System Preparation Tool 3.14 on every startup!


  • I successfully completed recovery of Vista to factory state from windows recovery partition.
    But now each time I start my computer it seems to be running some sort of configuration, it goes through a boot loop and after the configuration it restarts, then configures, then restarts, and when on the 3rd time the OS loads completely and the desktop appears, the System Preparation Tool window is there.

    Please help! I've tried all options on it (except generalize) but this still happens.


    Elsewhere I've seen solutions to it involving stopping WMP Network Service but it did not work in my case.


    I think the registry entry below might have something to do with it, but I don't really understand it so I left it alone.





    Would appreciate any help & advice to resolve this.

    Saturday, May 26, 2012 7:58 AM