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Windows 7: Inert Boot Tab in MSCONFIG

30 Aug 2013   #1
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Inert Boot Tab in MSCONFIG

Hello,
Went into msconfig as admin and when I went to the boot tab, there was no Windows installation, and all the options did not function. Wanted to check on my processors settings in Advanced. Appreciate any assistance!
Glenn


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30 Aug 2013   #2
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

type winver in the start search box ... does a window pop up telling you the OS version that's licensed to you?

Also see this: MSCONFIG Boot tab disabled
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30 Aug 2013   #3
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Hello Jacee,
Thanks for your reply! Winver says it is to Owner, me. Just finished the sfc /scannow with no problems. Don't know of any EasyBDC or boot programs that I have ever used. Ran msconfig as administrator and in a command window as administrator.
It shows Selective Startup marked with Load System Services and Load Startup items as checked. When I change to Diagnostic Startup the boot tab was still disabled and when it rebooted it came up with only Systems services loaded.
When I tried Normal Startup, the boot tab showed Windows 7 (C:\Windows) : Default OS but the options are still inert. When I go to OK to allow this startup a System Configuration window pops up stating that "System Configuration cannot save the original boot configuration for later restoration. Boot changes will be reverted. The device is not ready." and an OK button. When I hit the OK button the restart computer option comes up and with it it reboots back to the original Selective Startup with system and startup options checked.
Any ideas???
Glenn
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30 Aug 2013   #4
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
No Windows in Computer > Advanced Settings > Startup and Recovery

Hello,
Noted while trying to track down another problem that when I choose Computer and Properties > Advanced System Settings and go into Advanced > Startup and Recovery > Settings, that in the Default Operating System there is no entry. This is in Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit.
How can I get this set correctly?
Glenn
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31 Aug 2013   #5
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Using BCDEdit For Windows Vista and later versions of Windows, you can specify the default boot entry using the /default option. The syntax to specify the default operating system is as follows:

Scroll down to that instruction: Changing the Default Boot Entry (Windows Drivers)
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31 Aug 2013   #6
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Using BCDEdit For Windows Vista and later versions of Windows, you can specify the default boot entry using the /default option. The syntax to specify the default operating system is as follows:

Scroll down to that instruction: Changing the Default Boot Entry (Windows Drivers)
Hey Jacee,
Found the GUID and did the command line in a administrative cmd.exe as

bcdedit /default (XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX}

It indicated that "The boot configuration data store could not be opened.
The system cannot find the file specified."

Thanks for the idea but no luck so far and I am quite a bit over my head here!!!!!
Glenn
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31 Aug 2013   #7
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Me too, so will ask for more help, hang in there!
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01 Sep 2013   #8
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

How about trying a chkdsk Glenn Disk Check

By the way have you downgraded from 8 as I know the Boot on it's msconfig has to go to task manager.
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01 Sep 2013   #9
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Glenn, do you have the 100 MB system reserved partition on your installation? I seem to remember this problem when it was not active? Open Disk management and post a screenshot. One of the smarter people can then see if it is OK

Start> In search box type computer management> Enter> Click on Disk management

A Guy
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01 Sep 2013   #10
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
As Bill already suggested.


If you start in Safe mode is there any difference?
Safe Mode
Option one.
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