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Nothing is working!!!! :tazz:
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Define "Nothing is working".........have things gotten worse?
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Click Start, then Run, type regedit, and click "Ok".

In the left pane, expand (click +) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, then SOFTWARE, then Microsoft, then Windows, then CurrentVersion, then App Paths, and click on MSCONFIG.EXE

Is this registry key present? Is the value in the right pane (Under Data) C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\MSConfig.exe ?

Edited by wannabe1, 09 March 2006 - 09:21 PM.

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Yes it present.
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Click Start then Run...type sfc /scannow (Note the space between sfc and /) and press "Enter". You will be asked for your installation cd, so have it handy. Wait for the scan to finish (this might take up to an hour). When it's finished, click Start then Run...type chkdsk /r (Again...note the space) and reboot when prompted (type Y and press Enter). This will run on boot-up so restart will take a while...be patient.
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I dont have a CD
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Navigate to C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries and double click on msconfig.exe. Does the utility open?
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No
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This is TOO wierd... :tazz:

All of the other utilities work...just not msconfig, right?

When you put the msconfig.exe file into the Binaries folder, did you extract the file to the folder, or extract it somewhere else and copy / paste it there. Did it ask if you wanted to replace the old file with the new one?
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I used WinRAR to extract the file to the Binaries folder. It asked me to replace the file I clicked Ok.
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Oh and all the utilities i've tried have worked. :tazz:
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This certainly IS an odd one...

Would you post a log in the Malware Forum for me? Let's see if they can spot something in the HJT log that I'm not seeing. Title the topic something like "What happened to msconfig?" and then post a link to the topic here so I can follow along.

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Sure :tazz:
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http://www.geekstogo...howtopic=101730
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