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#1 daazndrgon

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 07:42 PM

Hi guys, my msconfig didn't seem to be working after I was infected with spyware and malware but now my computer is fixed and it still doesn't work. I think I may have clicked the wrong button because the last time i tried to reboot in safe mode, I clicked apply after checking boot.ini instead of just clicking ok. Does anyone here know what's wrong with it?

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 07:56 PM

msconfig not working is usually a sign of a trojan or malware infection

or some damage from one
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No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try.

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 09:32 AM

Extract a New Copy of Msconfig.exe.
Go to Start > Run and type: cmd
press Ok.
Insert your XP CD into the drive.
At the command prompt, type or copy/paste:
EXPAND -R X:\I386\MSCONFIG.EX_Z:\WINDOWS\PCHEALTH\HELPCTR\BINARIES
press Enter.

If you don't have your XP CD, download a replacement copy of MSConfig for your operating system from
here or here and unzip it to the C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries and C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\ folders.

Edited by quietman7, 02 February 2008 - 09:33 AM.

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 12:23 AM

Hello Quietman7, I extracted it to the files but when I go to cmd it says "Can't open file: X:\I386\MSCONFIG.EX_Z:\WINDOWS\PCHEALTH\HELPCTR\BINARIES

Edited by daazndrgon, 03 February 2008 - 12:33 AM.


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Posted 03 February 2008 - 12:34 AM

Wait nevermind thank you so much it works now.

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 08:59 AM

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Posted 13 January 2009 - 08:25 AM

hi i was having the same problem. I followed the steps posted and the msconfig did back up to the address. But i still can't access it when i type "msconfig" in the "run" box. Any reason why?

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Posted 13 January 2009 - 09:09 AM

hey guys got the solution:
http://www.computing.net/answers/windows-x...und/125287.html

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Posted 13 January 2009 - 11:04 AM

Welcome to BC jalba

I'm glad your problem has been resolved. However, if you need assistance in the future, it's best that you tell us what specific issues YOU are having rather than point to someone else. That's what this forum is for so feel free to start your own topic anytime and someone will assist you with your issues specifically. Even if your problem is similar to the original poster's problem, the solution could be different based on the kind of hardware, software, system requirements, etc. you are using and the presence of other malware. Further, posting for assistance in someone else's topic is not considered proper forum etiquette.

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