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can't open system configuration tab

  1. #1

    Posts : 136
    Windows 8.1

    can't open system configuration tab

    I went into system configuration(control panel\system and security\administrative tools\system configuration)to get into safe mode. In the General Tab I selected diagnostic startup (it was on selective startup), I then got called away from my laptop and found I couldn't open system configuration to change it back to selective startup. I now get this error window User Account Control - Do you want to allow the following program from an unknown publisher to make changes to this computer. Is there another way I can change the startup so I am not in a diagnostic startup please.

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  2. #2

    Was the reason you went into safe mode because you thought you might have a virus? If so, you may want to consider running a portable scanner to see if anything is present. Do you know the name of the program trying to initiate changes?

    SuperAntiSpyware makes a portable scanner.

    SUPERAntiSpyware - SUPERAntiSpyware Portable Scanner

    Please note : The scanner is saved under a random filename so that malware infections won't block its execution.
    These tutorials on safe mode also have some advice on how to change back to normal.

    Safe Mode - Start Windows 8 in

    Advanced "Startup Settings" - Boot to in Windows 8
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  3. #3

    Posts : 136
    Windows 8.1

    When I selected the System Configuration tab I couldn't open it. I ended up just having to shut my laptop down.
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can't open system configuration tab

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