Windows 10: msconfig won't let me choose "Normal Startup" - reverts to Selective

  1.    24 Jul 2017 #1

    msconfig won't let me choose "Normal Startup" - reverts to Selective


    When I run msconfig, it shows that Selective Startup is selected. I click on Normal Startup - but as soon as I select "OK", it reverts back to Selective Startup. Thank you.
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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       24 Jul 2017 #2

    Hello Nisko, :)

    This is normal.

    Having the two items checked below under "Selective startup" is essentially the same as having "Normal startup" selected.

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  3.    24 Jul 2017 #3

    OK, thank you. But it seems odd that I cannot select normal startup as an option. I performed a clean boot and Normal Startup was selected when I ran msconfig - now I can't get it back. Also, under certain conditions, there is a black square inside the "Load System Services" check box - and sometimes there is a check mark. Plz explain.
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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       24 Jul 2017 #4

    Yeah, "Normal startup" is selected by default, but it won't remain selected after any change is made.

    It is still a "Normal startup" though with those two items checked under "Selective startup".
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  5.    24 Jul 2017 #5

    Thank you! What's the square box mean?
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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       24 Jul 2017 #6

    If you mean the checkbox, it's to check or uncheck for selecting.
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  7.    24 Jul 2017 #7

    Under msconfig, there is a selection named "Load System Services." I know what the checkbox is for. What I'm trying to say is: sometimes I can get a checkmark in the box - and sometimes I get a smaller black (filled in) box inside the checkbox. I think it's strange - but the difference must mean something.
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       24 Jul 2017 #8

    Nisko said: View Post
    Under msconfig, there is a selection named "Load System Services." I know what the checkbox is for. What I'm trying to say is: sometimes I can get a checkmark in the box - and sometimes I get a smaller black (filled in) box inside the checkbox. I think it's strange - but the difference must mean something.
    Generally they mean that pre-selected items have been set.
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       24 Jul 2017 #9

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