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  1. padutch

    padutch Thread Starter

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    Running XP Pro . Just installed a slave HD and did a copy from old HD to new one . Everything went fine or so I thought . Running new HD now . Just now went to start , run and typed in msconfig and clicked ok . Nothing happens . No window no nothing . Other commands from run seem to work except msconfig . Any thoughts ?
     
  2. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    Does Start > Run > msconfig.exe work?

    Regedit, CMD work?
     
  3. padutch

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    msconfig.exe does not work either but everything else seems to . Regedit , cmd and everything I tried works .
     
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    padutch, Go into Folder Options>View tab and select the option "Show hidden files and folders" and uncheck "Hide protected operating system files (recommended)", click Apply/OK. Now do a file search for: msconfig.exe

    There should be a copy in the C:\Windows\pchealth\helpctr\binaries folder and a copy in the C:\Windows\System32\dllcache folder. If the copy in the binaries folder is missing just copy it from the dllcache folder and paste it into the binaries folder.

    Tufenuf
     
  5. padutch

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    already have done that with no results
     
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    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    Can you clarify??

    Do you mean that there was not a file in C:\Windows\pchealth\helpctr\binaries?

    Or, that when you copied it from dllcache, that did not work either? Or, there was not a copy there?
     
  8. padutch

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    there was a file in C:\Windows\pchealth\helpctr\binaries . I also coppied from the old hd which msconfig works and pasted it to replace the one in C:\Windows\pchealth\helpctr\binaries but that didn't help either .
     
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    Greetings padutch

    Try Giving The Full Path

    Start > Run > C:\WINDOWS\pchealth\helpctr\binaries\msconfig.exe
     
  11. WhitPhil

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    Msconfig is found from a field in the registry

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\MSCONFIG.EXE that has the value of "C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\MSConfig.exe".

    Either you are a fan of Registry Cleaners or an uninstaller has ripped out this path.

    You can recreate it via Regedit, or just create a Shortcut to the exe in \binaries.
     
  12. padutch

    padutch Thread Starter

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    The path is right where it is supposed to be and is the same as you have it in the reg
     
  13. Tufenuf

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    padutch, What happens when you double left click on one of those msconfig.exe files?

    Tufenuf
     
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    What happens when you go to C:\WINDOWS\pchealth\helpctr\binaries and double-click on msconfig.exe?

    Edit: Tufenuf, you read my mind.
     
  15. padutch

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    not a thing .
     
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