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Where oh where did my SYSEDIT go??

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by Jazzmyn, Aug 14, 2002.

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  1. Jazzmyn

    Jazzmyn Thread Starter

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    Good evening.

    I can't figure out how to get to my win.ini file to edit it because when I click RUN and then type in SYSEDIT, I get a message saying that Windows cannot find it...

    Hmph.

    Can someone tell me how else I can get to this file to edit it (I have the worm_datom.a and the worm troj_hai.a, and am trying to do the edit to remove autostart entries from system files, etc.)

    Many thanks in advance.
     
  2. Rick1953

    Rick1953

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    Hey jazz,
    Try going to start then run and type in msconfig.
     
  3. Jazzmyn

    Jazzmyn Thread Starter

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    Thank you, Rick. I will try that.
     
  4. Rollin' Rog

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    You can also edit ini files just by going to start and "running" them. They will open in Notepad.


    sysedit.exe would normally reside in c:\windows\system

    You can try restoring it using the System File Checker. Start>Run>sfc (if you have Win98)

    Using SFC to extract files

    1. Go to Start>Run and enter SFC and click OK
    2. Check "Extract one File"
    3. Enter the file name and click on "Start"
    4. In the "Restore from" field enter:: D:\WIN98 [if 'D' is not the letter of your CD-Rom drive, modify appropriately]
    5. Click OK

    {if you do not have a Windows system CD, try subsitituting c:\windows\options\cabs in the"restore from field"}


    If you have WinME, use msconfig > extract one file.
     
  5. Jazzmyn

    Jazzmyn Thread Starter

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    Thank you so much, both of you. I used the msconfig option and it worked, then I came back to say thank you and found another terrific piece of advice, which I'll save for future reference.

    Many thanks!!
    Jazz

    :D
     
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