System Shutdown

  madman78 12:22 12 Aug 2003

My PC is standalone not connected to a network and it keeps coming up with an error message Generic Host, shutdown authorised by system, something like that. When I get the error message it gives me 60 seconds before it restarts automatically.

Can you tell me what the problem is and how to solve it?


  Lozzy 12:29 12 Aug 2003

Do you have an HP Printer and/or HP Scanner??

If yes then follow these steps and it cure your issue;;

Turn off the computer and the printer or the scanner.
Disconnect the printer or the scanner from the computer.
Restart the computer.
Install the compatible drivers and software for the printer or the scanner fot the version of windows your running, and then reconnect the printer or the scanner to the computer.

  Jester2K II 12:31 12 Aug 2003
  Jester2K II 12:33 12 Aug 2003

My PC is standalone not connected to a network

Are you on the internet with this PC? If not then ignore my posting.

As Jester2K II says, this sounds very much like the LoveSan virus.

Have you copied any files over between your two systems lately?

  Jester2K II 13:15 12 Aug 2003

You say your Pc is standalone but not on a network. The internet is a network. Is this PC Internet enabled??

  madman78 13:18 12 Aug 2003

I am on ntl broadband jester and it only really shuts down when internet explorer is opened up.
After reading all the other mesages i think ill need to download stinger, but im not sure what lozzy is talking about regarding the HP Printer/Scanner beacuse i actually have HP printer/scanner all in one but cant see why that would be the problem?

  Jester2K II 13:21 12 Aug 2003

Ignore the HP problem.

Get Stinger.

I think he might have answered the wrong thread.

Did you Lozzy?

  Jester2K II 13:22 12 Aug 2003

So your PC is on a Network then.

GoldenEagle - who did?

  madman78 13:25 12 Aug 2003

jestr which version of the patch should I download 32 or 64?

Thanks for your help jester

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