fix msconfig

  bobbybluenose 22:32 13 Jun 2010

i seem to have lost msconfig,can anyone help or guid me as i have not got a clue how to fix this problem .

o/s xp pro.

  the hick 22:45 13 Jun 2010

Go - 'start - run', then type in 'msconfig'.
I dont know any other way to it, but there may be.

  bobbybluenose 22:47 13 Jun 2010

the hick ,yes but when i do this, i get a message on screen saying windows cannot fid msconfig.

  northumbria61 22:48 13 Jun 2010

Try sfc /scannow, put your XP cd in the drive, start>run then type sfc /scannow (note the space between sfc and the /)

This will correct corrupt and missing system files

  northumbria61 22:54 13 Jun 2010

MSConfig.exe is located in C:\Windows\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\MSConfig.exe.

Go to C:\Windows\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\ and check if MSConfig.exe file is there or not. If it’s not there, you can copy it from another computer to the Binaries folder or if you only have Windows XP CD, open a command prompt window, insert your XP CD into the drive and enter the following command: (assuming D is your CD drive and C is where your Windows is installed)


That should restore MSConfig.exe to your Windows

  northumbria61 22:56 13 Jun 2010

Note - it sometimes goes missing if you have been using a Registry Cleaner.

  bobbybluenose 22:59 13 Jun 2010

thank you northumbria61 i am trying this now cheers bbn

  bobbybluenose 23:03 13 Jun 2010

yes have been and do use cc regular

  gengiscant 08:31 14 Jun 2010

If you locate this entry in the registry HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\MSCONFIG.EXE, in the right pane, next to Default, it should show: C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\MSConfig.exe

You have those 2 entries, correct?

If Msconfig.exe isn't under the App Paths key try this.
Open Regedit.exe and navigate to:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths]

Create a new sub-key named "MSCONFIG.EXE"

Then, select this key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\MSCONFIG.EXE

In the right-pane, double-click (default) and type the full path to


  T I M B O 09:33 14 Jun 2010

You can also use ccleaner for the msconfig also.

Boot up ccleaner
Click on the spanner (Tools)
Click Startup

ccleaner>> click here

Get the slim version, has no tool bars.

  T I M B O 09:36 14 Jun 2010

Sometimes if the .dll files are missing or you have turned things off in services, then that could be a reason why it does not work...

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