TechSpot

"Windows has encountered a critical error will restart in one minute"

Solved
By Russ66
Aug 16, 2012
  1. Russ66

    Russ66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    Below is the log from the OTL System Restore. I have to head out now but will do rest of instructions asap tonight or tomorrow and get right back to you.




    All processes killed
    ========== OTL ==========
    ========== COMMANDS ==========

    [EMPTYTEMP]

    User: All Users

    User: Default
    ->Temp folder emptied: 0 bytes
    ->Temporary Internet Files folder emptied: 0 bytes
    ->Flash cache emptied: 0 bytes

    User: Default User
    ->Temp folder emptied: 0 bytes
    ->Temporary Internet Files folder emptied: 0 bytes
    ->Flash cache emptied: 0 bytes

    User: Public
    ->Temp folder emptied: 0 bytes

    User: Russell Weller
    ->Temp folder emptied: 283729 bytes
    ->Temporary Internet Files folder emptied: 285302 bytes
    ->Java cache emptied: 0 bytes
    ->FireFox cache emptied: 30398339 bytes
    ->Flash cache emptied: 737 bytes

    %systemdrive% .tmp files removed: 0 bytes
    %systemroot% .tmp files removed: 0 bytes
    %systemroot%\System32 .tmp files removed: 0 bytes
    %systemroot%\System32\drivers .tmp files removed: 0 bytes
    Windows Temp folder emptied: 17334 bytes
    %systemroot%\system32\config\systemprofile\Local Settings\Temp folder emptied: 0 bytes
    %systemroot%\system32\config\systemprofile\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files folder emptied: 0 bytes
    RecycleBin emptied: 0 bytes

    Total Files Cleaned = 30.00 mb


    [EMPTYFLASH]

    User: All Users

    User: Default
    ->Flash cache emptied: 0 bytes

    User: Default User
    ->Flash cache emptied: 0 bytes

    User: Public

    User: Russell Weller
    ->Flash cache emptied: 0 bytes

    Total Flash Files Cleaned = 0.00 mb


    [EMPTYJAVA]

    User: All Users

    User: Default

    User: Default User

    User: Public

    User: Russell Weller
    ->Java cache emptied: 0 bytes

    Total Java Files Cleaned = 0.00 mb

    Restore point Set: OTL Restore Point

    OTL by OldTimer - Version 3.2.57.0 log created on 08182012_184223

    Files\Folders moved on Reboot...

    PendingFileRenameOperations files...

    Registry entries deleted on Reboot...
     
  2. Russ66

    Russ66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    Hi. Finally got to finishing everything off on your list. Just have to delete the tools and logs from the clean up process. So I keep TFC and Malwarebytes for future scanning - just manually scan or do you recommend setting them up to auto scan on a schedule? Assuming you can do that , of course. Having swapped out Adobe Reader for Foxit, I was wondering if there is a better alternative to Adobe Flashplayer that you would recommend. Adobe always seems to be wanting updates and now I am a bit unsure of it having had the fake update bite me with the reader version. To be honest I'm not even sure what I run that uses Flashplayer - is it all video or just gaming? I don't do any gaming at all so wouldn't need anything for that, anyway.
    (y) Many, many thanks for your help in resolving the serious problem I had on the lap top - I very much appreciate it. All seems to be back to normal now and hopefully the additional programmes I have will now help keep it clean and running well.(y)
    One last question (which I'm sure many people ask) is what do you suggest as a method for me to check all the programmes I have on my computer to see if I actually need them on here and if it is ok to uninstall them. I am always scared to get rid of something I might need to keep but don't want a lot of crap I never use taking up space and memory. I've tried Googling the names on my programme list but some I'm still not sure about.
    Thanks again,
    Russ.
     
  3. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 47,693   +268

    You have to run manually. Paid MBAM version will run automatically.

    Many pages use Flash Player and there is no alternative.

    With todays hard drive sizes I wouldn't worry about it at all.

    Good luck and stay safe :)
     
  4. Russ66

    Russ66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    Hi.
    All has been going well but recently my desktop icons have all taken on the 'cartoon' appearance that I had during previous issues and I can't seem to restore them to normal. I tried deleting the icon cache and letting it create a new one but that has not helped. Also I cannot find the restore point that we created in OTL or anywhere on the computer. I have scanned with Microsoft Security Essentials and then Malwarebytes (with MSE disabled) and comes up clean. Anything to worry about, do you think. I can't recall having done anything to cause a problem..
    Thanks
    Russ
     
  5. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 47,693   +268

    Create new restore point and see if it stays there.

    As for your other issue....

    In this forum, we make sure, your computer is free of malware and your computer is clean :)
    Because the access to malware forum is very limited, your best option is to create new topic about your current issue, at Windows section.
    You'll get more attention.
     


Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...


Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.