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Msconfig won't load


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Drumbum667

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Msconfig won't load when i try to run it. And i followed anoter's website instructions to see if MSconfig.exe exists in my computer and i found the registry key for it and it is there. I dont know why it doesn't run. I read about a virus that stops msonfig, task manager, and regedit from running but regedit adn task manager both run. Any help is appreciated.
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Can you run it from start, help and support, tools, system configuration

Or use search to look for msconfig then click the PC Health one
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From help and support it won't open it and search wont open it either. Im gonna do a virus scan maybe i got a little virus thats preventing it.

Edited by Drumbum667, 25 September 2006 - 02:50 PM.

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Hi Drumbum667,

Have you tried typing "msconfig" from the RUN prompt?

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Ofcourse, thats how i realized it wasn't working.
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I'd suggest you download Hijackthis, install it into "C:\Program Files\HiJackThis\" and run it.
Post the log in a new thread within the Malware section of this site.

You'll get expert help there.

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Items in blue which are underlined are clickable to give more information about the process

Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter, you need the XP CD

Windows File Protection will show an on screen blue progress bar which will simply disappear when the scan is complete, reboot when it does

If you do not have an XP CD you can borrow a same version as was originally installed XP CD, if you downloaded SP2 then you need an SP1 XP CD


Please follow the procedures outlined here: Malware Removal Guide

You will need a PC which can connect to the internet

Run all the programmes as advised then post a current Hijack This Log in a new topic in the Malware Forum

For the purpose of accurate malware analysis, Hijack This Logs are only dealt with in the Malware Forum. Posting them anywhere else will result in a delayed response

If you are unable to run any of the programmes, please ask for advice in the Malware Forum
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