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Windows 7: urgent; Can't boot in safe mode and msconfig stops responding

06 Jul 2014   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64

OK sorry it took a while to reply--have been busy. !st of all I don't know what I did (too many things have happened in my life in a week) but the problem seems to have solved itself (temporarily)perhaps due to me having uninstalled and re-installed my HP all-in-one Printer.
I just posted elsewhere, a different problem, that of my desktop not wanting to keep the settings I set. And there I am asked to do the same thing--a clean reboot which suddenly puts me back here. I thought the problem was solved but it re-appeared. So not problem if I go to the general tab but again all I have to do is choose 1 non-windows service hit on apply and it freezes. This time prior to doing so I started Task Manager and god rid of just about everything that can be in hoping it would help but it did not.
now about: sfc /scannow
"Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations" was the message 3 X in a row.
Did I "give msconfig time to recover?" Is 5 minutes enough?
Task Manager Processes ordered by CPU shows all at 0. As to memory all is normal (Except for Firefox which always uses a hell of a lot 350,000K)
As to, "Then check the logs and other System Resources in Troubleshooting tutorial in signature pic below." Sorry don't know what you mean--which logs where? and what "signature pic below"?

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06 Jul 2014   #12
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14 Jun 2015   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64

NOTE to those responsible for this web site: This post was written about a year ago and yet I just received an email stating there was a reply. This reply was and is about a year old as well. Makes one question how I received this email so late or why it was sent on its own once again.
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14 Jun 2015   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Proper method of communicating with Admins/Mods would be PMing or Contact Us from site links down below. Hopefully they will see this since they are active. You can also use this section of the forums
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06 Aug 2015   #15

windows 7

Having the same issue as OP. Msconfig goes to not responding and after that everything is screwed up nothing works anymore. Cant go on the internet because no browser will open and cant restart or shutdown PC without force holding the power button. It says logging off and stays there forever without a force shutdown.

BTW PC Is W7 Pro

Any changes at all to services will cause this to occur!
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06 Aug 2015   #16

Windows 7 Home Premium 64

zidge7. I recommend you follow gregrocker's advice. He's been great more often than not and when 'not' he's just been very good.
I never solved the problem it sort of solved itself and then came back and then solved itself without me ever being able to find the cause. Windows 10 is now here, and free, so perhaps switching to that OS may save some problems--though I would find the cause 1st if u can so that it does not spill over.
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 urgent; Can't boot in safe mode and msconfig stops responding

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