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Offline skullpture

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Repair request for MSCONFIG.
« on: November 21, 2011, 12:41:54 AM »
When I go to Start, Run, type MSCONFIG and click OK, I got the error message “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.” This has happened a couple of times in the past 6 months for some unknown reason.

I didn't see it listed specifically in the system repair, but I might have overlooked it. Would it be possible to make an easy fix for that?

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Re: Repair request for MSCONFIG.
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2011, 12:23:37 PM »
What did you do to get it working again?

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Re: Repair request for MSCONFIG.
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2011, 02:32:27 PM »
If the MSCONFIG.exe is missing, there is no fix for it other than replacing the file.  If you still have the file on your system and it is in the proper place, then there is missing/screwed up registry key.  Check out the following link and this info should be enough to solve your problem, assuming you have Windows XP.  MSCONFIG.exe is in a different location (system32 folder) on Windows Vista and 7.

http://www.gl-computers.co.uk/free-articles/windows-xp-msconfig-exe-missing-and-wont-load-solved



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Re: Repair request for MSCONFIG.
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2011, 02:49:05 PM »
I would think the system file checker would auto replace it if it was deleted.

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http://www.gl-computers.co.uk/free-articles/windows-xp-msconfig-exe-missing-and-wont-load-solved

Good link :-)

skullpture, What version of Windows are you on and what have you applied to fix it? I am open to any repairs to add to the program, I just need to know how the repairs are done so I can replicate it :-)

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Re: Repair request for MSCONFIG.
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2012, 01:54:02 PM »
MSCONFIG.exe was missing in the  appropriate folder on my XP system as well. I copied the file from the ""c:\windows\ServicePackFiles\i386"" folder to the ""c:\windows\system32"" folder. Then I made a shorcut to that file and placed that shortcut in a special folder placed on my desktop. No need to use the the cumbersome ""Run"" box anymore. I did the same for a number of utility/system programs I use regularly. Like the XP Defragmentation program. In this way I don't need to go through the cumbersome menu structure.

Now MSCONFIG.exe is back in the appropriate folder, it can be open with Advanced System Tweaker as well.