msconfig problem with run command

Compaq Presario 1500T Lap
January 17, 2008 at 15:09:54
Specs: Windows XP Home, 1024
Hello, My MSCONFIG will not open thru Start/Run command. It shows a window stating "Windows cannot find "msconfig". Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file, click the Start button, and then click search." So I searched for "msconfig". It found 6 files, MSCONFIG.CH_ - MSCONFIG - msconfig (Help) & 3 msconfig executables. I double clicked on 2 of the executable and msconfig opened fine. I did a second search later and there was 2 extra PF Files that were modified today. Here is a link to a picture of the searches ( ). I just can't open it via Start/Run. I also checked some of your previous postings and found the Subject: "MSconfig won't open!" ( ). It stated the guy had a virus and I checked (Norton) and it showed none. They also told him how to delete MSCONFIG32.EXE & dcomx.exe thru regedit.exe by the way regedit.exe. My ctrl+alt+delete, regedit.exe & other executables work on Start/Run command. I also searched for MSCONFIG32.EXE & dcomx.exe and found nothing. Can someone tell me what my problem is. I thought if I don't fix the immediate problem, I may make a shortcut of "msconfig" and place it in the Quick Start Folder. Would that hurt? Will very much Appreciate any help. Thanks!!!!!

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January 17, 2008 at 15:24:39
the only file required is MSCONFIG.EXE in the folder SYSTEM32 ... get rid of any other MSCONFIG files, keep the help file if you want.

and no, creating a shortcut wouldn't hurt :)

p.s.: a recommended alternative is Autoruns.

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January 25, 2008 at 07:10:37
Go to your 'C:\' directory and look for a file called 'boot.ini'. Its put there by a virus and can't be detected. It stops msconfig and others from running. Just delete it. I looked for 5 months for that simply answer, hope it solves your problem.

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