Got up this morning, coffee cup in hand, started my main computer and received a Windows Defender error message. WD won't start, or some such thing. I really didn't care what it said, WD is still in the testing phase anyway and I expect some bugs with it. What's more I don't need it, so I simply uninstalled it, rebooted, and that took care of that!
But then I went to the Run box and typed msconfig I received an error message:
Here is what I have done in an attempt to repair:
I remember installing a couple of Windows updates a couple of days ago, so I figured it may be related to that, and did a system restore (successfully) to 5 days ago. No difference.
I did sfc /scannow. No difference.
I ran a HJT log and checked it out. Clean.
I imported and installed a reg file from Kelly's Korner, Restore Msconfig, Regedit and Task Manager. (Of course, I did not install without first making a restore point! )
Tested the Run box with
All work fine.
I navigated to: C:\Windows\pchealth\helpctr\binaries
msconfig.exe is listed in that folder. Double click on it and it opens just fine.
Any other ideas from you computer brainiacs out there in cyberspace?