dissapearing msconfig

  sinbad1 22:29 02 May 2004

msconfig dissapearing act
Can anyone help me solve a recent problem? When i type msconfig in the run box then click ok it appears for a few seconds then vaishes, this happens each timr i try anyone any ideas roy

  VoG II 22:33 02 May 2004

Are you using Windows XP?

If so, Start, Run, type in


and click OK

Then type in


and press Enter

  sinbad1 22:38 02 May 2004

Iam running xp home.
entered cmd dos screen then msconfig but not reconised?

  sinbad1 22:41 02 May 2004

other comands work ok its just msconfig?

  VoG II 22:41 02 May 2004

Start, Run


note the space before /

  sinbad1 22:45 02 May 2004

its asking for cd rom oly have a recovery disk
should i use this?

  The GnoMe 22:50 02 May 2004

i had the same problem with a virus i could not use msconfig or task manager or regedit

it just poped up for a second and then disapperaed

if you do a search for msconfig and find out were it is held on your hard disk you can rename it to msconfig.com and it will open, same for the others but it is best to do a full reformat and reinstall

if you open msconfig see what is set to start up if it says winsock2 then it is a virus it should say it in the start up tabs

  sinbad1 22:56 02 May 2004

I have run a search for msconfig ;but still wont let me open anything, as i said its only msconfig that gives me a problem other comands work fine, avg run and no virus found.

  GaT7 22:58 02 May 2004

Very much seems like a virus as The GnoMe suggests - click here.

For online scans:

click here

click here

click here

click here

  GaT7 23:00 02 May 2004

Scan at one of the above sites even if you've run AVG just to be doubly sure.

  sinbad1 23:06 02 May 2004

ok trying housecall at present

hope it is least i'll know why will let you know soon

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