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Windows xp shutdown after entering ipconfig

I always experience a system shutdown after entering ipconfig in start/run. The system shuts down instantly after entering ok on ipconfig. This did not happen before. Is it a virus? I am quite sure my computer works fine. I tried the internet to search for the answer to this (also microsoft support) but cannot find out why? Aside from this, my computer has no other problem at all (I hope...). Many thanks in advance for your help and time.

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This could a virus problem try doing the same in safe mode your cmd prompt has been wormed try going to kaspersky.com site if it is disabled you probably have an lmhost attack

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This was the successful answer to almost the same question found on Microsoft's support forum (copied and pasted here):

Method 1:
I would suggest you to do a SFC (System File Checker) scan on the system and check whether the issue is resolved. Follow the steps mentioned below.
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If you can't keep your laptop stable and on for longer period, and you're experiencing random shutdowns I'd say you're facing a motherboard problem. This failure is actually well known and hapens a lot with Toshiba and HP. You'll most probably need to repair the motherboard that suffers from the Maxim 1987 or Maxim 1532 power chip failure.
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3. "ipconfig /flushdns" -> enter

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Windows xp does not display the shutdown screen - I have to shut down via control+alt+delete I want it back?????


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Click Start, Run.
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Windows xp shutdown after entering ipconfig, cmd on start-run...


could be a virus

do a system restore if possible to before the issue stated, then run a virus scan (maybe run an online scan in case your installed antivirus has been infected) something like housecall.trendmicro.com

If you cannot do a system restore in full windows, try it in safe mode (tap F8 during boot, select safe mode)

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You can start by downloading GUIDED HELP .

This application is provided for free in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.

The registry is a volatile environment to enter without prior experience

or the presence of a full backup.

Startup and shutdown issues are addressed by a variety of registry keys

and you can destroy your system with good intentions. This is an area

best addressed by Microsoft as I have seen mixed results with so-called

registry cleaners. Also get a full understanding of how to use ASR

in Windows XP.

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Hi Brandy19960,

Thanks for the posting in FIXYA.

Please do the following steps:


Step – 1

Right-click on My Computer, open Properties, click the Advanced tab. Under “Startup & Recovery,” click Settings. Under “System Failure,” Uncheck the box in front of “Automatically restart.”



Step - 2


To change the setting, click Start --> Run--> type GPEDIT.MSC, click OK.

Drill down to Computer Configuration | Windows Settings | Security Settings | Local Policies | Security Options.

In the right pane, find “Shutdown: Clear Virtual Memory Pagefile.”

NOTE: Since someone actually has to have set this policy, the problem will be pretty rare, but is worth mentioning. However, Forum participant “roadrunner” reported that the personal security app Privacy Eraser automatically enables “Clear virtual memory pagefile,” and, therefore, may be the cause of a slow shutdown.



Step - 3

When Windows XP won’t powerdown automatically, the APM/NT Legacy Power Node may not be enabled. To enable this, right-click on the My Computer icon, click Properties | Hardware | Device Manager | View. Check the box labeled “Show Hidden Devices.” If it’s available on your computer, there will be a red X on the APM/NT Legacy Node. Try enabling it and see if this resolves the powerdown problem (Tip from Terri Stratton). Or, to check the other side of the APM/ACPI coin, open the Power Options applet in Control Panel. If there is an APM tab, make sure the “Enable Advanced Power Management Support” box is checked.


Step - 4
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Try a Shutdown shortcut -


For a shortcut to RESTART Windows XP:
SHUTDOWN -r -t 01

For a shortcut to SHUT DOWN Windows XP:
SHUTDOWN -s -t 01

Step 5
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WORK-AROUND: Disable power management for your USB hub: Open Device Manager (click Start, click Run, type DEVMGMT.MSC, click OK). Double-click to expand Universal Serial Bus Controllers. Double-click USB Root Hub. Click Power Management. Uncheck the box “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.” OK your way out

Step – 6
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Click on the Start button.
Select Run from the menu.
In the run dialog box type “msconfig”.
Click OK.

Once in the msconfig utility select the startup tab. In the startup tab you will see several programs listed with a checkbox beside it. If there is a check mark beside the application listed, the application will startup when your computer starts up.

Regards
ELLIN

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The computer is just doing it's internal diagnostics before it shuts down. This uses fairly little amount of physical memory. Every computer handles it differently depending on your configuration. If the computer does shut down on it's own....there is no real problem present.

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