I've been battling a trojan problem and I had just run a tool to remove all the other apps I installed to do scans for trojans/malware and when I rebooted my computer would hang at the welcome/user screen. I could click on my user but it would do nothing. I tried running recovery console and doing fixboot and I tried this bootcfg / command with no luck. I tried using RC to do a repair install and everytime it hangs at 34mins while initializing devices, even overnight.
When I rebooted, Windows kept wanting to resume the setup, but it always froze. I tried something that worked for me in the past where you go into RC and type commands like "Copy c:\windows\system32\config\security.bak" and so on, but since doing that when I boot up it gets to the blue screen (setup?) and says something about a lsass.exe error and hardware being connected that wasn't working right or something. I disconnected all firewire/USB devices, but same thing. I haven't removed component by component yet (i.e. graphic card, soundcard) because I had to go to work, but I'm not sure if this is even fixable.
I ran a chkdsk /p scan that said my OS hard drive was okay. I'm fairly confident my hard drive is okay, but if it helps I can slave it to another computer to check it out some more.
I don't know if this has anything to do with it, but when I last reinstalled in September, almost immediately after, there appeared three blank spaces on top of my control panel list with blank icons, add/remove hardware stopped working and msconfig said I had no permission to change the startup list, but it would still change whatever I told it to anyway.
Any help is appreciated, thank you.