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can you run msconfig in xp?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by trichard, Apr 24, 2004.

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  1. trichard

    trichard Thread Starter

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    Can this command be used in xp I keep getting a error or is there something else that I can use to shut down things in the taskbar? Thanks for the help.

    Trevor
     
  2. Elvandil

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    Msconfig is still there in XP for diagnostic purposes.

    Startup Control Panel allows you to uncheck startup programs for testing and then check them again one at a time:

    http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml
     
  3. kwill

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    What error are you getting?
     
  4. trichard

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    cannot find file make sure path & file name are correct & that all required libraries are correct. I'm just typing msconfig & hitting enter on other systems this would work. Do I need a path?
     
  5. Squashman

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    Maybe the path to the file is not in your environmental varialbe path. Just do a search for it and double click on it. It is somewhere is c:\windows.
     
  6. trichard

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    just searched my computer & it doesn't find msconfig?
     
  7. kwill

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    no you dont - you may have to extract the file from the CD again.
    1. Go to Start>Run and enter SFC and click OK
    2. Check "Extract one File"
    3. Enter msconfig.exe and click on "Start"
    4. In the "Restore from" field enter:: D:\WINXP [if 'D' is not the letter of your CD-Rom drive, modify appropriately]
    5. Click OK

    {if you do not have a Windows system CD, try subsitituting c:\windows\options\cabs in the"restore from field"}

    Once youve done this, if it still doesnt work, download HijackThis from HijackThis and post a log on here (Click Scan, Save Log and save as a .txt file, then copy and paste into the post)
     
  8. Elvandil

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    In XP, insert your setup CD. Click Exit if it autoruns.

    Go to Start > Run, and type:

    expand D:\i386\msconfig.ex_ C:\Windows\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\msconfig.exe

    (where C: is your system drive, D: is your CD-ROM, and "Windows" is your installation directory).

    There should be a copy in the dllcache, too. If not:

    expand D:\i386\msconfig.ex_ C:\Windows\System32\dllcache\msconfig.exe

    If there is one already in the dllcache, copy it to the Help Center binaries folder.
     
  9. trichard

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    Ok, I've used Elvandil's utility to get rid of the program in the system tray.

    thank you
     
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