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

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

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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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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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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A:msconfig..system configuration

Are you in an adminstrator account?

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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..
 

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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 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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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?
 

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 have Windows XP SP3 installed on my desktop.
I'm trying to change startup items by going torun then "msconfig" (and it brings me to the system configuration utility) and go to the startup tab. When I go to change some items in the startup and press OK, I get an error message stating that "an access deny was returned while attempting to change a service. You may need to log on as administrator account to make the specified changes. The problme is tha I am logged on as adminstrator. How can I solve this problem?

Thanks,

joe
 

A:Windows XP System Configuration Utility

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I have a Toshiba Satellite M55 which on startup a window comes up which states that the "System Configuration Utility" is in Diagnostic mode. Unfortunately the window only flashes on briefly. How do I get to this utility so that I can make the correction to normal mode from the diagnostic mode?

Thanks
 

A:Solved: System Configuration Utility

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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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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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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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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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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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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.
 

A:Solved: System Configuration Utility

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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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When I uncheck items in my startup items list (start>msconfig>system configuration utility>startup) and reboot my system (running windows XP home edition) it comes back up with a message that it started in 'Selective mode' and to undo changes and start in normal mode. If I select normal startup the items are back checked. There are several items in my startup that I don't want started. How do I accomplish this ?
 

A:Startup Items in System Configuration Utility

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I own a Sony VAIO VGN-FS742/W with XP Home SP2 running on it. For a week now, I've been trying to get the System Configuration Utility popup window to stop appearing everytime I bootup my machine. I've even gone as far as disable all of whats in STARTUP tab. Which didn't resolve a thing. Everytime I click on radio buttom to not showup but it still does. Is there any kind of Registry Hack that can be done to stop this?
 

A:System Configuration Utility popup window

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My laptop has developed a problem where the System Configuration Utility dialog box appears at every boot. I'm running XP Home edition. This occurs even though I've selected "Normal" startup. Also, I can check the box to not show this dialog box again, yet it continues to appear. After appearing, it will tell me that I must reboot for the changes to become effective.

I've run spyware detectors and antivirus scanners but have come up with nothing. I downloaded a program Startup Monitor to see if it would identify anything. The message that I get upon boot with it is: "The program MSConfig has registered the executable C:\Windows\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\MSConfig.exe/auto to run at system startup"

Any thoughts about what might be going on?

Thanks for your help.
 

A:System Configuration Utility Appearing at every startup

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I reviewed the above post and while it is extremely informative, I'm not sure it can solve my problem.

Here's what I'm concerned about. In my system configuration utility, when I click on the start up tab, I see the list of programs that are selected or not selected in my start up. I notice "bikini.exe" is listed as one of the start up programs. It has been de-selected by me so it does not start up when I boot my computer. However, the program remains! I've tried a number of software "clean-up" programs to try and get rid of this "bikini.exe" program which resides in my system configuration utility and I can't get rid of it. My computer seems to work fine and I'm not having any operational problems although I am having intermitten problems with my browser (using MS Internet Explorer) as some Web sites that I visit I'm unable to stay at as my brower takes me to a site that tells me it can't find the site I was just at.

Anyway, the point of this post is that I don't understand how to get rid of the bikini.exe file which is listed in my system configuration utility, in the list of programs in the start-up tab but its not selected but I don't know how to get rid of it.

Nothing I have downloaded to clean out my computer has worked. Any suggestions??

Many thanks!!
 

A:bikini.exe will not be deleted from my system configuration utility

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I have WinXP.

I just checked my System Configuration Utility - Start Up Tab - and noticed there are two things running that I can't figure out what they are. The problem is there is no entry under the Command. (see image)

Is there a way to tell exactly what they are?

TIA.
 

A:(Resolved) System Configuration Utility Question

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Startup item with no name in System Configuration Utility. I opened the System Configuration Utility>start up tab>and saw there is this item listed that has no name. the key is HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENT VERSION\RUN
It is listed between Acrotray and msmsgs.

What could this be?

Widows XPPRO SP3

A:Startup item with no name in System Configuration Utility

Quote:





Originally Posted by rentonhighlands


Startup item with no name in System Configuration Utility. I opened the System Configuration Utility>start up tab>and saw there is this item listed that has no name. the key is HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENT VERSION\RUN
It is listed between Acrotray and msmsgs.

What could this be?

Widows XPPRO SP3




Most likely something you have uninstalled at some point!

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well i went to check to see what was there and i think thats the problem that makes no icons and control panel won't show up when i want them to come up and the menu bar never shows up til i write in task manager start menu its only there for 2 seconds
well in system configuration utility i go to services and there are alot of things that say that they have stopped like: computer browser,removable storage,remote access auto connection manager,remote desktop help session manager,logical disk manager administrative service and alot more so does anyone know what this means and i think this is causeing the computer not to let me see my desktop and the bar where is says start as well as letting me use my documents,cumputer,videos, and others like control panel and system restore so can anyone help me please
 

A:in my system configuration utility some services have stopped

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A security expert with a gold shield to the right of their name should take a look at your log - please be patient.
 

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Ok before I get flamed I work for AOL Tech Support. Yes yes I know I know, I don't enjoy it but it pays the bills.

Ok so I get calls of all kinds here ranging fromt he stupid to the just plain weird and I came across 2 calls abck to back who had the same problem in the System Configuration utility and was wondering if anyone on ehre knew what it might mean cause I was at a loss.

Just to give a little background on both computers I was teching over the phone both had Windows XP. one had SP1 and the other had SP2.

The First Call:

It was a Dell Computer with Windows XP SP2. He had previously had AOL 9.0 Optimized installed on his computer and then uninstalled and reinstalled AOL 9.0 VR (Vista Ready). He was complaining of experiencing some slowness and AOL freezing. So I checked his processess and they were 29 or 30 which is a good number for XP so then I proceeded to do the normal AOL fixes which fixed the AOL's slowness and freezing. So I thoguht I should try one more thing so I did a MSCONFIG just to see his system configuration utility and to my surprise he was in selective startup and instead of there being a check mark in Load Startup Items there was a green box and all the checkmark boxes were green. Everytime we clicked on Load Startup items the green box would disappear and the text would gray out.
The Second Call:

It was a Compaq Presario with Windows XP SP1. Experiencing same problems as above, AOL slow and freezing. Checked processes and it was 29. ... Read more

A:Strange problem in System Configuration Utility

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UPON RESTART OR START system config. utility flashes for about 5 seconds.
How do I defeat this?-----------Guzz

A:system configuration utility always appears on startup

Hi

You can download and install Autoruns from this site: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s...rnals/bb963902
Once installed run the autoruns.exe application. Agree to the EULA. Wait for autoruns to finish gathering info.
Once done go to file -> save -> then save the file to your desktop.
Attach it to your next post.

Note do not delete or unmark/deselect any of the items in Autoruns.

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I removed some items from startup in the system configuration utility and ever since then and despite checking not appear again after every boot the message that system configuration utility was used sill appears. Any suggestions to stop it?
 

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Hello,

I was going through the programs which are set to start up in the System Configuration Utility, actually going through a list that I found of unnecessary programs which take up CPU and could be turned off safely, as my computer has been very slow for some reason.

There is a program called "1" listed, and it shows it's location in Windows (HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version). The glossary I was using shows a program called "1.exe" listed as a Trojan. However as I stated, it's listed only as "1" as running in my startup programs (1 without the quotations.)

Is this a legitimate program and if so what is it? My antivirus, etc... does not detect it as a virus or trojan.

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You,
Kleigh

A:System Configuration Utility/startup Programs

In addition to the above, the changes that I made yesterday (I disabled several unnecessary programs) are now enabled again. The changes that I made didn't remain for some reason and I don't know why. My computer has been acting terribly slow and none of the utilities I use have found anything. I get a lot of alerts on Zonealarm, and don't know how many of these are actual intrusion attempts, but I am and have been very concerned about security. I know this is a lot, but any help with these things would be appreciated. I am using Windows XP Home edition.

Kleigh

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This a.m. I was greeted by this System Configuration Utility message popup:

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.
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Yesterday I used the system configuration utility to untick a program in the Startup menu. Is that why I am getting this message now?

If I follow the directions and select the Normal Startup option, will all the services that I have painstakingly turned off over time start running on startup again? Or will it just load the one application it changed?

Could I restore the registry from a few days ago instead? And, if I do that, will the tracking cookies I finally got rid of by setting them to be deleted at start-up reappear?

Another question I have is, what is the utility used for, if not to make changes? Is it just to look at? What good is it then?

HP Pavilion - Pentium(R) 4CPU
160GB HDD 512 MB RAM
Windows XP SP2 Home
 

A:System Configuration Utility Error Message

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Dell Optiplex running WinXP Pro from a reinstallation, not OEM

At startup I always get a window telling me I have "used the System Configuration Utility to make changes to the way Windows starts", which is totally untrue.

It then offers me a box to check to "Don't show this message or launch the System Configuration Utility when Windows starts". I haven't checked the box (yet) because I'm afraid I won't be able to ever launch the Utility. So my question is: if I check the box to keep ity from launching at startup, will I be able to run it later run/msconfig?
 

A:If System Configuration Utility doesn't run at startup, can I run it later?

yes you can check the box so that this doesnt show on startup all the time and you can run msconfig at any time via the run option in your start menu.
 

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I have the following startup item that when I uncheck it, it will check itself back on when I restart.

Start up item: ctfmon
Command: C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
Location: HKCU\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\run

Like I said, I can uncheck it and then it will be mysteriously checked when I reboot the computer. I was wondering if this is a potential problem (trogan) and how I can investigate this.
 

A:System Configuration Utility- Startup question

It isn't a trojan. This article explains what it is and how to disable it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ctfmon
 

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After running msconfig and using the selective startup mode, I rebooted and the System Configuration Utility screen keeps poping up and I have checked the box that tells it not to load.

Why is it doing this all of a sudden and how do I stop it.

tks
Gman
 

A:System Configuration Utility keeps shwoing up on Reboot

Stop the Selective Startup Screen (Line 173)
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

Manual Edit:

Go to Start/Run/Regedit and navigate to this key and delete it.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\
CurrentVersion\Run\MSConfig

or:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\
CurrentVersion\Run\MSConfigReminder
 

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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 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:
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I recently noticed that in my START UP System Configuation Utilty that a new start up progrgam has been added in the past week The file name showing is: dvpapi, Manufacturer: UN-KNOWN. This is all the information that it gives on it. I un-checked since I don't know what it is. Does anyone know what this is.? Should I check mark it or disable it ?

I included a hijackthis file log.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:55:29 PM, on 3/2/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)

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:\Program Files\Softex\OmniPass\OPXPApp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Premium\avguard.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\a-squared Free\a2service.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Premium\sched.exe
C:\Program Files\Comodo\Firewall\cmdagent.exe
C:\Program Files\SiteAdvisor\6253\SAService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\SnoopFreeSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\SPAMfighter\sfus.exe
C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Unlocker\UnlockerAssistant.exe
C:\WINDOWS\LTMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\Comodo\Firewall\CPF.exe
C:\Program Files\SPAMfighter\SFAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Desktop Maestro\deskmech.exe
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A:System Configuration Utility Start up program question

Google hits on dvpapi

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ok so this is gonna be a long one:
currently my comp is in safe mode and i am currently typing on someone elses comp because somehow the internet is disabled. so here's what happened:
my sister very sweetly but foolishly went into the system configuration utility to try and fix a harmless problem on the comp but seeing as she didn't know what she was doing, disabled a majority of the programs and rebooted the system. I am not exactly sure what happened after that, but by the time i got to the computer, the damage was already done and i have been thus far unable to fix it at all
so here's what i know:
she somehow disabled a program that is connected to a lot of programs and is causing them not to run
i have been getting multiple varied error messages: "application failed to initialize: 0x800106ba a problem caused this program's service to stop to start the service, restart your computer or search help and support for how to start service manually" and "windows cannot open help and support because a system service is not running to fix this problem start the service named help and support" to name a few
it won't lt me click help and support
i can't run system restore in safe mode
the connection and router are both fine but it won't let me on the internet
i gather that a system service connected to other services has been turned off but i have no idea how to find out which one it is
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A:system configuration utility comp service issues (any help would be loved)

First, what is the operating system?

It sounds like XP and if so, she probably unchecked all (or at least critical) Windows services.

If it is XP, boot to safe mode (since that's all you can do) then go to Start - Run and type in msconfig and click OK then click on the Services Tab. If you see no check marks beside any of the services there then click on "Enable All" and then on "Apply". Then reboot and see if that solves the problem.

If you see some checked and some unchecked then please report which ones are unchecked before doing anything.
 

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How do you determine what the items are that are listed in the Sys Config Utility (msconfig.exe), startup tab?

My system has a few listed that only have a registry entry listed in the Location column--the other two columns are blank. I'd like to know what they are.

Thanks

Win XP SP2
 

A:Solved: Determine Items in System Configuration Utility, Startup Tab?

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Title says it all. Not sure when it actually disappeared. Noticed it while studying for A+ exam today. Anyone know how I can get it back?

Edit: I'm adding this from a post below.

Here is what I have tried that hasn't worked:

(1) Missing BOOT.INI file. It is there.
(2) Registry corruption. Nope. The entry doesn't appear in the expected location.
(3) Improper permissions set on BOOT.INI. Nope. I can open it. Plus there is no Security tab in the Properties window, which raises another eyebrow of "huh?"
 

A:Solved: BOOT.INI Tab Missing From msconfig

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I used to have vista and win7 installed on two different harddrive with dualboot created by easybcd. And now vista has been removed and I have ubuntu installed instead. Both OS boot normal with GRUB boot menu. I then removed winxp in easybcd as well as the entry created for dualboot.
The systems work fine except that when I choose to boot into Win7 Loader (main system partition), it prompts out my old dual boot menu for vista and win7. and easybcd now has error msg "The boot configuration data store could not be opened. The system cannot find the file specified.". Windows 7 missing from msconfig->boot.
Here's what i've tried:-
bcdedit - same error msg as easybcd
startup recovery - There is no OS listed. Error when repaired.
bootrec.exe - same error dont have specified file
I
have a copy of .bcd backup before I deleted entry from easybcd but I don't know if it helps. What should I do here to get Win7 as default OS and remove win7 boot menu, just GRUB menu?
 

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Hi guys !!

The other day I opened my msconfig and in the Startup Items I saw a "Turok Registration"
This item was unchecked... but... The thing here is that I don't have anymore that game installed in my computer !!

That's why I called (ghost) "startup item"

I asked to the boyfriend of my roommate to uninstall that Game
So then later, I checked and it was uninstalled... but I still see that "Turok Registration" is in my Startup Items

I try to search in the path of "Command" so i can delete that entry, but i don't find any of those files it says in there,following that path...so how can I delete that entry form my Start up .

Notice that I want to "Delete" for complete that entry no just disable it , because I don't have that game in my computer.

Thansk very much for help and pls. forgive my ignorance at this and my English, not my first language.

Toti
 

A:Solved: System Configuration Utility (ghost) "startup Item"

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Hi guys
in my desktop I have two hard disks ( disk 0 and disk 1 ) . Disk 1 is a clone of disk 0 created by Macrium Reflect
Disk 0 : ( C: ) windows 10 pro , upgrade from windows 7 , ( E: ) windows 8.1 pro , ( G: ) Storage partition
Disk 1 : clone of disk 0
problem description : I see in msconfig / boot a wrong listing
windows 10 ( C:\WINDOWS) : Current OS ; Default OS
windows 8.1 pro ( H:\WINDOWS ) instead of ( E:\WINDOWS )
nevertheless the dual booting works fine as well as the shift between the disks via BIOS.
The question is , could I fix the situation using the EasyBCD of Neosmart Technologies to edit the bootloader ?
I see can change drive letter H: to E: and save the change , am I right or wrong ?
or any other way
any help appreciated , thanks .

A:wrong drive letter in msconfig / boot in dual boot system

from Admin command, type: bcdboot E:\Windows
From msconfig, delete the entry pointing to H:

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 Dear all, I'm trying to automate the bios settings with the latest HP Bios Configuration Utility using SCCM 2012.When the task is rebooting the system, I get this message."The following configuration change has been requested"How do I automate to accept this up front? Kind regardsDries

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I cannot use the system configuration utility in Vista. It has quit functioning. I have tried opening it through the Run function and through Control Panel/Admin Tools. Is there any way to reinstall or repair it? I originally had Windows Vista Home Premium preinstalled by Dell. I then purchased a downloadable version of Vista Ultimate, so I am running Ultimate. I then migrated my volumes to RAID using the intel matrix storage control. I have tried to reinstall Vista through boot but can't seem to do this. And now when I try to open my homepage it freezes. I have had other programs freeze the system. Any suggestions including reverting to XP would be helpful. Thanks in advance.
 

A:System configuration missing

Did you try to type "msconfig" in the searchbar and was it listed at the top?
 

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So I've encountered something strange with my computer. I was performing maintenance that had a long time coming, and decided to take out some of my startup programs. Now I know to keep Microsoft Windows Operating System, however when I looked in msconfig, it's not there. At all. As far as restore points go, I have none (have already tried), and reinstallation is out of the question, not to mention it doesn't make sense that I should because the computer is reacting as if it's in there and checked. I'm thinking it may have something to do with a registry setting.

I'm running Windows 7 Home 64 bit. The last time I remembered it in there was sometime last year. Maybe a little before that. I just knew to leave it alone. I mean if there's no way to fix it without a reinstall, I'll just suffer with it not being in there as I know it's reacting as if it were active as my gadgets are working, my system boots up fine, everything runs just peachy. I've used programs like CCleaner in the past as well, I don't know if that could be the issue too, I don't have any backups of the registry either. It's a head scratcher for sure though, not seeing it there, yet everything being fine and dandy. Any ideas?

A:Microsoft Windows Operating System missing from msconfig startup.

Startup tab is missing or the entire msconfig is missing .

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Over the years, I've always used the "System Configuration Utility-> Start"
tab in Windows 98 to remove installed stuff I dont want to run at
start up etc.

I've noticed all these postings around here listing various info and
programs that start in Win XP, but I dont know how to go about it
myself. Anyone any hints/tip/websites for this XP newbie?
 

A:Win XP alternative to "System Configuration Utility?"

One of my favorites is X-Setup from www.xteq.com.
 

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Hey guys!

I just messed up my only computer atm

Firstly I created a partition of 1 GB on my 128GB OCZ Agility 3

Then I used bitlocker to encrypt it, and then for some reason when I tried to reboot the computer after doing the aforementioned, I get the message that windows cant boot, because the boot configuration is missing or conatins errors

I dont see how BitLocker and Disk Management can screw something up so much so that they either deleted or encrypted my boot config rendering me unable to boot up the computer.

What I did was shrinking the c:drive by 1000mb then formatted and partitioned those 1000 mb into a new drive. Secondly I encrypted the 1gig with Bitlocker with a short 12-character password.

I am now unable to boot up my laptop. Anyone has ANY idea what to do, I am so tired of screwing up my computers from me experimenting with various things......
I will accept all answers with open arms!

PLEASE RESPOND!

Thank you!!!!

A:Boot configuration is missing or contains errors -

Run Startup Repair, see if that fixes it. With Windows 7 you had to do this up to 3 times, not sure if that is necessary for Windows 8.

Automatic Repair - Run in Windows 8

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Hi,

When I start my computer this is the screen it gives me:
I do not have a dvd/cd drive on my laptop and the codes that are on the bottom of the laptop are not readeble anymore. What can I do??

Thanks!
 

A:Boot configuration data is missing

1. Welcome to Tech Support Guy

2. What is the make and full model of the laptop please

3. What OS was on the laptop originally- was that Windows 8/8.1 or what please

4. Do you have a usb flash pen drive and if so what capacity is it please
 

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A:Boot configuration data is missing

Windows 8, "Missing File: \BCD Error Code: 0xc0000034"

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Recovery
Your PC needs to be repaired
 
The boot configuration data for your pc is missing or contains errors.
 
File:\Boot\BCD
Error code: 0xc000000f
 

A:The Boot Configuration Data For Your PC Is Missing or Contains Error

Can you boot into either of the two operating systems?

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File: \Boot\BCD
Status: 0xc0000225
Info: The Boot Configuration Data for your PC is missing or contains errors.

The second partition, that I attempted to merge, now has 1mb of space on it. Whenever I try to run chkdsk on the primary partition, it says that the disk structure is corrupt and uunreadable.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I need my c drive recovered.

A:The boot configuration data for your pc is missing/errors

The system reserved has The Boot Configuration Data for your PC.

Try this:
From the Repair CD/USB:
How to do a Auto Repair:
Automatic Repair - Run in Windows 8
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times - Windows 7 Help Forums

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A:The boot configuration data for your Pc is missing or contai...

Hi, Turn off your computer then turn it back on and immediately tap away ESC button then select F11 then select "Troubleshoot" and then "Advanced" and try these steps:b.Select "Advanced options" and then select "Command Prompt".c.If prompted, enter in the password for the user name.d.At the Command Prompt, type the following commands and hit enter.?bootrec /scanosbootrec /fixMBRbootrec /Fixbootbootrec /rebuildBCD?If prompted to press yes then press Y then restart if not then type the code below??chkdsk c: /f /r /x After running the commands your computer should restart and will automatically install windows update. Sometimes it will take for a while to update. Just extend your patience and wait until your computer restarted successfully. DONT LEAVE YOUR COMPUTER UNATTENDED.. Hope it helps. 




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it stated:
The Boot Configuration Data file is missing some required information.
File: \BCD
Error Code: 0xc0000034

Unfortunatly I haven't made a backup or recovery file to boot my computer from so I'm stuck with the issue of finding a windows 8 iso file that matches my system, i tried getting the windows 8 iso from microsofts website but it asks for a product key before it lets you download the file, the problem is that my product key is built into the laptop and Toshiba has not provided me with the key on a sticker on the bottom or through any other method. apparently its built into the BIOS. i have a 16gb USB stick that i can boot from. using a key finder is obviously not an option because i cant start up the laptop. I was also wondering if i manage to find a windows 8 iso file to boot from, will my toshiba laptop automatically fill in the product key for windows 8 as i dont have it.

I'd like to see if i can solve this problem from home before i send the laptop back to a company.

regards,

Henk.

A:Boot Configuration File missing, 0xc0000034

You receive the following error message:

The Boot Configuration Data file is missing some required information.
File:\BCD
Error code: 0xc0000034



And you can't refresh or reset.

Refresh your PC: "The drive where Windows is installed is locked. Unlock the drive and try again."



Reset your PC: "Unable to reset your PC. A required drive partition is missing."



How do you repair the problem.

- Boot the computer using the Windows 7/8 installation media.
- On the first screen, press SHIFT+F10 to bring up command prompt.

-or-

- Boot the computer using the Windows 8 recovery USB flash drive.
- select Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Command Prompt.

Run the following commands at the command prompt.

diskpart
list volume NOTE: Note the volume letter where the Windows OS is installed.
exit

bcdboot X:\windows NOTE: Replace "X" with the volume letter of the Windows OS partition.

For example, bcdboot c:\windows or bcdboot d:\windows (see screenshots below).

If the drive letter is incorrect, you will receive the following error message: "Failure when attempting to copy boot files."





edit:

How to download and clean install Windows 8.1 if you have an OEM computer with UEFI firmware (BIOS) embedded Windows 8/8.1 product key. -> link

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Status: 0xc000000f
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A:Boot configuration data file missing

Startup repair (up to 3x consecutive runs might be needed, but probably only 1) will fix it.

You might try your luck with "finding" a Win 8 (or 8.1 if you have that instead) .iso to burn or make a USB out of, so you get to startup repair. Check hashes if you do this, compared to known well discs or official disc.

Someone will probably have a suggestion or two how to get one. Maybe even officially.

It would be helpful to everyone if you give the exact machine model and submodel (if there is one).

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A:Recovery The boot configuration data file is missing

Assuming either Vista or Windows 7, then THIS THREAD has the typical answer.  Of course you need a real install disk for Vista or Windows 7 or a repair disk.  You can borrow an install disk from someone and boot to the disk and pick repair instead of install.  As long as you do not try the install it will be fine.  Read the link. HP does not provide a disk, so that is your choice to find one.  Like I said, you can borrow one.

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