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sudden shut down safe mode only

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sudden shut down safe mode only

rhlservice
OK Toshiba satellite laptop running Vista 2 GB DDR2...when I run a scan using malwarebytes or SAS or Avira or Spydoctor, laptop suddenly shuts off and does not reboot, in safe mode only, in normal mode, it all runs just fine. Multiple scans and hijack this reveal nothing abnormal.
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---TK---

Why would you thing there is maleware/ virus's on your PC? have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling the software or updating it? Also is Vista fully up to date?

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seanferd

It won't reboot in Safe Mode, but it will reboot normally?

If it won't boot in Safe Mode, the Safeboot registry key may be corrupted, but even importing a known good key may not help. Especially if there is a malware issue which is killing your anti-malware apps.

It could be a non-related issue entirely, though. Check your all your Event Logs for clues.

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L-Mo

Updates and check disk may help. It sounds like your OS may be a little off, which could have been from an infection.

You could also try system file checker.

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/system_file_checker.mspx?mfr=true

Are you runnning Spybot? what security suite are using?