NT AUTHORITY shutting down my PC

By acidosmosis
Aug 2, 2003
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  1. Hodsocks

    Hodsocks TechSpot Guru Posts: 526

    Downloading the microsoft patch stops the problems with your machine rebooting but you still have the virus. Download fixblast to remove the pesky item.
  2. Shemyaza

    Shemyaza Newcomer, in training

    Ooh, I like a bit of Saint Agur. (I would have said blue cheese, but it would possibly take the conversation down a notch or two, one can never tell with a primarily male population!)

    :eek: :D

    This should make you vaguely smile though. A friend, who is not into computers, said her father got the virus on his computer. I offered to assist, but she said no, that her father had a friend who worked at IBM and who would do it for him. A couple of hours later I enquired about her dad's computer and received the following reply:

    "he was able to fix it with his norton software - he just clicked on "turbo-nuke" - and it did! ;o)"

    When I asked her if he'd downloaded the patch as well, she very cheerily said. "Oh there was no need for that. Norton got rid of the virus."

    I then told her the facts of life. I find it so scary that all these folk buy computers but don't know anything about how to look after them or keep them safe. As for the brilliant IBM bloke...well......

    Any IBM employees in the forum? I know of one here in the UK who obviously knows nothing about anything.


    ;)
  3. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 Newcomer, in training Posts: 6,504

    There are plenty of people who work with computers who know nothing about them.

    Like Vader hunting down and destroying the Jedi Knights, I have made it my mission to eradicate them ALL!!!! :evil: :darth: :evil:
  4. Shemyaza

    Shemyaza Newcomer, in training

    I may just join you in your mission. As a female in the IT world, I just hate it when I try to assist some guy and he virtually pats me on the head and say "Oh no dear, that's okay, I can manage." Then he promptly screws it up. There's an assumption out there that because my reproductive organs are on the inside and not on the outside, I must have no idea about technical matters. Poor ickle wickle girlie.

    :mad:

    That's what got to me about this female friend with her dad's computer, even knowing that I was in the IT business and knew a couple of things about it, she still looked askance at me when I offered to help as if to say "You? But you're a woman. Women don't know about these things."

    :hotbounce
  5. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 Newcomer, in training Posts: 6,504

    I am very sorry that you, and many other bright and intelligent women, experience these problems. Perhaps one day things will improve, but don't hold your breath.

    I really wish that there were more women in the IT field. Not to chase, but to make the whole thing a bit less testosteronish.
  6. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

    I agree, it's not too often you find a woman who knows a deal about computers, or is interested for that matter. With a dominantly male envolved industry I can see how it is hard for a woman to get recognized.

    Like Phantasm, I one day hope things will straighten out and become more equal, but I don't see it happening soon :(
  7. Shemyaza

    Shemyaza Newcomer, in training

    I can't see it changing very soon either. Women just aren't attracted to the work for some reason, I don't know if it's the testosterone laden atmosphere that does it.

    The laugh is that one of my jobs, on of the interview panel (a very nerdy looking guy with a beard) asked me if I could lift 50lbs. I hadn't long left the military and I said 'Does doing an 8 miles combat fitness test with full 50lb pack and carrying a weapon count?"

    He went red in the face and kind of mumbled into his beard, but the rest of the guys on the panel laughed their socks off.

    Funny thing though, none of the guys wanted to approach me after that. I should tell you that I'm not a female version of Hagrid (from the Harry Potter novels). I'm a 5ft 4in blonde with green eyes who doesn't look as if she could fight her way out of a paper bag!

    :D :D :D
  8. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 Newcomer, in training Posts: 6,504

    Really? What's your phone number? ;)



    (....thread is getting a little off topic now!)
  9. Shemyaza

    Shemyaza Newcomer, in training

    Hee!

    Definitely off-topic. Sorry boys, my fault!

    :blush: :wave:
  10. Carrot

    Carrot Newcomer, in training Posts: 16

    OK.. word of warning guys...

    I am fully patched up, and the other day, whilst browsing, my screen went completely white, and brought up an NT AUTHORITY shutdown box with a working countdown timer.

    There was also a box a little lower saying that there was a fix available.

    Knowing
    • My computer is protected by up-to-date antivirus
    • My computer has every windows patch available
    • My computer is behind a NAT firewall and Zonealarm with settings set to Ludicrous Paranoia.
    • That virii/worms do not tell you there is "a fix available" and that the box was not from one of my firewall/AV progs
    I was suspicious.

    I clicked the link, fairly confident my machine was a secure as it could be, to be confronted with what I suspected all along.

    It is an advert for a piece of AV softtware or summin. Can't remember the name tho.

    8@$+@&)$
  11. Acura_89

    Acura_89 Newcomer, in training

    A BY-Pass CHeat

    i have been haveing this problem and all the methods to actually delete this thing never has worked. my friend told me about a cheat that cancels the RPC when it comes up. if u have quick,easy,free, info on how to get rid of the stupid virus plz send me a e-mail.


    1. when the RPC window comes up type window+r (window is the button between alt and ctrl on the left side)

    2. when a black box apperas type shutdown -a(make sure there is a space between the n and the - )

    hope u use this
     
  12. consie89

    consie89 Banned Posts: 55

    dont trust her! give her an SA-80A2 and shell kill u
  13. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 Newcomer, in training Posts: 6,504

    Re: A BY-Pass CHeat



    Really?? I am a little skeptical.

    I think that the best way to keep these problems at bay is to use up to date virus detection software + patched OS + firewall.
  14. StormBringer

    StormBringer Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,871

    That just cancels the shutdown, the shutdown is actually a reaction, not the problem itself. NT Authority activates a sort of "panic button" so to speak, when RPC terminates unexpectedly.

    That little trick is doing nothing to solve the problem, it only keeps the system from rebooting. If you do use that trick, you should still immediately scan the system, get rid of anything found, then apply the patch immediately, just as suggested some few hundred replies ago.
  15. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,574

    LOL Phant that is exactly what I was thinking! I find intelligent girls very sexy. Hehe.

    Oops. Sorry.

    Back on topic now!
  16. Zoupa

    Zoupa Newcomer, in training

    Whenever i try to run the patch i get "setup could not verify the integrity of the file Update.inf. Make sure the Cryptographic service is running on this computer." I hav ethis problem and I can't even fix it, please help.
  17. StormBringer

    StormBringer Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,871

    This issue occurs for one of TWO reasons:

    REASON ONE:

    The Cryptographic Services that should be running on your computer is for some reason set to Disabled for Startup type

    REASON TWO:

    There is log file or database corruption in the %Systemroot%\System32\Catroot2 folder

    Found the following on a couple of sites as a possible fix:

    Hope that helps
  18. Zell777

    Zell777 Newcomer, in training

    New topic on the unfixable versions of this bug

    I created a new thread for the people that are having the RPC shutdown, but that can't fix it by ANY of the ways described in this topic (some seem to be ignoring the fact that the god-blessed patch does not work on all situations).

    The thread id is 8147, go check it out.

    Desciptions about the problem (very specific) can be found there.

    !!!
  19. quyen

    quyen Newcomer, in training

    hello

    i cant seem to click the link to the patch ? whats going on ?
  20. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

    What link? You will have to give more information than this for us to help you out.

    BTW :wave: Welcome to TechSpot :wave:
  21. Looneypal

    Looneypal Newcomer, in training

    i got the same prob,only i install updates, restart pc,go back to windows update ,same number or critical updates????????
    its restarting at least 6-7 times a day
    tried virus removal tool but said i had none
    any help would be cool
    thanx ppl
    sorry only read the first page when i left message!!!
    still cant get critical updates??
    doin my head in
  22. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,424   +281

    This is the 9th page of this thread (@ 40 posts per page) and this is the 321st reply. The answer is surely in there somewhere. Did you read the entire thread? I don't mean to sound like an ***, but I'm almost certain the answer lies within this thread. If you did read this thread entirely and still don't have an answer then I apologise.
  23. Nirvana88

    Nirvana88 Newcomer, in training

    ABOUT THAT BLASTER WORM..........

    IF U GO TO THIS LINK U CAN GET A SMALL PROGRAM THAT WILL DETECT THE W32.BLASTER.WORM AND DESTROY IT BUT U HAVE TO CHANGE THE SERVICES SETTINGS WITHIN CONTROL PANEL SO THAT IT TAKES NO ACTION THIS WILL GIVE U MORE TIME TO DOWNLOAD THE FIXES.

    WWW.FIXBLAST.NOTLONG.COM]BLASTER REMOVAL TOOL[/URL]

    THIS WILL ALSO ALOW U TO GO TO MICROSOFTS TECH SUPORT SITE TO DOWNLOAD THAT PATCH. I HAVE ALSO BEEN ADIVISED TO DOWNLOAD ANOTHER PROGRAM SIMALAR TO THE BLASTER FIX.

    WWW.FIXWELCH.NOTLONG.COM]WELCHIA REMOVAL TOOL[/URL]


    THESE ARE ALL SYMANTECH PRODUCTS AND ARE NOTHING TO DO WITH YOUR ANTI-VIRUS PROGRAMS.


    ABOUT CHANGING THE REMOTE PROCEDUE CALL SETTINGS WITHIN SERVICES IN YOUR ADMINISTATIVE TOOLS BASICALY DONT DO IT COS IT WILL ONLY CONTINUE THE NT AUTHORITY \ SYSTEM CRAP AGAIN.


    LATER DAYS.

    NIRVANA88
  24. InuYasha

    InuYasha Newcomer, in training

    halp

    well i do get the update and all but the system wont configure it wont finish the system update

    "anything will be apriciated it thx" it's really bugging me since i had to restore my pc and since than windows cannot update any patch or critical updates the system wont update my current config..

    will u agree if i restore my pc again think that will help?...:confused:
  25. stingernator

    stingernator Newcomer, in training

    nt authority

    i'm having that nt authority problem but computer keeps shutting down before i get a chance to run patch... help!!
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