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Stuck on Selective Startup

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1 64 bit

    Stuck on Selective Startup


    For some reason System Configuration's Startup Selection is stuck on "Selective startup". When I change it to 'Normal startup" and close ad then reopen System Configuration it reverts back to "Selective startup".
    Also, not sure if it's related, maybe once out of every 4 or 5 boots Windows 8 starts to the Desktop instead of the Start Screen.
    This is a relatively new install.

    James

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  2. #2


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello James,

    This is normal for msconfig to be on "Selective startup" now. It's the same for me.
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  3. #3


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    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    So are you able to change it to Normal startup?
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  4. #4


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    64-bit Windows 10


    You could, but it will only revert back to "Selective Startup" being selected by default the next time you open msconfig.
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  5. #5


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    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    Ok. Seems a bit odd.

    James
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  6. #6


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    64-bit Windows 10


    It's been to long for me to remember exactly when and what, but it started doing that sometime back after some update in Windows 7.
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  7. #7


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    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    Let me ask you this.
    How do I know that all the proper services are being executed???
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  8. #8


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Startup programs and services are two different items though.

    You could check to make sure that all of your startup items are enabled.

    Startup Items - Manage in Windows 8


    For the unrelated services, you could compare your services to their default settings listed in the table in the tutorial below to see if they match.

    Services - Restore Default Services in Windows 8
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  9. #9


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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Good to read (that this is occurring for others)! I was wondering how/why my startup had changed to a Selective Startup from Normal. I was worried something had gone wrong. :P
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