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System Configeration Utility - msconfig

Q: System Configeration Utility - msconfig

I operate with Windows XP Home Edition. I have read that I can speed up my start-up by disabling some of the "startup" applications. When I open the msconfig and open tab "startup" there appears to be a lot of applications running. Will I gain from disabling those that I do not need? Is there a way of finding out which ones are needed and which ones can be disabled.
Also is there other things I can do to speed things up?
Thanks,
Syrup

A: System Configeration Utility - msconfig

Hello and welcome .. Msconfig is designed to temp disable start up items .. but in the long run it is best to use the programs own control panels to stop them from starting up when you turn on the pc
You can use CCleaner to clear out any junk or ATF

http://www.ccleaner.com/
http://www.atribune.org/content/view/25/2/

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Tuesday 1-Sept
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The Boot.ini Tab missing from my System Configuration Utility (msconfig.exe) Dialog Box.

Everything else is OK and have all other functionality with msconfig.exe

Yes - the Boot.ini file is in the root of C:\ and I can open and view it in Notepad (just not in msconfig)

Thanx for Any ideas to get my Boot.ini Tab Back ?

Please See attached picture.

BVR
Joe B!
 

A:Boot.ini Tab missing from System Configuration Utility (msconfig.exe)

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the full title is.... NWIZ.exe/install.... can I uncheck it, and how can I get rid of it?
I understand it's a worm?

have installed

AVG anti spyware
AVG free
ADD-Aware free

IE7 XP2

thanks
 

A:Solved: In startup system configeration I have NWIZ....

This may not be a worm if you have a nVidia graphics card.

http://www.sysinfo.org/startuplist.php?filter=NWIZ.exe

I have mine disabled from starting up... in msconfig.
 

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i have xp pro sp2 and lately i have noticed that when i try to use the Msconfig utility to shut down my startup programs the Msconfig utility only shows for a few seconds then dissappears, does anyone know why it does this. i can't shut any of my startup programs down unless i shut them dwn manually from the task bar, and takes forever when i restart my computer.
 

A:Msconfig utility

I'm not sure if this is your problem but you might want to check this SITE out.
 

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I need help.... AGAIN...!!!

first part...

how can I stop or block pragrams being loaded onto my rig without my permission or knowledge... such as i go to Add/Rem Software and I see these little pesky utilities like Lycos or 180Solutions crap or some kind of Search or Bargain Buddy crap...

which of course I have to go thru the madness of removing or uninstalling and cleaning my registry...

second part...

I go into MSConfig Utility / Startup... I see a whole slew of pesky critters that were LOADED onto my rig without my permission... Now that I have cleaned my rig, I would like to get them little critters OUT of my startup tab... I go to selective menu but want normal startup... If I deselect and just select the few services that I want, they all come back after restart...
who has found a remedy for this headache...???
 

A:MSConfig Utility & Startup

Use Startup Control Panel:
http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml
 

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Does Windows 7 include the MSConfig Utility similar to that on Windows Vista? Does it still have to be opend in Run using the msconig syntax?

Thanks for you help in advance
 

A:MSConfig Utility in Windows 7 ??

Windows defender has startup lists with an explanation of each{vista}

The easiest way to get to ms config in vista or 7 is just type is msconfig in the start menu
 

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I place shortcut icons in my startup menu (All Users) and they load twice upon startup. I check the msconfig utility, and the startup programs are listed in two locations..."Startup" and "Common Startup". If I uncheck the boxes in either of these two categories, they both are disabled upon reboot. If I re-check only the items in one of these categories, upon reboot both categories are checked again and the program(s) load twice, thereby giving me errors with some of the programs and appearing twice in the "Processes" tab (taking up twice the memory also). Why is my computer doing this and does anyone know how I can fix it? I've tried removing all of the shortcut icons out of all of the Startup folders (inside the Programs folder in the Start Menu) for all user accounts on my computer. Then I systematically place them back ONLY in the "All Users" account. They appear twice in msconfig and in memory upon reboot. HELP! (please).
 

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My wife computer says that wi-fi has no valid confisuration. Tried net connections properties and they are set right any help would be greatly appreciated,

A:wi-fi configeration

When I couldn't access the Internet, I did this, which did the trick. 
 
Your DNS setting have probably been changed
 
First, the network name is likely "Ethernet", not "Local Area Connection". To find out the name you can do this:
 
Open a command prompt with administrator privileges
 
Enter netsh interface show interface and press return
 
Which will show the name under the "Interface Name" column (shown here in bold):
Admin State State Type Interface Name
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Enabled Connected Dedicated Ethernet
 
To change DNS to automatic via command, type the following:
netsh interface ip set dns "Local Area Connection" dhcp
This should do the trick.

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I am running Windows XP Home SP2 and having problems, Most of which I am sure I cause.
I have been having problems with a slow bootup and have tried everything to correct the problem, in doing so I have created some more problems. My bootup seems to go okay until it gets to the toolbar, then I get a blue bar across the bottom where the toolbar should be, at usually takes about 1 to 2 minutes for this blue bar to go away and my toolbar to appear. Then the system Staartup log pops up on the notepad. I don't know what I did to cause this or how to get rid of it. Could someone please help? Dan
 

A:Syatem Configeration

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Current Win7 32bit./Home Prem/ Current C drive has 60gb of OS /Apps /Files.

About to add SSD to system, and appreciate any input.
840EVO 120gb SSD. to hold OS only > 1TB Western Black partitioned as 2 500gb(C & D) > Seagate 1TB usb3 for backups.
Do I only add OS inc user files to SSD and install security apps IE MalwareBytes full and AVG full and Superantspyware ,CCleaner etc to WD Cdrive. Also do i add user files DOCs,Photo,Music etc to WD Cdrive.???
Speed is not the essence for me, only security as i have had previous HD fail and Motherboard. PIA.
Will use migrate program Macrium Migrate or is Software inc in SSD sufficient.
Also once OS installed do I erase OS and files from C Drive.????
Thanks Noob with some knowledge.LOL.

A:Best Configeration Setup for noob .(Advice)

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Quote: Originally Posted by Oldhead


Current Win7 32bit./Home Prem/ Current C drive has 60gb of OS /Apps /Files.

About to add SSD to system, and appreciate any input.
840EVO 120gb SSD. to hold OS only > 1TB Western Black partitioned as 2 500gb(C & D) > Seagate 1TB usb3 for backups.

If you put the OS on SSD, it will be C, not the WD. The 2 partitions on WD will be D or E or F or G, etc.

Why are you splitting the WD into 2 partitions? Normally, I'd put OS and all apps on SSD; all data on single partition on WD, and all backups on single partition on Seagate


Do I only add OS inc user files to SSD and install security apps IE MalwareBytes full and AVG full and Superantspyware ,CCleaner etc to WD Cdrive.

If you put OS on SSD, I'd also put all possible applications on SSD. Why not? It's the fastest drive you've got.

Also do i add user files DOCs,Photo,Music etc to WD Cdrive.???

You can put personal data on any partition you want. I assume it won't all fit on SSD, therefore I'd probably put it all on WD, rather than have some on SSD and some on WD.

Speed is not the essence for me, only security as i have had previous HD fail and Motherboard. PIA.
Will use migrate program Macrium Migrate or is Software inc in SSD sufficient.

Not sure what you mean about "migrate program Macrium Migrate" or "software inc in SSD". If the SSD comes with softw... Read more

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I have a HP Pavilion zv6131 with a cd/dvd burner. When I try to burn a dvd I receive a message, C:\swsetup\sonicDMP\MyDVD_61\px.ini can't be found. I have attempted to reload the sonic driver but it still will not work. Any help will be appreciated.

Thanks,
Cougerone
 

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hi all
i have a acer aspire 3630 for use by my kids.
i can connect to wireless by starting the tool manualy but after restart of new startup it goes back to stopped.
bt assistance couldnt fix my problem via remote assistance can anyone help?
xp home sp3
ta all
 

A:wireless zero configeration stops everytime my laptop is started

wireless zero configeration stops everytime my laptop is startedClick to expand...

how is it set in services ?
automatic

it maybe another wireless manager is conflicting and stopping the WZC

if you set WZC to automatic and started - then when you restart the PC it changes to stopped

it maybe worth looking in the event viewer and see if anything is listed to gice a clue as to why its stopping

Start>control panel> administrative tools>event viewer
 

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I am using Win 98 2nd Edit. I have a Pentium 111 600 w 28 Gigs. Under the Config screen I see a yellow pencil, the box is unchecked and it reads Devic =C:\Windows\Himen.sys (yellow Pencil) rem C:\windows\emm386.exe REM Header. I notice when I start up on the black screen it says something about 386 Drivers not installed. Pls help. Thx
 

A:System Configuration Utility Config System

Can you list those lines out individually? It all ran together so I'm not sure what goes where.

Is it REM Header for instance?

Also, is the computer working ok, other than "saying something about 386 drivers"?
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Get free stuff and help out a poor computer tech:
LarryCore begs for money
 

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What's the skinny on nothing showing up (blank window) for system.ini and windows.ini in the System Configuration Utility?

Thank you.
 

A:System Configuration Utility: No system.ini or windows.ini

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i was trying to do the tweak, where u can choose that both cores are running at bootup. but for some reason it doesnt let me click advance options.

A:msconfig..system configuration

Are you in an adminstrator account?

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Recently migrated from XP Pro to Win 7 Home Prem. 64, I used CC w/enhancer, Auslogic products, Avast, Spybot and Fix it Utilities for keeping my system running smoothly. With Win 7 I have added Malwarebytes, I am not sure I want to purchase the new ver. of Fix it or look for another similar Utility, the old ver. of Fix it I used with XP worked great, never had any problems, but it is not compatible with Win. 7 -

Looking for some suggestions, I have check out Glary Utilities and System Mech., but still leaning toward Fix it - what do you guys think ?

Thanks

Joe

A:Looking for System Utility

When you finally decide what's best.. let me know too & i'll do the same

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Hi i have installed new system fan in my dell dimension 8100, on boot warning says system fan not found, f2 for system fan utility. bios comes up can't find anything for FAN !! can anyone help me?
 

A:System fan utility

Did you plug it into the same motherboard connector the old fan was connected to?
 

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I can't get into msconfig/regedit/or system restore. From the threads I've read here something has control of the computer, not me. Ran/updated Ad-Aware/ Spybot SD. Please help.

Here is the hijack this log.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:15:17 AM, on 9/14/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)

Running processes:
C:\windows\System32\smss.exe
C:\windows\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\windows\system32\services.exe
C:\windows\system32\lsass.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\windows\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\windows\System32\GEARSec.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\windows\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\PowerQuest\Drive Image 7.0\Agent\PQV2iSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Pure Networks\Network Magic\nmsrvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Pure Networks\Network Magic\nmapp.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMBgMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\SpeedFan\speedfan.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMIndexi... Read more

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After trying various spyware, avast, regscrub, registry first aid & other fixes, I am unable to fix the following problem. I am hoping someone here knows of a solution I can try. I am also attaching the Hijack this logfile.

msconfig only works in safe mode. I can't get my task manager to work at all & system restore is not working at all.

Any & all help is greatly appreciated.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 2:09:49 PM, on 1/19/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZONELABS\vsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPIORER.EXE
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LVCOMSX.EXE
C:\Program Files\Logitech\Video\LogiTray.exe
C:\Program Files\RFA\rfagent.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\Video\FxSvr2.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ymsgr_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Prog... Read more

A:msconfig, taskmanager, system restore

Go here and download lspfix http://www.spychecker.com/program/lspfix.html

Then read this site to see how to use it http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/tutorial59.html
 

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im on my firends pc and trying to sort out a few problems on their pc.

i installed zone alarm 7 and deleted a load of virus's.

last week i also uninstalled and removed;

spamblockerutility
esnips
spyware doctor

when trying to clean up the startup files in msconfig i noticed that when i removed unwanted items they always returned as selected when the pc reboots. spamblocker, esnips and spyware doctor keep coming back to the list and i cant seem to get rid of them?

also noticed that there are no restore points previous to todays date?

i ran a hijackthis log;

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 22:12:58, on 02/08/2007
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2600.0000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
D:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
D:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
D:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
D:\WINDOWS\System32\RunDLL32.exe
D:\WINDOWS\Mixer.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
D:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
D:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
D:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
D:\Program Files\MySpace\IM\MySpaceIM.exe
D:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware SE Professional\... Read more

A:msconfig/system restore problems

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Tech Support Guy System Info Windows Media XP vs 2002 service pack 3 Dell inspiron 6400
I attempted to change msconfig as it took forever to load all programs found there. out of the blue got mssg access error denied to make change. Contact or login is administrator, which I already had. Now I cannot even access internet, I get error message when attempting to access help and support, "cannot open because a system service is not running". System restore points were deleted somehow, so I have nothing to restore. I've tried a system reboot, but the F11 button does not respond, so I can;t figure how to get back to factory settings. Any help would be appreciated.
 

A:startup /system malfunction /msconfig

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Hi Everyone,

Can you tell me if everything is okay here? I ask myself how can the Office Source Engine show stopped when it is checked?

Anyway, I would like to know how I can get rid of the STI Simulator which is an old entry that was left behind when I removed the software of my old webcam! Do you have an idea how I might be able to do so?

Thank you

A:System Configuration utility

Go into the Services and enable it

I think I provided you with this information in another thread

Quote:




OSE.EXE is part of Microsoft Office software.
OSE.EXE is the system service called OFFICE SOURCE ENGINE.
OFFICE SOURCE ENGINE is required for reinstal, or install an "on demand" feature in Microsoft Office 2000/2003.
Required for using Microsoft Office.




STI Simulator is going to have to be removed via the Registry

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When I boot up I get the following message after the desktop initializes:

""You have used the system configuration utility to make changes to the way windows starts.

The system configuration utility is currently in diagnostic or start up mode, causing this message to be displayed every time windows starts up.

Choose the normal start up mode on the general tab to start windows normally and undo the changes you made using the system configuration utility.""

I need to know how to get to the general tab to make the changes mentioned above. I have no idea where this utility or the general tab is. All help appreciated.
 

A:System configuration utility???

When that message appears, click the "don't show this message again" box.

Anytime you use MSCONFIG to UNselect startup apps, you get this (annoying) message.
 

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Hi Guys,

I tried to install net framework 3 yesterday, but I cancelled during the installation because it took too long. Anyway, my computer is working fine, but I notice that something new appeared in the system configuration utility take a look at the picture. The name is NULL. I cannot tell however, whether this appreard after this action. What does it stand for? Can I remove it?

Your help is appreciated

A:[SOLVED] System Utility

Hi Acer2000...how are you?

it probably is related to the failed installation..try backing up the registry key then removing the entry. If something gets affected, you can always restore the key.

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I have recently completed building my own pc and I tried to use a few systyem utility free software to check the performance etc, but none of them could tell me what I am looking for. I have used Aida32, Everest.

I am after the info on my RAM speed and the Front Bus Speed. Everest does give me FSB but it is not I think my MoBo can do.

Any one can suggest a good free software ?
 

A:System utility software

Try CPU-Z or SIW.
 

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There are many many services in system config. Where would one find out which ones are needed and which are not. Is there a way with out Googling every one of them.

A:System Configuration Utility

Try searching on this page : http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/

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I recently had to use system config. to find a problem. I checked normal startup and restarted my computer.Now when I start my computer I get the System Config. Utility Screen telling me I have to set it for normal setup. How do I resolve this problem. I'm using XP Pro.
 

A:System Configuration Utility

Should be a tick box to not display the screen. Tick it.
 

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Need help with system configuration utility in windows xp.
For some reason when I try to uncheck some of the programs in the
Startup folder the whole program shuts off. Anyone else have a problem like that?
 

A:system configuration utility

Test in safe mode.
Please post result.
 

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Where do I find the TSG utility?
Tried downloading from download.com, but, after selecting, to open executable program, I get message saying 'file can't be found.'
 

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Hi,
The below message keeps showing up every time I start my computer. I checked to make sure the utility is set to normal mode, which it is, however it keep showing up.
"You have used the system configuration utility to make changes to the way windows starts.

The system configuration utility is currently in diagnostic or selective startup mode, causing this message to be displayed and the utility to run every time windows starts.

Choose the normal startup mode on the general tab to start windows normally and undo the changed made using the system configuration utility.

(box to tick) Don't show this message or launch the system configuration utility when windows start."
I booted in safe mode and used hijackthis to delete the below line, however once I reboot in normal mode it does not show, however the next time I start my pc it comes back.
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSConfig] C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\MSConfig.exe /autoO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSConfig] C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\MSConfig.exe /auto
I have attached my hijackthis log below for you perusal.

I hope you can help me get rid of this annoying popup message.

Thanks.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:58:33 PM, on 24/11/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0013)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\... Read more

A:System Configuration Utility

From your start button select 'run' then type in MSCONFIG.

If you've made any changes to the startup, here's where it will be. If not it may be time to look at malware.
 

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What should i do?My pc is opening everything.When i go to startup every start up item is checked,What is main items i should have so i check them and disable everything what's unnecessary
Ty

A:Help me,System configuration utility

What should i do?My pc is opening everything.When i go to startup every start up item is checked,What is main items i should have so i check them and disable everything what's unnecessary
Ty

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I'm anticipating putting a versatile machine together that will check and scan HDs, virus and malware removal and also serve as a remote access machine (remotely servicing other machines).

I will be using Win 7 pro as my OS. I will be using mutliple boot drives (i.e., one for scanning HDs and virus removal, a separate system HD for Remote Access usage).

I will need only to buy a cpu, mainboard and RAM. Reliability and function are priority, but so is budget. I have been Intel only for several years, but am not opposed to AMD if it meets all of my requirements.

The above said, I am hoping for recommendations for the cpu and mainboard.

Given that I will generally be using this machine for singular functions at any given time, I assume that Hyper-threading will not be important?

The parts I'm considering:

Gigabyte Intel H81 Motherboard

Intel Pentium G3220

or

Intel G3420

I have not used AMD for many years, so I'm not familiar with the possibilities and savings of today.

The above components would run me around $150. I don't want a "bare minimum" machine and am not opposed to spending more, but would like to spend as little as possible for what will easily meet my needs above. The one thing I don't want is slow scans and Remote Access lag (internet is 50/5mbps and should not be a bottleneck).

Thanks for any ideas.

A:Utility system on a budget

So in a nutshell you want a test machine that you can slip drives into or hook up to others etc etc?? I am only asking because you may be wanting to do something that I did and that is have a tester machine I can try out different programs and hardware etc on??

for that I just refurbished an older machine that I got for nothing it has a fairly decent CPU and even with DDR2 RAM but it does just about anything I ask of it.
You may be able to pick up one and do that with it.

But if you are like me and only have access to retail priced stuff then it is going to cost around $500 - out here at least I don't know where you are without going and looking and it does depend on the retail situation where you are and what quality you want to build into it.

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Does anyone know, where I can find a list of programs that run in the System Configuration Utility on the Services Tab???? I looked in that are and there were ....38 running. I want to know which ones I can uncheck and stop from running.

Thanks... Conbon

A:System Configuration Utility

http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm

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What is the HP System Event Utility and how do I use it? http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=ob-133065-1&cc=uk&dlc=en&lc=en... 











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A:HP System Event Utility

Hi Cyclelegs, Thank you for your inquiry, I will do my best to assist you! The HP System Event Utility  enables special function keys on the system to be programmed. I believe it adds the extra features to the buttons. such as Wireless on and off. When I tried to install it on a lab computer here it just told me it was already installed.  When I put it in the search bar it just brings up the download. You are not able to access or use it to alter or change anything. I hope this has addressed your concerns.

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Gudday all
I have made some start-up changes using msconfig.
Once I rebooted the machine the following message appears, see attachment.
I want to keep the changes but the message seems to imply that I cannot.
If I check the box will the changes be accepted? Will this message appear every time I start?

A:Using XP System Configuration Utility

The changes have already been made. This is just a warning. As the label on the checkbox says, if checked it will not appear on next startup.

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Hi All,
Not sure if I'm in the correct discussion but I made a disk image of my "C" drive using Windows 7 built-in utility onto another hard drive. My "C" drive is using 27.4GB of data but the Image size is only 12.9GB. Could I have done something wrong? I thought the image size would be at least as big as the used space on the "C" drive. I'm concerned that I didn't get all my programs,files and settings backed up correctly.

Any thoughts?

Thanks............Tom

P.S. I tried to do this last night using DVD's for backup but decided to abort after 9! Dvd's were burnt and it still was not completed.

A:Win 7 System Image Utility

Welcome,
I do not know if you did it right, but the image is compressed and should be smaller.

http://www.sevenforums.com/performan...t-include.html

I tried to put it on DVD, basically it does not work.

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I am trying to remove Norton Antivirus 2005 from Windows XP, but can not remove it from the Control Panel Add/Remove Programs option. The instructions I received from Norton recommends that I begin at Start, Run, enter "msconfig" and then proceed through the Systems Configuration Utility window by making sure that "ccApp" is checked. My problem is that I can't get the SCU window to stay open when I enter msconfig into the Run box. It only appears for a brief second.

Anybody have any suggestions?

Thanks!

A:System Configuration Utility

Hi clw and welcome to BC

The fact that msconfig won't stay open is a classic sympton of spyware. When that happens you can't usually access regedit.exe from Run or your Internet Options from the Tools menu in IE.

Suggest you post a log in the HiJack This forum on this site after folllowing the instructions about posting a HiJack log at the top of the forum.

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I just noticed that I have blank square boxes under startup item and command fields of the system configuration utility under startup items. Has anyone else seen this? If so what is it and how do I get rid of it.

A:System Configuration utility

I just (today) overcame this...I'm not sure at all how it happened or what may have caused it, so I can't really be of much help.

My situation started a couple of days ago when I suddenly had these messages at startup which referred to files which could not be found. I used a combination of Autoruns, msconfig, and regedit...to track down and manually delete any/all references to these two files. My system now boots up normally .

So...I can't tell you what it was or how it happened but I can say that deleting any/all registry and file references took care of it on my system.

I don't think it was malware of any sort, but I'm no expert at determining such.

Louis

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I have XP, IE6, and M Office 2003.

I do run>MSconfig and msconfig comes up. I deselect several programs in the startup and services tabs and exit, so the window comes up saying I have to restart my computer for the changes to take effect. I click restart and the computer reboots. On my desktop comes a window about the System Configuration Utility and how some things have changed. A large section of the window is missing, so that the extreme bottom end of the window is a checkable box that says "Do not show this message again" which I select. However, this System Configuration Utility window pops up every time I boot up my computer. But when I put the computer back in normal mode, the window doesn't pop up on reboots. What's going on?
 

A:System Configuration Utility

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I am running Windows XP Professional. When i get into the Startup menu within the System Configuration Utility i can see a number of Startup Items listed together with the Command and Location description for each Startup item. The location description is the same for each startup item - "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run." However there are 3 boxes ticked under the Startup Item heading with no startup item details (blank), no details under the Command heading (blank) but under the Location heading it shows - "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run."
Can anyone tell me why I would have details showing under the Location heading in three instances but nothing showing under the corresponding Startup Item and Command headings?
 

A:System Configuration Utility

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Is there a way to gauge a PC system's gaming ability?

Since video cards and add-on programs (Direct X, etc) are so fundamental to game play, if would be nice to have a utility that would give a yes or no on the question "Will this game work on my computer?"

Bottom line is I don't know if my PC is 3D, GL rendering or what anymore since video card evolution is non-stop. A utility program to scan the computer's capability would help.

3 year old PC:
Pentium 3 533mz Katmai
383 mb RDRAM
32mb Nvidia geForce 4X AGP Graphics Card
 

A:System Diagnostic Utility

That's actually built into Directx.

Go to Start, Run type in dxdiag and hit enter.

If that doesn't work, then do a search on your system for dxdiag and open it when you find it.
 

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I have an annoying problem that involves the System Configuration Utility message coming up everytime I start up my computer. I have checked Msconfig and my startup programs are all checked and it says that it is in Normal Startup.

Any help would be appreciated,
Thank You.

Anyway here it the logfile

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:39:13 PM, on 9/01/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Eset\nod32kui.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware SE Plus\Ad-Watch.exe
C:\Program Files\Comodo\Firewall\cpf.exe
C:\Program Files\Comodo\Firewall\cmdagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Eset\nod32krn.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\regedit.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

O2 - BHO: Yahoo! Toolbar Helper - {02478D38-C3F9-4EFB-9B51-7695ECA05670} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion... Read more

A:System Configuration Utility

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Hi all,
after cleaning my puter of a virus (or 2!!), I noticed when I ran the system configuration utility to see which items were running at start up, some files were still present, particularly;

AVSERVE2 and SKYNETAVE.

Does anyone know how to remove "dead wood" from the system config util. start up???

Many thanks

Geoff

A:system configuration utility

You untick it under the startup section then apply and restart if that does not work dl HijackThis.exe and post you log under the HJT log forum page.

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When I boot up in XP it is in selective startup and when I switch to normal startup I get all the programs I deleted in my start up system tray. This is like a seesaw, is there anyway I can select normal start up and delete the programs from my system tray at the same time, this is driving me crazy.
Another ? is when I was using ME there was a great password reminder program, does this exist in XP, If not is there any good programs other than Gator(YUCK), any suggestions much appreciated, thanks, Neesh
 

A:System Configuration Utility

http://www.zdnet.com/pcmag/pctech/content/18/08/ut1808.001.html
this is "startup cop" it will let you manage exactly what programs you have running at startup.
stay away from "gator" its spyware.
hope this helps.
good luck.
 

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In my Startup list there are a ton of listings. Only a few are checked however. What I was wondering is, is there any way to get the others out of the list? Removing programs and deleting files do not take them out. I know it doesn't hurt anything to have them there, they just bug me and I want them gone. Thank you for any help.

A:? about System Configuration Utility

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Clean-up the MSCONFIG startup tab listings

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I removed some of items from my Start up thru System Msconf. Since I did that everytime I start the computer I get a message "System Configuation Utility" it is telling me that I changed the start up and need to restart.

I have the Start up Set for Normal Startup, I tried changing it to selective start up but it still appear. Does anyone know what I need to do

thanks

A:System Configuration Utility

Msconfig is mainly used for testing purposes. To permenantly remove/disable startup entries, I recommend Autoruns:http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb963902.aspx

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My sister was recently scammed and stupidly allowed remote access to her computer. At every start up now system configuration utility message opens saying it is currently in diagnostic or selective startup mode what should I do to fix this
 

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does anyone know if there is a way to hide or remove a program from the System configuration utility in the start-up box without shutting down the program. I want to keep a program running but don't want anyone to see what it is running. I have a keylogger running to keep an eye on what/who my kids are talking to, but there very smart and know how to shut it down from the System configuration start up. So please if anyone knows how i can accomplish this please help. Thank you.
 

A:System configuration utility help.

I believe you can't run this utility unless you are the ADMIN. Make USER accounts for the kids. They can't access MSCONFIG. But then, if they know the process name of the program, then Ctrl+Alt+Del may allow them to end it anyway. Might be a 3rd party software that can do what you want.
 

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I can't make changes to Startup. When I go on to System Configuration Utility and make changes, I get a messae: "Must sign on as an Aministrator. I am the owner and computer administrator. How do I correct this problem?

A:System Configuration Utility

Are you sure your account is the administrator? If you go into Control Panel and to User Accounts, does it show your account as admin?

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I disabled some of the items in my Start Menu with the help of answersthatwork.com as a guide. After I was all finished with that, I clicked Apply then Close or Exit? Rebooted, then went back to see if what I had unchecked stayed unchecked and it didn't. I've done this twice and every time I uncheck unwanted items,apply and reboot it seems to reset itself and check everything again ? Does anyone know why this is happening?
Also, the answersthatwork. seems like a good program but being the tight wad that I am I was wondering if their was any programs like this for free?

Windows XP
 

A:System Configuration Utility

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After going to MSConfig, switching the BOOT.INI tab to Safe Mode and rebooting. I then ran Hijack, checked and fixed 04-Global Startup:Winlogon.exe. Then I went back to MSConfig, unchecked Safe Mode and attempted to reboot again. Now I get the following message:

System Configuration Utility
You have used the system config util. to make changes to the way windows starts. This system config util is currently in Diagnostic or Selective start up mode, causing this message to be displayed and the utility to run every time windows starts, choose the normal start up mode on the general tab to start windows normally and undo the changes you made using the system config util.

When other users try to log on they get the following:

System Configuration Utility
An access denied error was created while attempting to change a service. You may need to log on using an Administrator account to make the selected changes.

In the System Configuration Utility "General Tab" it ask to select either the original Boot.INI or the Modified Boot.INI

How do I get all this back to normal without undoing the changes I made to get rid of the trojan?
 

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In XP Home I have some programs that open at bootup that I don't want anymore. I went into the System configuration utility program and clicked on the Startup tab. I unchecked quite a few of them and then rebooted and it worked, they don't appear at bootup anymore, but they are still in the Startup program in the system configuration utility program. I tried highlighting and then right clicking to click on delete but it gives no option to delete them. How can I get them out of the Starup folder?
Thanks, Jim
 

A:system configuration utility

This site has info on what is required during start up.

http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm

Its OK to leave the unchecked one there.
 

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I have Windows XP and from time to time have used system configuration utility to clean up my start-up menu. Now all of the sudden I can't even get it to open. I also notice that I can not complete a System Restore. I am logged on as the Administrator. Any idea of what is wrong? Do I have a virus that is aimed at attacking these operations? Please help if you can...I have been trying to correct for hours!
 

A:Can't run System Confuguration Utility

do you have a virus scanner up today ? this sound to me like some kind of virus or spyware here run this program http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/HijackThis-Download-5034.html

close all program before you run this and do a scan and post your log here
 

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system configuration utility?

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thats helped me understnd so much more but ive opened msconfig and in my startup page theres so many things set to start up,i dont want to remove anything in case i cause damge how do i no what my computor needs to open?hope you can help
 

A:system configuration utility?

I'd run a Hijack This log and post it here...

But if you wanna know what some things are that you are unfamiliar with, you can look at this site:
http://www.answersthatwork.com/Tasklist_pages/tasklist.htm
 

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Hi all, I just re-formatted my Hard drive and Now that I have everything up again, i was trying to connect to the internet, however the system isn't recognizing my Ethernet card. I don't have the disk anymore as I haven't had to do a format in about 5 years. Windows won't even add their own drivers for some reason.

I was looking for a utility that can go through all my Hardware and maybe tell me what the name of the Ethernet card is so I can download the drivers from the internet to this computers floppy drive then upload onto my comp.

Thanks for the help!
 

A:System Check Utility

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I have just done a repair of x\p things are just about right apart from a few item..

Can u help..

SYSTEM CONFIGURATION UTILITY Always pops up from booting pc up on desktop I have clicked the bx but it still wants to pop up saying I have change some items on start up....I press don`t show me this again but on stsrt up it still pops up....

Also slight delay from windows welcome screen to desk top about 30 secs configu msconfig to reduce ammmopunt in start up but still slow..
I also need to do some housekeeping

1....defrag
2....temp clean out
3.syp bot
4..ad ware
5.virus check

Any thing alse I should do thanks..
 

A:System Configuration Utility

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When I go to "start" "run" and type in "msconfig" I get an error message that says the file can't be found. Any idea on where to find it?

 

A:System configuration utility

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I was infected by 6 false trojan alerts. I ran Malwarebytes and it caught them and removed them but on my System Configuration Utility- Startup, there are two items. One begins with ~tmph and the other one starts with "a" and I can't read the whole address. I unchecked both but how do I get rid of them and how can I see the whole address? They are both unframiliar to me.

A:System Configuration Utility

MSCONFIG.EXE is a troubleshooting tool - not a fixing tool.First, re-enable them in MSCONFIG, then use this free tool to locate them and disable/delete them: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysintern...s/Autoruns.mspxIf you have difficulties with this tool, post back and we'll see if we can get the address for another one from garmanma.

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Hello, In my "msconfig" box there is an entry under win.ini called
[MCI Extensions.BAK] Could someone tell me what this is for as I would like to delete it if no use. It has been disabled for as long as I can remember. Many thanks.
 

A:System Configuration Utility

MCI has to do with communications devices and I believe multi-media as well.

since is has the ".BAK" that would give the impression that it was backed up brolly due to some system changes.

Uncheck it, reboot the system and test your functionality. *IF* things still work, you should be able to safely remove it.
Good Luck!

ST
 

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I have a self-built computer. It's my second one, and I have rebuilt or modified this machine about 3-4 times. My current specs are this:

Windows XP Home
Giga-Byte GA7n400 Pro 2 (Rev. 1) Mother Board
AMD Athlon XP 3200+
2 GB of PC 3200 Dual-Channel Ram
Nvidia 6800 GT 256 MB AGP
36 GB Raptor 10k RPM SATA (OS and Main Support files)
74 GB Raptor 10k RPM SATA (Program Files)
Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Platinum


What my question is-are there any programs out there to help tweak performance. I am more of a hardware junky than I am into OC'ing. Just have no interest, and MHO is I know just enough about OC'ing to do something stupid.

I am mostly looking for any utilities that will in some way increase performance, or make it easier to tweak performance. I have always been a do-it-yourselfer, and I just feel my system is not performing to my liking, performance-wise.

I browsed the downloads section-but that won't tell me necessarily what is good and whats not. Basically, what are some tweak programs and utilities that the people of this forum recommend?
 

A:System Utility Tweakers and Such

While I'm not into overclocking, here are some programs I have used for general system performance. X-Setup works quite well, it is shareware, but you can get a demo at the link I provided. If you want a free program, try TuneXP. It works very well also. Bear in mind that all these programs bear a certain amount of risk, be sure and back up your registry before you start, in case somthing goes wrong.

And if you are like me and are really feeling brave, you can do a lot of what these programs do manually. A good place to look for manual tweaks is at TweakHound's site. Again if you go this route, remember to back up first, you won't be sorry.
 

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I can't get into msconfig/regedit/or system restore. From the threads I've read here something has control of the computer, not me. Ran/updated Ad-Aware/ Spybot SD. Please help.

Here is the hijack this log.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:15:17 AM, on 9/14/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)

Running processes:
C:\windows\System32\smss.exe
C:\windows\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\windows\system32\services.exe
C:\windows\system32\lsass.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\windows\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\windows\System32\GEARSec.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\windows\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\PowerQuest\Drive Image 7.0\Agent\PQV2iSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Pure Networks\Network Magic\nmsrvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Pure Networks\Network Magic\nmapp.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMBgMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\SpeedFan\speedfan.exe
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A:MSCONFIG/REgedit/System restore don't work

There is a Malware Removal Forum to which you should post this type of problem. Click on the red triangle above and ask one of the MODs to close this. Then retype your problem to that Forum just as you have done here.
 

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Hi!!

I am trying to fix my father in law PC and he is not very computer high skills old man,so he has the tendency to download eeeeverything that pop up a message into his Home PC. He is running a 2002 Fligth Game wich he wants to keep because he use it a lot to fligth there,and he has with him all the disks, I personally dont think this is the problem, but he has downloaded programs for the mail, screensavers and well ...the list is populated to explain ...so now his pc is running very slow and basically my 2 questions are:

1. Wich free antivirus you can recommend me to install into his pc?
2. I do have XP into my laptop but I dont know how to run the MSCONFIG into his pc because he is using the version of WINDOWS 7 (which I personally dislike) but I need to help him and clear his pc to run properly again and use the MSCONFIG.

Suggestions plz?
 

A:How to msconfig on a windows 7 desktop and restore the system?

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Hi, I cannot open msconfig on my computer!

Whenever I type in "msconfig" in the Run box, it says it cannot find it.

And whenever I open System Information, it says that I need to start the service "Help and Support", but in the Services, there is no "Help and Support". I use SIW now, but I still wanna know why it won't work.
 

A:Solved: Cannot open msconfig or System Information

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Hi,

Please could you check this log file for any problems, i cannot use system restore, msconfig, or windows help, loads of problems,
thanks

i used hijack this and include the followingLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 13:02:33, on 19/08/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5450.0004)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\carpserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\John\My Documents\MsgPlus.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\80\Tools\Binn\sqlmangr.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cidaemon.exe
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A:System restore, msconfig, help files all not working

anyone spot anything, is the line O20 - AppInit_DLLs: interceptor.dll anything to worry about , i dont know what that is?

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To be able to clear out excess processes and allow more CPU for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 (FS9), I would like to find a replacement for msconfig so I could disable some startup utilities and processes and save the configuration.

Has anyone heard of a utility that permits us to save and reload different system configurations?

A:Saving System Configurations - Replacement for msconfig

Try win patrol. I use it. May not be exactly what you want, but it is a valuable addition to your software. Read up and it you like it, give it a try.
http://www.winpatrol.com/

You can do what you want, from msconfig, to some extent however. Just untick the services you do not want at start up.

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Can anyone help me understand how to fix this ?

A:Can't access msconfig or change system date

I would check my system for malware...A lot of times these little nasties will disable basic functions like system restore, task manager, msconfig, and so on....Here is a topic that may help with links to various products for malware removal...Some are free...others you will have to purchase...http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/405/antivirus-antimalware-and-antispyware-resources/

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Keep scrolling down as pics take up a lot of space.

I am trying to clean out things in my start-up procedure that I don't need when I boot up the computer. Initially I disabled everything. One particular item keeps getting put back on automatically somehow after re-boot. This particular item is related to Dell Support Center. I use it occasionally, but don't need it at startup. This is what is being re-selected. (note checked item)

Here is the process with which I performed this. As stated, Initially I did a <disable all> and clicked on <apply> to which I get a message

I click ok to the message above then <OK> to accept changes and I get the same message again to which I answer ok again. This seems to accept the changes. the next thing I see is the choice to restart or exit without restart. Either way when I do eventually restart I get this message below.

If I simply click ok it seems to keep the changes but dumps me back out to the system configuration Utility screen, which I don't want.

IF I check the box "don't show message or launch system config utility", the next time it I restart or power up again everything is as I selected except it puts the item "sprtcmd" back into the startup procedure again. How can I keep my changes and still not show this message everytime I start up?

 

A:System configuration utility question

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Hi all,

Great site you have here! And my question is when I turn on my computer I always get the "System Config. Utility" window. I cannot get rid of this. I did make a couple of tweaks to the startup tab but cannot remember which ones. I turned them all back on by selecting the "select all" button but still no luck.

Also under the "General" tab I cannot select the Diagnostic Startup.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Go easy on me I am sort of a nb at this.

A:[SOLVED] System Config. Utility

when the system cofiguration window pops up, there should be a checkbox offering you the option not to show it every time windows loads...

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ok so i go into startup and uncheck the programs i dont want to use in startup and it changes options in the general tab from normal startup to selective start up which than opens up different options... i dont no wat one s to check these options include: process system.ini file, process win.ini file, load system services, and load startup items... i have the option to check all or none of them but i dont no what any of these mean

A:What options do i want for system configuration utility

DO NOT use msconfig to manage startup options. And don't uncheck anything you don't understand. Download and use Mike Lin's Startup Control Panel to manage startup items. It will not let you remove anything that will cause problems.

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Son calls me last night with this problem.
When booting up, the Sys Config Util comes up with the usual canned statement. He has not made any changes. Clicks Don't show this again then clicks OK. Reboots and again it comes up. He is the only user and administrator. Can't seem to solve it for him. Any ideas fellas?
 

A:Solved: System Config Utility won't go away

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Hi! I was trying to get rid of the sprtcmd.exe problem first by using msconf as suggested by someone. I then got rid of that problem by following another method found on the forum. But every time I boot up, I get the system config utility telling me that I have to start up in normal fashion and with enough clicking I get rid of it. But how do I stop making it come up to begin with? Thanks so much.
 

A:Solved: System Configuration Utility

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whenever i start up my PC, i get System Configuration Utility Message, despite checking the box saying i don't want the message displayed everytime

also i get a registry change denied message from spybot

i'm worried that i have malware of some sort

what do i do?

thanks in advance
 

A:System Configuration Utility Message

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I used the System Configuration Utility to try to remove some of the items that load on startup but things didn't work as I thought. Now whenever I boot up a System Configuration Utility box comes up with this message:
You have used the System Configuration Utility to make changes to the way Windows starts.
The System Configuration Utility is currently in Diagnostic or Selective Startup mode, causing this message to be displayed and the utility to run every time Windows starts.

Choose the Normal Startup mode on the General tab to start Windows normally and undo the changes you made using the System Configuration Utility.

Box: Don't show this message or launch the System Configuration Utility when Windows start.
OK
I checked the box for the "Don't show this message" then clicked OK. Then I opened the System Configuration Utility and on the General tab marked the Normal Startup button, clicked on Apply the closed the utility. Now a box comes up to restart which I do. But when Windows restarts, I get the same System Configuration Utility window.
Anybody know how I fix this?
 

A:System Configuration Utility problem

Once you have used Msconfig to UNselect programs that start at boot time, you will continually be now running in Selective Startup mode.
Selecting Normal will re-select all the UNselected apps.

The first time you UNselect and reboot you will get the window you mention.
Select the option "don't show again" and it should not appear on the next boot.
 

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I have a COMPAQ laptop,Windows XP Home Edition
Each time I start up my computer, the following message shows up:

"You have used the System Configuration Utility to make changes to the way Windows starts. The System Configuration Utility is currently in Diagnostic or Selective Startup mode, causing this message to be displayed and the utility to run every time Windows starts. Choose the Normal Startup mode on the general tab to start Windows normally and undo the changes you made using the System Configuration Utility."

I have already checked the "Normal Startup" box but after restarting, the message pops up again.
I can't even connect to the internet, and my anti-virus doesn't detect anything bad. HELP PLEASE!!
 

A:System Configuration Utility error

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The System Configuration Utility is on automatic prompt when I start up my computer.

I made changes to my services and start ups.

I checked the box to accept the changes and stop the System Configuration Utility from poping up on start up but it continues.

How do I stop it.

Redwin

A:[SOLVED] System Configuration Utility

Download & save SysInternals AutoRuns from Microsoft TechNet -

http://live.sysinternals.com/autoruns.exe

RIGHT-click on autoruns.exe, "Run as Administrator"

Look through list for msconfig.exe. Un-check box if found.

Backup your registry first via creation of a System Restore point -
START | type rstrui

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Was wanting to know, as I have come across many who know, but what is the best way to remove entries from the start up folder in system conf. utility ? Have some entries I know belong to programs that no longer are hanging around .
 

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Running XP home

I was trying to network 2 home computers together. I ran the network wizard to do this.
When the computer rebooted I got this message on the screen.

You have used System Configuration Utility to make changes to the way Windows Starts.
The System Configuration Utility is currently in Diagnostic or Selective Startup mode, causing this message to be displayed and the utility to run every time Winddows starts.
Choose the Normal Startup mode on the General Tab to start Windows in nomal mode and undo the changes you made using System Configuration Utility when Windows starts.

The problem is I don't know how to undo this. I tried doing a system restore from the only restore point I had. This is a brand new system just got it yesterday.

I was hoping I could network it to my all Win98 machine to access my files easily. Didn't work.
 

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Have no entries in SYSTEM.INI or WIN .INI ? Both are checked on the general page could some one please tell me why this has taken place ?
 

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I was investigating ways of starting a PC in safe mode when I noticed that there is no boot.ini tab on my System Configuration Utility. Why is that?. I am running Windows XP Pro.
Any help greatly appreciated.
minder1

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Is there a better utility software than Norton Systme Works that runs from the CD rom in any computer? I use my system works 2003 disc to fix other peoples computers but am looking for any better product to purchase as this one is probably getting out of date. I have read bad reviews on the Norton 2005. What do the pros use at the computer shops to fix computers. I want one that runs from the CD and dont need to be installed in order to use it.
 

A:Solved: System Utility software

fix what exactly?
In my experience Norton causes more problems then its worth...

what exactly are you looking to fix? or do?
 

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My 20 gig hd has 2 logical partitions from long time ago - does anyone know of a FREE utility to do a one time join into 1 logical partition?
 

A:Utility to Eliminate Partitions on XP system??

Please keep in mind that data may be lost with free utilities, I use and recommend Partition Manager 8

Free

Ranish Partition Manager
http://www.ranish.com/part/
Partition Manager is a freeware program that partitions hard disks. It will help you to install and dualboot Linux and multiple copies of Windows. For example, it will let you to run Win ME, Win 2k, and Linux on a single box. Also, using Partition Manager you can copy, move, and resize disk partitions.

Partition Resizer
http://www.zeleps.com/
New features include:

Int13 extensions support allows handling of disks up to 2TB (2048GB) of size.
New Resizing/Moving engine with simpler inerface. Move and resize your partitions in one step.
Transparent extended partition resizing (no more confusion with extended partitions).
Command line parameters for accessing advanced options (read-only operation etc.).

Partition Resizer is a small DOS executable, which requires no installation, and can perform, all these tasks in a short while, giving you the opportunity to re-arrange your partitions safely, quickly and fuss-free.

** I Recommend "Partition Resizer "as a free manager ,but please keep in mind that data may be lost with free utilities, I use and recommend "Partition Manager 8"
3D Partition Manager
http://www.sofotex.com/3D-Partition-Manager-v.-2.37.10-download_L1884.html
3D Partition Manager Publisher's Description:
Partition Manager - create, delete, resize partitions. Format and resize... Read more

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Greetings to everyone. thanks for reading my first post!

I've read on the Web that this "1" that comes up in Windows System Configuration Utility (Windows XP) is potentially harmful to my computer. To that end, I have two basic questions. (1) Is this true and (2) If so, how do I get rid of it? I've already disabled it from WSCU.

Regards,

John

A:1.exe In Windows System Configuration Utility

to BCProcess File: 1.exe or 1Process Name: Trojan.W32.Tooso1.exe is a process which is registered as the TROJ_SUA.A worm. This virus is distributed via the Internet through e-mail and comes in the form of an e-mail message, in the hopes that you open its hostile attachment. The worm has its own SMTP engine which means it gathers E-mails from your local computer and re-distributes itself. In worst cases this worm can allow attackers to access your computer, stealing passwords and personal data. This process is a security risk and should be removed from your system.http://www.liutilities.com/products/wintas...ocesslibrary/1/Trojans are very dangerous because they provide a means of accessing a computer system that bypasses security mechanisms. Remote attackers use backdoor Trojans as part of an exploit to to gain unauthorized access to a computer and take control of it without your knowledge. If your computer was used for online banking or has credit card information on it, all passwords should be changed immediately to include those used for email, eBay and forums. You should consider all your passwords to be compromised. They should be changed by using a different computer and not the infected one. Do not change passwords or do any transactions while using the infected computer because an attacker may get the new passwords and transaction information. Banking and credit card institutions should be notified of the possible security breech.Download and scan with SUPERAntiSypwa... Read more

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Why are companies so irresponsible and don't provide an uninstall option that removes all the garbage they install on your system?
 
Few minutes ago I was able to completely remove the Blackberry desktop software that I was no longer using and was bothering when copying files. But for that I had to spent hours using cleaners, disk search utilities and registry managers to get rid of every piece of trash.
 
Right now I have registry entries and drivers and garbage from Sierra Broadband aircard wireless modem that I'm no longer using but if I try to remove trashes all my network setting. And there I have to left all those drivers and registry keys bloating my system.
 
So, is there an utility that tracks every minute change on your system when you install a software so that you can uninstall software removing every piece of crap without damaging your system???

A:Utility to track installations and changes in your system ???

I don't know of anything that tracks changes for normal users, but if you need to remove a software completely then I suggest Revo Uninstaller. It's a very powerful uninstaller that can hunt down remnants and remove them effectively.

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I cannot close the system configuration utility after opening it. I opened it up to disable a program and now I cannot close it. I have to use task manager to close it.
 

A:System configuration utility problem

System Configuration Utility would run at startup. This can be resolved by putting a check mark on the checkbox on the first screen that comes up saying System Configuration Utiity has been modified.

The Check Box would say "Do not show msconfig at startup"
 

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I have decided to spend some time trying to reduce my processes in my task manager. I am up to 66 on with WIN 64XP Pro and it's taking a long time to finish booting.

As I started this process, I checked out my System Configuration Utility and found an odd item in the startup list.

It's listed simply as a startup item called cQE with a command listed only as cQE also. The location of it is as follows.

SOFTWARE\wow6432Node\microsoft\windows\currentversion\Run

When I go to my registry, I can find that series under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE but cQE isn't found in Run. I can't find that series anywhere else in the registry but I may not know where to look.

Can someone tell me if this item is dangerous and if so, how to remove it?
Thanks
 

A:Mysterious cQE in System Configuration Utility

Is it still enabled?

You'll have to find out what it is before you can decide whether to keep it. Where is the program located?

Check a startup manager (I like Startup CPL):

Ashampoo Startup Tuner
Startup Control Panel
MZ Startup Manager
Startup Control Panel (Exe version for Vista)
Emsa Startup Manager
EM Startup Manager
WheresJames Startup Manager

Startup Programs Reference
Startup Database (bleepingcomputer)

If all else fails, you can see all your startups with Autoruns.

Do you have a Gigabyte board? If you do, and this exists: C:\Program Files\GIGABYTE\GEST\GSvr.exe, then it is a power-management utility.

There are also Trojans with that name, and a rootkit could have an entry in that registry location that is invisible to you.
 

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Any recommendations on a good generic system utility suite to keep XP home tuned up? Norton System Works as an example.

Thanks

Tom
 

A:System Utility Suite Recommdation

TomHey, I would highly recommend Norton System Work. I have it on my machine and it has done a good job.
 

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I have never had to re-enter the settings and have not copied the current values. Is there an EASY way to have them available if the system crashes or some how they are lost? I could enter the utility, scroll down through the options and write them all down but .......!

I have a Dell XPS 8300 running Windows 7 Home premium.
 

A:Solved: System Setup Utility

Not real sure what your asking here; but if info on your system is it, this free program is one of the best.

http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html
To help us help you,please use the TSG System Info tool to let Tech's know the specs of your computer: http://static.techguy.org/download/SysInfo.exe Copy and paste the results here in your thread. You can use the TSG Info to fill in your computer information in your user profile as well.
 

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When I run msconfig and go into my startup menu, I have all kinds of programs in there. Can anyone tell me what is and is not necessary. Here's my list of what is running when I log on my computer.

RECGUARD
RUNDLL32
KBD
hpsysdrv
ps2
BlockTracker
hkcmd
bridge
wupdt
ccRegVfy
ccApp
TVTMD
sgtray
CMESys
Loader
Belt
autotbar
pchbutton
rundll32
NoAds
Gator eWallet

Many thanks in advance to anyone who can help me out here.
 

A:Windows XP System Configuration Utility

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I've noticed that when I run the utility in preparation for posting about some problem, it always shows that my antivirus (Windows Defender) is installed but disabled. I also see this in the scans in the posts of others. Is this a bug? My Defender is most assuredly not disabled.
 

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Hello all. Using Windows XP SP 2. After I use run, MSCONFIG, and bring up system config utility, I have it on selective startup. It shows Process System.ini.file and it is checked...Process Win.ini.file and it is checked...Load system services has a green highlighted box next to it...Load startup items with a green box...and Use original Boot.ini is checked with a green dot.
Are all of these supposed to be checked and highlighted like this? I've noticed some greater than usual memory usage and cannot remember if these are all supposed to be checked.
Any help or comments appreciated.
Thank you, Tom.

A:System Configuration Utility Question

Hi Ohfer,
Yes that is supposed to be check once you edit/disable/enable something in the startup it will be changed to selective startup. That is normal, the only difference I have is Load system services is checked for mine and yours is higlighted. I don't think it makes a big diffrence though.

Regards,
Extremeboy

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