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Windows 7: Getting "Preparing Security Options"

04 Jun 2016   #51
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi LevelBest,
Interesting and GOOD turn of events,
NO PSO issues after running safe mode then normal,
2 things spring to mind,
a) the safe boot option caused some kind of reset, re-enabled a corrupt file (wscapi?)
b) a newly re-issued previouly installed update patch.

If everything is running normally, let it be, but make another image.

Give it a week or so, if the problem resurfaces, PM me so i can pick it up again.

Roy


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05 Jun 2016   #52
LevelBest

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit (Service Pack 1)
 
 

Hi Roy

Yesterday was appalling, I was getting PSO a lot of the time, even between separate boots with "last know good config". I decided to go into safemode and no instances of PSO during the hour I was on it. It was then OK in normal mode for the rest of the day but I've had PSO again this morning.

I'm going to re-register the WSCAPI file this morning.

I'd also like to investigate the health of my hard drive. Would you be able to recommend a good and safe hard drive diagnostic.

Thanks for your continuing help.

LB
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05 Jun 2016   #53
LevelBest

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit (Service Pack 1)
 
 

Well that went well!


I see there's a few sites offering fixes for this. Are you able to recommend a safe one?


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05 Jun 2016   #54
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi LevelBest,

I dont trust any advertised registry fix sites. I'D only use Forums and follow the instructions from them, even use these with care, (ie Erunt back-up).
There is 1 program/forumsite however, tweaking.com, that has a good reputation

That error will require a fix, (back to exporting/importing registry entries )
see this W7 thread
https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rc...t3ddI3ot_CzCdw

Richard AKA Niemiro, is now a Sysnative forum super guru.


Seagate tends to be the preffered HDD checker
https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rc...3HJ0Gtw0i61BiA

Any thoughts about performing a repair install
Repair Install

Roy
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05 Jun 2016   #55
LevelBest

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit (Service Pack 1)
 
 

Hi Roy

I tried to download a dll fixit and it sent McAfee into a frenzy so I stopped.

I have exported the registry to the D drive as well as an external hard drive in preparation for the now failed attempt at re-registering the wscapi file.

Haven't heard of the repair install - maybe worth a try at a future point.

I have found a thread about copying the wscapi file from another computer with the same OS (which I have). I may give that a go. If that doesn't work, I think I'm on the verge of just living with it. I've spent weeks / hours trying to resolve this and it is really beginning to depress me. Plus the fact that when PSO isn't happening, the computer is fine.

LB
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06 Jun 2016   #56
LevelBest

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit (Service Pack 1)
 
 

Hi Roy

Given that one of the possibilities is that my original profile may be corrupt, I am going to create a new user account/profile and run with it for a while and see if it PSO happens in that new profile.

LB
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11 Jun 2016   #57
LevelBest

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit (Service Pack 1)
 
 

Hi Roy

Unfortunately the new profile failed to resolve the problem. It had an occurrence of "preparing security options."

My last solution (before just living with it) was to try a BitDefender Rescue Disk. After some tinkering, I got the disk to run for about an hour and a half this morning. No issues were found. However, it did say at the end that some filepaths "failed to scan". Some of these filepaths read:

sys/fs/group/devices/devices.allow
/etc/polkit-1/rules.d
/sys/fs/fuse/connections/8388612

I don't know why these didn't scan or what I can to make it scan. Or maybe there is a better rescue disk brand (although reviews seem to think BitDefender one of the best).

Would you have any suggestions?

LevelBest


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11 Jun 2016   #58
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi LevelBest,
Where did you get POLICY KIT, (polkit), it only tends to be used on Linux systems, and can be used to alter policy settings.
Its part of FUSE
https://www.jboss.org/products/fuse.html

Can you list/post a copy of your installed programs -- especially ones you dont recognise
and a copy of your disk management structure
Control panel >> admin tools >> computer managment >> disk management

Roy
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12 Jun 2016   #59
LevelBest

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit (Service Pack 1)
 
 

Hello Roy

The "polkit" is connected to BitDefender - just looking at the instructions, it says "you're booting into a clean Linux based environment". Maybe the above files then are to do with BitDefender and it didn't need to scan its own files.

I've attached screenshots of all my programmes.

Also attached is disk management structure.

LevelBest


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13 Jun 2016   #60
margrave

Size 12
 
 

Would it be easier to simply wipe the drive and re-install Win 7 ... clean and fresh?
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