I'm running Windows XP, and well this is an error I've had a few times.
The weird thing is that it was quite a long time since I had this last time, until last weekend or so, but I reformatted my computer AGAIN so it works for now.
And it's not just a small error, since what happens is basically this:
My antivirus (Norman) doesn't start up at all.
My internet connection is suddenly gone and I can't get it back. (I tried all ways I could, even reinstalling the wireless LAN driver..doesn't help, same with reinstalling Norman) My wireless lan driver is Level One, by the way.
Every time I right click on something on the desktop or folder or start menu, it freezes so I have to taskkill explorer.exe
I'm asking you this now in case this would happen again, cause I really have no idea at all why this happens nor if it can be fixed. Maybe it's a virus or something but I don't know, but it's not impossible since the antivirus won't start, it could be some really bad virus.
I wrote down a few error logs from last time this happened, I'll see if you can get anything out of these:
Windows saved user JONTI-DMIIKZ9E4/Jonti registry while an application or service was still using the registry during log off. The memory used by the user's registry has not been freed. The registry will be unloaded when it is no longer in use.
This is often caused by services running as a user account, try configuring the services to run in either the Local service or Network service account.
The RPC server is unavailable.
The Application Layer Gateway Service service terminated unexpectedly. It has done this 1 time.
Your computer was not assigned an address from the network (by the DHCP server) for the Network Card with Network Address 0023C373216A. The following error occured: The semaphore timeout period has expired. Your computer will continue to try and obtain an address on it's own from the network address (DHCP) server.
The named section Global/Wmi Provider system counters, was created with insufficient size, this could constitute a denial of service attack (I especially don't like this one, does it mean that I might have been attacked?)
Faulting application lsass.exe version 5.1.2600.2180 faulting module unknown, version 0.0.0.0, fault address 0x00c003201
Windows cannot determine the associated site for this computer (The RPC server is unavailable) Group Policy processing aborted.
Application: NVC on-access Scanner
Node address: 22.214.171.124
Error message: Norman Virus Control error: Could not start NVC filter driver: Driver not installed
A critical system process, C:/Windows/system32/lsass.exe, failed with status code c000005. The machine must now be restarted.
The application lsass.exe generatedan application error The error occured on 11/04/2009 @ 18:56: 04: 625 The exception generated was c0000005 at address 00C00320
An error was detected on device/Device/Harddisk1/D during a paging operation
DCOM was unable to communicate with the computer system using any of the configurated protocols.
What do you think?
By the way maybe I also should say that during the time I didn't get those errors I used another hard disk (I have two in my computer) which though crashed for some other reason, but I don't really think the problem could be with my hard disk since the same error happened on my mum's computer once after I had been there, that was in summer during the holidays.
Something that also happened this time that hasn't happened before is that sometimes when the computer was restarted the monitor was black, nothing was shown though you could hear the log in sound. Might be unrelated, but I just thought I should mention that. Before I noticed that I got the error again, it did the same thing, and it was also extremely slow to start up which it wasn't really before when I had this error.
I just restarted my computer after some updates were installed and suddenly the monitor was black again, for the first time since I reformatted it, so I had to restart a few times more and turn of the current for like a minute or so to make it work again. That's why I was afraid that this error could happen again and I tried to find errors in Event viewer and while searching for something I found there, I ended up at this site thinking I should ask.
Though as I said I'm not sure at all that the monitor problem is related to the other error I mentioned, since as I also said I can't remember that the monitor had problems last time I had the error.
But yeah, you think you could help me find why this error happened, how I can prevent it and perhaps even fix it if it were to happen again?
Thanks in advance,
Jonathan, 17 from Sweden
Edited by jonti_swe, 12 November 2009 - 04:15 PM.