Windows 2000 Restarts on Its Own if RPC is enabled

Posted on 2004-11-02
Last Modified: 2010-04-14
I initially thought that maybe the computer was infected with the Blaster worm, as the behavior of this computer is similar to a computer with Blaster.  Once you start it, the computer will wait about 1 minute and then shutdown/restart itself.  It never breaks out of the cycle.  What else might be causing this?  If I turn off the RPC service, the problem doesn't occur -- however, obviously, this is not an acceptable "fix."  :-)

Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks!
Question by:FunkiNATEr
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    Are you sure it's not a virus?? You can do an online scan using the TrendMicro Housecall.

    Also try to scan for adware by using AdAware...

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    I am running Symantec Client Security, updated definitions and did a scan in Safe Mode.  It found nothing.  I have also run Ad-Aware with no luck.  Any other ideas?
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    Hi Funk,

    I searched the web for this issue and all comes up to the blaster virus... Did you install SP4 for Windows?? First off all i would suggest doing a windows update and if this doesn't help, the only thing i can think of is broken hardware... Do you see any events in event viewer??
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    It need not be blaster virus ON YOUR PC. If your PC is connected to a network, and some other PC is infected with Blaster, AND if you are sharing some folder, then too you will observe this phenomena.

    You need to install "Windows2000-KB835732-x86-ENU.EXE".

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