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Run "msconfig" Won't Work...


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#1 madman6510

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Posted 08 April 2007 - 12:49 PM

I just recently bought this Dell for $5 at a garage sale, and when I was cleaning it up, I tried running MSCONFIG, and: "Cannot find the file MSCONFIG or one of it's components. Make sure the path and filename and that all required libraries are correct." How do I fix this problem? I need to remove some startup items that weren't viruses but are still annoying...
The computer is running 2000, and was part of a company network, so it may have some weird poicies on it...

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Posted 08 April 2007 - 02:36 PM

More than likely, from what I read in your other post, the security settings were set to prevent non-Administrator access. Like I replied in the other topic the discussion can continue as long as it does not include defeating security features. If it does this Topic will be Closed.
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Posted 08 April 2007 - 05:33 PM

I'm logged on as Administrator, and I own the computer.

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Posted 08 April 2007 - 06:08 PM

msconfig is not an option in Windows 2000, please see this Link for several work arounds.
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Posted 11 April 2007 - 12:44 AM

As mentioned MSCONFIG is not part of Win2k. I have just installed W2K on a PC and I downloaded the msconfig file and placed it in the system32 folder, it works a treat!
Download the XP version for Windows 2000 direct from HERE

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Posted 11 April 2007 - 08:38 PM

Thanks for the assist sbrown.uk :thumbsup:
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