Looks like this thing NT authority thing is attacking again. I thought I got rid of the problem a couple of months ago when it reared it's ugly head. Back then, there was a message before the 60 second shut down that specifically said the RPC function/thing. Now it says winnt/system32/lsass.exe I know nothing about this stuff and would just rather get a new computer but ya know how that goes. I tried the whole shutting down the RPC but that doesn't do anything, I still get the 60 shut down. I've downloaded the patch (again) and it doesn't work. Anyone know how to fix this???!!! I'm going out of my mind here and I don't think I can live without my computer! Opps, forgot one thing. I get a "LSA Shell (export versions) encountered a problem and must close" message as soon as my compute logs on again. Maybe that will help.