Windows error messages keep closing my pc

  [DELETED] 19:42 11 Aug 2003

Hello, when I am connected to the internet, I receive the following prompt onscreen after about 1 minute online, hence I wrote this in Microsoft word off-line.:

///////This system is shutting down. Please save all work in progress and log off. Any unsaved changes will be lost. This shutdown was initiated by NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM

Time before shutdown 00.00XX Message (Usually 1 minute)

Windows must now restart because the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service terminated unexpectedly//////

It has only happened as from today. Is this a error on my computer or is it something else? ? Internet related?, And does ANYONE ELSE get these messages?

I can ?JUST? about stay online long enough to grab an Email, but by the time I post this through, I will be shut down

Thanks in advance (TIA)


  [DELETED] 20:12 11 Aug 2003

but keep an eye on these threds too. click here

I'd try a virus scan.

  [DELETED] 20:22 11 Aug 2003

there are no responses as yet. Try typing RPC error into Google and you will get many hits- I have worked my way through lots of hits but they all seem to refer to " computer based servers ". Still looking though !! : }

  [DELETED] 20:29 11 Aug 2003

Maybe it's a problem from a particular ISP, it's strange that 3 threads have been posted in the last hour or so.

  [DELETED] 20:32 11 Aug 2003

i know several people suffering from same problem....i think the thunder storms may have caused it

  [DELETED] 20:47 11 Aug 2003


this has only started happening to me this evening at 1800. It only seemed to happen when I
was on BT internet. I have been on virgin net for the past 30 minutes and it hasn't happend so far!

What ISP are you using


  [DELETED] 21:12 11 Aug 2003


Just done a Virus Check (AVG) but no virus detected. Mind you, my database is ?Too old? it says, but can?t update it because My computer keeps self destructing after 60 seconds. I can only just get a post in here in that time ? if I?m lucky. Anyway, I?ll try my other PC out later ? that is windows 98 (this is windows XP home)

This is my 8th attempt to make a post (if this one works that is), on Pc adviser. Thanks for all the replies (Copied and pasted them. There no way (of course) that I could do an online Virus test, but don?t think it?s a virus is it?. No thunder round here?..yet, but about ready for some rain after these 10000000 degrees temps (still typing in MS Word BTW) Hey, I hope this is only a temporally thing Right I?ll log on now and send this post through..hopefully!



  [DELETED] 21:29 11 Aug 2003

Thanks for all the links etc. But I can?t do updates etc (windows) because my PC just terminates after 1 min (or so), so downloading anything more than 50 KB is a no go (not on broadband BTW, I am on normal freeserve etc). I have (since my above post) had to restart again. Disconnecting before the prompt doesn?t work either IE: I can?t disconnect and keep connecting before I see the prompt, I just keep getting this shut don error.


Tony (all typed in MS word of course!)

  [DELETED] 21:35 11 Aug 2003

sorry I can't help, but I to and having this problem started around 6'o clock this evening.

  [DELETED] 22:14 11 Aug 2003

From BT:

Welcome to your BTopenworld Dial-up Service Status Summary. Aug 11, 2003, 10:08 P.M.


Virus Notification

The Internet is experiencing problems with the DCOM RPC virus/trojan affecting users computers. This can be prevented by running the patch from click here Users can prevent the trojan acting by running a Firewall on their computer. We apologise for any inconvenience.

  [DELETED] 22:34 11 Aug 2003

I had the same problem tonight 11/8/03
But it seems to have cured itself (touch wood)


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