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Error when exiting MSCONFIG


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carlak

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I am trying to update my MSCONFIG STARTUP section. Once I exit, I get the following error:

An Access Denied error was returned while attempting to change a service. You may need to log on using an Adminstrator account to make the specific changes.


I have checked the account, and I am the administrator. I'm using XP Home addition and everything is up to date.
The system does start up and the changes appear to be made, but each time the MSCONFIG window will pop up on bootup and give the same message.
Any help would be appreciated. :)
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edge2022

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Try doing this in safe mode.
http://www.computerh...sues/chsafe.htm

If you don't know how, then read the article above.
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Hello, carlak. :) Welcome to Geeks to Go!

What was the update for?

Warning: MSCONFIG is a troubleshooting tool for Windows, and if edited improperly can cause severe damage to your computer, and can even render it unbootable.

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What error are you getting when you start back up?
Is it the error "An Access Denied error was returned while attempting to change a service. You may need to log on using an Adminstrator account to make the specific changes."?

Or is the error dealing with (in approximately these words) "system configuration utility has detected a change", Also something to the effect of "selective startup", and "do you want to continue to see this message"/

We need more info please?


EDIT: Located the following in another post. Basicly, the poster went to safe mode, made his change, ok'd his way out. Then went to normal mode and found out msconfig worked.

Stop the presses! I managed to fix this problem by starting the problem
notebook in "Safe Mode" (on my pc this involves pressing F8 multiple times
during the re-boot process). In "Safe Mode" I was able to sign-on to the
"Administrator" account. While on this account I "ran"
Start>Run>MsConfig>un-checked "Load Startup Items" (it was sort-of un-checked
already>pressed OK and I did not get the error message. I then re-booted
into Normal mode, and was able to check (or un-check "Load Startu Items") and
exit the System Configuration Utility without suffering that ominous error
message


Edited by 123Runner, 10 April 2009 - 02:40 PM.

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carlak

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Safe mode fixed it.

Thanks everyone.
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Good to see that you have resolved your problem. Good job! :)
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