Posted 17 April 2008 - 07:09 PM
In the process of getting rid of some malware (Vundo, to be exact) that was on my computer and was making explorer disappear, I repaired my Windows 2000 installation, hoping that would fix the problem, as the virus and spyware programs I had run hadn't found anything up to that point. I eventually got rid of the malware (the repair didn't do it), but since the repair, I've been experiencing the dreaded plague that is random shutdowns. During the repair, it stopped on sixteen files it said were missing (from the CD, I assume), and the only options it gave were to skip the file or abort the setup. I told it to skip them all. Windows and everything else on my computer run fine, excluding these random shutdowns. They don't seem to be linked with any particular program. The amount of time from startup to the shutdown varies, but it seems to range anywhere from about 30 minutes to a day and a half. Sometimes it happens while I'm on the computer; other times it occurs while I'm not (I just return to find it at the Windows login window). Sometimes the screen goes blue and it mentions something about an error with KERNEL, others it just goes black right away. The files the setup said were missing are these:
SP2.cab (which it stopped on about 7 times)
I'm running Windows 2000 with SP4. Is there any other information that you might need? (system stats, HijackThis log, etc.) Any ideas as to what might be causing this?
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