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Msconfig PROBLEM!


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lazaros

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i go to start/run and i type msconfig but i says that windows can't find msconfig!! why that happens?

few days ago that problem didn't exist.. i niticed it today..

Please, I need some help people!

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Lets look for missing\corrupt System files
Follow the steps below:
Start->Run. Type cmd. Press Enter.
In the Command-Prompt Window, type sfc /SCANONCE. Press Enter.
Follow the instructions by the System File Checker.
(Note:The scan will done on next reboot, so u will be prompted for a reboot.)
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i did it, but nothing happened..
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Lets get a fresh copy of msconfig.
Did you download and install SP2 or did you install SP2 from a CD?
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i installed SP2 from a CD.
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Follow the steps below:

Open a command prompt window. Insert your XP-SP2 CD into the drive and enter the following command:
EXPAND -R X:\I386\MSCONFIG.EX_ C:\WINDOWS\PCHEALTH\HELPCTR\BINARIES
(where x: is ur CD-Drive, and C: is the partition where XP was installed.)
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again nothing happens.. may i install the windows again? but i don't want to do format..
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but when i launch msconfig from windows explorer it works..

What the...?
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Start -> Run.
Type: regedit.
Press <enter>.

Goto: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\MSCONFIG.EXE.
Check if the value of (Default) on the right-pane is C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\MSConfig.exe.
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there is no msconfig.exe on app paths!

why?
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Looks like we found the problem. :) :tazz:
Download the attachment, its a zip file. Extract the .reg file from it.
Double-click on the .reg file to merge it with registry.
Reboot.
Try msconfig from Start -> Run.

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thank you. now it's working! but why happened that problem?
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