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Windows 7: Need help to fix my startup settings


12 Sep 2012   #1

Windoes 7 Professional x64
 
 
Need help to fix my startup settings

I changed msconfig startup settings now windows will not start.Can I rectify this from the system recovery command prompt?

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12 Sep 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Tried restarting in safe mode? If you can, then re-enable disabled services / reset settings etc & reboot
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12 Sep 2012   #3

Windoes 7 Professional x64
 
 

When I reboot the "Windows error Recovery" screen appears and then it shows "Startup repair" screen. I can't get into safe mode.
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12 Sep 2012   #4

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Can you not jump in by hitting <F8> during the bootup before the repair screen appears?
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12 Sep 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

It's unlikely that this would happen after changing only the startup items within msconfig; it is far more likely that you changed something in the Services tab and disabled an integral, critical component of the Windows platform.

When you get this up and running again, use Windows 7 Services - Windows 7 - All Editions - The Elder Geek on Windows to assess which services will be safe for you to disable.
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12 Sep 2012   #6

Windoes 7 Professional x64
 
 

piatti, when i hit F8 it gives me the drives I can boot from. I have tried that a few times with the sames result.
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12 Sep 2012   #7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Is this the screen you get? If you can't <f8> to start in safe mode to try resetting what you changed, then you could
1. try the startup repair, or
2. Restore to a point before you messed up the config, or
3. open up a command prompt & try sfc /scannow to see if any system files are screwed & if they can be fixed.

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12 Sep 2012   #8

Windoes 7 Professional x64
 
 

paitti, yes I get this screen and I have tried your suggestion. The result of the scan was "There is a system repair pending which requires reboot to complete. Restart windows and run sfc again." I did this and the result is still as before. the recovery options screen comes back.
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12 Sep 2012   #9

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Did you follow all of paittj's three suggestions ?Or only the scannnow option?
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12 Sep 2012   #10

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

try all options ... if you really can't start windows you've not much to lose...

Also sometimes sfc /scannow needs to be run several times til it (perhaps) runs clean

I'm intrigued as to why <F8> doesn't get you to a boot mode screen

What is your set up?
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