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    Unhappy Mistake with " msconfig " WINDOWS 8

    Ok I just got a new Windows 8 Laptop Duel core processor. And after a few days it started to go slow then I got advice on how to get it faster from other forums sites. But then I found msconfig. One of the forums said to increase speed activate your second processor I had a duel core so I assumed this was right. I opened up "msconfig" And clicked boot > advanced options > number of processors > 2. Pressed ok and apply then it asked to restart the computer and so I did. Then all of a sudden it started coming up with a spiral saying " Automatic startup repair" after a few minutes > diagnosing probelms then. Your computer failed to automatic repair.

    Automatic Repair Couldn't repair your PC
    press advanced options to try other options to repair your PC Or shutdown to turn of your PC
    Logfile; C:\windows\system32\logfiles\Srt\SrtTrail.txt
    _____________________________________NOTE; Everytime I try to start it up it does the same Process. ______________________________
    I have no idea what this means but Ive tried all of the options there and none have been successful I need advice to fix my boot. Thank you.

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    Default Re: Mistake with " msconfig " WINDOWS 8

    Your problem has nothing to do with the alteration you made in MSconfig. Windows 8 (and Windows7) automatically detect your CPU cores and the option you mention is a hangover fropm earlier days -it is ignored by the OS.

    First thought is that you are at the beginning of a hard disk failure. As it is a brand new computer, my first choice would be to take it back to the seller.

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    Default Re: Mistake with " msconfig " WINDOWS 8

    Quote Originally Posted by davehc View Post
    Your problem has nothing to do with the alteration you made in MSconfig. Windows 8 (and Windows7) automatically detect your CPU cores and the option you mention is a hangover fropm earlier days -it is ignored by the OS.

    First thought is that you are at the beginning of a hard disk failure. As it is a brand new computer, my first choice would be to take it back to the seller.
    Thanks for the reply, but my windows 8 PC Was fine until I did the alteration with the "msconfig" I forgot to mention as soon as it told me to restart " AFTER THE ALTERATION " It came up with updates took a while then the Repair screen kept repeating it self every time, I restarted Im sure its nothing to do with the System it's self but It does have a one year warranty so I will try and get more opinions but thanks for the comment.

    =)
    Last edited by chief98; 12-18-2012 at 09:14 PM.

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    Default Re: Mistake with " msconfig " WINDOWS 8

    I can reassure you that it was not the Msconfig mod that caused the problem. But you didn't mention the updates earlier. Something has been corrupted during that process. Did you turn off the computer at any time whilst it was updating? Are you able to "refresh" the PC through the advanced options?

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    Default Re: Mistake with " msconfig " WINDOWS 8

    I'm running that msconfig mod on my desktop, it hasn't caused any problems, if anything, it booted a few seconds faster. I not only changed the number of cores, but also the number of seconds, the default was 30, I changed it to 10. Other members here applied the same mods with success, beginning in 8 RP's days, those who did found that their computers fired up faster also.

    If a Refresh doesn't fix what's wrong with it (your Windows 8 DVD is required), there's a chance that reloading the OS from your recovery partition will. If not, return it w/o delay. If it was recently purchased, often the merchant will replace it, after 30 to 45 days, then the owner has to pay to ship it to the OEM for repairs (unless extended protection was purchased, that includes shipping).

    A new computer is supposed to work out of the box w/o mods like described above. If not, you need to demand it be made right.

    If by chance, you paid for this with a credit card, you should open a resolution case "just in case" the OEM tries to pull one over on you. You paid for a new computer, don't accept a "refurb" or "open box" for a replacement.

    Also, during this time frame is when most computers that has problems will be revealed. It could be a quality control issue, could have been dropped (not good for any computer), any number of things. Don't waste valuable time getting it right. The OEM's likes to stall the user when possible with "remote" repairs, this isn't worth it's weight for anything. Just a stall technique, to try to get past that first year, & off the hook.

    Don't be a victim of this scam yourself.

    Cat

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    Default Re: Mistake with " msconfig " WINDOWS 8

    Quote Originally Posted by davehc View Post
    I can reassure you that it was not the Msconfig mod that caused the problem. But you didn't mention the updates earlier. Something has been corrupted during that process. Did you turn off the computer at any time whilst it was updating? Are you able to "refresh" the PC through the advanced options?
    All of the advanced options recovery and refresh reset always fail everytime I click them. I didnt turn of the computer while the Updates were updating although I did wait I dont know what happend when the Updates were on because I went downstairs When I came back up I saw the blue repair screen.

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    Default Re: Mistake with " msconfig " WINDOWS 8

    chief98, do yourself the biggest favor that you can at this point.

    Return the computer & demand a new one like it (you bought it new) or cash back. If you paid with a credit card, you have additional rights, but you have to act FAST! Open a resolution "just in case", if asked why, state you're getting the runaround on this purchase.

    The clock is ticking, don't fool with anymore repair attempts. You bought a new computer that you expected to work as new, & that's the bottom line. I'm advising you for your own good.

    Cat

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