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Comp shuts down restarts repeatedly

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Posted 27 October 2008 - 11:52 AM

Had Zonelabs, AVG, Adaware etc installed on computer but AVG had expired so dont know if this is where problems are coming from ie something came into system. Computer is restarting itself every minute as if it were on a script. I turn off computer reboot then after log in screens pops up, get two different messages. The first one says:

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 \

Time before shutdown: 00:00:59.
Message (This is inside of a box below the above)
The system process:
'C:\windows\system32\lsass.exe '
terminated unexpecedly with status code - 1073741819. The system will now shut down and restart.

After this first message second one pops up:
Validation failed for c:\windows\system32\zonelabs\vsmondll.dll

Try to start in safemode get same message with every option. Ideas please!

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Posted 27 October 2008 - 04:38 PM

Insert the Windows XP CD into the CD drive, and then restart the computer. Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD drive if you are prompted. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you must access from the Recovery Console. When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.

Type: chkdsk /r

It's important to have a space before the "/".

To exit the Recovery Console and restart the computer, type exit at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who haven't got it.

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