missing msconfig.exe

missing msconfig.exe

Post by T2Zlcmlrb » Thu, 21 Oct 2004 09:39:02

while trying to install a comunication software to connect my laptop to a
handheld I found out I'm missing msconfig.exe
what should I do to have it installed ? will reinstalation of win2k help ?

missing msconfig.exe

Post by T2Zlc » Thu, 21 Oct 2004 09:45:03

While trying to troubleshoot an unsucessfull communication software
instalation (ActiveSync) I found out my computer is missing the msconfig.exe
utility. How can I install it ? will reinstatlation of win 2000 help ?


missing msconfig.exe

Post by MV » Thu, 21 Oct 2004 09:47:06

It's not missing - it was never there for Win2000
machines! You can get a copy from here:
Place it into your c:\WinNT\system32 folder.

missing msconfig.exe

Post by Bruce Cham » Thu, 21 Oct 2004 09:56:01

It's not "missing."

MSConfig is/was a Win98/Me utility, brought back in WinXP, which
is also targeted at the home consumer market. There is no equivalent
utility included with Win95/WinNT/Win2K.

In most cases, one need only open the offending program and
deselect the option to "display icon in the system tray" or to "start
when Windows starts."

To view the list of your start up programs, look in the
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Start Up and
C:\Documents and Settings\username\Start Menu\Programs\Start Up
folders, and in the system registry, primarily in the
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run and
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run keys. These can
also be viewed, if I remember correctly, by right-clicking My
Computer, selecting "Manage" and expanding System Tools-- System
Information -- Software Environment -- Startup Programs. To prevent
any of them from starting at login, you'll have to delete shortcuts
from the startup folder(s) and/or edit the registry. I should point
out that, in order to make such system modifications requires one to
have administrative privileges to the machine in question. I should
also point out that one should not even consider editing the registry
unless he is fully confident that he knows exactly what is going to
happen as a result of each and every change.


Bruce Chambers

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missing msconfig.exe

Post by PA20Pilo » Thu, 21 Oct 2004 12:11:22


Download msconfig from http://www.yqcomputer.com/
to your system32 folder and you'll be as good as you think you need to be.


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