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On boot, ALWAYS get "Preparing to configure windows" message....


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#1 facelvega

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 01:36 PM

Background:
Computer is Dell E4300 laptop running Win 7 Ultimate.  Performance became very slow, with 100% CPU usage even when nothing was running.  I MAY have finally solved that issue (looking good right now); it appears to have been a tight loop involving trustedinstaller.exe/failure to find device driver/failure to report issue to MS/.....
 
While chasing the performance issue, I googled and found a similar problem in a post here, so I ran ALL the diagnostics that were mentioned for that person, without reading all the (EXCELLENT AND VERY CLEAR) warnings that are given when you enter the forum from the top.  I have now joined the forum and read what I SHOULD have done (sorry!). 
 
Now, with every cold boot, I get "Preparing to configure Windows....Configuring Windows... 32%......46%......", then standard boot, and no apparent tissues.  I expect that it is a left-over diagnostic fragment that I created by running random diagnostics, but do not know how to make it go away.
 
Sorry for doing things backwards - I hope to do it the right way round this time....
 
The logs from the diagnostics already run may be useless, since I may have not run them in the order that would be desirable, but I have attached them as a starting point.  I am ready to run/re-run things as needed, and very much appreciate your help!

PS ...and now, the 100% cpu is back,so I did not fix that, either. Heavy cycle time for dwm.exe and trustedinstaller.exe...
 
 
 
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