I've been receiving a "Failed to Connect to a Windows Service" message upon startup. I'm running Windows 8. So, in attempt to fix this, I started in Safe Mode, then did a clean boot. I was able to search for MSConfig to do the clean boot. After the boot I did not receive the error message, and signed into my desktop normally.
I went to undo the clean boot and resume operating normally, but this time when I searched for MSConfig, I get no search results; the app seems to have disappeared entirely. I've restarted numerous times and have tried to find it in both Safe Mode and normal mode. Does anyone have any advice? I had to reinstall my antivirus so that it was operational (it was disabled) but am concerned about what else may be disabled until I can revert it to booting normally. Has anyone ever had this happen before?
I don't have the Windows 8 system disc; it came preinstalled on my laptop. (My laptop is a whopping 3 months old and I'm already having these issues. NOT happy with this.)