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running misconfig

by kiki63_1 / May 15, 2005 3:20 AM PDT

Help! I'm trying to run misconfig on my parent's pc. when I type in misconfig in the run box it says it can not find miconfig. I need to shut down start up programs that are bogging down their computer. How can I get to the start up another way?
Thanks,
Karen

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Try here
by retired / May 15, 2005 3:25 AM PDT
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C:\windows\pchealth\helpctr\binaries and double click msconfig.exe

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Um.............Karen.........
by PlatinumPPC / May 15, 2005 3:27 AM PDT
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You are typing msconfig, not misconfig....right? (stated as delicately as is allowed in text):)

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misconfig
by kiki63_1 / May 15, 2005 3:42 AM PDT
In reply to: Try here

Thanks for your help.it got me right there!

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Karen
by PlatinumPPC / May 15, 2005 3:33 AM PDT
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The other thing you may want to consider is, if the programs are bogging down their system, and they're not needed, why not just remove them altogether. Another option is to remove them directly from the registry with a cool little tool like regseeker, a free program, very user friendly interface. Just google it. Also make sure there is no malware, (viruses, adware, spyware on the machine.) NOTE: Free programs to consider, Adaware SE, spybot search and destroy, spywareblaster - all three of these should be used and updated, Grisofts AVG antivirus - can be purchased full version, but can be used for free manually. Do several scans with all of these programs after updating them, remove unecessary programs, and do online scans at the Symantec site or Trend Micro Housecall, whatever. Good luck.

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Awesome.....
by PlatinumPPC / May 15, 2005 6:36 AM PDT
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Well at least I helped someone today. Happy

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running misconfig
by barrettlady / May 15, 2005 12:35 PM PDT
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Karen, you are using the wrong thing, type msconfig, not misconfig

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msconfig
by Themisive / May 15, 2005 10:34 PM PDT
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Karen, here's a trick I use - it's safe it should't mess up your system.

Click on [Start}, [Search] then on [For Files or Folders], when slelect the last, you will get another screen, this time select [All Files and folders], in the box marked [All or part of the filename], enter msconfig.exe and start the search. After a moment this file will be found, ''C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386\msconfig.exe'' right click on it and and choose the option [Send To] and in the list choose [Desktop (create shortcut)].

This will give you a shorcut to msconfig you can leave on your desktop and will take you stright there and you won't have to worry if you've got the spelling right!

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(NT) you should type msconfig
by xzard / May 21, 2005 2:31 PM PDT
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Another thing you can try.
by crazeebob2000 / May 21, 2005 3:19 PM PDT

go to start>run, and type services.msc and mash enter, you can start and stop things from there

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