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April 20, 2012 at 14:43:57
Specs: Windows Vista
I just want to see if anybody can comment on my msconfig oddity. After messing up Vista startup somehow (I defragged and everything went bonkers), Vista would only open in safemode. I managed to get Vista to function normally only at the misconfig setting of Selective Startup with "load system services" and "load startup items" checked.

After more work and a good defrag I have it working the best it has been since new, except I have to keep the msconfig settings in Selective startup because if I change it to Normal in the General tab, it boots into safemode without Safemode being checked in the Boot tab.

I do have a non-working System Restore problem I have researched -- everything points to either a Services config or virus issue. I have set all services correctly, and cleaned the system with both onboard and bootable antivirus apps which only found one Trojan, but still do not have any restore points set and cannot create any. All settings within System Restore are correct (turned on, scheduled, etc.)

I don't want to mess up that I have gotten Vista to boot amazingly fast and to run so smoothly with anything drastic like using the OEM recovery software to address the System Restore issue, but it would be nice to have it working again.

Junk and temp stuff have been cleaned out, so I figure something to do with configuration must be responsible for the weird settings I have going.

If anyone has ideas about what is happening I would be gratedul to hear them.

Thanks, AR

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April 20, 2012 at 17:25:47
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If you restore normal start up then uncheck things in msconfig Startup a few at a time you might find what is causing the system to go straight to Safe Mode.

There is a chance that when that is fixed your System Restore might start working I guess.

Have you tried MalwareBytes freebie? It often finds and fixes things that AV's miss.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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