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?
go again and change according to your needs and untick the make all boot settings permenant option. that should fix the problem,
It is not ticked. I will have to do a reinstall.
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.
When I check “Make all boot settings permanent” and click apply it cancels the check in the box.
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
Quick Disaster Recovery
7 Quick Fix
I tried all 3 and it still will not return to normal startup.
Then if it still bugs you,then reinstall the OS.
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.
Try repairing msconfig file -
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.