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Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by alwrmc, Nov 4, 2011.

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  1. alwrmc

    alwrmc Thread Starter

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    I have a friends computer to remove some junk software for him. When I type "msconfig" into the run box it opens "Search Results in Indexed Locations" instead of the expected window.
    However, when I use the Win + r method I get the msconfig window/options.

    How do I get the normal (for me) method of opening msconfig by simply typing it into the run box to return?
     
  2. Phantom010

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    Looks like the keyboard might be configured in another language?
     
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    "another language?" ..... I don't think so, but I'll check it later today. It's his computer and monitor but I supplied one of my keyboards and trackball. It worked as normal the first time I used "msconfig" to go in and stop some of the toolbars they had accumulated. I then downloaded Revo Uninstaller and removed a lot (a lot !!) of junk. Later when I tried using msconfig again is when I found the problem.
     
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    No, not the keyboard language.
     
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    I think you may have deleted a little too much "junk" with Revo. I never use Revo unless I'm having trouble uninstalling a particular program.

    Try a System Restore.
     
  6. alwrmc

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    No, don't think Revo is the problem either.
     
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