Windows restarts because "DCOM Server Process Launcher service terminated unexpectedly"
Posted on 2007-03-28
Dell Precision 340 running XP Pro and Norton Anti-Virus Corporate Edition. Installed PCTools SpyDoctor (full version) two days ago. Got rid of my spyware problems (I think) but now whenever I turn on the machine about a minute or so after windows loads i get a timed shutdown message that says:
"Windows must now restart because DCOM Server Process Launcher service terminated unexpectedly. " The shutdown is initiated by NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
This occurs in safe mode as well. If I can manage to log in to windows quick enough, I can stop the shutdown by issuing "shutdown /a" from the command line. Once that is done I don't seem to have any problems. . .
Thanks in advance for your help. . .