How can I avoid RPC shutdowns?
RPC shutdowns are caused by buffer overflows in the windows RPC client. These
can occur for many reasons, viruses can cause this, however it can also be a
natural buffer overflow as well. Out of the box windows XP is very susceptible
to RPC and LASS buffer overruns. More recent updates to windows, especially
windows XP service pack 2, have made windows much more resilient to buffer
overflows. If you happen to get a LASS/RPC/NT Authority shutdown you can take
the following steps to avoid it. Please note these steps must be taken quickly
since NT authority shutdowns operate on a 30 second timer.
Quickly go to start>run and type cmd into the run prompt and press enter. A black DOS console will appear. In the console type "shutdown -a". This will abort any pending system shutdowns. Since the RPC buffer is over run at this point all services which report to RPC will most likely not respond, so this is not a permanent solution. The permanent solution is to go to Windows Update
and download all updates and patches.