msconfig problem

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donsor

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When I click on Start/Run/and type "msconfig", I get the following message:
Windows cannot find "msconfig". Make sure you typed the name correctly and then try again. To search for a file, click Start button and then click search. I know I typed the name correctly. When I went to search there were several "msconfig" files listed including some with icon. Any help in this matter is appreciated.
 

foxidrive

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> What os is it?
EDIT: I see it is in the XP thread.

Try copy and paste this command at a cmd prompt

copy /b c:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\msconfig.exe c:\WINDOWS\system32\

It will either work or return a file not found error. I had the same issue on an XP box.
 

donsor

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I checked and found that the MSCONFIG is still on my drive by locating the following:
C:\Windows\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\MSConfig.exe

However, I checked the Registry and found the following:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppPaths\ MSCONFIG.EXE (missing).

How do I correct this?
 

Phantom010

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Download the attached zipped file.

Unzip the fix and extract the .reg file to the desktop. Double-click it to merge it to the registry.

Restart the computer.

If the fix only opens as a text file (in Notepad), right-click the file (before opening it) and select Open With > Choose Program... Then, select the Registry Editor.


If the Registry Editor is not in the list, browse to C:\WINDOWS and select regedit.


Let me know if it helped.
 

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donsor

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Problem solved. I got my msconfig back. Also made a note regarding procedures in my PC Troubleshooting File. Many thanks gents.
 
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