I am running Windows 2000 with the latest service packs. I just started having this problem and am not sure how I can fix it. This is what happens. I start up the machine. I log into Windows and the computer restarts. Or, I log in and work for a few minutes and Windows restarts. I log into Safe Mode or Safe with Networking and the same thing happens.
Sometimes it take up to five minutes for the crash to occur, other times it happens immediately. I haven't installed anything new and I have a firewall installed and managed to run a spyware search and don't seem to have any malware running. The process lost also looks clean though I haven't seen it when it crashes or is about to crash. I think I'll try and stare at it for awhile and see if I can see anything.
So it seems like something must be installed that is doing something and crashing when it starts.
I do have Konfabulator installed and I am having trouble quitting that. It is trying to launch iTunes before it quits which has never caused problems in the past. I am also running Norton Personal Firewall and keep getting messages to renew my definitions which I have been ignoring for a week, but that seems like something that wouldn't cause a crash if it was trying to connect to the Symantec site.
So, I have no idea what might be causing this and no idea how I would figure out what's causing this. I am on my Mac OS X machine right now, so I can make CD's from this machine.
I am downloading UBCD4Windows24 right now. Don't know if that will help me but hopefully I'll be able to boot off the CD and at least delete offending files once/if I find them.
Any ideas? Thanks!