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NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM problem.

I have Windows XP Pro - about once or twice a day I get the following message:

 "THE 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."

Can anyone tell me what is causing this problem and how I can solve it? It usually happens at the most inappropriate times when I am working on something, but at other times I am not even at the computer.
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AnthonyP9618Commented:
Are there are any errors in the event log that may point to the problem?  Could be a lot of things.. up to and including a virus.
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marlinbuttonAuthor Commented:
I am not sure how to access the event log. As to a virus, I run Super Antispyware and Norton Antivirus scan which both are up to date and show no virus.
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qz8dswCommented:
Are your updates for windows up to date?
Also is your AV up to date?

This was commonly caused by a work which exploits a whole in windows, but that hole has been plugged.
(I'm not saying there are not other holes that don't need plugging though)

You can stop the shutdown itself by clicking on start, then run and typing in shutdown -a  then hit enter.
(As s stop gap measure until the cause is found)
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marlinbuttonAuthor Commented:
This is the entire contents of the EventSystem.log:

===================== EventSystem =====================
Time:  3/21/2007  06:57:08.421
Type: Error
Category: 50
Event ID: 4609
The description for this event could not be found. It contains the following insertion string(s):
===================== EventSystem =====================
Time:  3/30/2007  20:05:08.796
Type: Error
Category: 50
Event ID: 4609
The description for this event could not be found. It contains the following insertion string(s):
d:\qxp_slp\com\com1x\src\events\tier1\eventsystemobj.cpp
44
80070005

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marlinbuttonAuthor Commented:
I have my computer set to automatically run Windows updates so I assume that it is up to date?
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qz8dswCommented:
You can check it is by going to www.windowsupdate.com and seeing if there are any critical updates available.
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marlinbuttonAuthor Commented:
I ran windows update and there were no new updates needed. My computer rebooted again in the middle of the night. The problem is still there.
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AnthonyP9618Commented:
I have a hard time believing that there are only 2 events in the event log.

Right-click on my computer, select Manage.  On the left had side you should see Systems Tools and then Event Viewer.    Scroll through the system log and let's see if we can find anything important (usually red X errors) related to the reboot.

Post anything you feel may be important.
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marlinbuttonAuthor Commented:
Anthony - Thanks for responding. you probably know by now that I am computer challenged! - There were plenty of messages in the event viewer, mostly information However, I found the following errors and warnings in these categories;
System:
     X ERROR 3/31 12:55 NetLogon  None  3095   N/A
     ! WARNING 3/31 12:55 Dhcp  None 1003   N/A
     X ERROR 3/31 12:45 W32Time  None 29  N/A
     X ERROR #/31  9:12 Service Control Manager  None 7024  N/A

Application:
     X ERROR 3/31 9:11 Allaire WSM  None 115   N/A
     ! WARNING 3/30 11:38 Userenv None 1517  System
     X ERROR 3/30 10:52 ASP.NET 1.1.4322.0   Setup 1018 N/A
     ! WARNING 3/30 8:08 SQLBrowser None 3  N/A

After seeing the Allaire WSM error in the Application file I remembered that several times when the computer would reboot that name appeared on the error message. All of the above Errors and Warnings appeared multiple times in the files, I only listed them once.

Thank you for taking the time to help me with this problem! - Marlin
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marlinbuttonAuthor Commented:
Anthony - Also, I forgot to include in the above comments:

Inner Workings Developer Interface had 7 errors and 1 warning back in Sept 2006.

Thanks - Marlin
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qz8dswCommented:
Allaire WSM is a part of ColdFusion off the top of my head.
Have you tried de-installing ColdFusion and re-installing it?
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marlinbuttonAuthor Commented:
qz8dsw
I just deinstalled coldfusion before I got your message. I had run a search and found that Allaire WSM was a part of Coldfusion which I seldom use so I took it off all together. I will keep a watch on and see how my computer reacts.  Thanks. If the problem is solved I will split the points.

Marlin
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marlinbuttonAuthor Commented:
The problem seems to be resolved after taking ColdFusion off my computer. Thanks to both of you. - Marlin
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