Comp Shuts Down After Login

May 5, 2009 at 05:31:41
Specs: Windows XP
My computer is constantly shutting itself down after I log in. However, it only happens on my account. I can log in to any other account on the comp and it'll run fine.

There is no Blue Screen, it just shuts down and reboots on its own. Afterwards there is a message saying a critical error has occured, or something to that effect.

To make things more confusing, my account seemed to work fine after I logged into anyone else's, but then failed. Before the failure there was an error related to a network driver, I believe. Firefox also had a problem with its proxy. May be related, might not. The actual shutdown occured when I tried to open the folder that contained BitTorrent. It may have been a coincidence, but the issue began after using BitTorrent.

I ran a virus scan, but nothing turned up. Currently my computer is running in safe mode. From here I uninstalled BitTorrent, but I doubt the problem is fixed. I think some process is running on the start-up of my account, but I don't know how to fix this.

Does anyone know what the problem might be and how to fix it? (Yes, I realize I *shouldn't* have used a torrent in the first place)

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May 5, 2009 at 05:51:07
...shutting itself down....shuts down and reboots

Which is it ????

I ran a virus scan....How about doing Spyware scans ???
Most Virus and Spyware scans are likely to work better in Windows Safe-Mode.
Downloads from the Internet can bring with it Malware.
How to configure Windows XP to start in a "clean boot" state

To help troubleshoot error messages or other
issues when you cannot determine the cause of
the issue, disable common startup programs,
settings, and drivers to eliminate possible
software conflicts when you start Microsoft
Windows XP. This procedure is known as
"clean booting."

To find out what each Startup(or Process) item
does or means, and any recommendation as to if you should close the process:
Task List Programs
The Process Library

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