I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate with Microsoft Security Essentials as antivirus. Starting about 9 months ago when I would plug in a USB flashdrive my laptop would display this message and restart "Windows must now restart because the Plug and Play service terminated unexpectedly". Only happened when I plugged in a USB flashdrive. External hard drives worked no problem. My laptop then started to BSOD every once in awhile. Then after awhile it got to the point where it would only stay on for a few hours before the BSOD. Then 3 weeks ago it started displaying this message on startup of Windows "Windows must now restart because the DCOM Server Process Launcher service terminated unexpectedly". After 20 seconds Windows would restart. I'm unable to do anything in Windows longer than 20 seconds. I have backed up my important files using a Live Ubuntu USB so I'm good on that. Help me Bleeping Computer, you're my only hope.
Edited by hamluis, 22 August 2016 - 05:26 AM.
Moved from AII to Win 7 - Hamluis.