MSConfig in WinXP Pro?

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#1

A friend of mine has XP Pro and hes got a bunch of junk loading and some startup problems. But MSConfig doesnt work(it just says not found). How do I get in to get rid of startup items?


#2

May I advice to make use of the free Startup CPL? This program can enable/disable all kinds of programs that start with your system. Really nifty tool!


#3

How come he doesnt have MSConfig on his XP pro, but my laptop that has XP pro does?


#4

msconfig.exe should be in the following folder:
C:\WINDOWS\PCHEALTH\HELPCTR\Binaries

If it there you may have to fix the registry.
Recreate the entries and/or fix them using the following info.

Create a key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr
entVersion\App Paths\MSCONFIG.EXE and set the default value to C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\MSConfig.exe.

Create a key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr
entVersion\App Paths\HELPCTR.EXE and set the default value to C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\HelpCtr.exe

That should fix it.

If msconfig.exe is not in C:\WINDOWS\PCHEALTH\HELPCTR\Binaries then download a copy here and place it in that folder. You may still have to fix the entries as above.