The NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM message keeps appearing
What is the full error message? This type of error usually incluces a specific file was terminated unexpectedly with status code...
If your computer keeps shutting down on its own after following DaChew's advice, follow these steps to stop the cycle:
- Click on Start > Run and type: cmd
- Press Enter.
- At the Command Prompt type: shutdown -a
- Press Enter.
Shutdowns and random reboots could be malware related or they could be due to hardware or overheating problems caused by a failed processor fan, bad memory (RAM), failing or underpowered power supply, CPU overheating, motherboard, video card, faulty drivers, CMOS battery going bad, BIOS and firmware problems, dirty hardware components, etc. If the computer is overheating, it usually begins to restart on a more regular basis.
When doing a search on the net for Shutdown initiated by NT Authority\system
, you will find thousands of complaints with various causes and possible solutions. What works for one person may not work for another.
Some rootkits have been found to be accompanied by BSOD's and various stop error/shutdown messages so a rootkit check should be performed. I recommend performing a scan with Sophos Anti-rootkit
, Panda AntiRootkit
or AVG Anti-Rootkit
Before performing an ARK scan it is recommended to do the following to ensure more accurate results and avoid common issues that may cause false detections.
Note: Not all hidden components detected by ARKs are malicious. It is normal for a Firewall, some Anti-virus and Anti-malware software (ProcessGuard, Prevx1, AVG AS), sandboxes, virtual machines and Host based Intrusion Prevention Systems (HIPS) to hook into the OS kernal/SSDT in order to protect your system. You should not be alarmed if you see any hidden entries created by these software programs after performing a scan.
- Disconnect from the Internet or physically unplug you Internet cable connection.
- Clean out your temporary files.
- Close all open programs, scheduling/updating tasks and background processes that might activate during the scan including the screensaver.
- Temporarily disable your anti-virus and real-time anti-spyware protection.
- After starting the scan, do not use the computer until the scan has completed.
- When finished, re-enable your anti-virus/anti-malware (or reboot) and then you can reconnect to the Internet.