No msconfig?

Dell / Dimension 2350
June 28, 2009 at 09:30:01
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, 1.993 GHz / 766 MB
I want to stop some programs from loading at start up. When i hit start - run then type in msconfig, I get the following message,
Windows can not 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.
When I do a file search for msconfig, there is nothing found. Any ideas, many thanks!
Wht is this all bout??

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#1
June 28, 2009 at 09:42:47
The file should be here C:\WINDOWS\PCHEALTH\HELPCTR\Binaries\msconfig.exe

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#2
June 28, 2009 at 09:51:06
Download & install CCleaner Slim. Click on TOOLS, then click the Startup button. From there, you can disable or delete startup entries.

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#3
June 28, 2009 at 09:52:11
First, you should make sure you have msconfig.exe in C:\WINDOWS\pchealth\helpctr\Binaries\ as Chuck 2 said.

Then you should open the registry key which is "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\MSCONFIG.EXE".

Change the default value into "C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\MSConfig.exe".

Then you can use Run command.


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#4
June 28, 2009 at 17:09:27
Umpy, for several years I use a free startupmanager. You can disable what ever you do not want to be loaded at startup. You can add programs to startup list and disable. The disabled line will not be erased, just gets a red mark, so you always can enable it later if you like. You can get it here:
http://f2.org/download/startupmgr-v...
Cheers de Peter

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#5
June 29, 2009 at 09:46:55
For those of you suggesting alternatives to MSCONFIG, you
ignore that there may be a bigger problem.

The first thing you need to do is scan for malware. I
recommend malware/">MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware. Before doing
anything, go to the update tab and make sure you've got the
latest definitions. Then, use the full scan (instead of the quick
scan) and get rid of any nasties it finds.

The next thing you need to do is check your file system. Go
into My Computer, right click on your system drive, and select
Properties. On the Tools tab, do a disk check. Enable all
options and then start it. It'll prompt you to restart your
computer- do that and let it run.

As for restoring MSCONFIG, do what others have already
said. Just remember that it doesn't just disappear unless
there's already another problem!


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