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Solved: Can't run MSCONFIG

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by aaa3788, Jul 13, 2007.

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  1. aaa3788

    aaa3788 Thread Starter

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    when I run MSCONFIG, error messege...how to fix it? (xp)
     

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  2. devil_himself

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    1.Try Running the file checker
    Start >>> Run >>> sfc /scannow
     
  3. ozrom1e

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    Do not forget to put the windows install disk in the drive.
     
  4. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    1. When did this work last?
    2. Have you run a virus scan?
    3. From Explorer or My Computer, browse to C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries

    Is the file MSCONFIG.exe present?
     
  5. aaa3788

    aaa3788 Thread Starter

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    ItÂ’s there and when I double click, it works and thanks for the address.
    Its funny when I run it Start>Run by "MSCONFIG" or "MSCONFIG.EXE", it doesn't work....don't know why.
     

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  6. devil_himself

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    lets see if this runs from run command
    C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\MSCONFIG.exe
     
  7. aaa3788

    aaa3788 Thread Starter

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    it does
     
  8. ozrom1e

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    Try running this from the Run box wordpad
     
  9. devil_himself

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    Try registering the following file

    regsvr32 shell32.dll
    regsvr32 comctl32.dll
    regsvr32 rpcss.dll
    regsvr32 msctf.dll
    regsvr32 imm32.dll
     
  10. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    Run REGEDIT
    Browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths
    Open "App Paths"
    Is there a key under it called "MSCONFIG.EXE"?
    If so, click on it and it the right screen what is the value of {default}.
     
  11. blaqDeaph

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    likely do do with your pathing options. Check your PATHs to make sure that that you should have the following lines:

    %SystemRoot%\system32;%SystemRoot%;%SystemRoot%\System32\Wbem
     
  12. aaa3788

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    There is no MSCONFIG at registry:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths

    But, C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\MSCONFIG.exe is working. So I'll create a shortcut for that and that's not bad.

    Thanks all. I really appreciate it.
     
  13. Frank4d

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    Did you check Environment variables (Control Panel > System > Advanced tab > Environment Variables button) suggested by blaqDeaph ? (Note: %SystemRoot% may also be shown as C:\Windows).
     
  14. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    The issue is not a PATHing issue, but rather is caused by a MSCONFIG entry missing in App Paths (the result of an over zealous Registry Cleaner???)

    You can use the shortcut or download the attached file, change the TXT extension to REG and doubleclick on the file to add it to the registry.
    Msconfig should then work again from the Run.
     

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  15. blaqDeaph

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    The windows equivalent to pathing? just add it back to the App Paths registry then...
     
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