The computer I'm running has Windows XP Professional 32 bit running. I do know there are 2 250gig hard drives in the computer but I don't think they had a raid setup. Motherboard is nVidia n force 4 7900 GTX SLI Intel and the processor is an Intel Pentium® D LGA775 socket type. I'm unsure about the video cards but I believe they are some type of nVidia.
The first point at which I noticed something was wrong was after a long day of working I go to turn off my computer using the start menu and, I get what seems to be a windows popup stating the computer will restart in 60 seconds and a code which goes like this:
C:\system32\services.exe terminated unexpectedly with a status code of 1073741571
I thought it was weird but dismissed it as nothing since it was the end of the day and I wanted to go home. I figured it would have been a one time thing. So now it seems it happens every time I turn off the computer. The computer eventually restarts "Since this error the restart process takes about 20 min until I can use it again." So I havne't been able to turn it off without holding the power button down for 5 or so seconds. I got frustrated and since everything on the computer wasn't important I decided to reinstall Windows XP Professional 32 bit. I have a copy of windows 7 64 bit upgrade version which I was going to use since I was going through the process anyway (I havn't gotten there yet but I'd figured I tell you my plans in case it would change anything) So I go to reinstall by booting from disk. I don't think this will matter but The computer has 2 cd/dvd drives and with the first drive I used when I got to the select/delete partition page it showed there were no partitions on the hard drive and restarted after 5 or so seconds of reaching that screen. I tried this process about 3 more times to rule out a random account and opened up the case to check the connections on the hard drives. For the next Hour and a half I was dealing with the blue screen of death and I forget exactly what it said but, I'm afraid to try to recreate it. It seemed after resetting the bios settings and trying the other cd/dvd drive as a last resort everything seemed to proceed as normal. Now I start to go to try to install the recommended driver for my motherboard as the nVidia site recommends and I get a error such as this:
Title = NVIDIA Windows Software - InstallShield Wizard
content = An error (-5006 : 0x8000ffff) has occurred while running the setup.
Please make sure you have finished any previous setup and closed other applications.
If the error still occurs, please contact your vendor: Nvidia Corporation.
Button options = Report, Detail >>, OK
I searched the web for this error all night till 2am and it seems a decent amount of people get this and the common solution is to either delete or rename your C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield folder. I tried both with and without a restart (but I'll get this in a minute) and no luck. So I haven't been able to get my motherboard drivers installed and haven't gone forward with others. So heres 2am and I say screw it, I'll deal with this tomarrow and goto turn off my computer. And there is the same 60 sec error with the services.exe as before the reformat. So again I can't properly turn off my computer so that may be why the Installshield error-fix didn't work(I don't know) The Installshield folder came back after a forced restart so I have that folder back now. I also found others on this forum with the same services.exe status code but it seemed to be triggered with an application being opened or some other event, I haven't seen anything with it happening on restart or shutdown. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
Edited by hamluis, 06 August 2011 - 10:37 AM.
Moved from XP to Am I Infected.