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25-Mar-2006, 02:00 PM #1
Solved: Windows cannot find msconfig. make sure you typed the name correctly: to search for f
When I try to open msconfig or system configuration by clicking on start>run> I get a popup
that tells me windows can't find msconfig or system configuration. Why can't I get into
system configuration?
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25-Mar-2006, 02:05 PM #2
Try msconfig.exe

If no luck, take a look here.
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25-Mar-2006, 02:15 PM #3
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When I try to open msconfig or system configuration by clicking on start>run> I get a popup
that tells me windows can't find msconfig or system configuration. Why can't I get into
system configuration?
you don't say but if you're using w2k, it doesn't have it but you can add it from various sites.

check "search" for msconfig
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25-Mar-2006, 04:12 PM #4
Yes I didn't say, I'm using XP and boy do I feel foolish! msconfig.exe it is.
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25-Mar-2006, 04:59 PM #5
no reason to.

fwiw: i just typed msconfig in run, clicked ok and it opened.
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25-Mar-2006, 08:24 PM #6
I wasn't adding the .exe.


I was just using my Registry Optimizer and rummaging around
the options and there System Config., with one click.
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25-Mar-2006, 08:58 PM #7
you hadn't mentioned the registry optimizer, it's not as smart as xp.
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28-Mar-2006, 08:00 PM #8
But when I would type just "misconfig" XP could not understand the command.
It wasn't until I typed misconfig.exe that xp could bring up System Configuration.
This puzzles me because as I read through different threads the moderator or person
helping the distraught will say "click>start>click run>type msconfig>click okay".
Could this possibly be a registry entry missing? That is that would cause it not to
respond to just "misconfig"?
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29-Mar-2006, 08:09 PM #9
You could try downloading msconfig and re-installing it. If you run a google search on (download msconfig) you'll find many sites from which to download the utility.
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29-Mar-2006, 11:41 PM #10
unbidden, I just clicked on the link that you left me way back when ----Thanks------
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02-Nov-2006, 05:59 PM #11
I am also having this problem! I have typed 'msconfig' & 'msconfig.exe' and still the same popup, "Windows cannot find 'msconfig.exe'. Make sure you typed the name...' I am so going to buy an Apple for my next computer. HELP! Oh, I'm running Win XP in a IBM Netvista...
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