Computer shuts down when connected

October 1, 2005 at 13:33:59
Specs: Windows XP, 512

hi, well today out the blue, my computer started playing
up, when i connected to the internet, the computer shut
down... the power just went off, no 'shutting down'
dialogue or anything.

then it restarts and comes up with 'enter in safe mode'
'enter last system restore when the system was normal'
'open windows normally'

when i open windows normally, it just restarts, when i
enter from last system restore, it works, until i connect to
the internet, where the cycle starts again

i did a virus scan, and it came up with a few adware
things, which i deleted, but no proper viruses were

please help me i really need my PC up and running this
weekend, and if you wandered how im using the internet
at the moment im on my mac


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October 1, 2005 at 13:48:10

I'd suspect a power supply problem. Try swapping it out if you have access to another PSU.

"I know that I'm mad, I've always been mad"

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October 1, 2005 at 14:08:09

whats a psu? its never happened before, so why suddenly


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October 1, 2005 at 15:34:48

PSU is Power Supply Unit.

To me your problem is like you are getting a Worm installed into your computer when you get onto the Internet. Like sometime back the Blaster Worm was infecting computers, just by getting on the Internet.

How are you in having any Windows Updates ?
Here are the only ones I use, if the links still work, you can download, save and install-

An RPC patch:
MS03-026: Buffer Overrun in RPC May Allow Code Execution
Another RPC patch:
MS03-039: A Buffer Overrun in RPCSS Could Allow an Attacker to Run Malicious Programs
Another critical update issued 2/10/2004:
ASN.1 Vulnerability Could Allow Code Execution (828028)

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October 1, 2005 at 16:22:10

thanks for the help, ill try it out


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October 2, 2005 at 05:29:50

If its a worm you can stop your computer from restarting without warning by right clicking on my computer and clicking properties.Then click the advanced tab. Then under Startup and Recovery section click settings then untick the box that says automatically restart.Do the above before you connect to the internet and hopefully this will either stop it or at least give you a error message to try and solve the problems. If not a worm It may be a driver problem. Could I also ask exactly how you connect to internet?

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October 2, 2005 at 08:12:08

yeah i connect through a usb alcatel modem, on bt

ill try that out, thanks


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