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my msconfig file is missing?

By cookster2u ·
trying to do the xp disable not needed progs and my ms or misconfig is missing...
what can i do?
thanks

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Try This

by rkuhn In reply to my msconfig file is missi ...

oops, sorry, please ignore

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Regedit

by netwrk_admn In reply to my msconfig file is missi ...

MSConfig is more of an interface for this listing in the registry. Of course, don't modify the registry if you don't know what you are doing. Disclaimers aside, in the run box type regedit.

Follow the path to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SOFTWARE -> MICROSOFT -> WINDOWS -> CURRENTVERSION -> RUN

Listed here are the programs you have running in the beginning. For most of these you can safely delete if you, again, know what your doing. Hope that helps =)

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There is more than that

by w2ktechman In reply to Regedit

That is only 1 of 7 places to find startup programs. Also you can find them in
HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> SOFTWARE -> MICROSOFT -> WINDOWS -> CURRENTVERSION -> RUN
and start -- all programs -- startup to name a couple.

Now the real question is to get msconfig back, right? I have copied it from another XP system and used it in Win2k and XP before, so just find another system and copy the file to a flash drive or something. Then copy it into the same folder on your system.

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Get File

by BorgInva In reply to my msconfig file is missi ...

You can download a new copy from http://www.perfectdrivers.com/howto/msconfig.html or many other sites that have the XP version. Note, you do not need to put it in a certain folder for it to work. I took the msconfig.exe file, put it on a W2000 PC, and used it.
Try it out. Just get a new copy and see if it works.

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It should be

by w2ktechman In reply to Get File

placed in the same folder. If you go to start -- run and type msconfig, it looks in the path statement for the path to the file. If it is somewhere like say, the desktop or an alternate folder, the system may not find it.

But, double clicking on it (finding it first) will still work

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my msconfig file is missing?

by cookster2u In reply to It should be

Thanks everyone that replied...i still can find that file no matter what i do...the downloads dont work...
appreciate anyother helps..
windows xp

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MSCONFIG MISSING

by cookster2u In reply to Get File

Thanks Borg...it worked...left it on my desktop..
great info..

thanks again

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Look in

by Jesus_C In reply to my msconfig file is missi ...

windows\pchealth\helpctr\binaries\msconfig

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missing config

by cookster2u In reply to Look in

nope not there either Jes.. :+(

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