Windows 10: msconfig freezes when I try to apply changes

Discus and support msconfig freezes when I try to apply changes in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; In the process of using msconfig.exe to set up a clean boot, I found that when I make any changes (i.e. disabling non-Microsoft services) msconfig... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by SteveCase, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. SteveCase Win User

    msconfig freezes when I try to apply changes


    In the process of using msconfig.exe to set up a clean boot, I found that when I make any changes (i.e. disabling non-Microsoft services) msconfig freezes as soon as I click "apply" and I have to perform a hard reset to get my PC going again. Even just disabling a single service causes this to happen. I'm not experiencing any other serious problems. Any ideas how to fix this?

    :)
     
    SteveCase, Nov 8, 2018
    #1
  2. AmericanPharaoh Win User

    Windows 10 infinite restart black screen


    The tutorials provided are just a list of troubleshooting steps. Use only the steps which apply to you.

    Since none of the troubleshooting steps here worked, I'd suggest you do a Clean install.

    John
     
    AmericanPharaoh, Nov 8, 2018
    #2
  3. Melchizedek Qui Win User
    Msconfig not keeping changes

    Hello William,

    To better assist you with your concern, I'd like to know the following:

    • Confirm which build is currently installed on your device. To check, follow the steps below:
    1. Press Windows key + R, then type in winver.
    2. Click OK.
    • What is the make and model of your device?
    • Were there any recent changes made prior to this issue?
    • What is the application/program that you're having issues with?
    • Are you using any third-party antivirus program?

    Meanwhile, I'd recommend performing the steps below to troubleshoot the said issue:

    1. Start your PC in safe mode. Press Windows logo key + I on your keyboard to open
    Settings. If that doesn't work, select the Start
    button in the lower-left corner of your screen, then select
    Settings
    .

    2. Select Update & security > Recovery
    .

    3. Under Advanced startup, select Restart now.

    4. After your PC restarts to the Choose an option screen, select
    Troubleshoot > Advanced options >
    Startup Settings > Restart.

    5. After your PC restarts, you'll see a list of options. Select 4
    or F4 to start your PC in Safe Mode. Or if you'll need to use the Internet, select
    5 or F5 for Safe Mode with Networking.

    6. During safe mode, press Windows key + R, then type
    msconfig and press Enter.

    7. In the System Configuration window, go to
    General
    tab.

    8. Uncheck the box for Load startup items. Click
    Apply
    and click OK to save changes.

    If the issue persists, I'd suggest creating a new administrator account. Refer to the steps in this
    article.

    Looking forward to your response.

    Regards.
     
    Melchizedek Qui, Nov 8, 2018
    #3
  4. pepanee Win User

    msconfig freezes when I try to apply changes

    msconfig doesn't save changes


    Dang. Well, if you haven't already done so, search on a search engine (such as Bing) for your issue for more suggestions that you can find. I searched for:

    msconfig doesn't save changes


    and gave you that link. Hopefully you can try other suggestions that were attempted by others. There's a bunch of results that you will find, so hopefully that variety of results will have something useful.
     
    pepanee, Nov 8, 2018
    #4
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