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MSConfig.exe entry missing from Registry, can't run MsConfig

by faversham13 / September 1, 2008 5:02 AM PDT

Recently discovered Run could not find MSConfig. MSConfig.exe registry entry missing although file in C:\WINDOWS\PCHEALTH\HELPCTR\BINARIES.

Only registry entry for msconfig.exe : SYSTEM\ControlSet001\NLS\MuiLanguageS\RCV2\msconfig.exe

How can I restore MSconfig.exe to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\ so I can open from Run?

Thanks.

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Before you do that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 1, 2008 5:05 AM PDT
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Re: MSConfig.exe entry missing from Registry, can't run MsCo
by Tufenuf / September 1, 2008 5:10 AM PDT
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Reply for Fix http://www.raylanddelosreyes.com/how-to-restor
by faversham13 / September 1, 2008 5:48 AM PDT

Hi, downloaded and opened this file, got pop-up window saying it worked, still no msconfig from RUN. Get error message it can't find it.

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Get that file from
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 1, 2008 6:46 AM PDT

Your XP CD or even from the links I offered.

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An Workaround
by tpriyan / September 1, 2008 7:41 PM PDT
In reply to: Get that file from

1.) Right click my computer->properties
2.) Select advanced tab. Click Environment variables
3.) In system varibles section find the varible path.
4.) Click edit. goto end of line and type
;c:\WINDOWS\pchealth\helpctr\binaries
assuming ur windows is in c drive.

now try!!!
Happy xping

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IT WORKED!!!
by faversham13 / September 1, 2008 8:45 PM PDT
In reply to: An Workaround

Many thanks indeed! It worked!
Wow!

Stuart

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PS: New Key #1
by faversham13 / September 1, 2008 8:52 PM PDT
In reply to: An Workaround

After your fix I see in Registry New Key #1 -- this should be renamed Msconfig.exe?
Thanks.
Stuart

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To run msconfig.exe
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 1, 2008 11:17 PM PDT
In reply to: PS: New Key #1

It must exist.
It must be in the PATH.

They registry key you listed is not the issue.
Bob

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(NT) I would suffice to copy it c:\windows ?
by Kees Bakker / September 1, 2008 11:21 PM PDT
In reply to: To run msconfig.exe
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MSconfig.exe not listed in App Paths
by faversham13 / September 2, 2008 12:12 AM PDT
In reply to: To run msconfig.exe

If MSconfig.exe is not listed in App Paths as Registry key, where is it in Registry? Pardon my obtuseness but I'm registry-inexperienced and followed instructions initially to try to find the key.
Thanks.

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No need for it to be in the registry ...
by Kees Bakker / September 2, 2008 12:33 AM PDT

if you just copy msconfig.exe to c:\windows with My Computer.

Kees

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I think it would suffice to copy it c:\windows
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 2, 2008 12:34 AM PDT

Let's see where it belongs.

C:\WINDOWS\PCHEALTH\HELPCTR\Binaries

If it's not there, fix that. If your path is wrong, fix that.

If you can't cure that, place it in \Windows.
Bob

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WOW Thanks a GOOGLE
by Scorpio9gm / September 2, 2008 1:48 AM PDT
In reply to: An Workaround

That really worked great, however my curiosity has the best of me as always. The 2 other computers I have do not seem to need this is there path to work. So what might have changed? do you think it could have been a Registry born problem, any ideas? Seems like quite a few of us got hit with this at the same time.... something just doesn't feel right. All my virus scanners are clean and my spyware scanners report all is quite on the western front. Very Puzzled.

But thanks again.

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MSconfig.exe
by faversham13 / September 2, 2008 1:58 AM PDT
In reply to: WOW Thanks a GOOGLE

Didn't know that others have been recently plagued by this problem. I also did multiple virus/worm scans. When I installed AVG it detected a Trojan worm virus that Avast never found. ??????

Stuart

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Windows can not find MSConfig
by cofone1 / October 24, 2008 7:19 AM PDT
In reply to: An Workaround

In step 3 below which you had posted, how do I find the variable path? I see nothing in the variable path column of the systems variables section that says "variable path". Any advice is appreciated. Thanks


1.) Right click my computer->properties
2.) Select advanced tab. Click Environment variables
3.) In system varibles section find the varible path.
4.) Click edit. goto end of line and type
;c:\WINDOWS\pchealth\helpctr\binaries
assuming ur windows is in c drive

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I believe he means...
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / October 24, 2008 11:33 PM PDT

that when you get to the Environment Variables dialog window, look under "System Variables", and using the vertical slider look for the entry for "Path". Highlight that, then select edit, and make your changes.

The variable path would have been better typed as the variable, "Path".

I hope that helps.

Mark

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help please, I goofed
by kharitinova / September 11, 2010 4:43 PM PDT
In reply to: I believe he means...

Hi, windows xp sp3, I thought your post would help but I back spaced and then typed in the c/Windows/pchealth/hea....INSTEAD of going to the end of the line and typing it....How do I get whatever was there back? (and no, system restore doesn't work so that won't help me.)
Have I really screwed things up?
Thank you.

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just follow the 4 simple steps and it will work
by crispycrisp / February 16, 2012 11:06 PM PST

After looking through bunch of pages. This worked. Yiiiiii haaaa! GrinHappyHappy And it's very easy

1.) Right click my computer->properties
2.) Select advanced tab. Click Environment variables
3.) In system varibles section find the varible path.
4.) Click edit. goto end of line and type ;c:\WINDOWS\pchealth\helpctr\binaries assuming ur windows is in c drive

Thx Tripiyan!

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msconfig help worked great
by johnrconst / July 3, 2010 5:36 AM PDT
In reply to: An Workaround

wow, worked like a champ, lucky i found this post i was going to make it complicated. thanks

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u are the man
by rajazeeshan / January 18, 2012 1:32 AM PST
In reply to: An Workaround
dude ..u saved me a lot of pain thanks

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