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Anonymous
July 21, 2005 1:11:02 AM

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typing msconfig in the run box will not start up the utility. msconfig.exe
is located in windows/pchealth, and nt servicepak uninstall. The pf files
are located in windows\prefetch. how can I get the utility to run, sort of
reloading xp. I have sp2 as well as all of the updates. all the other
utilities run ok.
--
Thanks, niel

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Anonymous
July 21, 2005 10:40:44 AM

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Hi,

Click start/run, type cmd and click ok. From the prompt run:

copy %windir%\pchealth\helpctr\binaries\msconfig.exe C:\msconfig1.com

and hit <enter>. You should get a message about the file being copied
successfully. Then click start/run and type C:\msconfig1.com and click ok -
does this load the utility? If so, then the system is likely infected with a
virus that is blocking the actions of the system utilities. Reloading XP
won't help, you will need to do some cleanup.

Free virus removal tools:

http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger/
http://www.emsisoft.com/en/
http://free.grisoft.com/doc/8/lng/us/tpl/v5/nid/3001#30...
http://www.f-secure.com/download-purchase/tools.shtml

How to create emergency system tools;
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_emerutils.htm

How to start in Safe mode:
http://www.rickrogers.org/fixes.htm#Safe%20mode

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"niel" <niel@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:39E29D95-F351-46FD-8AD5-6F8640CAD926@microsoft.com...
> typing msconfig in the run box will not start up the utility.
> msconfig.exe
> is located in windows/pchealth, and nt servicepak uninstall. The pf files
> are located in windows\prefetch. how can I get the utility to run, sort
> of
> reloading xp. I have sp2 as well as all of the updates. all the other
> utilities run ok.
> --
> Thanks, niel
Anonymous
July 21, 2005 1:15:07 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

Thanks for your help, unfortunately, it still won't load the utility. The
procedure you gave me results in a message "1 file copied", but typing
f:\msconfig1.com (f: is my primary HD)results in nothing loading. I've used
a virus cleaner, adaware, but no results. Can I reload just the utilities
from the XP Home CD?
--
Thanks, niel


"Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Click start/run, type cmd and click ok. From the prompt run:
>
> copy %windir%\pchealth\helpctr\binaries\msconfig.exe C:\msconfig1.com
>
> and hit <enter>. You should get a message about the file being copied
> successfully. Then click start/run and type C:\msconfig1.com and click ok -
> does this load the utility? If so, then the system is likely infected with a
> virus that is blocking the actions of the system utilities. Reloading XP
> won't help, you will need to do some cleanup.
>
> Free virus removal tools:
>
> http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger/
> http://www.emsisoft.com/en/
> http://free.grisoft.com/doc/8/lng/us/tpl/v5/nid/3001#30...
> http://www.f-secure.com/download-purchase/tools.shtml
>
> How to create emergency system tools;
> http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_emerutils.htm
>
> How to start in Safe mode:
> http://www.rickrogers.org/fixes.htm#Safe%20mode
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>
> "niel" <niel@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:39E29D95-F351-46FD-8AD5-6F8640CAD926@microsoft.com...
> > typing msconfig in the run box will not start up the utility.
> > msconfig.exe
> > is located in windows/pchealth, and nt servicepak uninstall. The pf files
> > are located in windows\prefetch. how can I get the utility to run, sort
> > of
> > reloading xp. I have sp2 as well as all of the updates. all the other
> > utilities run ok.
> > --
> > Thanks, niel
>
>
>
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Anonymous
July 21, 2005 3:13:07 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

Update your antivirus software ans run a full system scan.

[[When you open System Configuration Utility [MSCONFIG], Registry Editor or
Task Manager, they flash for a second and quit. This symptom is caused by
Viruses.]]

Task Manager, MSCONFIG, or REGEDIT disappear while opening
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/ToolsQuit.htm

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:39E29D95-F351-46FD-8AD5-6F8640CAD926@microsoft.com,
niel <niel@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> typing msconfig in the run box will not start up the utility.
> msconfig.exe is located in windows/pchealth, and nt servicepak uninstall.
> The pf files are located in windows\prefetch. how can I get the utility
> to run, sort of reloading xp. I have sp2 as well as all of the updates.
> all the other utilities run ok.
> --
> Thanks, niel
Anonymous
July 22, 2005 2:39:24 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

Hi Niel,

As I mentioned, you are likely infected. These can help, and they are best
run in Safe mode:

Free virus removal tools:

http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger/
http://www.emsisoft.com/en/
http://free.grisoft.com/doc/8/lng/us/tpl/v5/nid/3001#30...
http://www.f-secure.com/download-purchase/tools.shtml

How to start in Safe mode:
http://www.rickrogers.org/fixes.htm#Safe%20mode

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"niel" <niel@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:A6D5BE30-13E3-4FE4-A53A-9F774FF1E274@microsoft.com...
> Thanks for your help, unfortunately, it still won't load the utility. The
> procedure you gave me results in a message "1 file copied", but typing
> f:\msconfig1.com (f: is my primary HD)results in nothing loading. I've
> used
> a virus cleaner, adaware, but no results. Can I reload just the utilities
> from the XP Home CD?
> --
> Thanks, niel
>
>
> "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> Click start/run, type cmd and click ok. From the prompt run:
>>
>> copy %windir%\pchealth\helpctr\binaries\msconfig.exe C:\msconfig1.com
>>
>> and hit <enter>. You should get a message about the file being copied
>> successfully. Then click start/run and type C:\msconfig1.com and click
>> ok -
>> does this load the utility? If so, then the system is likely infected
>> with a
>> virus that is blocking the actions of the system utilities. Reloading XP
>> won't help, you will need to do some cleanup.
>>
>> Free virus removal tools:
>>
>> http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger/
>> http://www.emsisoft.com/en/
>> http://free.grisoft.com/doc/8/lng/us/tpl/v5/nid/3001#30...
>> http://www.f-secure.com/download-purchase/tools.shtml
>>
>> How to create emergency system tools;
>> http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_emerutils.htm
>>
>> How to start in Safe mode:
>> http://www.rickrogers.org/fixes.htm#Safe%20mode
>>
>> --
>> Best of Luck,
>>
>> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>>
>> "niel" <niel@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:39E29D95-F351-46FD-8AD5-6F8640CAD926@microsoft.com...
>> > typing msconfig in the run box will not start up the utility.
>> > msconfig.exe
>> > is located in windows/pchealth, and nt servicepak uninstall. The pf
>> > files
>> > are located in windows\prefetch. how can I get the utility to run,
>> > sort
>> > of
>> > reloading xp. I have sp2 as well as all of the updates. all the other
>> > utilities run ok.
>> > --
>> > Thanks, niel
>>
>>
>>
Anonymous
July 25, 2005 12:52:01 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

Thanks for your help. Unfortunately, I ran 4 different virus scan programs,
none turned up any viruses. I also reran my Norton 2005 antivirus program,
but nothing showed. Any other thoughts?
--
Thanks, niel


"Wesley Vogel" wrote:

> Update your antivirus software ans run a full system scan.
>
> [[When you open System Configuration Utility [MSCONFIG], Registry Editor or
> Task Manager, they flash for a second and quit. This symptom is caused by
> Viruses.]]
>
> Task Manager, MSCONFIG, or REGEDIT disappear while opening
> http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/ToolsQuit.htm
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>
> Wes
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> In news:39E29D95-F351-46FD-8AD5-6F8640CAD926@microsoft.com,
> niel <niel@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> > typing msconfig in the run box will not start up the utility.
> > msconfig.exe is located in windows/pchealth, and nt servicepak uninstall.
> > The pf files are located in windows\prefetch. how can I get the utility
> > to run, sort of reloading xp. I have sp2 as well as all of the updates.
> > all the other utilities run ok.
> > --
> > Thanks, niel
>
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