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    Windows 10 opens folder at boot; msconfig stuck at selective startup

    1. If I try to select normal startup in msconfig.exe, it doesn't stick; always reverts to selective startup.

    2. When I boot to the Windows 10 desktop, it always opens a Windows Explorer window at /windows/system/ which shows only a Speech folder in the right panel.

    3. Checking my BootManager using BCDEdit, I see this but I don't understand what the entries mean or whether any of them are connected to the problems 1 and/or 2:

    Code:
    C:\Windows\system32>bcdedit
    
    Windows Boot Manager
    --------------------
    identifier              {bootmgr}
    device                  partition=C:
    description             Windows Boot Manager
    locale                  en-US
    inherit                 {globalsettings}
    default                 {current}
    resumeobject            {657a150b-658d-11e5-99b6-8e17c296bef1}
    displayorder            {current}
    toolsdisplayorder       {memdiag}
    timeout                 30
    
    Windows Boot Loader
    -------------------
    identifier              {current}
    device                  partition=C:
    path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
    description             Windows 10
    locale                  en-US
    inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
    recoverysequence        {6c229bec-6586-11e5-9bc2-4487fc95d11b}
    recoveryenabled         Yes
    allowedinmemorysettings 0x15000075
    osdevice                partition=C:
    systemroot              \Windows
    resumeobject            {657a150b-658d-11e5-99b6-8e17c296bef1}
    nx                      OptIn
    bootmenupolicy          Standard
    Any help appreciated.
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    1. If you have any items disabled in ether the Services tab of MSConfig or the Startup tab in Task Manager, Selective Startup will always be set.

    2. Try disabling all the items in the startup tab of Task Manager. If File Explorer (formally Windows Explorer) no longer opens, re-enable the Start up items in groups to determine which item is at fault.

    3. Boot Manager should have no impact on the problem.

    Jerry

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    I have already checked. No items are disabled.

    I suppose I can try #2 but if I have to reboot each time that's gonna take a month.

    Does the fact that it's opening the Windows/System folder indicate that it's a windows service?
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    Disabled all non-MS services. Problem still occurs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djbaxter View Post
    I suppose I can try #2 but if I have to reboot each time that's gonna take a month.
    That's why you re-enable in groups rather than one at a time. If the problem goes away, you re-enable the most likely culprits first. It shouldn't take too long.
    Do you have a long list of startup items? I suspect most of them are not necessary. You can use this site to see if they can be permanently safely disabled:
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/

    Jerry

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