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    Default Mysterious reboot

    I was away from the computer for a short while, and when I returned it had rebooted itself. never seen this before.

    I checked the Event Viewer, and found this error reported:

    The Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service terminated unexpectedly. It has done this 1 time(s). The following corrective action will be taken in 60000 milliseconds: Reboot the machine.

    Tried to find more info at Microsoft without success.

    Anyone have any clues what could cause this?

    Running XP Pro SP1
    Bugger the cancer. I'm suffering from terminal inertia.

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    Default Re: Mysterious reboot

    You probally have the blaster worm or similar.

    Update to SP2.
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    Default Re: Mysterious reboot

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob99 View Post
    Update to SP2.
    Thx for the suggestion Rob. But not in this lifetime.
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    Default Re: Mysterious reboot

    Considering Microsoft will give the boot to SP1ers, it is the best suggestion so far, and probably will be.
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    Default Re: Mysterious reboot

    Quote Originally Posted by pcuserwinxp View Post
    Considering Microsoft will give the boot to SP1ers,
    Meaning? All SP1 WinXPs will suddenly self-destruct?

    And having a worm means you apply a SP and then its all better? Run some anti-malware programs.

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    Default Re: Mysterious reboot

    Well.. if this was a oncer just ignore... if this keeps happening you need at least one patch from MS, you will also need to remove the worm/?? first.
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    Default Re: Mysterious reboot

    Unsure why you're convinced it's a worm or something. Anti-virus scan comes up clean. Hijackthis came up clean (more about that in another thread).

    And yeah it's only happened once, so if it occurs again I'll delve into it a bit more.

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    Default Re: Mysterious reboot

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    Unsure why you're convinced it's a worm or something.
    I'm not convinced, but your symptoms sounds exactly like the blaster worm, except yours has only rebooted once.
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