So im getting this error: "generic host process win32 has encountered a problem and needs to be terminated..." i click don't send error report and i get the automatic shutdown message and it says its due to: DCOM Server Process Launcher Terminated Unexpectedly I ran virus checks -before- this began to happen. i found a trojan called prunnet.exe, my av was able to delete everything expect the .exe, so i deleted it myself. i think it has to do with this since this is that last weird thing to happen to my system before the dos started happening..maybe like 4-6 hours afterwards. i also disconnected the cable and a window pops up after the computer starts, maybe like 3-5 minutes into it, that asks me if i want to work offline since theres no connection to the internet and i believe...its trying to open a window. any help would be appreciated. also the details from the win32 termination screen says: svchost (szappver 5.1.2600.5512) ntdll.dll (szappver 5.1.2600.5514) also im running winxp sp3 another update: i google'd this problem, and someone recommended hitting f8 and turning off automatic restart. i did that and the problem seems to go away, but i know i still got something because that little damn box comes up and asks me if i want to work offline. its been up for about 30 minutes so far. another...update: thats a NEGATIVE on the problem going away...the box still comes up and it still forces the shutdown even though i disabled automatic shutdown.