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Windows 7: Something installs on every boot, but what?

04 Dec 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
Something installs on every boot, but what?

On every boot, reboot, a window pops up saying, "Preparing to install" and quickly disappears. It doesn't say what it is. I'm wondering how I can find out this out. My assumption is that it is a driver and not software

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04 Dec 2014   #2
Layback Bear

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

You could check Device Manager and see if their are anything that stands out.

Do you have things plugged into usb ports when booting?
Remove everything except mouse and keyboard and see what happens.

I would also check for drivers with anything Logitech.
Sometimes Windows 7 and Logitech just don't get along.

You could also check Windows Updates and see if they offer and drivers or driver updates.
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04 Dec 2014   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64

Good thinking but no, unfortunately nothing stands out
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04 Dec 2014   #4

win 7 64 bit

try a clean boot and see if still happens. Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
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04 Dec 2014   #5

7 x64 | 7 x64

Start - run - msconfig - diagnostic start-up - much like safe mode. Check start up options - full scan w/malwarebytes is not a bad idea.
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