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#1 Roadblock

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Posted 14 July 2007 - 07:24 PM

I need help with this problem i encountered just a minute ago.. Im using my alternate computer to type this to you... All i simply wanted to do was run in safe mode to perform a standard system virus scan.. Like usual i went to msconfig and clicked the button safeboot ...BUTT i chose the wrong option i chose (minimal safeboot alternate shell) and now it just runs and loads up the cmd.exe... so i can`t get back into msconfig to fix switch it back to normal boot... and when i try to press f8 at boot screen it never has worked even before this.. (it just comes up and says ``which device would you like to boot from`and of course i choose my hardrive and it loads it but since its on alternate shell safeboot.. i have no acess to anything

Can anyone tell me how to fix this please.. This means a lot to me and i had business papers to write tonight :thumbsup:... If anyone knows if its possible to somehow run msconfig through cmd prompt let me know. since im clueless..

Thank you in advance

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Posted 14 July 2007 - 07:59 PM

On my computer, MSCONFIG.EXE is at:

C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries

Once you navigate there in a command prompt window, you can type MSCONFIG and it should start (at least it worked on this system).

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Posted 14 July 2007 - 08:11 PM

So your saying when cmd.exe comes up i should type in C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries and it should work


or is it C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\MSCONFIG or something like that


I have no ability to navigate in the sense where i can click on anything... all i can do is type. its a complete black screen with just a cmd.exe window

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Posted 14 July 2007 - 08:19 PM

In that CMD window, type the following:

C:
CD \WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries
MSCONFIG


Press the Enter key after typing the characters on each of the three lines above.

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Posted 14 July 2007 - 08:30 PM

M... I want to start off by thanking you so much for your help.. I was getting so upset at this.. I thought i had done this for good and would have to Reinstall windows....It works now :D.....I can get back to work now

Seriously, i owe you one :thumbsup:

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Posted 14 July 2007 - 08:54 PM

You're welcome -- I'm glad you got it working again.

I normally don't post this type of reply because I think the most valuable threads (i.e., useful to other people) are those where the very last post in the thread reads something like: "Great, that fixes the problem!"

Ah well, I won't break my own rule anymore.




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