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Old 08-11-2003, 08:05 PM   #1
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Computer Help - Need ASAP

Tonight I was on my computer, when I got a popup box that said this:

"System Shutdown... some stuff I didn't have time to write down...Shutdown initiated by NT Authority/System", then

"Windows must now restart because the RPC (?! I didn't have time to write what it stood for, either) server terminated unexpectedly."

Then it shut down after about 59 seconds (there was a countdown clock).



I unsuccessfully tried to get in contact with a Compaq helpline, and now I am coming here (before it does it again; it's happened 3 times so far tonight, first time ever.)


Thank you. PS- I have a Compaq FS740.
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Old 08-11-2003, 10:38 PM   #2
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Sounds like maybe there was an error and it forced it to shutdown. Not sure though. Is it working fine after it rebooted? What were you doing when you got that message? Was it just a popup like a pm or did you screen turn blue or black?

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Old 08-11-2003, 11:04 PM   #3
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The same thing has been happening to me all nite!
Called my isp and It's because I haven't downloaded
the latest windows xp patch! I can't stay online long enough
to get the thing downloaded so my isp is sending me a compressed zip file to try in my e-mail.
Good luck!
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Old 08-12-2003, 12:04 AM   #4
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http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

'Tis a virus, my friends. Yet another one caused by shoddy work at Micro$oft.

Download the patch like yesterday.
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yeah i had it too. had to delete some strange exe file and d/l the patch. seem to be working so far.
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God, how weird.

Thank, pax... am d/l this now. Pray it works.
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I've patched mine. That really sucks April, I hope it resolves everything.

I have always said that if Hal-9000 really did take over the world we would be doomed because he'd probably have bugs.
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Old 08-12-2003, 08:23 AM   #8
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Yes, folks, unfortunately, this is why people need to use Windows Update more often, along with updating their antivirus scanners. The patch for this exploit has been out since July 16th.

Unfortunately, I don't know how well you're going to be able to hit the Windows Update site right now. People infected with the W32.Blaster worm (the same worm causing those RPC errors you're getting) is also instructing all infected computers to launch Denial of Service (DoS) attacks on the Windows Update site, causing it to crash.

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pc troubles again

i only have 60 seconds to type this out, as my pc will resatart on me, so exsuce the spelling

SYSTEM IS BEING SHUTDOWN, SHUTDOWN INTITATED BY NT AUTOHROTY

WINDOWS MUST RESTART BECAUSE THE REMOTE PROCDURE CALL RCP serive termintated...unixedidly

any help?
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thanks!
1 meg...thats going to push for time on 56k!

thanks HelloAngel!
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No problem! Hope it works out for you!
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thanks again, seems to be working fine....
now i'm not surpised why my friends werent online earler
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Besides updating Windows, was there anything any of us could have done to prevent this?
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The other solutions were far more complex, such as blocking certain UDP ports on your computer. Remote computers merely scanned for computers who had this vulnerability and directed your computer to download the worm. The Windows patch is the only real solution.

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