This was yesterday.
I had been doing a lot of work when I noticed the laptop lagging, so I finished up and planned on rebooting after CCleaner. CCleaner needed a update, did that and went to restart. Background programs stalled that, canceled, closed explorer, went to reboot. Another undescribed background program stalled again, forced reboot. As it was rebooting said something about Windows updates, do not shut off. After 10 minutes with no progress I hit the power button, shut down and restarted in safe mode.
Tried system restore. Same Window updating, do not shut off. Same no progress whatsoever.
I hit the power button again, restarted and went looking for my Windows reinstall CD.
Miraculously, windows starts, a little slow, windows checking for problems. I get online, things seemed fine, windows still checking for problems. tells me to back up! Says nothing about system restore.
Here's the message and possible problem, which i think is related to a WD external drive, I can't recall attaching recently.
Problem: Could not install driver software
Files that help describe the problem:
View a temporary copy of these files
Warning: If a virus or other security threat caused the problem, opening a copy of the files could harm your computer.
The laptop ran fine all day long, but tonight I uninstalled a program that came with my Canon camera that was also mentioned in the action center. I needed to reboot after uninstall and had the same problems as above. No message about system restore, Canon programs are gone and Windows update shows all the latest updates.
I've made Windows 7 repair disk. Think I should try it?