.

Any help much appreciated!
Thanks!

Farbar Recovery Scan Tool Version: 16-07-2012 02
Ran by Syst?me at 2012-07-19 00:19:58
Running from H:\

================== Search: "services.exe" ===================

C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-s..s-servicecontroller_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_cf36168b2e9c967b\services.exe
[2009-07-14 00:11] - [2009-07-14 02:14] - 0259072 ____A (Microsoft Corporation) 5F1B6A9C35D3D5CA72D6D6FDEF9747D6

C:\Windows\System32\services.exe
[2009-07-14 00:11] - [2012-07-18 23:33] - 0259072 ____A (Microsoft Corporation) 21835BD18857B8BADD3858DE3B74F76C

====== End Of Search ======

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Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool Version: 16-07-2012 02
Ran by Syst?me at 19-07-2012 00:18:56
Running from H:\
Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: French Standard
The current controlset is ControlSet001

ATTENTION!:=====> THE OPERATING SYSTEM IS A X86 SYSTEM BUT THE BOOT DISK THAT IS USED TO BOOT TO RECOVERY ENVIRONMENT IS A X64 SYSTEM DISK.
========================== Registry (Whitelisted) =============

HKLM-x32\...\Winlogon: [Userinit] [x]
HKLM-x32\...\Winlogon: [Shell] [x ] ()
Tcpip\Parameters: [DhcpNameServer] 192.168.0.... Read more

Answer:Critical problem will restart in a minute

Bump.

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Hi there, my problem is almost identical to the post: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic460017.html

Basically, MSE showed up as a red cross, after clicking "help", I was directed to download one.

I had to uninstall my old MSE and then instal the new one, then it showed Trojan virus was detected. I deleted the virus, then my laptop started to restart within 60 sec automatically.

My system is vista home premium 32.

The restart process happened also under safe mode.

Answer:"Windows Has encountered a critical error" and auto restart

The log report from running frst:
scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST written by Farbar) Version: 14-07-2012
Ran by SYSTEM at 15-07-2012 13:32:25
Running from F:\
Windows Vista ™ Home Premium (X86) OS Language: English(US)
The current controlset is ControlSet001

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HKLM\...\Run: [Microsoft Pinyin IME Migration] C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\MICROS~1\IME12\IMESC\IMSCMIG.EXE /INSTALL [32112 2011-05-30] (Microsoft Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [CLMLServer] "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Power2Go\CLMLSvc.exe" [104936 2008-07-18] (CyberLink)
HKLM\...\Run: [P2Go_Menu] "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Power2Go\MUITransfer\MUIStartMenu.exe" "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Power2Go" UpdateWithCreateOnce "SOFTWARE\CyberLink\Power2Go\6.0" [210216 2008-06-13] (CyberLink Corp.)
HKLM\...\Run: [Google Desktop Search] "C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe" /startup [30192 2010-08-06] (Google)
HKLM\...\Run: [HControlUser] C:\Program Files\ASUS\ATK Hotkey\HControlUser.exe [98304 2008-08-18] (ASUS)
HKLM\...\Run: [ATKOSD2] C:\Program Files\ASUS\ATKOSD2\ATKOSD2.exe [7651328 2008-07-15] (ASUS)
HKLM\...\Run: [RtHDVCpl] RtHDVCpl.... Read more

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Hi, I recently (foolishly) downloaded something, and shortly after, noticed that Microsoft Security Essentials had been shut off. When I tried to turn it back on, it told me that the service was missing. I performed a system restore, and now every time I turn on my computer, I am told that a critical error has occurred, and windows needs to restart. I am running Windows 7 64-bit. Thank you.

Answer:"Windows has encountered a critical error and needs to restart" loop

Restart the PCPress F8 on bootupSelect REPAIR YOUR COMPUTERClick on REPAIROn the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:Startup RepairSystem RestoreWindows Complete PC RestoreWindows Memory Diagnostic ToolCommand PromptCan you get to this screen?If yesSelect System restoreIf you have restore point before you installed microsoft security essentials restore it or if you have restore point before you were infected would be fine

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I keep getting this message every time I start up my laptop.

I've tried to stop the restarting by pressing f8 and then "disable automatic restart"
I've tried going through cmd > shutdown -a
, going through computer > properties > and then unchecking automatic restart
Still, the problem persists, even in safe mode.

I've also done scans with spybot, malwarebytes, and microsoft security essentials. They detected a few things, but the problem still continues.


Does anyone have a solution, because this one has me stumped.
 

Answer:Windows has encountered a critical issue system will restart

I've seen other threads with similar problems.

While I may not be able to load the recommended programs, I've managed to run farbar through system recovery options, as another user did. Here are the texts I got through it. The first one was a normal scan, and the second was searching for "services.exe"
 

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I was using my grandmother's computer tonight and somehow infected by Live Security Platinum. I used Malwarebytes to remove it by following the directions here.It appeared to work, but after restarting my computer, I keep getting the error, "Windows has encountered a critical problem and will restart automatically in one minute." I open up Microsoft Security Essentials to see what is causing the problem, and the two programs "Win64/Sirefef.Y" and "Win64/Sirefef.B" are labeled as dangerous. MSE cannot scan the computer quickly enough to remove those programs before the computer is restarted. Details provided by MSE shows that "file:C:\Windows\system32\services"I have seen other questions about this problem, but I wasn't able to find anything for Vista, only Windows 7. The solution also appears very specific in each case, with much pasting of results, so I didn't want to mess up my grandmother's computer by following directions that were not exactly correct. I have another computer and USB drive available. Thanks in advance for the help!

Answer:Windows Vista will restart automatically in one minute, and I have sirefef

Greetings And Welcome To The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your malware problems. I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At... Read more

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Today I got the antimalware doctor virus and not my computer keeps doing the "windows has encountered a critical error and will restart in one minute" upon startup. the only time where it hasn't come up has been in safemode. i think i have removed the antimalware doctor stuff from the computer but the restart in one minute error persists. here is my hijackthis log i was able to save to flash disk so i can post it on here through my other computerLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 4:25:12 PM, on 8/25/2010Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18943)Boot mode: Safe modeRunning processes:C:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Windows\helppane.exeC:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbam.exeC:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeC:\Windows\System32\control.exeR0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http... Read more

Answer:Antimalware doctor virus and windows encountered critical error restart

Hi,Download DDS and save it to your desktop from here or here or here.Disable any script blocker, and then double click dds file to run the tool. When done, DDS will open two (2) logs: DDS.txt Attach.txtSave both reports to your desktop. Post them back to your topic.

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This error occurs every time I logon, and it happens only when my computers connected to the internet. So I can basically use it on safe and normal mode aslong as the internet is turned off. I do not have access to a Recovery CD or 5 days within the restore point before the problem existed.


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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_21
Run by Jesse at 0:22:54 on 2012-09-19
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.61.1033.18.1013.317 [GMT 10:00]
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AV: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.0 *Enabled/Outdated* {CB0F8167-5331-BA19-698E-64816B6801A5}
SP: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.0 *Enabled/Outdated* {706E6083-750B-B597-533E-5FF310EF4B18}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASCORE.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k bthsvcs
C:... Read more

Answer:"Critical Problem Restart in 1 Minute"

Hello, and welcome to TSF.

I am currently reviewing your log. I will be back with a fix for your problem as soon as possible.

Please subscribe to this thread to get immediate notification of replies as soon as they are posted. To do this click Thread Tools, then click Subscribe to this Thread. Make sure it is set to Instant Notification, then click Subscribe.

Please be patient with me during this time.

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first off I appreciate sevenforums allowing me to post here..please excuse any typos b/c of my pc problem Im forced to type from my ppc.

Whenever I boot up in normal mode or safe with networking I get an error that says windows critical error. your computer will restart in 1 minute. I know its from something to do with the network b/c I can boot in normal mode fine with my nw cable unplugged and then I plug it in and the error msg comes up again and the pc goes in a rebooting cycle..In the event viewer it says eventid 7001 I think and various errors...the funny thing is that this happened last week and it went away and now it has come back and wont go away!

please seven forums help me out.. thanks

Answer:critical error 1 minute pc will restart due to network prob!

Did this always happen, or is this something new? If it just happened, did it occur after a Windows update, or you updating a driver? Try restoring your computer to a date before any of this occurred. Does this address the problem?

Oh, and check out:
Event ID 7001
for event log errors.
You will need to know the source as well as the type.
Let us know how this goes.

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Hi all,

My father is having desktop eMachine with Windows vista 32 bit home. AMD dual core some kind of from eMachine. There was some problem that his pc was getting slower and slower. So I did check his PC but there was no problem found on it as I have scanned it with Norton latest version which is installed on the same machine. Logs were clean. Also having SPYBOT on it. It was showing all clean logs. I have decided to install Microsoft security Essential with that as I did not find any virus/malware prob. As I have been using different kind of Antiviruses on different machines in real life with Microsoft Security essential and did not have any Compatibility issues.

But after installing that I found list of viruses Microsoft Security Essential have detected. Which was having same Virus but with different strings. sirefef.r
sirefef.ag sirefef.ad sirefef.b etc.. list is long.. When Microsoft Security Essential tried to remove it at that time problem started. It quarantined almost half but then System gave Critical Error Msg and gave msg that it will restart in one minute. every time when I start it will restart in 1 minute. Then I have tried safe mode but it worked for twice only then it started giving same error in SAFE MODE too and restarted.

Now Its not giving Safe mode option. Its directly showing a screen and says 'Other user' And asking for ID and Password. Its ridiculous. Because there is no ID and Password set for the system.. Not even for ADMIN purpose as its f... Read more

Answer:Critical Error, Restart in One minute, Unable to Safemode

Sirefef is a particularly nasty one.
I wuld recommend a complete reformat and reinstall. - extract the user data using a boot disk and external drive, then do the reformat.

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I noticed an issue with MSE and tried to uninstall and reinstall but keep getting an error message saying "Windows has encountered a critical problem and will restart automatically in one minute. Please save your work now."

As soon as my pc restarts I just get the same error message, even in Safe Mode. I cannot do anything, run program's etc, because my pc constantly shuts down and restarts.

My OS is a 32 bit Windows Vista.

Thanks in advance for your help!

Answer:Help! Windows has encountered a critical problem

Copy TDSSkiller to a flash driveTDSSkillerLaunch it on infected PCClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) Do not change the default options on scan resultsIf scan completes before shutdown ,cure the infections and restart the PCLet me know how it goes

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Hello!
 
I'm new to the forums. I've been getting an error message saying to the tone of "Window's has encountered a critical error and will restart in one minute." It has happened more than once so I'm thinking that it my computer is infected. Also, the font on my web browser was not displaying correctly. This only happened once and restarting my computer seemed to fix that problem. 
 
Here are the logs from the dds:
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16686  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.25.2
Run by Raf Raf at 2:24:45 on 2013-10-13
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.16286.12951 [GMT -7:00]
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AV: Norton Internet Security *Enabled/Updated* {63DF5164-9100-186D-2187-8DC619EFD8BF}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Norton Internet Security *Enabled/Updated* {D8BEB080-B73A-17E3-1B37-B6B462689202}
FW: Norton Internet Security *Enabled* {5BE4D041-DB6F-1935-0AD8-24F3E73C9FC4}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Program Fil... Read more

Answer:Windows has encountered a critical problem

Hello stinkycokeI would like to welcome you to the Malware Removal section of the forum.Around here they call me Gringo and I will be glad to help you with your malware problems.Very Important --> Please read this post completely, I have spent my time to put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier, faster and smoother for both of us!Please do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same... Read more

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Dear Bleeping Computer

New user here - and you might be my only hope...

Had a feeling encountered malware today. Quickly closed down IE and ran MalwarebytesAM with its Chameleon which picked up a couple of threats and seemed to remove them. Then ran TDSSKIller as well just to be on safe side. I'm running Win7 64.

However then Windows Firewall turned itself off for some reason. Tried uninstalling then reinstalling Microsoft Security Essentials only for it to get locked in an infinite restart loop with the error "Windows has encountered a critical problem and will restart in one minute" This happens in both normal and safe modes.

Found my way here where others seem to be having similar issues and d/l and used FRST tool to produce a log below. However despite going into advanced boot options, couldn't find the 'Repair My Computer' option,and putting Windows 7 disk in again - there was no repair/upgrade option to get me into System Recovery and give me the Command Prompt. Log file then just taken by clicking on the FTST64.exe in the flash drive.
Anyway log provided below: Any expert help gratefully received!

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool Version: 25-07-2012 01
Ran by User at 31-07-2012 22:14:12
Running from F:\
Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English(US)
Attention: Could not load system hive.ERROR: The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process.

ATTENTION:=====> THE TOOL IS NOT RUN ... Read more

Answer:"Windows has encountered critical problem" reboot loop

Problem now resolved. PLease ignore/delete.

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Hey guys, A couple of days back (right after the completion of a download of a film from utorrent, actually, and with one download 10 mins in, both files now accessed via windows recover command promp, accessing through notepad!) I got the 'Windows has encountered a critical problem and will restart automatically in one minute. Please save your work now' error message, I get this as soon as I log on, in fact if I don't log on, after about a minuite it cuts out and rebooks anyway! I tried repairs, chkdsk's, nothing!
 
 
Found you on Google and used your info to get as far as I am now (I've run a FRST on the whole computer and a FRST search on services.exe  - Problem is I don't know what I'm looking at, was wondering if someone here had a better idea of what to do next (I pressed 'fix' and it said it needed a fix log, but I don't have a clue what I'd be doing!)
 
I'm a student with deadlines coming up and seriously need to get this computer working ASAP! Any help would be greatly appreciated!
 
I've attatched both the search.txt and frst.txt files onto here, and pasted them below - Like I said, It'd mean the earth to me to get this working, I'll buy you a virtual beer ha ha.
 
Laptops running windows 7 home premium, its a toshiba satalite, if any of this helps!
 
Thanks again guys!
 
Ciaran.
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 11-04-2013
Ran by SYSTEM at 11-04-2013 14:44:27
Running from F:\
Windows 7... Read more

Answer:Windows has encountered a critical problem - FRST logs, can anyone help?

Oh yeah, I'd run an AVG search Hours before it went wrong too! And it found nothing :S

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Hello everyone, I am having some problems and need help.
My problems started last Friday morning when I turned on my computer and found that I had gotten the AntiSpyware Doctor virus. When the AnitSpyware Doctor popped up, I immediately went to go start up Super Antispyware to find the virus and get rid of it. Before I could even start up Super Antispyware I had a message pop up saying " Windows has encountered a critical error and needs to restart". The computer restarted and the message instantly popped up again. My computer was in a restart loop and I couldn't do anything with it. So I booted in safe mode and the message didn't come up. Since it was able to boot into safe mode, I decided to try starting up normally but turning off my wifi card. I didn't get the message when my wifi card was off and was then able to run Super Antispyware. I was able to find the virus and get rid of it, but as soon as I turned my wifi back on I got the message again !

After trying AVG and Malware Bytes and finding nothing, I decided to do a clean re-install of Vista. This seemed to fix my problems and I have not had any problems until today. I had another message pop up saying " Windows has encountered a problem and needs to restart". This time it doesn't seem to be stuck in a loop of restarting. I ran a full system scan and no anti-virus software has found anything. I haven't downloaded anything on my computer since the reinstall. I need some ideas as to how to fi... Read more

Answer:Windows has encountered a problem and needs to restart ?

If this is the first error message since the reinstall...it's not much to go on. Windows might as well say "something's wrong".You might try the following.Download/install BlueScreenView, http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html.Double-click BlueScreenView.exe file.When scanning is done, Edit/Select All...then File/Save Selected Items.Save the report as BSOD.txt.Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all content and paste it into your next reply.Don't be concerned if BlueScreen reflects nothing after the scan, if such occurs.Louis

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Why didn't I come here first? That's what I keep asking. In any event, here's my situation. Several weeks ago, I had something pop up identified as "Live Security Platinum". Knowing it was a virus, I was able to run Malwarebytes and it seemed to get rid of it. Then the computer got caught in this endless loop of the message popping up with "Windows has encountered a critical problem & will restart automatically in one minute. Please save your work now". Sure enough, it cycles and continuously reboots.

MSE always pops up as trying to clean the infection showing as Trojan:Win32/Sirefef.AH
Details show file:C:\Windows\system32\services.exe-> and container file C:\Windows\system32\services.exe

Looking for advice elsewhere, I ran Kapersky Rescue Disk and it seemed to get rid of a few things as well, but the loop remains. I have tried safe mode and unplugging network/internet cable, all to no avail. I then found your site and, I again say why didn't I come here first?!?

I have reviewed many of the logs for similar problems as well as the prep guide and so forth. Here is what I have to report. I tried to turn off windows firewall and it initially came back with the message "Due to an unidentified problem, windows cannot display Windows Firewall Settings." After messing around trying to do some other things, it now says "The Windows Firewall service is not running."... Read more

Answer:One Minute Critical Problem, Sirefef Virus, Vista SP2

Please do the following:Open notepad (Start =>All Programs => Accessories => Notepad). Please copy the entire contents of the code box below. (To do this highlight the contents of the box, right click on it and select copy. Right-click in the open notepad and select Paste). Save it on the flashdrive as fixlist.txt start
HKLM\...\Run: [] [x]
C:\Windows\Installer\{b073be15-c1cf-2181-9e6c-84bd04262a1f}
C:\Users\Phil\AppData\Local\{b073be15-c1cf-2181-9e6c-84bd04262a1f}
replace: C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-s..s-servicecontroller_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.18005_none_d14b3973ca6acc56\services.exe C:\Windows\System32\services.exe
endNOTICE: This script was written specifically for this user, for use on this particular machine. Running this on another machine may cause damage to your operating systemNow please enter System Recovery Options then select Command PromptRun FRST (or FRST64 if you have the 64bit version) and press the Fix button just once and wait.The tool will make a log on the flashdrive (Fixlog.txt) please post it to your reply.Reboot Normally.NEXTRefer to the ComboFix User's Guide Download ComboFix from the following location:

Link

* IMPORTANT !!! Place ComboFix.exe on your Desktop
Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with ComboF... Read more

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Hey everybody. Stupidly, earlier this afternoon I decided to re-install Bittorrent to download some music. Inevitably it left me with some sort of malware called Antimalware Doctor and now whenever I try to login to my username, a message comes up that says "Windows has encountered a critical problem and needs to shut down". I've tried to use system restore in safe mode, but it won't open at all. Currently I'm running Malwarebytes (which was recommended on numerous sites) in safe mode and I'm still waiting to see the results- so far it says it's found 5 infected files so I'm hoping those are the correct ones.

I'm sure this problem has been answered before, however I'm pretty limited in computer knowledge and have had trouble following other instructions on how to rid a computer of malware. Could somebody please help?

Answer:Antimalware Doctor Help - "Windows Has Encountered a Critical Problem..."

Hi,

Download DDS and save it to your desktop from here or here or here.
Disable any script blocker, and then double click dds file to run the tool.When done, DDS will open two (2) logs: DDS.txt
Attach.txt

Save both reports to your desktop. Post them back to your topic.

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Just this afternoon, I went to use my PC and got the following error; Windows has experienced a critical error and will restart in 1 minute.

Running Windows 7 64 bit....With automatic updates so it should be the latest version of Windows...

My anti virus (Avira 2012 Internet Suite) pops up and states I have 2 viruses. But before the AV can do anything (delete the files) Windows shuts down....I finally got into Safe Mode and tried running my AV, while it was scanning I then got a BSOD. Had to start all over again; Running MalwareBytes now before trying to do the AV scan, just to see if MalwareBytes catches anything.

I have uninstalled the only application I've installed in 3 months, and problem still persists...

I have a Hijackthis log if it needs to be viewed...Just let me know and I'll upload it.
 

Answer:Windows has a critical error and will reboot in 1 minute

when you get the 1 minute warning, try typing from the start menu "shutdown -a" or "shutdown /a", and the countdown should go away, and you should be able to remove the viruses.

Be sure to disable your system restore backups (delete them), or the viruses may come back. Re-enable them as soon as you are sure you have gotten rid of the viruses.
 

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I keep receiving this pop up multiple times,that windows has encountered a critical error,that the system will restart in one minute. Other times,I'd be doing something and it would restart w/o notice. Also,dealing with,slowness and freezing.

Answer:Windows has encountered a critical error...

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
 List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link.  Do not copy/paste data from the report.
 
Louis

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New problem on my computer:

Noticed today that the Microsoft Security Essentials icon in my tray was red, as if the service was turned off, going to turn it back on I got a message saying something to the effect of 'the service cannot be detected on this computer', I went to the control panel and uninstalled the service, before going online to the Microsoft website and reinstalling. Soon after installing, I got one message saying that threats had been cleaned off the computer and then another saying that 2 threats had been quarentined (the last time this popped up, I wrote down the threats that were quarentined, they were: Virus:win32/sirefef.R and Trojan:win32/sirefef.AH but I'm not sure if they've been the same every time). As this threat message pops up, I then get a window open telling me that Windows has encountered a critical error and will shut down in one minute.

This has happened 3 times, twice on regular startup and once more on Safe Mode with Networking.

In anticipation of being asked; I'm running Windows 7, 32-Bit version. Can anyone give me some help???

Answer:Windows has encountered a critical error...

Welcome!We need a deeper look. Please go here....Preparation Guide ,do steps 6-9.Create a DDS log and post it in the new topic explained in step 9 which is here Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs and not in this topic,thanks.If GMER won't run (it may not on a 64 bit system) skip it and move on.Let me know if that went well.

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From time to time, I'll get an error message saying "Windows has encountered a critical error and will shut down in 1 minute." 
 
I've had this error before and I've gotten help from these forums before. It's a little different this time around in that I cannot click anything after I receive the message. I can still move the cursor around, but clicking will not do anything.
 
DDS log:
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17041  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.45.2
Run by Raf Raf at 15:39:28 on 2014-05-08
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.16286.13903 [GMT -7:00]
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AV: Sophos Anti-Virus *Enabled/Updated* {65FBD860-96D8-75EF-C7ED-7BE27E6C498A}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Sophos Anti-Virus *Enabled/Updated* {DE9A3984-B0E2-7A61-FD5D-409005EB0337}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files (x86)\Sophos\Sophos Anti-Virus\SavService.exe
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After booting my computer i get an error message "windows has encountered a cirtical error. windows will shut down in one minute". I think it is related to the Sirefef virus. I tried following steps i saw in some of the other forums but they did not work because my computer will not stay on long enough. I also get this error message in safe mode. I am operating on windows 7 64 bit home premium. How can I remove this virus

Answer:"windows has encountered a critical error"

Hello,I will be helping you with your problems. Please be patient while I assist you.Some points for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of us Please do NOT run, install or uninstall any programs, unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability. Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
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I keep receiving this pop up multiple times,that Windows has encountered a critical error and system will restart in one minute. Other times,I'll be doing something and my computer restarts without any notice. Also,dealing with slow,freezing moments as well.
 

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New problem on my computer:

Noticed today that the Microsoft Security Essentials icon in my tray was red, as if the service was turned off, going to turn it back on I got a message saying something to the effect of 'the service cannot be detected on this computer', I went to the control panel and uninstalled the service, before going online to the Microsoft website and reinstalling. Soon after installing, I got one message saying that threats had been cleaned off the computer and then another saying that 2 threats had been quarantined. As this threat message pops up, I then get a window open telling me that Windows has encountered a critical error and will shut down in one minute.

This happens over and over, including in safe mode. I have Windows Vista 32 bit.

Answer:Windows has encountered a Critical Error

Greetings And Welcome To The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your malware problems. I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
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Help! my laptop is only 4 months old, but around 2 weeks ago i keep getting the error message "windows has encountered a critical error and will automatically shut down in 1 minute". My laptop works when on safe mode but on normal mode, it encounters the abovementioned error message.

Around the same time that i have encountered this error, my McAfee anti-virus has been giving me the message that my computer is not protected. I always fix the error but everytime i restart the computer, the same message appears inspite of fixing it. As of this writing, i cannot use my laptop in the normal mode, as i get the abovementioned error message and the computer automatically shuts down.

my laptop, a Compaq Presario CQ50 has Windows Vista Home Premium. Is it an error connected to Windows Vista? McAfee? or has a virus or malware infected my computer?

Thank you.

Answer:windows has encountered a critical error and will shut down

Hi -

Yes, that message has its roots in Vista, but it is not Vista itself generating it. Some app in your system is causing the shutdown.exe command to be executed. If you are on a server, it may be the admin.

The shutdown command + McAfee going out tells me it probably is an infection of some type.

Given that your system is relatively new, I suggest that you re-install Vista and start fresh. Place the recovery Vista DVD in the drive or invoke the recovery partition (usually F10 key during boot-up) and re-install Vista. If you were to call Toshiba they would say the same.

Regards. . .

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My problem is very similar to this topic: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic458953.html and here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic458990.html

Soon after installing MSE, I got one message saying that threats had been cleaned off the computer and then another saying that 2 threats had been quarentined. Now every time I try to start my computer I get a window open telling me that Windows has encountered a critical error and will shut down in one minute.

This has happened mutiple times, twice on regular startup and once more on Safe Mode with Networking.

In anticipation of being asked; I'm running Windows 7. Can anyone give me some help???

I can't run any of the scans as my computer will not stay on long enough.

I did dl and install first.exe and ran the scan which produced this log.
========================= Memory info ======================

Percentage of memory in use: 28%
Total physical RAM: 3240.93 MB
Available physical RAM: 2326.35 MB
Total Pagefile: 6480.15 MB
Available Pagefile: 5586.98 MB
Total Virtual: 2047.88 MB
Available Virtual: 1943.99 MB

======================= Partitions =========================

1 Drive c: (OS) (Fixed) (Total:297.32 GB) (Free:260.58 GB) NTFS
3 Drive e: (BMW WELCOME) (Removable) (Total:1.87 GB) (Free:1.21 GB) FAT

Disk ### Status Size Free Dyn Gpt
-------- ------------- ------- ------- --- ---
Disk 0 Online 298 GB 0 B
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Answer:Windows has encountered a critical error... computer keeps shutting down

Greetings And Welcome To The Forums!!You only sent a small part of the report - I will need the whole report and I need to know if it is 64 bit or 32 bit windowsMy name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your malware problems.I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
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I downloaded and installed Windows 8.1 Pro a few days ago from TechNet. I'm logged in only with my Microsoft account (not a Domain account).
For some reason, it logs me out automatically after one minute and takes me back to the login screen where I have to click and enter my password in. I checked all of the Power settings and the Screen Saver is off.
Also, I've wanted to disable the login screen entirely since I live alone.  I've seen many articles about being able to disable it by unchecking the box in the netplwiz app, but the option doesn't even exist.
Thanks in advance!

Answer:Windows 8.1 automatically logs me out after one minute

Hi,
According to your description, it's hard to definite where the problem it is, it's probably the system file corrupt that caused this problem, you can try to recover your system for test, if there was no use, may be you need to make a system refresh for your
computer.
Please refer to the link below for more details about Windows 8 system refresh.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/restore-refresh-reset-pcRoger Lu
TechNet Community Support

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I'm not sure if I have a virus or just a corruption of something, but I get a constant looping of Windows beginning to open after I log in then shutting down and restarting back to the login page.  I was able to do F8 and get into the System Recovery Options.   I ran the Farbar Recovery Scan and have the FRST.txt log and the Search.txt logs, included.    
 
I've been having memory shortage issues and really don't know in what state my backups are in (the backups ate up so much space I ended up deleting things I probably shouldn't have), so I'd really like to try to get into the system and do some data backups somehow.  I should have a running backup of my basic work files on my D drive via an online backup, but I don't have anything set to backup online on my C drive (mostly program files reside there, I keep most user data on my D).  Can I backup files somehow even if I can't run Windows?  
 
Please advise on recommended steps for both data recovery (if possible) and virus removal.
 
THANKS!
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 03-12-2013
Ran by SYSTEM on MININT-47ML6GN on 03-12-2013 07:45:28
Running from F:\
Windows 7 Home Premium (X64) OS Language: English(US)
Internet Explorer Version 11
Boot Mode: Recovery
 
The current controlset is ControlSet001
ATTENTION!:=====> If the system is bootable FRST could be run from normal or Safe mode to create a complete log.
 
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Answer:Virus suspected - "Windows has encountered a critical error and will close..

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Windows 8 automatically locks after 1 minute of inactivity, how can I disable this?

Answer:Windows 8 automatically locks after 1 minute of inactivity

Hey,

you should check out http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w8itprogeneral/thread/ace4085a-b0ba-4a98-898d-cd92d9e88e13!

I had the same problem after adding my google mail account to the Windows 8 mail app. The Google apps account tried to enforce some
security settings which led to the same symptoms (screen saver 1 minute issue) in my case.

The solution was to Reset the Security Polices under "User Accounts".

Regards,

Emanuel

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I am a COMPLETE amateur at computers so any advice in idiot form please :)

I run Windows Vista 32 bit on an Advent laptop.
I turned it on one morning toinstantly get a message saying "Windows has encountered a critical problem and will restart in one minute" or something along those lines. It does it everytime i turn on and i have done some research and cant find a solution. Ive tried entering the command "Shutdown-a" but cant type it in as it freezes on the C of "CMD". .

No idea what to do so any suggestions would be handy!!

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I don't know what I did to my sister's laptop, but I feel really bad. There was this pop up of a fake windows program, and it had a fake scanning device. And whenever I tried to close it, it gave me a choice of either purchasing it or continuing the scan, not really letting me exit. When ever I went to the task manager to close Windows Police Pro, it would come back up again.
Also:
It won't let me open Malware Bytes Anti-Malware
It won't let me Google anything properly
I can't open my Security Center whenever I try to, and a fake one keeps popping up
Porn links are showing up on her desktop
I'm scared, because I can't tell if the Security Center Alert is fake or not.
Sometimes, there would be a warning that this laptop would restart in a minute.

Honestly, the last site I was on once this mess started was fanfiction.net.
And facebook.

Please help! I totally screwed up my sister's laptop and I didn't mean to...

Answer:Windows Police Pro, Porn Links, 1 Minute Restart

Its horrible malicious software that installs itself onto your computer. I have been battling for days now and came here for answers. I say the best thing you can do is just leave it turned off untill you get help from all these nice folks. Getting on and fiddling will proably make it worse since this program is always shifting if you don't get it all the way.

Its horrible, but sit back these folks can fix it. Atleast its not getting any worse turned off.

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I am on a laptop since i cannot get my desktop to go online. everytime i turn it on. it comes up with a message saying
Windows has encountered an error and needs to restart. Please save your work.
the only time it doesnt do that is when i unplug the ethernet cable from the router. i have scanned everything and every file.
Nothing works. please help
 

Answer:Windows has encountered an error and needs to restart

First step, try a System Restore ( Start button, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, System Restore )
 

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I have a windows XP based P||| 128 MB RAM system. It is a standalone machine not conectd to the internet & mainly used for accounting purpose (critical data).For some important task I connected it to the internet however after 4 to 5 hours it crashed giving the following error  "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.Windows must now restart because Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Service terminated unexpectedly."The system then shuts down after 60 sec. I did not understand the problem however the next day my WinXP crashed and giving me a message that "Windows cannot load your profile because it may be corrupted. You may be logged in using a temporary User Profile. "Windows was not able to load my actual profile but instead loaded the default TEMP profile which will not save your work once u reboot. However all my data in My Document of original profile were deleted when I tried to search for my original profile while logged in with the TEMP (default) profile. The original user profile folder appears as squares or other unusual characters in the folder name. All the other folders inside this folder also had unusual character names as well as the files contained in those folders. In My Document folder (somehow guessed the name) most of the files were deleted.I installed a new WinXP on my third partition (E:), installed Avira Antivir... Read more

Answer:Help ||| Windows XP automatically booting || Critical DATA.

the problem is that you keep attaching an unpatched and unprotected XP system to the internet.

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I have been having a series of problems over the past few months starting with an inablility to install an HP Photosmart printer. I had also been getting a constant stream of "_____ has encountered a problem and must close." Then I had tried to install the critical update of the new IE7 and that created a series of error messages that a file was missing "C:\DOCUME~1BLGARR~1Locals~1\Temp\IE7-WindowsXP-x86-enu.exe" each time I booted my system. I then could not access the AOL browser that uses the IE format. I had to use RESTORE to reverse this situation. Now I have no IE7 at all but I use Netscape7.2 and 8 and also Firefox and they work fine, however I did have to delete and reinstall Firefox to restore it.
I have been in contact with Micorsoft and I have a case ID assigned. They have gone through a series of test fixes all of which have not worked.
I was instructed to create another user account with Admin level. This did not work (and now I cannot delete that account!)
I was instructed to run Internet Explorer No Add-ons mode and that did not work.
I tried to run Internet Explorer in Safe Mode and that did not work.
I sent them a Windowsupdate.log. I was asked to run inetcpl.cpl and that file would not run. It was determined that the file was corrupt and loading a new file from another computer should be done. I had access only to an older WinXP Pro O/S and its inetcpl file was 4 years older (2002 version) however when I did a RESTORE I never replac... Read more

Answer:IE7 Critical update failure IE7 "has encountered a problem.."

Do I NEED an AOL tool bar? Do I NEED a Yahoo tool bar? Do I NEED a link helper for Adobe reader? I don't use real player and I wonder WHAT is C-dilla (I think it must be a part of MS)
I have to keep AOL (sob!) cause of my travels. Sometimes I have access to DSL and sometimes I need dial-up.
Windows messenger is something I have TRIED to rid myself of however each time one goes to the MSN site (I have a Spaces blog) then it places messenger back into the startup and systems tray. I have learned to live with it.

So, has anyone taken up my cause?

I contiune to study this log too trying to understand it all.

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I recently have been getting the Error message Windows has encountered a critical error and will close in one minute.
I do not have the Brazilian financial Active X control that became corrupted, or if I do, I cannot find it. I have Vista 32-bit on an Acer Aspire laptop. This message comes up after I login and I can either access the Internet via Safe mode w/Networking, or do a System Restore, at which time the laptop works for about two or three times and then the error message comes back.
Do I have a bug? Please help!!!!

Answer:Error Message 0x80070005 critical error - windows will close in one minute

I followed the preparation guide and when I tried to run dds.scr, the black screen came up really fast and then disappeared and nothing ever came up. When I tried to run RootRepeal.exe, I was able to tell it to scan, but then I never received a report. When I tried to run it again, it said that I didn't have permission, and when I tried to delete it, it said the same thing! I am the administrator...I have Vista 32bit and I am getting the error code 0x80070005 windows has encountered a critical error and will now close. I run system restore to get it to stop, but that only works a few times, and then I get the error message again.
What do I do now??

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Since installing SP2 there have been a number of critical updates for Windows XP - including 4 today. I have downloaded and installed all these but now wonder whether I can copy the files to CD so that if I have to do a reformat I don't have to download them again. I have SP2 on CD. Is it too late? Should I have done something before I downloaded and installed the files?

Answer:4 Critical Updates for Windows today - save to CD?

You could try save them from here...click herehthR

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I am Using windows 8 My system suddenly Restarted often....Plz help me how to Fix this
 

Answer:PC Automatically Restart Problem

is this when you run any particular program
Does the machine appear HOT - air vents at the side/back if a laptop - are they really hot

are you blocking the air vents at all ?

how long have you had the machine

any programs you installed and then it started to happen at all ?

make and model of the PC
is it a laptop , desktop
 

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Yesterday, while using my computer, my anti-virus 'Microsoft Security Essentials' popped up stating it had found a virus. Within a second, a windows update window popped up with an update ready to install, followed immediatly by 'AntiSpyware Doctor' and a window saying 'Windows has encountered a serious error and will shut down in one minute' which it then proceeded to do. This continues to appear everytime the computer is started.

Starting the computer in safe mode allowed me to use Malware Bytes to eliminate Antispyware docter, as it no longer appears when starting the computer, however the error message ,above, still continues. I believe the problem occurs only when the computer is connected to the internet as it does not occur if i am able to stop my computer from automatically connecting to the internet upon startup.

I tried a system restore, however it fails and reports a problem with a file in the drivers folder in the system 32 folder. I am unable to interact with this file at all as the computer tells me it is unable to find the source disc whenever i try.

I have access to a Windows Install disc.

DDS Log:

DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Thomas at 19:19:34.71 on 23/08/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.44.1033.18.3579.2701 [GMT 1:00]


============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
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Answer:Critical error shutdown one minute

bump, please

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When I started this post i read through the similar threads and was trying to run the FRST.exe found through this link.

For 32-bit (x86) systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.

followed its directions and got to the disclaimer and accepted.

a split second later before i could even click scan the computer powers down.

now the computer wont get past the bios load.

Is there anything that can still be done? Any help would be appreciated.


ORIGINAL ISSUE

Her computer has the Siref.AH and it wont stay on for longer than one or two minutes before it says "Windows has encountered a critical error restarting in one minute"
 

Answer:Computer encounters a critical error after one minute / Siref.AH

Well my bout of foolishness is over the computer was unplugged and the battery died.

here is the FRST log
 

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while opening the explorer,the eroor "browser defender has encountered a critical error" pops up. and unable to use explorer. also getting amessage " a prpblem caused the program to stop working". not allowing to open explorer

Answer:browser defender has encountered a critical e

try a full scan with malwarebytes and fix all it findsSome HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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On Tuesday morning around 8:15 I got a little dialog box that stated (as close as I can recall) that Windows had encountered a critical problem and would restart in one minute, and that I should save my work. When I clicked my start button I saw that the restart option was grayed out, so I just had to sit there and wait for the restart to happen. Once it did and the computer was back, everything seemed normal. I looked in the Event Viewer and the nearest thing I could find to a cause was something about lsass.exe having stopped working. Also, later I noticed in the Windows update control panel that Windows Defender had updated itself at 8 AM that morning (at least according to my OS).

Relevant details: Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit- I was running Firefox, iTunes and Steam at the time. My antivirus program is avast! free version. Everything is updated. My version of Java was one revision out of date (7 update 4 instead of 5--since fixed). I use FoxIt Reader and not Adobe so that's not a vector. I ran a full Malwarebytes scan and found nothing. Also ran TDSSkiller.exe and found no problems.

There has been no strange behavior since the forced reboot, and there were Windows updates installed yesterday, and everything seems to be behaving properly, but on another forum I frequent someone said this might be a rootkit, so I'm paranoid. Is there something I can do to be sure?

Answer:Win7 "critical error" restarting in 1 minute message--infection?

It looks like ZeroAccess rootkit.Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at Step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include a description of your computer issues, what you have done to resolve them, and a link to this topic.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.It would be helpful if you post a note here once you have completed the steps in the guide and have started your topic in malware removal. Good luck and be patient.If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.

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Thanks for allowing me to post and receive your help. I am trying to resurrect my daughter's PC. When I try to go into IE (ver 6), it comes up, then within a few seconds displays "IE has encountered a problem and needs to close..sorry for the inconvenience". Also, if I select Start, then Search, it never displays anything. A 3rd problem is Windows Media player also gets a similar error, and closes shortly after opening. I tried to download and install Musicmatch, but it uses Windows Media player, so it did not work either.

I have ran AVG and Adaware. They both found several things to remove, but did not solve the problems. I have tried to run the IE fix under Add/Remove software, but that did not work. I also removed IE6 and reinstalled it, still no luck. I finally downloaded Mozilla firefox so I could access the internet. It has "quit responding" a few times, but has worked more than not. I don't mind using Firefox instead of IE, but figure there are plenty of problems that need fixing, or things will just keep getting worse. A friend built this PC for my daughter, so I don't have the Windows XP Pro CD to install or reinstall from.

I have attached the highjack output. I have ran it before, but don't really know what I can and can't remove. I did not see the "READ&RUN" instructions, so if I am missing something, I apologize.

Thanks for any help you can offer.
Dan
 

Answer:Internet Explorer encountered problem and Search does not work

Go to Start >> Control Panel >> Administrative Tools >> Event Viewer

Check both "Application" and "System" for errors. Look for errors or warnings that coincide with the times of the error messages you received.

Double click on the entry. This will open Event Properties. Here you will be able to read what the error was. Be sure to note the Event ID. You can then Google the Event ID number to get more info.
 

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The Windows operating system automatically saves the registry, every time a system restore point is created - whether automatically or manually by you.
This is useful, because when you restore your computer to a prior point, the OS needs the old registry backup too, in order to create a working restored computer. It is not important to only restore the files, but equally, if not more, important to restore the backed up registry too. That is when and why Windows saves the Registry automatically.
A System Restore will affect your system files, programs and registry settings. It can also make changes to scripts, batch files, and other types of executable files on your Windows computer. So any changes which have been made to these files, will be reversed. System Restore will not affect your Documents folder or Personal files like photos, emails, etc, but you may find files on your desktop going missing. So you may want to move your personal documents from your desktop to a safe location before effecting a system Restore. There is a way to find out which programs, drivers, files will be affected after a System Restore.

Answer:When & Why does Windows automatically save the Registry

"...System Restore will not affect your Documents folder or Personal files like photos, emails, etc, but you may find files on your desktop going missing..."
HappyAndyK
You've given excellent reasons for having an OS & programs partition and a data & pic & downloads partition, C & D drives respectively. A little more work up front just might make recovery[s] of saved image[s], whether OS or data, much less destructive and much less problematic.

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This message pops up with startup now. Just happened in the last few days.

Here is the error report:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-16"?>
<logEntry xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema">
<exception>
<exceptionType>System.MissingMethodException, mscorlib, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089</exceptionType>
<exceptionName>MissingMethodException</exceptionName>
<targetSite>Void a(DeviceStates)</targetSite>
<source>Agent</source>
<message>Method not found: 'Void DriversHQ.Common.Client.ClientConfigBase.RaisePropertyChanged(System.String)'.</message>
<stackTrace> at DriversHQ.DriverDetective.Client.UXState.a(DeviceStates A_0)
at DriversHQ.DriverDetective.Client.UXState.m()
at DriversHQ.DriverDetective.Client.UXState..ctor(String A_0, String A_1)</stackTrace>
</exception>
<extendedProperties>
<property>
<key>UUID</key>

Answer:Driver Support has encountered a critical error

Welcome to the forum erikb.

It appears you have installed a driver detection program.
Keep in mind it might of slipped in your system while you were downloading something else you wanted.

Here is what I found.

Official Home of Driver Detective - Your Most Trusted Driver Update and Driver Download Software

From your posted log.
<stackTrace> at DriversHQ.DriverDetective.Client.UXState.a(DeviceStates A_0)

I don't recommend any such program.

1. Do you want to keep this program?

2. What have you download lately that this program might of piggy backed?

3. If so where did you get the downloads from?

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Hello everyone,
My laptop Toshiba A 305 does restart very often while I recharge the battery, But when I use battery, windows can open smoothly without any restart.
Also When I recharge battery, I only can operate windows in safe mode without any restart.
I tried to clean with my AV in safe mode, I found my programs got infected.
How to fix it?
Please,anyone?

Answer:How to fix windows automatically restart

Do you have a recovery option when you first boot your pc ?

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What is the problem of my computer it is restart automatically without warning. I have no additional device installed. Please help. Thanks.

Answer:Windows automatically restart

First the most obvious option:Scan it for viruses and spywares

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Windows does not automatically  start like the way it used to.
 
 
 
Hi.
 
I was having a bit of no luck with my cd installer of my XP prof... it seems that the cd itself was corrupted. However, I was able to patrially reinstall the OS using the cd installer but it failed to complete and read the files now  and it is giving me an  error "disk error  recyclic...." I used the option advance when reinstalling it. Now everytime I restart my computer, it will not automatically start now and it will ask me to select two options before I can use the computer: A. Select to  start using Windows XP professional B. Select to start computer and continue the Windows XP Prof Setup. However, my computer is working fine when I select option A.Is there a way I can stop this and select the first option just like it used to work before. Please help me. Any reply is greatly appreciated.
 
 
Corneto_20

Answer:Windows does not automatically restart like the way it used to.

Edit your boot.ini but I would try hard to complete setup.

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Hi,

I've been searching for most parts of the net and the forums here and did install/uninstall/restore my notepad, paint and wordpad but nothing seems to work.

When these files are opened, nothing seems to be a problem. But whenever you attempt to save by Ctrl+S, or the by clicking File>Save or File>Save As the program automatically closes. This has been a consistent behavior for the 3 softwares.

I'm using Windows XP 64 bit OS and had no error messages of any sort except that these programs just close themselves when a save attempt is done.

I did virus and malware scans by Avast, ESET Nod & Kaspersky and nothing was detected.

Reinstalling isn't an option for me now as I don't have any optical drive... besides, this may be very hard for me but I'm willing to suffer for the sake of learning.

I'd really appreciate your inputs on this matter.
Thanks for all ideas and help ahead!
 

Answer:Notepad, Wordpad, Paint automatically closes whenever save or save as is selected.

How did you uninstall/reinstall the programs without the CD? They're part of the system.
 

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Yes, I'm too boring about my PC. It is too much disturbing that when I want to open it then sometimes it is going to restart by it's self and times after restart, Automatically it gives me the permission to use him . What should I do, Now?

Answer:My Windows is Taking Automatically Restart, Need Help.

Hi and welcome to TenForums,
That does not sound good
Are you using the newest build 9926 ?
Did you do a clean install or have you updated as the builds release through the update system ?

Personally I would start fresh and re-download 9926 and re-install it you could of gotten a bad download
I personally had to download 9926 twice before it installed with fewer bugs,
Cheers.

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HP Notebook with Windows 10
Owner was doing an adware removal using Malwarebytes Adware Removal Tool.
Something got screwed up and now the PC is in a "PC will automatically start.........."
I managed to get to the Task Manager before the restart and have all marked "Disable"
Booted with a W-10 iso on a flash deive and tried the "Startup Repair" which didn't work.
Frpm a CMD, "bootrec /fixboot Access is denied"
Not sure whether the "diskpart" fix will be needed or work on this.
Looking for an easy way out.
Pete

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I using window 7 installed recently and it is nt working fine just shuting down after 30 minutes or so what should i do.it is not good plez help thanks

Answer:Win7 automatically shuts down after 30 minute

Are you running an RC version (beta) of Windows 7?

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Whenever i run a process with high memory consumption, Windows 10 closes it immediately, without warning. This means if you're on Photoshop, rendering, it would terminate the process because Windows is a greedy ass. Please, someone find a solution to this issue.
 
A dialog box comes up saying, please close this program to save memory, you have the option of end process and cancel. I pressed cancer but it still closes anyways. bleep Windows. Sorry for my language. 

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Hi,i have a 5-month old lenovo G460 with W7 64-bit OS.since a couple of weeks my laptop is having some issues.it won't wakeup from sleep model, i have to shutdown and restart by pressing the power button. Also,when i click on the restart button on start menu, it shuts down , but won't restart, again i ahve press the power button. i searched the web and this forum for similar kind of issue and tried all the solutions, but i still have the problem. i tried the following1. downloaded the bios (followed steps on lenovo support website).2. downloaded power management3. system recovery (one month)4. unchecked the power option on wireless Please let me know if there are any other solutions. I called the lenovo support and they say it is software issue and not a hardware issue. this is so frustating. Please help me.thank you all in advance. regards,-SPReddy

Answer:G460 does not wakeup from sleep mode. Also, when asked to restart it won't restart automatically.

No one has a solution for this? please help.thanks-spreddy

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Hello!

I have a laptop running Windows 10 that is on and online 24/7. I would like to restart this PC automatically on a regular basis, for example every Friday night at 2 AM

Is this possible somehow, either with Windows itself or with a standalone software?

Answer:Can I have Windows 10 automatically restart my computer regularly?

Yes you can, but why would you want to abuse your laptop like that?

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Hi,

This is a very unusual error. The Windows XP Pro goes past the please wait screen and then goes to the welcome screen which is usually followed by the logon screen with all the users.

When the PC gets to the welcome screen it displays this message (click on this link to see the message: http://www.marcomnet.net/demo/xppro.gif ) and restarts automatically after 2 secs only! it doesn't respect the time remaining of 29 secs, even in safe mode I can't access windows I tries last known good, the same. I tried every options bu nothing works, I've resolve some complicated startup problems in the past but none like this the system won't let me do anything.

Thank You for your help!

Mario

Answer:Windows XP starts but restart automatically during GUi Welcome screen

Thats a new one to me, go to www.microsoft.com see if you can find more about it.

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Hi.

I am running Windows XP Home SP3 on a Lenovo SL500.
I had the same problem where several windows services (sound, dhcp, computer browser, wireless zero to name a few) stopped on their own. I noticed this problem because the sound icon disappeared and wireless showed as "acquiring network address" one fine day. When I go into services.msc I am able to turn everything back on EXCEPT dhcp (error 1067). However windows audio stays on for a few minutes and then turns off. I also noticed that attempting to start dhcp causes all the restarted services to also immediately turn off. Also, when this happens, the "Dependencies" tab for all services starts to show "no dependencies" even though a moment ago it was displaying it correctly for everything (including dhcp).

I have tried the following:
1) going to the previous working version - no luck

2) I have no internet now because dhcp won't start, so I tried hard coding the ip and dns information but I still can't connect.
3) I ran winsockxpfix.exe, sfc.exe /scannow - nothing
4) I did a registry clean with Free Window Registry repair - no luck
5) I did a repair install of Windows again and still nothing.

6) I am inclined to think there is some sort of virus, so I ran Malwarebytes (found nothing), HijackThis (found some pretty harmless stuff that didn't make it better or worse), TDSSKiller (found nothing), Asquared antivirus (found stuff that didn't make it better or worse). I also... Read more

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Hi All,
When Windows 10 is restarted, or restarts after a BSOD, a menu selection is required before Windows restarts.
How can I automatically skip this Windows 10 restart menu, e.g. choose "continue to Windows" as a default, as was possible on Win 7 black screen?
Thanks

Answer:How can I automatically skip this Windows 10 restart menu?

Windows 10 is configured to show you these troubleshooting options after a failure. There is no way to bypass it, as far as I know. Windows 7 is much simple and for PCs unlike Windows 10 that has been designed to function across devices.
BTW, do you experience it on every restart or only after a BSOD? Better option would be to work on the issue that causes a reboot.

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A while back, I posted a thread about my computer giving me the bluescreen message "Your PC encountered a problem and needs to restart", and then forcibly restarting. You can read that thread at this link. I was never fully satisfactorily convinced that my problem had been solved, and it is now clear that it wasn't. Today, my computer restarted itself while I was out of the room. When I pulled up the error information with BlueScreenView, it became immediately apparent that the same thing had happened once again. It was almost exactly the same error information all over again.

If you read my previous thread, you will see that I ran a battery of hardware tests (MemTest86, Prime95, Furmark, Western Digital Data Lifeguard, CHKDSK, Scannow, etc), all without incident or error. I find it hard to believe at this point that the problem is purely hardware-related. There was a suggestion in the last thread that I update my BIOS, but I'm afraid to do this, as it runs the risk of messing up my system to the point of making my computer unbootable

Furthermore, I am now completely convinced that the problem is in some way connected to Opera browser. The first time that this problem occurred, the DMP file cited Opera as the process that was running when the problem occurred.
Then, a few days ago, my entire system suddenly froze completely after I went from the page of one Youtube video to the next with - you guessed it - Opera browser (I had to forcibly turn off my computer ... Read more

Answer:"Your PC encountered a problem and needs to restart." - Round 2.

Try not using Opera for a while and see if it re-occours?

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Good Day This the same Problem discriped by jserrata2010 posted 19 july 2012 .. Recently my desktop started getting an error stating: "Windows has encountered a critical problem and will restart automatically in one minute. Please save your work now."

I tried running safe mode and disconnecting it from the internet, but the errors keeps popping up causing the PC to restart before I could even back up any of my files.

This is my sisters Machine and it has been run for a while with no anti virus protection.
Iam unable to start windows fire wall
Unable to down load windows update
unable to start Windows defender.

Ran malware bits and a few items were caught

re-boot isue started when i was able to load window esentail security
it showed 2 installer infections and a 1 Trojan Infection.
But because of short time before reboot essential does not have tome to finish.

I can not get auto restart to disable .

Start up in safe mode - still loops to restart.

I had used MSconfig to close startup programs and now i am not able to get msconfig to start up.

Machine is a -- Dell, Inspiron 530S - Windows Vista SP1 - 64 bit system

Following other you have helped I have run a few of the requested steps.

With Flash Drive Run - Farbar Recovery Scan Tool x64 ,, using Scan and services , info below
---Scan ---

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool Version: 02-09-2012 03
Ran by SYSTEM at 02-09-2012 17:27:23
Running from D:\
Windows Vista ™ Home Premium Service ... Read more

Answer:Vista Critical Error Restart Loop Windows keep restarting showing same erro message everytime

Greetings And Welcome To The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your malware problems.I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At the ... Read more

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Hello

Well, I got a friend in school that has a Sony Vaio desktop computer running on windows Xp 3.1 (no sp2, dont know if even sp1) , FAT32 hard drive, which has never been connected to the internet. He uses it for video editing in a small room. He has this blue things that covers the walls that does let the sounds in the room (i dont know if that helps lol, but im setting the environment ), and the problem started 4 days after the computer was used normally and left there.
He has the following problem:
When the computer is on the user logon it starts AUTOCHR or CHKDSK- "checking for raw files"
and "checking for consistency", etc...
It also says "file is cross-linked on allocation", "directory service repair", first allocation unit not valid", "the entry will be truncated"...and many other actions that the computer performs before logging in.

I searched for similar errors on internet and found one that appeared similar but had different files on it. The process is called CHKDSK, and displays something like:

One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency. You
may cancel the disk check, but it is strongly recommended
that you continue.
Windows will now check the disk.
Volume Serial Number is 74AB-39A7
\Documents and Settings\Aphrophyre\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\07g7405y.Aphrophyre\bookmarks.bak first allocation unit is not valid. The entry will be truncated.
\Documents and Settings\Aphrophyre\Ap... Read more

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Can I install Windows Updates Automatically, but not restart automatically?
Or disable restarting after installing updates?
I am leaving my computer to run programs while I am away, and it is a b*tch to see coming home and see Windows restarted.
I chose the option to download, but ask me to install. That is my solution, but I was wondering if there was any way to disable automatic restarting.
(I know, just install when you want is a great option, I was just wondering, that is it.)

P.S.: Do we have a delete post option in the forum. At least in the next 15 minutes or an hour, or posts without a reply?

Answer:Can I install Windows Updates Automatically, but not restart auto?

If you've set Updates to ask you to install, you are installing them yourself not automatically so install them when you can handle the restart but not when you are doing something else.

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Ok peeps, here"s the rundown. None of my USB devices work. Keyboard does work in BIOS and i found a mouse with a PS2 plug so that works in windows. I have to use the on screen keyboard to type. I noticed that under USB Root Hubs in the device manager all have the yellow caution sign. I tried to update , but windows says driver is up to date. So i uninstall all the USB Root Hub drivers and restart the computer. The keyboard works fine for about a minute or two after windows starts, but after windows finishes installing the usb drivers, key keyboard doesn"t work anymore. Any suggestions?

Answer:USB drivers keep going bad a minute after restart

Hum strange mate as I have a card reader that has the yellow symbols yet still work though I suppose they do come off a board header. Just where are you downloading the drivers from I like to go to the manufacturers site ie the board and it's driver list rather than just do the Windows thing.

Pity you didn't have the pS/2 KB mate as mine have got me out of many a fix.

So some specs eh? and oh and welcome!!

Forgot what is the keyboard brand they usually have their own software too.

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I was planing to run a Adware scan when i found out that my IE auto directs me to some website whatever address I enter. when I run Adware personal SE ... It went on smooth and then a Error message came out"Windows must now restart because the Remote Procedure Call(PRC) service terminated unexpectally"I am running windows XP Professional and I just formatted my pc a week ago and the last program i installed is DAP. Hope u guyz out there and gimme a solve for this error. Thankz in advance for spending ur time helping me solve. Thankz.

Answer:Force to restart in 1 minute

go to click here and download removal tools for blaster and welchia worms. Run those removal tools and get all the security updates from click here and your problem should go away. After getting the security updates run the removal tools again.

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Hi! I've been trying to search the site for connection issues related to mine. So far I was not able to find one, but if ever this issue has been answered before I would appreciate if someone could send me the link. Thanks!

Here's my problem. I recently installed a linksys wrt210N and is hard wired to our main computer (mac). I have a Toshiba with vista basic and the wireless connection to the internet is working perfectly. But my brother has an Acer Aspire 4520 with vista home premium and his connection keeps dropping every minute if someone is using it and ever 5 mins if its just sitting there. I can ping the router when I am online. Then I tried all these following steps but still the same issue: reinstalling the network adapter; disabling the 802.1... authentication but wasn't able to connect to the router more so I reverted back to the old setting; forced DNS on Internet Protocol Version 4 but getting conflicting IP; dowloading MS update for vista but neither of x64 and x86 version were appropriate for the pc; checked automatic connection on wireless network setting; changed SSID name on linksys. But all these didn't help 1 bit! Please help..... Thanks

Answer:internet connection drops out and automatically reconnects every minute

The periodicity of the interruption indicates to me that computers on a different, nearby network could be using the same channel as your bro. Through "Device Manager," open up the relevant network adapter, go to Details, select the "Ad Hoc Channel" list item, and it's probably at channel "11." I always have had good luck with "6."

Sometimes a roll-back works: ie, an older driver. I see an Atheros driver Version 7.7.0.363 released around July 2009 that seems to be a pretty generic driver for a very broad range of Atheros wireless network adapters.

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Hi there, I'm trying to eradicate the problems on my father's laptop, a Dell Precision M6300 with Intel Core 2 Duo and Windows Vista Business SP2.

First thing I removed was AntiVirusGT, but I'm still running into these issues:

-Every time it connects to the internet this error appears:
"You are about to be logged off
Windows has encountered a critical problem and will restart automatically in one minute. Please save your work now."
This even happens in Safe Mode with Networking.

-What typically follows is a second error:
"Services and Controller app has stopped working"
Application Name: services.exe
Fault Module Name: unknown
At this point any process I try to run or were running will not respond.

One minute later the laptop restarts...the problems only seem to happen if I connect to a network.

-Also, this message appears sometimes:
"Host Process for Windows has stopped working"
Application Name: svchost.exe
Fault Module Name: ntdll.dll

-Lastly (as far as I know), no matter how many times Spybot "fixes" the problem I can't get rid of PWS.KDPinchIE; a trojan in a registry value.

I've searched and tried various solutions and nothing has been resolved. Windows Defender can't detect anything harmful and Ad-Aware finds no threats. I really need help...

Below is my DDS report, and the other reports are attached. Thank you so much.

DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Alvin at 1853.77 on Mon 08/30/... Read more

Answer:Laptop restarts automatically in 1 minute when connected to internet

Hello and Welcome to TSF.

Please Subscribe to this Thread to get immediate notification of replies as soon as they are posted. To do this click Thread Tools, then click Subscribe to this Thread. Make sure it is set to Instant notification by email, then click Add Subscription.

Please note that the forum is very busy and if I don't hear from you within three days this thread will be closed.

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Please explain why this computer has no antivirus program installed and running. This is an open invitation for infection.

It can take as little as eight seconds to infect an unprotected computer.

Please keep this computer offline except when downloading tools and posting in the forum until we get one installed.

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Please note that these fixes are not instantaneous. Most infections require more than one round to properly eradicate.

Please stay with me until given the 'all clear' even if symptoms seemingly abate.

Kindly follow my instructions and please do no fixing on your own or running of scanners unless requested by a helper.

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Due to the restrictions on Vista, all tools should be started by right-click > Run as Administrator

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While Spybot's TeaTimer is an excellent tool for the prevention of spyware, it can sometimes prevent ... Read more

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Hi, I've been trying to solve this problem for the better part of two days, so I figured it was time to seek a little bit more hands on help than Google searches can provide. The issue at hand is that when I start Windows 7 in normal mode or Safe Mode with Networking, I get an error message within 10 to 30 seconds telling me that "Windows has encountered a critical problem and will restart in one minute. Please save your work now." And then it does just that, restart. I'm posting this in this particular forum and not the Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs Forum is because I'm not entirely sure it is still a virus/malware/trojan issue anymore. It certainly started off as one though. Let me detail exactly what happened.

Browsing the internet and MSE pops up and says there are 2 possible threats, asking me to clean now to take care of them. I do so, but the computer slows to a halt. I then get the above mentioned error message for the first time, at which point, I bring the computer up into Safe Mode with Networking (thinking it's some malware that's causing the problem) but I get the error again upon start-up in Safe Mode with Networking. I boot into Safe Mode with Networking again and attempt to use RKill to stop the services causing the problem so I can run a MalwareBytes Anti-Malware scan. No such luck. I am however, able to update MalwareBytes in that one minute on the next restart and then boot into normal Safe Mode. I proceed t... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 error & restart automatically when internet connection present

I don't want to come off as impatient (I'm not, I promise. There's no time issue here, I'm fine using XP for the time being), but just curious if maybe I should try to post this in a different forum? Any suggestions? Any help is greatly appreciated, especially since I'm all out of ideas.

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Hi,

I have Windows XP Professional with SP3. I get system crashes, I have Checkpoint Secure client/ Secure Remote. I am not sure how to fix this, some times it crashes sometimes it doesnt. Here is the MiniDump file. Any help is much appreciated.

Thanks
Kishore
 

Answer:Solved: Windows crashes often with blue screen and restart after that automatically

See if this fits your situation. https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=KB53923

BugCheck 1000008E, {c0000005, 8060ab44, b9f95194, 0}

Unable to load image mfehidk.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for mfehidk.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for mfehidk.sys
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for fw.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for fw.sys
Probably caused by : mfehidk.sys ( mfehidk+9ebe )

PROCESS_NAME: SR_Service.exe
 

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I was using my computer today when suddenly a bluescreen message saying "Your PC encountered a problem and needs to restart" popped up. It had some other information and some sort of countdown. I ran into another room to grab my camera to take a picture of the message, but the restart process had already begun by the time I got back.I'm worried about what this could mean. Could there be a serious problem with my system? And could the restart itself have damaged my system?

I was able to retrieve the following information using the program Bluescreenview:

==================================================
Dump File : 021017-29875-01.dmp
Crash Time : 2/10/2017 2:47:33 PM
Bug Check String :
Bug Check Code : 0x00000124
Parameter 1 : 00000000`00000000
Parameter 2 : ffffb00a`7d599038
Parameter 3 : 00000000`b0800000
Parameter 4 : 00000000`00060151
Caused By Driver : hal.dll
Caused By Address : hal.dll+3627f
File Description : Hardware Abstraction Layer DLL
Product Name : Microsoft? Windows? Operating System
Company : Microsoft Corporation
File Version : 10.0.14393.206 (rs1_release.160915-0644)
Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+14a6f0
Stack Address 1 :
Stack Address 2 :
Stack Address 3 :
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\021017-29875-01.dmp
Processors Count : 2
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 14393
Dump File Size : 347,956
Dump File Ti... Read more

Answer:"Your PC encountered a problem and needs to restart."

This error is usually caused by a hardware problem.


Code:
WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR (124)
A fatal hardware error has occurred.

There is rarely enough information in the crash dumps to help so basically the procedure is to test all aspects of your hardware until you find the component that is causing the problem. Look for any obvious problems inside your case such as excessive dust leading to overheating, fans not working, loose connections. Re-seat all memory modules and graphics cards as this tends to help remake any connections that might have become bad.

Some guidelines follow:


Diagnostic Tests

 RAM TEST

Run MemTest86+ to analyse your RAM. MemTest86+ - Test RAM - Windows 10 Forums


   Note


MemTest86+ needs to be run for at least 8 complete passes for conclusive results. Set it running before you go to bed and leave it overnight. We're looking for zero errors here. Even a single error will indicate RAM failure.

Make a photo of the result and post it.

 CPU TEST
Run Prime95 to stress test your CPU. Prime95 - Stress Test Your CPU - Windows 10 Forums

   Warning
Your CPU temperatures will rise quickly while under this stress test. Keep a keen eye on them and abort the test if overheating occurs.

 GPU TEST
Run Furmark to test your GPU. Furmark tutorial


   Note
Run Furmark for around 30 minutes

   Warning
Your GPU temperatures will rise qui... Read more

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Over the last few weeks my PC has been experiencing random crashes then restarting. I haven't been present for every crash (I'm one of those people who tend to leave my PC on most of the time), but those I have witnessed follow two patterns.

1) A blue screen flashes by very quickly, with the message "A driver has overrun a stack-based buffer. This overrun could potentially allow a malicious user to take control of the machine." There's more text, but the screen disappears and my PC restarts before I can read.

2) A message pops up saying that windows has encountered a critical error and will restart in one minute, a minute later my PC abruptly crashes then restarts.

After a google search of the latter symptom I began to wonder if it was a virus, but Norton Scan (and power eraser) both show clean.

System:
Packard Bell ixtreme M3730
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8300 @2.50GHz 2.50 GHz
4.00 GB
Windows 7 64 bit

Help would be greatly appriciated, thanks.

Answer:One minute restart error and BSOD

Hi ZK-509
Welcome to TSF

Follow the instructions here> http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ta-452654.html
Lets see if the BSOD dump file(s) can tell us whats going on.

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While i was updating my phone from Windows 8.1 to windows 10. All Download & Installed completed then While Booting Again to Install OS ( 2 Gear Rotate ) it Restarts after every 1 min and Progress bar is not filling.

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Hi! Yesterday I tried to go to my BIOS in my ACER v5-452G Windows 8.1 laptop via UEFI Settings. Then afterwards, my laptop takes 5 minutes in shutting down (the power indicator of LED though the screen clears in a minute). Same with Restart and Sleep. However, when I try to restart via settings and that UEFI, it is in my normal speed. Hope you can help me. Thank you.

Answer:5 Minute Shutdown. Long Time for Sleep. Restart too.

What crap do you have on your Hard Drive

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my computer will stay on for days, in safe mode. restart it dies in about a minute. whether or not i do anything. this problem has been intermittent, then went away for a few days after a adware scan (?) no idea why. now it is back. can't do anything. this computer was basically new at christmas. only motherboard and memory was re-used. new drive and processor.

it is very frustrating. it used to hang and give me an overlclocking error. i never set the thing to over clock! just standard install of windows 7 64 bit. on restart it just starts up. errors in the events log are "not critical" according to microsoft and web searches. but they happen frequently. mostly about the screensaver, which is now turned off. just standard windows background too.
help please. thanks in advance
michael

Answer:Restart from Safe Mode and computer dies in a minute

Given all of these problems, honestly, you should reset your BIOS or at least your CPU settings and then perform a clean installation of Windows. The adware scan you're unsure of sounds like malware.

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Hello,I run an Edge E530c with the USB 3.0 Dock. This works fine until the notebook goes in power save. After resuming from power save the following happens:- If I click on any icon on the desktop the icon in the far left upper corner is always activated.- If I write any text in any application the cursors jumps to the left of the character, and any following character is typed to the left of the character before, i.e. I write from right to left. I cannot move the cursor to the proper position, neither with the cursor keys nor with the mouse. This issue is hilarious and kind of fascinating but completely blocks working with the notebook ! A restart cures this. Using the mouse pad and keyboard of the notebook itself works fine. This only happens with the USB 3.0 dock attached mouse and keyboard. Windows 7 Pro 64 bitLatest drivers via Windows update installed, also for the USB 3.0 dock. I searched all Google and did not find a similar problem description, far less a solution! Any hints from someone? Regards, Eckhard

Answer:Windows Desktop not working with USB 3.0 Dock after restart from power save mode

Lots of views on this topic but no comments? Problem is still the same...and frustrates me very much!

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Wasn't sure if I was supposed to start a new topic to reply to your reply. I posted it as a reply on the existing topic as well as started a new one here. Please let me know the correct way to post a reply to one. I apologize if I am doing this incorrectly as a new member. Thank you.Thank you for your reply. I have installed and run Ewido Security Suite. Here are the logs you asked for:Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 9:28:31 PM, on 5/22/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\PackethSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedul2.exeC:\Program Files\Compaq\Compaq Advisor\bin\compaq-rba.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\evntsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Smtray.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\pctspk.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exeC:\Program Files\... Read more

Answer:Windwos Explorer Has Encountered A Problem And Must Close, Dr Watson Has Encountered A Problem And Must Close, Problem Occurs W...

Please continue in this thread. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/53295/windwos-explorer-has-encountered-a-problem-and-must-close-dr-watson-has-encountered-a-problem-and-must-close/Thanks.

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Hi im new to this website and i needed some help with some viruses i think i might have. ok so first, it started with not even letting me open windows. oh yeah, btw, im using vista home premium. ok so first, it would take about 5 minutes to boot up the computer. i would log into my user, and the screen would become black after the welcome window and the window saying "windows has encountered a critical problem and will restart in one minnute. please save your work now." so i went onto safe mode and it worked fine. it turned out to be antimalware doctor virus, which is pretty bad. with some help online, i manually removed it, and windows didnt turn black aymore but it still restarted in one minute. but then i noticed another new icon in the toolbar, security tool. i removed that one too, and the boot started to get faster. thinking it was over, i rebooted, and yet again the critical problem window appeared. this time it was security suite, and i still havn't gotten rid of it. ive tried the ccleaner, rkill, malwarebyte thing, but that doesnt work. when i went onto safemode with networking, it had the critical problem window again, so im pretty sure its something to do with the network. please help me if you can, and im sorry about the bad grammar and whatnot, im using my sisters computer to type this and she needs it so please post as soon as you can.

please tell me if you need more info, because i might have skipped some from rushing

Answer:Windows has encountered a critical blah blah blah

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Hello, my laptop wifi wont connect and give me signal when i turn on my laptop, i must restart it and then the wifi works perfect, but at every turning on or wakeing up the laptop i must restart it so my wifi will work. I tried every driver from the official site and some others sites, but non is working properly, the place i bought it wont repare it becouse is softver problem. And some time when i use the touch bar (usualy scrolling) the start opens and start some applications (tried every touchbar driver). And i tried 3 different windows 10 and the same problems appears every time. Please help. Thanks all the best

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several times i am having a problem which gives below error report.suddenly appear blue screen message and laptop is going to restart quickly and even there is not a time to read that blue screen message...i have attached diagnostic report folder(according to the instruction of Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions)...i hope really good answers from you...

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: fe
BCP1: 0000000000000008
BCP2: 0000000000000006
BCP3: 0000000000000005
BCP4: FFFFFA8005751C80
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Windows\Minidump\090212-35037-01.dmp
C:\Users\Tharinda\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-69342-0.sysdata.xml

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Answer:error with automatically restart -"Problem Event Name: BlueScreen"

The problem is with a driver usbhub.sys. Hopefully this can be fixed quickly. Remove all of your usb hardware, printer, usb drives etc. If the system does not crash reinstall one by one, giving the computer time to crash before installing the next.
If this does not work, go to device manager and uninstall the universal serial business controllers one by one. Reinstall before uninstalling the next.Hopefully this will solve your problem
Before taking any actin make a system restore point just in case

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Hi all. I am new to the forum, but have been working on computers for sometime. A customer of mine is running windows XP Professional. they are receiving this error everytime they try and run Itunes, Quicktime, and Kodak Easyshare. I have done the Malwarebytes, ccleaner, un installed and reinstalled the programs still no luck. I have just run HJT and have pasted below the log file. I am not sure what I am looking for to fix this problem. Any and all help would be greatly appreciatedThanks
 hijackthis.log   14.69KB
  2 downloadsLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:25:21 AM, on 10/2/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXEC:\Program Files\HPQ\IAM\bin\asghost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Servi... Read more

Answer:Recieving <application> encountered an Error need to close and restart

How much RAM is installed?Chkdsk /r run and then system defragged?What errors does Event Viewer reflect which may be pertinent?How To Use Event Viewer - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/40108/how-to-use-event-viewer/ Louis

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