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When opening ArcMap or ArcCatalog, an ArcGIS Desktop dialog box displays the following message:
"Please wait while Windows configures ArcGIS Desktop"
The program continues to install ArcGIS Desktop and asks for the installation source if it cannot find it.
ArcMap or ArcCatalog is looking for a file or group of files that is no longer available. The removal of the file(s) may be caused by the installation of a new software, system update or anti-virus.
Look in the System Event Viewer:
The product, ArcCatalog, is searching for a specific file. In the following example the file RepairGIOApps.exe is missing.