Lost msconfig

  The Bard 07:32 14 Jul 2008

I have XP SP3. When I try to run msconfig I get error message "cannot find".

  Ronnie268 07:38 14 Jul 2008

I've had this before - very annoying. scanreg disappeared ofor a while but now it works perfectly.

Press Ctrl+R or open the run dialog box. Then type services.msc and see itf it comes up.

If it does, that's a workaround for the moment, but if not, check to see that no programs you've installed block it. (Check on the website)
Sometimes antivirus, firewall, or cleaning software can block it and replace it with something in their frontend.

  The Bard 08:05 14 Jul 2008

Yes, services.msc opens ok.

  Ditch999 12:40 14 Jul 2008

Enable View "hidden files and folders" and "Protected Operating System files" then go to C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache and see if msconfig is there. If it is, double click it to see if it works.

  The Bard 14:00 14 Jul 2008

Yes it is and yes it does! Also appear to have lost 'Help' function.

  mfletch 14:13 14 Jul 2008

Is this any help,

Creates usable copies of REGEDIT, MSCONFIG and Task Manager

click here

This small VB 6 utility will create a usable backup copy of Taskmgr.exe, MSConfig.exe and Regedit.EXE in a new folder, called C:\EmergencyUtils.

The new copies will be named Copy_of_Taskmgr.exe, Copy_of_MSConfig.exe and Copy_of_Regedit.com.

Many virus programs will intercept these programs, based on their original file name, and prevent them from running. The alternate copies will not encounter this problem. Simply navigate to the C:\EmergencyUtils folder and double click the file you need to run.


click here

  The Bard 14:28 14 Jul 2008

Thanks, that runs from file now, but still no 'Help' service.

  oldbeefer2 14:41 14 Jul 2008

I also have lost 'help', so wait with interest.....

  mfletch 14:45 14 Jul 2008

What make of computer do you have as you can download a new help and support for Compaq {HP}

  The Bard 14:55 14 Jul 2008

I have a fairly old computer made for me locally my company no longer in existance.

  Ditch999 15:20 14 Jul 2008

click here for a tutorial

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