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Cannot Find File "msconfig"


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#1 kalebbroo

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Posted 07 June 2006 - 07:46 PM

System:Microsoft Windows 2000 5.00.2195 service pack 4
Computer:x86 Family 6 Model 8 stepping 6 AT/AT COMPATABLE 130,528 KB RAM

WHEN I TRY TO RUN MSCONFIG ON MY MOMS LAPTOP IT SAYS CANNOT FIND FILE Y DONT THIS COMP HAVE IT AND CAN I GET IT OR DOES AUTORUN DO THE SAME THING?

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#2 kalebbroo

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Posted 07 June 2006 - 08:02 PM

nvm i found it. this just proves that when in dout do a google search lol

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Posted 27 August 2006 - 06:52 AM

Go to Start --> Run --> Type Msconfig.exe

For future reference :thumbsup:

#4 kalebbroo

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Posted 27 August 2006 - 03:28 PM

Go to Start --> Run --> Type Msconfig.exe

For future reference :thumbsup:

ummmm DUHH!!!!!! it kept saying cannot find file ect..... so i downloaded it off a site i found in a google search now all is well

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 08:27 PM

what site is that in google?
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#6 Shaleen

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 08:33 PM

You can download MS-Config here:

For XP and 2000:
http://www.perfectdrivers.com/local/msconfigxp/msconfig.exe

For 98 and 95:
http://www.perfectdrivers.com/local/msconfig.exe

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 09:07 PM

Go to Start --> Run --> Type Msconfig.exe

For future reference :thumbsup:


Hi Shaleen:

When I do this in Windows 2000 I get the message:

msconfig.exe is not a valid Win 32 application

Given this, is it safe to copy it into Win2K and where should it go?

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#8 Shaleen

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 09:19 PM

Please download the msconfig.exe file from:

http://www.perfectdrivers.com/local/msconfigxp/msconfig.exe

and save this file into C:\WINNT (to do so, please go to My computer --> C Drive --> Winnt).

Restart your PC.

Let me know.

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 11:21 PM

Hi Shaleen:

I'm not the one who wants to do it. It was kalebbro who was concerned about msconfig.

From what I've read at this site, I get the impression that CODESTUFF STARTER can do whatever msconfig does and maybe even more. That's the program I use, and you'll find details at my Post #5 at:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...mp;#entry388015

What actually does msconfig.exe do anyway? If CODESTUFF can do the same job I evidently don't need msconfig.

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Posted 27 November 2006 - 05:59 PM

Hello Scratcher,

Thanks for the information.

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Posted 27 November 2006 - 09:46 PM

MSCONFIG
msconfig - Built into Windows 98, 98SE, ME, and XP, MSCONFIG or the Microsoft System Configuration Utility is a tool designed to help you troubleshoot problems with your computer. MSCONFIG allows you to edit your start-up applications and provides access to the SYSTEM.INI, WIN.INI, amd BOOT.INI files.


msconfig was not included as part of Windows 2000.

A lot of people use it as a start-up manager, which was not what it was intended for.
Third party apps work much better for that.
If you have Spybot installed, it has a built in start-up manager. (Tools / System Startup)
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Posted 28 November 2006 - 01:19 AM

msconfig ...

A lot of people use it as a start-up manager, which was not what it was intended for.
Third party apps work much better for that.

Suspicions confirmed.

Thank you.

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