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Windows 7: msconfig Boot settings options unresponsive

12 Jan 2011   #1
Chunkles

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
msconfig Boot settings options unresponsive

I am trying to do I tweak to allow both of my Cores to Boot the computer, but in the msconfig for the Boot tab, I can't click ANYTHING, I can click exit, cancel, and help, but I can;t go into advanced settings under Boot or check any boxes in the Boot tab. Why is this and how can I fix it? [Attached is an image of my msconfig screen depicting the details of this]

I have tried: Startup Repair, sfc/ scannow, disk defrag, and chkdsk




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msconfig Boot settings options unresponsive-msconfig.png 
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12 Jan 2011   #2
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

That tweak you are trying to do is pointless. So there is really no point in doing it. Windows is already using your CPU to the maximum it can. There is no setting in Windows that will allow you to go beyond the capabilities of the hardware.

It being broken is a blessing I say. *nods* You never actually need it. All of those settings in there are for testing and developing.
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12 Jan 2011   #3
Chunkles

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

This thread fixed my problem. I gave the OS partition a letter, (A: System) in my case, and then hid the drive using the registry tweak here.
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12 Jan 2011   #4
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

You should still leave those options alone. They do not do what you think they do.
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27 Sep 2017   #5
wfredk

w2K AS, wXP, w7 Ultimate 32 bit, w7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

The links in Chunkles last post are invalid. Where can I gind the information about enabling the options in the msconfig Boot panel?

The comments logicearth made about "you shouldn't be changing those settings" are out of line - they assume a user is incompetent, and would have no legitimate reason for using them. As an operating system developer and power user, I find the condescending attitude offensive.
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27 Sep 2017   #6
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

click on the advanced tab.
if your looking to multi core run.


That post was made years ago.
The original screenshot would also imply that the OP didnt have an OS?? possibly booting via grub.
Thats why he couldnt use/acccess the option


Roy
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27 Sep 2017   #7
wfredk

w2K AS, wXP, w7 Ultimate 32 bit, w7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

My problem is none of the options in the msconfig Boot tab do anything. I would like to set Boot log and OS boot information, but clicking on the checkboxes does nothing. Also, the Advanced... button doesn't do anything, but all of the other tabs in the msconfig window work correctly.


OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name HOTROD
System Manufacturer LENOVO
System Model 2441A75
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3720QM CPU @ 2.60GHz, 2601 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date LENOVO G5ETA7WW (2.67 ), 5/16/2017
SMBIOS Version 2.7
Windows Directory C:\windows
System Directory C:\windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514"
User Name HOTROD\wfredk
Time Zone Eastern Daylight Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 16.0 GB
Total Physical Memory 15.8 GB
Available Physical Memory 10.9 GB
Total Virtual Memory 31.6 GB
Available Virtual Memory 26.4 GB
Page File Space 15.8 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys


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27 Sep 2017   #8
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi Hotrod,

Are you dual booting using Grub/bcd, looking at your mini profile looks that way.

Could be that the standard 100mb system reserve partition is either not present or not active


Roy
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27 Sep 2017   #9
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Further W7 hates being second it should set as the primary boot option.


Roy
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27 Sep 2017   #10
wfredk

w2K AS, wXP, w7 Ultimate 32 bit, w7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

This is a w7-only laptop that boots using the w7 boot manager. What in the system config makes you think I might be using grub?
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