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Windows 7: "Please wait.exe" Can't be found by windows

17 May 2014   #1

windows 7 home premium 64-bit
"Please wait.exe" Can't be found by windows

Well hello there, i have ran into this problem this morning and immediately took action. I was trying to find a fix for this issue on Google and came across this fancy forum site . I went here
"Windows cannot find pleasewait.exe..." Any help would be fantastic and of course here Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions so I downloaded the diagnostic tool and signed up for this website and I would greatly appreciate some help and some answers
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
Windows Validation Data-->
Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-2QWT6-HCQXJ-9YQTR
Windows Product Key Hash: PVjSC5x6njvqunmbCY3lOD7rYDo=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8992687-00007
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {8BFBE704-6937-49DD-9644-BB9EC38C1ABE}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.130828-1532
TTS Error: 
Validation Diagnostic: 
Resolution Status: N/A
Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGA Data-->
Office Status: 109 N/A
OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Office Diagnostics: 025D1FF3-364-80041010_025D1FF3-229-80041010_025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-517-80040154_025D1FF3-237-80040154_025D1FF3-238-2_025D1FF3-244-80070002_025D1FF3-258-3
Browser Data-->
Proxy settings: N/A
User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Win32)
Default Browser: C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
Download signed ActiveX controls: Prompt
Download unsigned ActiveX controls: Disabled
Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins: Allowed
Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe: Disabled
Allow scripting of Internet Explorer Webbrowser control: Disabled
Active scripting: Allowed
Script ActiveX controls marked as safe for scripting: Allowed
File Scan Data-->
Other data-->
Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>{8BFBE704-6937-49DD-9644-BB9EC38C1ABE}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003</OS><Architecture>x64</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-9YQTR</PKey><PID>00359-OEM-8992687-00007</PID><PIDType>2</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-1700615476-29471978-265915316</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>System manufacturer</Manufacturer><Model>System Product Name</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Phoenix Technologies, LTD</Manufacturer><Version>ASUS M2A-VM HDMI ACPI BIOS Revision 5001</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="4"/><Date>20100204000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>7D153A07018400F6</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Pacific Standard Time(GMT-08:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM/><GANotification/></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>109</Result><Products/><Applications/></Office></Software></GenuineResults> 
Spsys.log Content: 0x80070002
Licensing Data-->
Software licensing service version: 6.1.7601.17514
Name: Windows(R) 7, HomePremium edition
Description: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, OEM_SLP channel
Activation ID: d2c04e90-c3dd-4260-b0f3-f845f5d27d64
Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
Extended PID: 00359-00178-926-800007-02-1033-7601.0000-0192014
Installation ID: 005673136156986933703372206552370506178772663456025692
Processor Certificate URL:
Machine Certificate URL:
Use License URL:
Product Key Certificate URL:
Partial Product Key: 9YQTR
License Status: Notification
Notification Reason: 0xC004F057.
Remaining Windows rearm count: 3
Trusted time: 5/17/2014 9:19:40 AM
Windows Activation Technologies-->
HrOffline: 0x00000000
HrOnline: 0xC004C533
HealthStatus: 0x0000000000000000
Event Time Stamp: 4:25:2014 13:54
ActiveX: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
Admin Service: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
HealthStatus Bitmask Output:
HWID Data-->
OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->
OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->
BIOS valid for OA 2.0: yes, but no SLIC table
Windows marker version: N/A
OEMID and OEMTableID Consistent: N/A
BIOS Information: 
ACPI Table Name    OEMID Value    OEMTableID Value
APIC            ATI         ASUSACPI
FACP            ATI         ASUSACPI
HPET            ATI         ASUSACPI
MCFG            ATI         ASUSACPI
SSDT            PTLTD         POWERNOW

My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 May 2014   #2

w7 ul

what is this diagnostic tool

did you solve the pleasewait.exe and what does it have to do with wat.exe ?
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18 May 2014   #3

Win 10 Pro x64, Win 7 Pro x64

Do you have / have you ever had/ a software called AutoPlay Menu Builder by Linasoft installed? If not, have you installed any new software/ made any recent changes to your computer?

I suggest a full scan of your computer with Malwarebytes Anti Malware followed by a full scan using your Anti Virus program.

References to pleasewait.exe inconclusive at best, potentially unwanted program (PUP) at worst:
Malware scan of pleasewait.exe (AutoPlay Menu Builder) 7a2d34ecbc811246685ed1a6bd7e0b2c90210fb1 - herdProtect
What is pleasewait.exe from Linasoft? | System Explorer
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18 May 2014   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Welcome to the forum SpaceGhost.

Hang in there we have some good people to help you with that log.

While waiting could you fill in the rest of your System Specs.

These two tutorials will help you do that.

By Brink:
System Info - See Your System Specs

By Kari:
Speccy - Publish Snapshot of your System Specs
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