Can't open msconfig
I'm running Windows XP Home and when I click on system configuration utility,
nothing happens. There is no event listed in the event viewer. I am logged
in as owner/adminstrator, so it should not be a rights issue.
Although I can find the utility in winnt/pchealth/binaries, I can't run it
from there, the help and support utility, or the command line.
I've done multple malware/virus scans but have found nothing. I even
downloaded an emergency utility file from an MVP site to create a clean copy
of msconfig.exe, but the same thing happens. Even if there were malware
blocking the program, the clean copy should not have been affected. Any
Re: Can't open msconfig
Make a copy of the file with a different name and see if it can be run.
Malware could certainly be blocking the file from running..
Install, update and run these:
since it doesn't
work in safe mode
then you may have
with other core
system files but
yet to be discovered.
therefore, I recommend
a repair install or a
but before doing the
above, perhaps it wouldn't
be a bad idea to run a quick
check to ensure your
system files are reconciled
with the master file table.
perhaps, a chkdsk will
help the system and the
msconfig to engage.
so boot with a win cd
and from the disk prompt
and via the recovery
console run the following
before repairing the
if the check proves
futile then a repair
install should do the
trick for you.
Downloaded and ran malware scan, no infections.
Tried renaming msconfig, still won't execute.
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