System automatically shuts down every 10 minutes


C

Chee Yap

My Windows 2000 Pro system suddenly developed this habit
of shutting down and restarting every 10 minutes or so.

Installing Service Pack 4 did not help.

The message says:
======================
The 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.

The system process C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\SERVICES.EXE
terminated unexpectedly with status code 128. The system
will shut down and restart.
=======================

I found a website saying that if I fix the regedit
entry for shared objects, it would help, but my regedit
shows no such objects.

Can anyone suggest a fix?

Thanks in advance,
--Chee Yap
email: yap at cs.nyu.edu
 
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M

Marc Reynolds [MSFT]

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paul Dietrich

Several possibilities to investigate:

1) Virus or other malicious program or person
2) Scheduled tasks and/or background services
3) corrupted system files
4) Hardware

5) A combination of #2 and #3 could be a possibility too.

Each of these need to be looked in to. See if you can eliminate one or
more possibilities. And post any add'l info you may have regarding this.
 

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