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Title: msconfig Utility
Post by: qurious on March 18, 2012, 06:21:04 PM
In the System Configuration Utility the buttons in the Boot tab window are locked. All the other tabs are fine. I have run a system file check and  check disk  but the problem remains. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Title: Re: msconfig Utility
Post by: Shane on March 18, 2012, 08:15:09 PM
Haven't seen that before, can you post a screen shot?

Shane
Title: Re: msconfig Utility
Post by: qurious on March 18, 2012, 09:01:00 PM
Screenshot doesn't show anything useful but all the buttons in this tab are locked.
Thank you for the reply.
Title: Re: msconfig Utility
Post by: Shane on March 18, 2012, 09:37:09 PM
Thats the problem, nothing is showing up for the boot option.

As you see with the one I attached something should be showing up.

This means something is wrong with the boot manager on your system.

The free version of this should help you repair and rebuild it :wink:
http://neosmart.net/download.php?id=1

Shane
Title: Re: msconfig Utility
Post by: qurious on March 19, 2012, 08:41:18 AM
Thanks for the information Shane. If you are around have you any idea what this means [see screenshot]?
Title: Re: msconfig Utility
Post by: qurious on March 19, 2012, 09:17:07 AM
Update! Used "bootrec /rebuildbcd" successfully but the msconfig boot window is still frozen.  :sad:
Title: Re: msconfig Utility
Post by: Shane on March 19, 2012, 11:44:53 AM
Is the list still empty in the msconfig?

Shane
Title: Re: msconfig Utility
Post by: qurious on March 19, 2012, 12:05:08 PM
Hi Shane.  Yes there is no difference and no default OS listed in either EasyBCD or Windows dropdown menu [screenshot].
Title: Re: msconfig Utility
Post by: Shane on March 19, 2012, 12:06:45 PM
What version of Windows and are you dual booting at all?

Such as having more than 1 OS installed.

Shane
Title: Re: msconfig Utility
Post by: Shane on March 19, 2012, 12:07:55 PM
I found this

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Thanks for offering fixes but I fixed it myself. My installation was not corrupt, quite the opposite. It loaded fine and all was well with the only exception being that the list of systems had nothing in it under the Startup and Recovery area.

In any case I solved it by setting the (I'm in a RAID-0 array) C: partition to 'Active' which over-wrote the boot manager. I then started the startup recovery from the Windows 7 disc and it put the boot manager back.

I was trying to use the msconfig tool to set active processors on boot from 1 to 4 but it was initially all unavailable because there was no system labeled in the 'Startup' area (System and Recovery). All of this was fixed after repairing the boot manager. So perhaps that did somehow get 'corrupt' even though all was working fine.

Shane
Title: Re: msconfig Utility
Post by: qurious on March 19, 2012, 08:35:46 PM
Thanks for the information. Seems to be very relevant and tried to do what was indicated but afterwards the system reported Bootmgr missing. I restored from image backup but unfortunately the backup contains the same misconfiguration of the boot manager. Sick of this now and have no more ideas. Thanks for all your help, greatly appreciated!
Title: Re: msconfig Utility
Post by: Shane on March 19, 2012, 09:37:41 PM
A repair install would be a good idea before a fresh install :wink:

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3413-repair-install.html

Shane