Before I follow your instructiions, I Googled Clean Boot and all that stuff, and I think I found it.
Under msconfig/Startup tab I believe it's Intel® USB 3.0 Monitor.
I Googled that and found this:
The job of this utility was to monitor the functionality and system usage of your USB ports in the background and look for any possible problems. All Windows Operating Systems have a core USB Monitoring system already and the Intel Utility is not necessary in any way. Intel wanted to use a toolIntel Made to monitor USB related system problems etc. But it isn't necessary and can be stopped and removed.
I thought I would just disable it. But I have to wonder what went wrong to start generating this error message I've been getting, Also have to wonder if this has any effect on the USB external HD I have plugged into my laptop???
Will wait to hear what you have to say.