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msconfig missing

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#1 raggmopp


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Posted 13 April 2014 - 08:14 AM

I've searched for msconfig in start and get a window stating "No items match your search."

I've gone to Regedit.

One instruction told me to go to HKey_Current_User/Software/Microsoft/Windows/Current Version/Policies/Explorer/DisallowRun" but I can only get as far as Policies and Explorer isn't listed under Policies. There is an Explorer option, but there is no Msconfig.exe in the listing.

Another instruction told me to go to HKey_Local_Machine/Software/Microsoft/Windows/Current Version/App Path but there is no Msconfig.exe in this listing either.

How do I get msconfig back?

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#2 Trakeen


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Posted 13 April 2014 - 11:44 AM

raggmopp, I've seen this a few times.  Generally it's virus related - check the following path windows\system32 - msconfig should be located there.  If you double click on it and it and get an error message let us know.  Could help determine the problem.

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 12:53 PM

Actually, the path should be c:\windows\system32


Once this opens scroll down to msconfig and double click on it.


If this works you should run sfc /scannow.  If you want or need instructions let me know.

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