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Microsoft XP Restart Issue

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We have several Microsoft XP PCs that are having issues when they are restarted. They are getting an End Now message regarding C:\\Windows\System32\cmd.exe Windows cannot end this program. It might still be in operation. If you click on End Now it can take several times of doing it to get it to finally close and restart.
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This could be a virus or spyware - acting as cmd.exe

Run a full virus scan at : http://www.trendmicro.com/hc_intro/default.asp

and download, install, and update the definitions of:

http://www.lavasoftusa.com/products/ad-aware_se_personal.php
http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html
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You are not running Apache - or PHP, are you?
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Are your vitual memory settings correct?

Look here how to change your VM settings:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308417

Try to set a max and minimum value as 1.5 x the amount of your physical ram (in MB).

e.g. - 1.5 x 1024 = 1536MB
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cmd.exe is the Windows command shell.  If you haven't started it or installed something else that started it, then it IS PROBABLY spyware or a virus.

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Is it possible that you have some batch scripts running that are not ending because a certain criteria is not met?
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There was a script running in the background that was trying to start an xcopy process...but the script was written without the /y variable to acknowledge the xcopy.  Once added, everything is now fine.
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