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Windows 7: auto reboot when installing or uninstalling software

01 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
auto reboot when installing or uninstalling software


Though not always, but most of the times when I try to install or uninstall legal software my windows7 (see specs below) reboots as the in/uninstall process starts. I checked for viruse/trojans/malware etc with various software and they have found nothing. Trying to go to safe mode doesn't work either. On my computer this should be F8 (for boot menu). But this shows me a BIOS-like screen whereby I'm asked to choose from which Hard drive/DVD I want to boot from. The following keys, Delete, Esc, F2, F8, F10 and F12 do not take me there either. I need to do so manually via msconfig.
I had thought the problem may have been a new Antivirus software I wanted to try WebAware but it wasn't. Their diagnostic tool showed that according to my system log I had many hard drive errors. A windows checkdisk on the other hand seemed to fix nothing. There appeared to be no errors. (Is there another 100% trustworthy similar software to check and fix windows exist?). Regardless the problem continues to exist.
Any advice?

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Mainboard: Asus P7P55D-E LX
Bios: American Megatrends Inc.
BIOS ver. 1003
BIOS Build date: 05/24.10
Chipset : Intel P55
Processor: Intel Core i5 760 @ 2800MHz Support : Socket 1156 LGA
Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series
Monitor Type: ViewSonic VX2453 Series - 23 inches
Network Card: Realtek Semiconductor RTL8168/8111 PCIe Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
Device Audio: ASUSTeK Computer 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio
Device Audio: Micro-Star International EG JUNIPER XT Audio Device [Radeon HD 5700 Series]
SCSI Controller: Marvell 91xx SATA 6G Controller
Hard Disk: Seagate ST31000528AS ATA Device (1000GB)
Hard Disk: Western Digital WD1500HLFS-01G6U3 ATA Device (150GB)
Hard Disk: Western Digital WD15EARS-22Z5B1 ATA Device (1500GB)
CD-Rom Drive: LITE-ON LTR-52246S
DVD-Rom Drive: ATAPI iHAS324 B
DirectX : Version 11.00
Physical Memory: 12288MB
Network Card: Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Internet Router: Bell_Connection_Hub_Integrated_Gateway_Device

My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jun 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Yes: although you are not getting a blue screen crash, please follow the to provide us with your system event viewer logs, system info, and error reports. Those can help determine why the system suddenly restarts during an install/uninstall of software.
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04 Jun 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64

Thank you attached is the zip file as requested.
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04 Jun 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

  Log Name: Application
  Source: Bonjour Service
  Date: 2012-06-04T04:53:58.000
  Event ID: 100
  Task: N/A
  Level: Error
  Opcode: Info
  Keyword: Classic
  User: N/A
  User Name: N/A
  Computer: Michael-PC
Task Scheduling Error: m->NextScheduledSPRetry 8002
You have a number of the above errors literally within less than a second of each other. Bonjour is known for causing system hangs, so this is likely part of the problem or may be causing other problems.

Removing and reinstalling iTunes, QuickTime, and other software components for Windows Vista or Windows 7

Software conflicts:
cfp.exe	c:\program files\comodo\comodo internet security\cfp.exe	3000	8	2048	9216	6/4/2012 3:35 PM	5.10.31649.2253	9.13 MB (9,569,096 bytes)	5/9/2011 11:17 AM
cmdagent.exe	c:\program files\comodo\comodo internet security\cmdagent.exe	904	8	2048	32768	6/4/2012 3:34 PM	5.10.31649.2253	2.69 MB (2,815,496 bytes)	5/8/2011 9:38 PM
egui.exe	c:\program files\eset\eset nod32 antivirus\egui.exe	2992	8	200	1380	6/4/2012 3:35 PM	2.78 MB (2,918,656 bytes)	1/12/2011 3:41 AM
ekrn.exe	c:\program files\eset\eset nod32 antivirus\x86\ekrn.exe	2236	8	200	1380	6/4/2012 3:34 PM	791.16 KB (810,144 bytes)	1/12/2011 3:41 AM
mzrambooster.exe	c:\program files\mz ultimate tools\mz ram booster\mzrambooster.exe	1864	8	200	1380	6/4/2012 3:35 PM	289.00 KB (295,936 bytes)	4/28/2012 6:04 PM
You have two realtime antivirus programs installed (from the looks of it). Are you using both for antivirus and firewall, or is one only for firewall? If you have both providing antivirus protection and/or both providing firewall security, they can conflict. Both will try to utilize the same system resources or scan the same system files simultaneously causing conflicts and possibly freezing, hangs, crashes, or random restarts.

I do not recommend running a memory booster. It is bound to cause conflicts with system performance rather than enhancing it. If you need help optimizing Windows 7, please post a thread in Performance & Maintenance - Windows 7 Forums or follow the tutorial enclosed in that forum to Optimize Windows 7.

Remove the memory booster and see if the problems persist.

If that does not work, I did see some conflicts with your backup software. Remove it and see if that provides better stability.

Since you are having difficulty uninstalling software: Fix problems with programs that can't be installed or uninstalled

And you may also need to Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jun 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64

from bad to worse--am writing from my laptop.
Before I go on, and sorry this will be long, I must point something out, reason becoming obvious later on.
The problem up to the point mentioned last time was mainly during uninstallation. All other software, utilities etc worked fine.
I proceeded to uninstall stuff as suggested. One at a time up, + others not suggested, until the Windows msconfig suggestion. Each time the problem continued to exist--software was removed via the Windows un/install Fixit. I also uninstalled my NOD32 antivirus. And ran a chkdisik on the OS drive.
Once on msconfig with the selective restart suggested the problem continued to exist. Now I'm beginning to suspect, like a few years ago, that the problem is hardware. But if this were so, would it not also happen in Safe Mode? Yet safe mode showed no problems. I now install a new antivirus, Avast, and all seems OK.
I decided to take it one step further and actually uncheck all Windows Services and Startups. Reboot. Ok I seem to now be able to uninstall software without a crash-auto self reboot). Can we then assume it is a Windows service or start up that is causing the problem?
I then begin with blocks at a time (1st 5 then many more) to recheck the windows services and other startups. All keeps on being fine--no crash. I reach almost to the end with no problem uninstalling a program (I kept on uninstalling and reinstalling the same softeware over and over again). I reach towards the end. (all startups are on since a few reboots ago on) The following are checked back 1-Virtual disk, 2-Volume Shadow Copy, 3-Blocklevel backup, 4-Windows Activation Technology service, 5-Windows Biometric Service, 6-Windows Connect Now Config Service, 7-Windows Color system, 8-Diagnostic Service Host, 9-Diagnostic System Host, 10-Web Client, 11-Windows Event Collector, 12-Problems Reports & Solutions Control Panel, 13-Windows Error Reporting Service, 14-WinHTTP WEb Proxy AutoDiscovery Service 15-Windows Management Instrumentation 16-Windows Remote Management (WS-Management)17-WLan Auto Config 18-Windows Live ID sign-in Assistant 19-WMI Performance Adapter
Now it crashes. OK then problem should be one or more of these 18 windows services. I uncheck (14 to 19) problem still exists. This leaves the problem to the remaining 12. I recheck the last 6 (since it's not them) and uncheck 8 to 13 again problem still exists. I uncheck 5 to 7. Problems continues. then 4, then 3, then 2, then 1. OK waoot a minute. Why does the problem still excist since a few reboots ago without these same 18 it all worked fine. And here is where things go worse. With me now doing nothing, after about 20 seconds that the computer is rebooted the computer recrashes. No unistallation or anything else was done. I go on safe mode and wait and all is ok. I go back to normal boot and after a few seconds of nothing (just moving desktop icons around) it crashes. This happens a few times--always crashing with nothing being done within seconds and always no problem (by doing nothing and waiting) on safe mode. I then proceed to start again with removing all windows services. All is OK again no self crash (no attempt at uninstallation is now being done).
I then start all over again removing this time a few services at a time (B4 i had removed all of them). I remove 1-Adobe Updater, 2-Adobe CS5 service Messenger -3 Akami Net Session, 4-Microsoft Windows OS. Problem still exists (but not on safe mode) I remove (uncheck) 5-Application Experience 6- Application Layer Gateway Service 7-Application Identity 8- ASP.Net State Service. Problem still exists (but not on safe mode) I remove 9- Windows Audio Endpoint 11-Active X Installer 12-Bitlocker Drive Encryption Service 13-base Filtering Engine 14-background Intelligence Transfer 15-Computer Browser 16-Bluetooth support service 17-Certificate propagat 18-Microsoft net framework...x86 19-Microsoft net framework...x64 -20-Comodo internet Security Help Service. ALL is ok no crash for quite a while. I wrote this report up to this point with no auto reboot.
This now begs the question: Is it then a service after all or is it a combination? But the services now off, were on before and did not show the same problem so... it seems now that maybe just maybe it's combination of a group of services (MY computer can't handle a given amount of services at the same time regardless of which services they happen to be?) So it could handle for example no more than 32 services. This goes on for a while with no good results now telling me that perhaps it is hardware after all or 1/2 possible since on reboot there is only one beep as opposed to more when there is a hardware issue. Or perhaps it's a driver problem. Time to check the hardware. Will get back to u with further news.
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07 Jun 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64

Ok on to phase 2: removed CD player, problem still there.
reput cd player, removed dvd player, problem still there.
removed 1st RAM card (3G X 4cards), problem still there.
did the same for the next 3 cards, problem still there.
Removed 1 of 3 hard drives. Problem not there.Could it be? I wait and see. I play a solitaire game 1X, 2X and still nothing. Should I celebrate? I now go back to msconfig and set everything to normal. Problem is back--crash/auto reboot within seconds.
So is it or isn't it hardware? Back to msconfig service, and uncheck everything. I now go back to boot and all fine. Reboot. Play solitaire for about 10 minutes and no crash. Back to rechecking a few at a time. after rechecking 15 then reboot n all's fine, Now recheck 17, all's fine. recheck 18 n all's fine. reboot. I now recheck the following: Link Layer Topology, KTMrM for Distribution Transaction, CNG Key Isolation, Microosoft IME Dictionary, Windows Cardspace, Install driver table manager, windows presentation fopundation font, windows font cache service, fax, Windowsmedia center receiver, windows media center scheduler, disk defragmenter, Bluetooth support service, active x controller, bitlocker drive encryptor, base filtering engine, windows audio, windows audio endpoint. on reboot, after a few seconds it crashes again. Note that there is no pattern from previous abled and disabled services. the one difference now is that there is 1 less HD connected (in connection with these services). Is the problem now hardware + too many services for windows to handle? Is it drivers, or drivers in connection with either services or my HD, since we havent tested these yet?
Ok now uncheck some of these last services again and see what happens. I uncheck the 1st 5 n it still crashes. proceed to uncheck another 6 and no more crash (bluetooth support service, Active x installer, bitlocker drive encrypt, base fiktering engine, windows audio and windows audio endpoint remain checked). All is fine--haven't tried uninstalling software at this point for it seems to defeat the purpose now anyways. I decide to add 3 startups, comodo,vast and skype, and 2 services comodo and avast, reboot and all is still fine. I risk more auto starts, this time another avast antivirus, HD audio CPL, Arcsoft, MS Office IME (I have 2 identical copies here, is this normal??) and USB 3.0 monitor. NO GO it crashes again.
Back to safe mode: uncheck once again the 2 copies of 'MS office IME' and uncheck 'Arcsoft'. reboot. it crashes. back to safe mode and uncheck HD Audio CPL and USB 3.0. reboot n crashes. back to safe mode n uncheck Avast antivirus thus meaning i'm a few reboots ago again and should work fine once more since it did afterall work as such at that stage. BUT i was wrong once again. why did it work b4 and not now? I unchecked a 7 more services and still no go. Then 2 more, then 2 more then 4 more and still nothing. Theoretically, according to my trials history it should not crash at this point but it does. My conclusion at this point is that I have no conclusion except for one thing. I can not seem to find a pattern. Trial ABC works one minute and then doesn't the next. Trial XYZ works one minute and then doesn't.
what do u suggest now?
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07 Jun 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64

1 day later. I turn my computer on and wait for it to crash but it does not. I go back to msconfig and place everything back to normal - 5 minutes later still no crash. Does this mean that the problem has something to do with heat? Checking the fans, something I had done early on anyways, shows them all working fine--power supply fan, CPU fan and Computer box fan all spinning nicely. I can not see any other fans on my motherboard as I had on my previous MB. Any suggestions?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Jun 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

It could be Windows is not working properly. I recommend that you check Windows for corruption. Run SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker up to three times to fix all errors with a restart in between each. Post back if it continues to show errors after a fourth run or if the first run comes back with no integrity violations. Use OPTION THREE of SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker to provide us with the sfcdetails.txt file if errors occur.
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08 Jun 2012   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64

Hi once again thanks - you're a god-send
Here's an update - on my last note I had said that no crash happened for 1/2 of use. This meant no self-auto restart and this mean without trying to uninstall anything. At that point, a little after 1/2 hr and having written the previous help I tried to uninstall something again and boom--crash-- self auto reboot. Once it rebooted it went on a loop again meaning after a few seconds of doing nothing it would just reboot. I turned off my PC to let it cool down for about an hour. I turned on my PC in safe mode--all seemed OK. I rebooted normally and all was OK again. This time I used my PC (without trying to uninstall anything) for about 8 consecutive hours without any problems. Obviously it doesn't like uninstalling anything.
B4 this last crash I did run again 'Windows_NT6_BSOD_jcgriff2.exe' as u had suggested earlier and have attached it here so u can see, if there is anything new after all those uninstallations you had recommended and all the multiple continuous crashes. I have attached it here.
OK now to your last suggestion I did run ' SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker" but I absolutely nothing happened. Why do I say so? As you can see from the attached screen shot of the cmd, all it seem to have listed is something similar to a help file -- definitions of commands only, and nothing else. The saved text file, as further evidence of this, was completely empty --yes empty -- I have attached it nevertheless. And yes I have done what was said, "In the elevated command prompt, type sfc /scannow and press Enter." [I also tried sfc /scanfile=c:]
I have attached the CBS.log file as well but it is not of today. None today was made. the date on it is from yesterday. Obviously either the command I keyed in is no longer a valid one with my Windows 7 home Premium 64bit. Or something is preventing the command to run the way it is supposed to.
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08 Jun 2012   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64

Oops - re: scannow my mistake, had only spelled the command with one ' n '
Attached is the new sfcdetails.txt file. No integrity violations were found so only ran it twice.
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