Why won’t msconfig return to normal startup?

W January 1, 2013
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In msconfig under the general tab, I am not able to change back to normal startup. If I select it and hit apply it goes back to selective startup. Do I have program causing this, and if so how do I trace it down?

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  1. Ahmed Musani
    January 11, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    go again and change according to your needs and untick the make all boot settings permenant option. that should fix the problem,

    • Anonymous
      January 11, 2013 at 12:39 pm

      It is not ticked. I will have to do a reinstall.

  2. Dave Rimmer
    January 4, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    As long as your Pc is running fine then don't mess with it, how did it get like it is in the first place, mine is also on Selective Startup, have you disabled or stopped some of your startup items at boot to speed up boot times, if so then that's why it's on Selective because you have selected them.

  3. W f
    January 3, 2013 at 4:14 am

    When I check “Make all boot settings permanent” and click apply it cancels the check in the box.

  4. ha14
    January 2, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    in msconfig under Bootl uncheck Safe Boot, check "Make all boot settings permanent", Reboot then uncheck "Make all boot settings permanent"!!!!

    you can try to fix msconfig
    http://www.carifred.com/uvk/help/system_repair.php

    Quick Disaster Recovery
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/qdr/

    7 Quick Fix
    http://leelusoft.blogspot.fr/2012/02/7-quick-fix-20.html

    Disk Heal
    http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Hard-Disk-Utils/Disk-Heal.shtml

  5. W f
    January 1, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    I tried all 3 and it still will not return to normal startup.

    • susendeep dutta
      January 2, 2013 at 4:04 pm

      Then if it still bugs you,then reinstall the OS.

  6. ha14
    January 1, 2013 at 9:47 am

    copy the same program from another windows 7 ultimate and replace it in C:\Windows\System32\msconfig.exe

    Type in CMD in the Search programs and files box, right-click on the CMD icon and select Run as administrator. When the Windows opens, type in SFC/ SCANNOW and press the Enter key on your keyboard to scan for missing or corrupt system files.

  7. susendeep dutta
    January 1, 2013 at 8:13 am
  8. Ashwin Divakaran
    January 1, 2013 at 7:13 am

    The problem can be due to conflicts occuring in the os or can be due to a virus?.Try a System restore and check to see if it recurs.

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