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Windows XP cannot find msconfig so Hattersley article no help


curiouser

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I typed 'Start, Run and Enter' but get the message 'Windows cannot find msconfig' so am stuck at this point and unable to progress with this month's R. Hattersley article 'Get a Faster Safer PC'. Can anyone help please? Curiouser

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buteman

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There are some other programs the likes of C Cleaner I believe or WinPatrol to mention a couple which you can use to stop programs running at start up.

If you have the proper XP CD you could run sfc /scannow and see if it finds any problems.

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northumbria61

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A system file can be damaged in some way or another that makes it unable to start. I would suggest running sfc /scannow to let xp repair or replace the system files that may be damaged. If no joy you might consider doing a short hop restore. This means just go back in hours not days. Or do a last known good configuration.

If you have a Windows XP install disc do the following -

Insert Windows CD run sfc /scannow or do a repair install.

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northumbria61

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OR an alternative would be to download the msconfig.exe file from this link and copy the file to the relevant location on your computer.

enter link description here

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buteman

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Have you tried running your security programs to make sure you do not have a virus.

Googled.

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=windows+XP+cannot+find+msconfig&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&client=firefox-a

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lotvic

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If you've got it on your pc you can create a shortcut and put it on your desktop if you want to. Or you could start it from it's location.

rightclick My Computer -> Copy and paste the following in Address Bar, click to go to:

C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\MSConfig.exe

select (highlight) MSConfig.exe and rightclick and create shortcut, drag the shortcut to your desktop.

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lotvic

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typo: missed out explore so should be 'rightclick My Computer -> choose Explore

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buteman

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Looks like this free program will do it for you.

http://re-enable.en.softonic.com/

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