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msconfig problem

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by donsor, Jan 5, 2013.

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  1. donsor

    donsor Thread Starter

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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.
     
  2. 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.
     
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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?
     
  5. 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 Thread Starter

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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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