bevisxxx
1 Copper

msconfig in vista missing

dose not find it any more in vista type msconfig in start search

is there any why to get the program back

 

thanks

 

lew

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krystofur
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Re: msconfig in vista missing

I'm not sure why msconfig would not be there.  But I always type "system configuration" and it gets me to the same program.  Give that a try?

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haribo_48
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Re: msconfig in vista missing

I'm probably telling you nothing you've not tried already but as far as I know MSConfig is on all versions of Vista and Windows since 98' (maybe earlier I'm not certain) it's in the same folder (C:\Windows\System32)

Vista is tied down more securly (or is that anally!!) than XP so it maybe hidden from view as the C:\Windows\System32 folder by default is a hidden system folder so may not be seen by the Vista search.

Few suggestions I can think of

1 - browse to the folder and make sure you can see msconfig.exe in the list

2 - make sure in the tools/folder options/view that hidden files and system files is unchecked to make certain it's not been hidden from view for some reason

3- have you tried to just use run

4 Last but not least it should be available on the original windows disk - not sure on vista if this would be a windows add-in or in what use to be the valueadd folder on XP Install CD

 

Failing that found the site below - it's for XP but may give some more things to try

http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?dg=microsoft.public.windowsxp.new...

But just to confirm Vista 64-bit Ultimate edition still has it

 

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bevisxxx
1 Copper

Re: msconfig in vista missing

typed that in an got a error message that said

windows cannot find c:\windows\system32\msconfig.exe

 

must have got removed some how

 

lew

 

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bevisxxx
1 Copper

Re: msconfig in vista missing

it did work fine cannot find it on the hard drive have vista home prem 32 bit

 

thanks

 

lew

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Jim C
2 Iron

Re: msconfig in vista missing

Google 'msconfig virus' and you will get many hits. I hesitate to point to one because there are so many possibities not the least of which is that it got infected and your av quarrantined it.

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Tommieking
2 Iron

Re: msconfig in vista missing

Why don't you simply type  "msconfig" in start search?

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bevisxxx
1 Copper

Re: msconfig in vista missing

i did that but it will not find it

 

lew

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