I am running Windows XP Professional on my desktop. It is most likely to be SP2 (but I am unable to confirm that as of now).
The problem started yesterday afternoon - with windows trying to shut itself down. All the open programmes would give a notification - for example, firefox would ask if I want it to remember all tabs etc. I was able to defer shut down a couple of times by clicking 'Cancel' when a programme's notification popped up (I did so in Winamp and in Auto CAD)
A bit later, it would shut down all the programmes by itself too. And then log of windows and shut down.
And now, windows will not boot normally. Keeping F8 pressed, however, turns it on and takes me to the screen where I can choose from:
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with (something-else)
Enable boot logging
Enable VGA mode
Last known good config
Directory Services Restore Mode
Disable Auto restart on System Failure
I tried running in Safe Mode and attempted to then start a System Restore. But within a minute of it logging in with Safe Mode, windows shut down again. I also tried Disable Auto Restart on System Failure, but that didnt change any symptoms.
I am writing this from another machine. And I do no have a bootable windows CD.
Any help is appreciated.
Edited by boopme, 03 October 2010 - 11:33 PM.