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Strange behavior at boot! Should I be concerned?

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Hi everyone!

I'm hoping someone here can help me with a concern I have just had! Today, I had an issue with my laptop that occurs when it comes out of sleep with the lid closed and the screen refused to come back on, so I followed my normal procedure and forced a reboot! Anyway, as it boots back up I get to the "Windows did not shut down correctly" screen, so I go "start normally".

However, after this a screen flashed briefly, which appeared in the same font and style as the check disk or safe boot screens, which informed me that "Boot cleaner" had been started. It scrolled through some text which disappeared too quickly for me to read but appeared to be deleting some "unnecessary" files. I have run a full spyware and virus check using Avast and Ad-Aware and both came up trumps. Is this a concern and a reason for a wipe and refresh? Or is this a normal part of Windows which I have simply not experienced before?

Your input is appreciated!
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post #2 of 5
Try running a system restore. Did you do any updates or anything recently?
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No updates or changes! Maybe my post was a little long winded, it's all still working now and the behavior hasn't been repeated. The only things in the Windows restore log is a Windows update from yesterday, and an Ad-Aware install from the other day.

And I don't see a point in uninstalling the Windows update since even if I did it would eventually download itself anyway.
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i7 3770K 4.7GHz @ 1.27v ASRock Z77E-I Gigabyte GTX 780 8GB G.Skill Ares (2x4GB @ 1866MHz OC'd to 2133) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 128GB WD Black 2.5" 750GB Custom Water Windows 8 x64 Pro 
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i7 3770K 4.7GHz @ 1.27v ASRock Z77E-I Gigabyte GTX 780 8GB G.Skill Ares (2x4GB @ 1866MHz OC'd to 2133) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 128GB WD Black 2.5" 750GB Custom Water Windows 8 x64 Pro 
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If you go in to control panel and navigate to the windows update settings, you can change it to where it doesn't update unless you tell it. There is even an option for it to download the updates, but not instal them unless you say to do so.
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I would rather let it update itself as I know I would forget it otherwise. However, I think I have found the problem, I couldn't find it when I was Googling at first but after a little I found that it appears the boot cleaner is a feature of Ad Aware designed to delete files that are otherwise hidden.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770K 4.7GHz @ 1.27v ASRock Z77E-I Gigabyte GTX 780 8GB G.Skill Ares (2x4GB @ 1866MHz OC'd to 2133) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 128GB WD Black 2.5" 750GB Custom Water Windows 8 x64 Pro 
MonitorPowerCase
Dell U2711 (2560*1440) SilverStone 550W Bitfenix Prodigy 
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i7 3770K 4.7GHz @ 1.27v ASRock Z77E-I Gigabyte GTX 780 8GB G.Skill Ares (2x4GB @ 1866MHz OC'd to 2133) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 128GB WD Black 2.5" 750GB Custom Water Windows 8 x64 Pro 
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