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System Configuration Utility

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Mighty Reds, Jan 9, 2007.

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  1. Mighty Reds

    Mighty Reds Thread Starter

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    I have an annoying problem that involves the System Configuration Utility message coming up everytime I start up my computer. I have checked Msconfig and my startup programs are all checked and it says that it is in Normal Startup.

    Any help would be appreciated,
    Thank You.

    Anyway here it the logfile

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
    Scan saved at 5:39:13 PM, on 9/01/2007
    Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

    Running processes:
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Eset\nod32kui.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
    C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware SE Plus\Ad-Watch.exe
    C:\Program Files\Comodo\Firewall\cpf.exe
    C:\Program Files\Comodo\Firewall\cmdagent.exe
    C:\Program Files\Eset\nod32krn.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\regedit.exe
    C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
    C:\Program Files\Hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

    O2 - BHO: Yahoo! Toolbar Helper - {02478D38-C3F9-4EFB-9B51-7695ECA05670} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\yt.dll
    O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_09\bin\ssv.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\yt.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nod32kui] "C:\Program Files\Eset\nod32kui.exe" /WAITSERVICE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMan] SOUNDMAN.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSConfig] C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\MSConfig.exe /auto
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AWMON] "C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware SE Plus\Ad-Watch.exe"
    O4 - Global Startup: Comodo Firewall.lnk = C:\Program Files\Comodo\Firewall\cpf.exe
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_09\bin\ssv.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_09\bin\ssv.dll
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    O11 - Options group: [INTERNATIONAL] International*
    O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - ATI Technologies Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
    O23 - Service: ATI Smart - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ati2sgag.exe
    O23 - Service: Comodo Application Agent (CmdAgent) - COMODO - C:\Program Files\Comodo\Firewall\cmdagent.exe
    O23 - Service: NOD32 Kernel Service (NOD32krn) - Eset - C:\Program Files\Eset\nod32krn.exe
     
  2. Jackiefrost9

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    there is a box toward the bottom of that message that comes up that says something like "click here to not launch the system config utility on startup" just check that and you will be fine untill you enter msconfig again.
     
  3. Mighty Reds

    Mighty Reds Thread Starter

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    I click that message pretty much everytime but the next time I start the computer it comes up again.
    Its more annoying than anything.
     
  4. bonk

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    I think they mean there is a small box on the left that you have to click in to put a check in it and then click OK.
     
  5. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    If you are in fact selecting this box already, see if this script works.

    Run Msconfig first, then the script. Then reboot a couple of times and see if the startup screen has disappeared?
     
  6. Mighty Reds

    Mighty Reds Thread Starter

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    Sorry I probably should have been more clear but I do check that box and click OK, yet I still get the message everytime I startup.
     
  7. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    Try the workaround that I posted
     
  8. Mighty Reds

    Mighty Reds Thread Starter

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    I did the workaround as you suggested and it said that the registry entry had been removed. I then booted up 4 times and received the system configuration utility each time (I checked the box each time it loaded too).

    I know this is pretty much trivial compared to other things you guys help out with so I am very appreciative of any help.
     
  9. Jackiefrost9

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    and you just check the box and click ok, then reboot right? you never open it again that session correct?
     
  10. Mighty Reds

    Mighty Reds Thread Starter

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    Correct.
    If I boot up check the box then press OK and then reboot the message will be back again.
     
  11. Jackiefrost9

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    I'm outta ideas.
     
  12. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    Run my workaround again.

    Then from Explorer, browse to C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386
    Find MSCONFIG.exe and double click on it to run.
    Then, exit without making changes.

    Reboot.

    If the screen didn't appear than it would appear to be a corrupt MSCONFIG. If it still appears, we are no further ahead.
     
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