MSCONFIG.EXE not allowing me to save change! I AM ADMIN!

By mikedeewithadt ·
I have looked for a few hours for the last couple days for an answer to this question:

I am the Administrator on my computer. It is on a small home network with 1 other computer with an Intellinet Wired Router. I am running Win XP SP2. If more specs are required please ask.

But anyways, when I try to use MSCONFIG.EXE or a program called AutoRuns(which is basically an easier to understand msconfig) any changes I make revert upon reboot and my selection of normal startup from the general? tab of msconfig. I get an error message to the extent of "an access error has occured logon as administrator or go to your admin" or something to that effect.

I'm lost! Please help.

Thanks in advance

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If the Antivirus

by Jacky Howe In reply to Trying this

tests don't find anything take ankush.agnihotri advice and create another admin profile as your profile may be corrupt.

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Also try this

by Jacky Howe In reply to If the Antivirus
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new admin account

by ankush.agnihotri In reply to MSCONFIG.EXE not allowing ...

Try creating a new account with admin acess and see if that works

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Took a while to think of this.

by BlazNT2 In reply to MSCONFIG.EXE not allowing ...

I too have had this problem. What it turned out to be for me was a service I was trying to disable. It was for a virus scanner that did not want to be turned off. I uninstalled the virus scanner and got control back. I hope this helps.

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change will not persist in msconfig

by yantaq In reply to MSCONFIG.EXE not allowing ...

look like this thread has been there for a while, but I thought it would be helpful to add what I did.
issue: cannot get out of safe mode
OS: windows 7 home premium
what I tried is no matter how I select normal startup and in uncheck safe boot in boot tab, change didn't persist. as someone mentined to add new user in above responce, I tried to add new user as admin with a password. I restarted the computer, it went to normal mode.
this could be a workaround for rookies that don't want to go into msconfig and tweak any msconfig or boot.ini.

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