Windows XP unexpected shutdown error

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  1. BORTZ
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    BORTZ "I'm the captain now"

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    I have Windows duel booted on my Mac Book Pro.

    Heres the problem. When i boot into windows, I get partway through my desktop booting up and then BAM! i get a little error box with the red X icon.
    The error says "Windows has encounted an error and needs to shutdown." It gives me a timer of 60:00 seconds and then counts down. In that time i can open stuff, but when the timer runs out the programs i have open die because Explorer gets shut down. Then eventually the computer shuts itself down as well.

    Im not sure whether its a virus or an actual problem.
    Solutions? I already tried doing a barrel roll. [​IMG]
     
  2. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

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    Safe mode work?
     
  3. BlackDave

    BlackDave Official GBATemp "Cleanup Guy"

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    On topic: Try Safe mode like Rydian said.

    Does the other OS boot fine?
     
  4. Elritha

    Elritha GBAtemp Addict

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    Hold down the windows key and press R, alternatively start menu ->run. This should bring up the run dialog box. Type 'Shutdown -a' without quotes, this should cancel the timed shutdown.

    Not a permanent fix, but it'll let you work and try to figure out what's wrong. Could possibly be a virus. There's a few that do this such as the Blaster virus. Make sure your Windows is up to date and do a virus scan.
     
  5. BORTZ
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    BORTZ "I'm the captain now"

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    Oh good call as well. I shall try those as well.
     
  6. Originality

    Originality Chibi-neko

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    The only time I've encountered that symptom is on a computer that my brother managed to fill with all sorts of viruses. Took a few hours to weed them all out (through virus, registry and boot scans as well as manually removing a couple myself). Nasty business.
     
  7. Maplemage

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    Why would you care?
    If the problem still is happening do a rollback, click Start and search rollback if you have windows 7 or vista, and follow it rollback the day when you didnt have the problem, but the programs you installed might be deleted I had the bluescreen of death D= everytime I turn off my computer the bluescreen of death comes and turns my computer on again so I rolled back and it was fixed =D