MSCONFIG FILE LOCATION

Posted: 12-21-2004, 10:15 AM
Good Morning all ( here in UK anyway)

I run XP Home, operating on a Celeron D Prescott core which I learned the
hard way does not cope at all well with XP SP 2. I had to entirely reinstall
XP. In doing so, I also took the opportiunity to delete some unused
programmes. I have now got a prob with MSCONFIG.

I type MSCONFIg in the start > run box, and get the response " windows
cannot find "msconfig.exe"... However, if I use the start> search facility,
it finds it easily - in fact two. One is located at C\Windows\help and the
ballon shows that it is a "compile HTML help file" . The other is located
at C\windows\PCHealth\Help Ctr\Binaries and is described as "system
configuration utility" - I guess tha'ts what I want, since I can click on it
and get to the config utility. PC Health is one of the software progs I
deleted and so no longer exists.

So how, please, can I access MSCONFIG from start>run ?

SEASONS GREETINGS TO ALL

MSCONFIG FILE LOCATION


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mtjoyhero
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RE: MSCONFIG FILE LOCATION
Posted: 12-21-2004, 04:11 PM
In HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths you will find
keys that contain information on where certain executables are run from. You
are probably missing the msconfig.exe key. I tried this on my system and if I
remove the msconfig.exe key, I was not able to run msconfig from start-run
either. So you will need to add a key called msconfig.exe and then change the
value of (default) to C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\MSConfig.exe. This
should allow you to run msconfig from the start-run.

Remember to backup your registry first, just in case!!!

Jeff S.
Out1649@hotmail.com


"Charlie Somerset" wrote:
> Good Morning all ( here in UK anyway)
>
> I run XP Home, operating on a Celeron D Prescott core which I learned the
> hard way does not cope at all well with XP SP 2. I had to entirely reinstall
> XP. In doing so, I also took the opportiunity to delete some unused
> programmes. I have now got a prob with MSCONFIG.
>
> I type MSCONFIg in the start > run box, and get the response " windows
> cannot find "msconfig.exe"... However, if I use the start> search facility,
> it finds it easily - in fact two. One is located at C\Windows\help and the
> ballon shows that it is a "compile HTML help file" . The other is located
> at C\windows\PCHealth\Help Ctr\Binaries and is described as "system
> configuration utility" - I guess tha'ts what I want, since I can click on it
> and get to the config utility. PC Health is one of the software progs I
> deleted and so no longer exists.
>
> So how, please, can I access MSCONFIG from start>run ?
>
> SEASONS GREETINGS TO ALL
Charlie Somerset
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RE: MSCONFIG FILE LOCATION
Posted: 12-23-2004, 09:07 AM
Jeff S - thanks for this simple and absolutely spot on answer, Jeff. sorry
for the delay in replying - unexpectedly out of the office all yesterday.

MSCONFIG now runs smooth the day I bought it !

"HelpCtr" has the same issue, I discovered - I assume same answer, but does
that also go into "AppPaths" , or a different HKEY route ?

thanks very much

Charlie


"mtjoyhero" wrote:
> In HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths you will find
> keys that contain information on where certain executables are run from. You
> are probably missing the msconfig.exe key. I tried this on my system and if I
> remove the msconfig.exe key, I was not able to run msconfig from start-run
> either. So you will need to add a key called msconfig.exe and then change the
> value of (default) to C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\MSConfig.exe. This
> should allow you to run msconfig from the start-run.
>
> Remember to backup your registry first, just in case!!!
>
> Jeff S.
> Out1649@hotmail.com
>
>
> "Charlie Somerset" wrote:
>
> > Good Morning all ( here in UK anyway)
> >
> > I run XP Home, operating on a Celeron D Prescott core which I learned the
> > hard way does not cope at all well with XP SP 2. I had to entirely reinstall
> > XP. In doing so, I also took the opportiunity to delete some unused
> > programmes. I have now got a prob with MSCONFIG.
> >
> > I type MSCONFIg in the start > run box, and get the response " windows
> > cannot find "msconfig.exe"... However, if I use the start> search facility,
> > it finds it easily - in fact two. One is located at C\Windows\help and the
> > ballon shows that it is a "compile HTML help file" . The other is located
> > at C\windows\PCHealth\Help Ctr\Binaries and is described as "system
> > configuration utility" - I guess tha'ts what I want, since I can click on it
> > and get to the config utility. PC Health is one of the software progs I
> > deleted and so no longer exists.
> >
> > So how, please, can I access MSCONFIG from start>run ?
> >
> > SEASONS GREETINGS TO ALL
Ramesh [MVP]
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Re: MSCONFIG FILE LOCATION
Posted: 12-23-2004, 09:44 AM
Charlie,

If you get the error "Cannot find helpctr.exe", then the answer is probably the same.

"Help and Support" link from Start Menu does not work:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/startmenuhelp.htm

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"Charlie Somerset" <CharlieSomerset@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:7558289A-C9A6-4040-A80B-E7F522DFC940@microsoft.com...
Jeff S - thanks for this simple and absolutely spot on answer, Jeff. sorry
for the delay in replying - unexpectedly out of the office all yesterday.

MSCONFIG now runs smooth the day I bought it !

"HelpCtr" has the same issue, I discovered - I assume same answer, but does
that also go into "AppPaths" , or a different HKEY route ?

thanks very much

Charlie


Charlie Somerset
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Re: MSCONFIG FILE LOCATION
Posted: 12-23-2004, 10:11 AM
RAMESH - thank you very much for this answer - the link you gave to "mvps"
was exactly what is happening and looks exactly what I need to do.

thanks again.

charlie somerset

"Ramesh [MVP]" wrote:
> Charlie,
>
> If you get the error "Cannot find helpctr.exe", then the answer is probably the same.
>
> "Help and Support" link from Start Menu does not work:
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/startmenuhelp.htm
>
> --
> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP Shell/User
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>
>
> "Charlie Somerset" <CharlieSomerset@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:7558289A-C9A6-4040-A80B-E7F522DFC940@microsoft.com...
> Jeff S - thanks for this simple and absolutely spot on answer, Jeff. sorry
> for the delay in replying - unexpectedly out of the office all yesterday.
>
> MSCONFIG now runs smooth the day I bought it !
>
> "HelpCtr" has the same issue, I discovered - I assume same answer, but does
> that also go into "AppPaths" , or a different HKEY route ?
>
> thanks very much
>
> Charlie
>
>
>
 
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