msconfig always says selective startup

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    when I try to select "Normal Startup" or "Diagnostic Start-up" in msconfig ,the select button changes to what I select then I press Apply and let it reboot. but no matter what I selected it still comes back as "Selective Start-up". can anyone help me resolve this ?
    Thank You !
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    Suggestion only.......
    go back to msconfig > Boot tab at top > bottom right, is there a check mark on " Make all boot settings permanent " ?
    If yes, UN-check it > OK when done > reboot.
    Try if it is ok now.
     
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    Hi,
    the "make all settings permanent" was not checked.
     
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    OK. Back to msconfig > select Normal Startup or Diagnostic Startup > Boot tab > check Make all settings permanent > Ok > reboot.

    When you are done , go back and uncheck the box > OK
     
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    once I select Normal startup and change to the boot tab to check Make all settings permanent & reboot it reverts to Selective startup. I even tried making all settings permanent 1st.then changing to Normal boot. either way I still endup in selective startup.
     
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    I apologize for not being any help to you.
    Please wait a bit for someone else to come along.

    Good luck.
     
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    My suspicion is that if you are using the Start Up Tab to prevent some programs from starting at boot time either within msconfig (windows 7) or taskmanager (windows 8) then msconfig will likely always reflect selective startup, as that is essentially what you are doing.
     
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    Jack_17,
    I went to my Win 8.1 Pro laptop and tried out your scenario.
    Here is what I did and subsequent result..........
    I went to msconfig > select Diagnostic Startup > Apply/OK .
    I was asked to restart in order to run the command. I did.
    It took a while for it to restart. When it restarted, it was on limited services only, which is what it should be on Diagnostic Startup.
    EX : My 3rd party Start8 disappeared. My wireless internet connection was not running. Who knows what else were not running.
    So, I went to msconfig again > select Normal Startup > Ok.
    Again, I was asked to restart. So, I did.
    After restart, the computer is back to normal with all services running
    As you had experienced, the msconfig shows a checkmark on Selective Startup. I would deduce that it is the default setting.
     
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    Oh, I forgot the crucial part......
    If you decline to "restart", it will return to default Selective Startup.

    One interesting observation..............
    On my Win 7 computer, the default setting is Normal Startup, not Selective Startup.
     
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    I tried all of your sugestions, but it still goes back to "Selective Startup"
    yes, on Win 7 computers, the default setting is Normal Startup. as it should be on win 8.
     
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    I don't know if I am capable to explain this clearly to you. I'll try.

    Here is my understanding, not saying I am right, just my interpretation.

    Let's say you go to msconfig and select Diagnostic Startup...........
    if you expect the blue dot to stay on Diagnostic Startup..... that is not going to happen.
    The blue dot will go right back to the default.....which is Selective Startup.
    But, that does not mean what you want to do will not happen. It will. Once you click the Restart button it will go to Diagnostic Startup mode with only limited services running.
    Then after you are done with Diagnostic, go to msconfig > select Normal Startup > click Restart button and you'll be back to normal startup mode with all startup programs running.

    That is the best I can do to explain this matter.
     
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    Thank You,
    but I begg to bdiffer with you "Normal Startup" is the default with every thing loaded. "Diagnostic S tartup " is to load basic Devices and Services only..and "Selective Startup" allows you to selectivily load System Services and / or
    Startup items.
    "Diagnostic Startup " AND "Selective Startup" are to help you diagnose startup problems. Then you should be able to return to the NORMAL Startup Mode. This should work like Win 7
    which works like Win XP.
     
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