Booting computer a few days ago, was met with dialog box that said > "Windows has encountered a critical problem and will restart automatically in one minute. Please save your work now."
Did some searching on another computer and found this old thread that seemed to fit
I followed these instructions so far:
b. Now, use arrow keys, select Disable automatic restart on system failure and press Enter.
Refer to the article below for steps about how to start your computer in clean boot state.
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7
Note: When the troubleshooting is over do not forget to reset the computer to normal startup. Follow the step 7 in the above article.