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Q: System Configuration Error

I got this error after I did a Compaq System Recovery.
Your system has detected a configuration error. Please report this error to Customer Care using the phone number found in the Warranty and Support Guide that came with your PC. Unless corrected, this error will prevent your PC from operating properly. Turn off your PC by pressing and holding the Power button. After a few seconds your PC will automatically turn off. (Code Purple)
Help!

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Friend has and HP a535w that is producing an error, machine boots up until the XP media center splash screen and then an error box appears:System Configuration ErrorThe system has detected a configuration error. Please report this error to customer care using the phone number found in the Warranty and support guide that came with your PC. Unless corrected this error will prevent your PC form operating properly.Turn off your PC by pressing and holding the power button. After a few seconds your PC will automatically turn off. (Code Purple).'i searched google and the only thing i could find http://www.resellerratings.com/forum/tech-...ode-purple.htmlwas that this had something to do with "tattooing" the recover to the motherboard, and a workaround was to attach the HDD to a usable system andopen up C:\hp\bin\ConfigCheck\cfgchk.bat with notepad and modify the section that checks to see if the hard drive is tattoo'd to have it not bother checking at all. (although the hard drive will be running as slave so replace the C:\ with whatever drive letter Windows assigns it) The line to remove is: "python c:\hp\bin\ConfigCheck\run.py". This worked great for me and I hope it helps anyone else who comes along this thread as an alternative to dealing with tattoo'ing the motherboard or hard drive. i did this and cannot find the .bat file, that path does not exist.this machine is out of warranty and we do not want... Read more

A:HP system configuration error

http://www.techimo.com/forum/applications-...ode-purple.htmla couple of pages into this thread seem to have several fixes.

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My Father-in-Law brought over the computer we gave him for Christmas and said it was not working. I started it up and got this message "your system has detected a configuration error. Please report this error to customer care...blah blah" I tried a system recovery but it had no effect. I tried clearing the cmos and that had no effect either. I tried using the recovery cd's that I made for it and got a message saying the cd's were not for the correct model?!?!?! What is going on here?

PC Info:
HP Pavilion a430n
XP sp1

Any help would be appreciated, Thanks in advance

-Nate
 

A:Solved: Help with System Configuration Error

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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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Hi i bought a COMPAQ pc, windows XP desktop in 2003 at a local Best Buy. I was creating a second user account for the system when it froze and shut down. Upon restart, the loading Windows XP black load screen that shows up right after power returns froze and a window came up saying system configuration error. I am currently 20 miles from my house ,and on a different computer obviously, but the i can remember that the error tells me that if problem is not fixed please call the number in my computer manual. I would LOVE to avoid waiting on the phone please help !~~!! please..My only solution i could think of was using the system restore disk but i do not even know if the boot up goes far enough for the PC to read the disk. Please help and thank you for your time.
 

A:System Configuration Error and no Boot up :(

Hi and welcome. See if you can start in safe mode. For a system this old, I doubt you'll get anywhere calling the number in the computer manual anyway.
 

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I was trying to repair a software installation (Iomegatools) by removing and reinstalling this software. My system froze after the installation and I shut down the computer and tried to restart Windows XP. On restart, I get a black screen with white type indicating I have an invalid system configuration. It suggests I run Setup to input the correct date and time. When I get past that it starts to load windows XP but freezes on a blue screen with the Windows XP logo but no User logon information. Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Jon B

A:Invalid System Configuration Error

Have you tried to start the machine in safe mode and use XP system restore yet?

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Supermario, my name is cher and im in trouble. Im disabled and i cant find my disc. I have an hp pavillion all in one desktop hp pavillion 23 all in one. My screen pulls up the startup menu. Can u help me? My email is [Personal Information Removed] and i can give you my phone number. I REALLY need help. Thank u so much

A:Re: Your system has detected a configuration error. Code pu...

 Code Purple is a hardware failure.  You need to contact HP direct.

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Hi Everyone,

I have System Restore enabled on my Windows 7 Computer however there are 0 bytes allocated to Restore Points -

When I attempt to allocate space I am met with the following -

I click OK and then...

I do have adequate space on my drive -

I have tried turning System Restore On & Off and this has not improved the situation.

Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Davo
 

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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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HP Pavilion a522n.  I just did a full recovery using a DVD I created when I bought the computer.  The following message appears:Your system has detected a configuration error. Please report this error to Customer Care using the phone number found in the Warranty and Support Guide that came with your PC. Unless corrected, this error will prevent your PC from operating properly. Turn off your PC by pressing and holding the Power button. After a few seconds your PC will automatically turn off. (Code Purple)" I first did the HP PC System Recovery and got the above message, so then tried the DVD I created.  Both get the same results.what do I do now?

A:Your system has detected a configuration error. Code purple

Thses may be very helpful:http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Operating-systems-and/Code-Purple-Error-Help/td-p/359373 http://www.question-defense.com/2010/07/24/hpcompaq-system-configuration-error-code-purple-windows-v...

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Hi Everyone,

I have System Restore enabled on my Windows 7 Computer however there are 0 bytes allocated to Restore Points -



When I attempt to allocate space I am met with the following -



I click OK and then...



I do have adequate space on my drive -



I have tried turning System Restore On & Off and this has not improved the situation.

Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Davo

A:[SOLVED] Error with System Restore Configuration in Windows 7

You seem to be trying to keep restore points on a backup drive.
How the System Restore Utility Uses Drive Letters

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system configuration data updated ERROR,--Need a solution I have a
fairly new Gateway M-1625 laptop running windows vista 32 bit, sp1.
I turned it on and beeped twice (beep, beep) and gave me an error
message that reads "system configuration data updated ERROR, system
configuration data read error"
Press f1 to continue f2 to enter set up.
I pressed f1 and it sent me to another blank page that reads.

Windows failed to start. A resent hardware or software change might be
the cause. To fix the problem:
1. Insert your windows installation disc and restart computer
2. Choose your language settings and click next,
3. Click ?repair your computer.?
If you do not have the disk, contact your system admin. Etc
Tried the repair disc, tried reinstall from Restore DVD still get the
same message.

Tried the bootrec.exe/fixmbr (worked)
Tried the bootrec.exe/fifixboot (Worked)
Tried the bootrec.exe/Rebuildbcd
Tried reseating the memory and hard drive.

Still at the same point. Even tried to install XP over it but never
could get it to go.

Now I am back to where I started. I already replace the hard drive so i know is no that I think this is a boot problem.

what can I do???

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I just recently ran a System Recovery on my Windows XP Home Edition SP3 computer and after the recovery is done I restarted the system and then this message shows up and I'm stuck here.

I don't have any disc that came with the computer because that was a very long time ago already. I tried to download the "Windows XP Home Edition Set Up Disk for Floppy Boot Installation" from Microsoft but I can't run the ff:

Windows XP Home Edition
Windows XP Home Edition SP1
Windows XP Home Edition SP2

I can't create the Set Up Disk For Home Edition, SP1, and SP2 because this computer I'm using right now is a 64 bit and no floppy disk drive. That's why I downloaded this instead:
Windows XP Service Pack 3 - ISO-9660 CD Image File
from:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=2fcde6ce-b5fb-4488-8c50-fe22559d164e&displaylang=en

I burned it to a DVD ROM but I don't know what to do next. After burning I reinserted the disc to this computer and the autorun activated. Then I inserted the disc to my Windows XP which has "System Configuration Error" and tried to reboot it but theres no autoplay or anything the computer still goes through the "System Configuration Error" message and I don't know how to access the set up disc. What should I do? Help please..
 

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Hi,
I apologize if this is not the right section, this seemed to be the most suitable.
I am using a 3D Connexion mouse and when I try to execute an executable file for the software configuration, I get the following error?
"Exception: Unable to cast object of type 'System.Configuration.Internal.ConfigurationManagerInternal' to type 'System.Configuration.Internal.IConfigSystem'"
I've talked with the mouse vendor and they have no idea.  My OS is Win7 64.  Does anybody know what this is?

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On boot up the laptop beeps twice and the message "system configuration data read error" appears with F1 to resume or F2 to setup. If I hit F! it boots up as normal. When I switch off and reboot the same ting happens every time...help its driving me crazy !!

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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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Log Name:      Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-PnP/Configuration
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-PnP
Date:          1/16/2016 6:00:17 AM
Event ID:      411
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      
User:          SYSTEM
Computer:      DESKTOP-7C1QOQ8
Description:
Device IDE\CdRomHL-DT-ST_DVDRAM_GH24NSB0________________LN01____\5&3682c44a&0&1.1.0 had a problem starting.

Driver Name: cdrom.inf
Class Guid: {4d36e965-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}
Service: cdrom
Lower Filters: 
Upper Filters: 
Problem: 0x13
Problem Status: 0xC0000034
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
  <System>
    <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-PnP" Guid="{9C205A39-1250-487D-ABD7-E831C6290539}" />
    <EventID>411</EventID>
    <Version>0</Version>
    <Level>2</Level>
    <Task>0</Task>
    <Opcode>0</Opcode>
    <Keywords>0x4000000000000000</Keywords>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2016-01-16T14:00:17.169630500Z" />
    <EventRecordID>647</EventRecordID>
    <Correlation />
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2 weeks ago I downloaded the free windows 10 upgrade,i did and within 1 day I could not understand it ...so I un-installed it and   the windows 7 home premium was re-installed,this os system was in the pc it came from a refurbished hp computer
that I purchased at Newegg and was still on that disk....my question is in sys. config under boot column windows 10 is still my default os sytem,how can I get the win 7 back on that screen.Because my pc is actin funny again,appreiciate your good work
and this is the best I know how to explain it

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Hi, I'm running Windows Vista Home Basic.
In control panel I wen't administrative tools, system configuration, services, and I may have accidently gone select all, because when I wen't back later all the services there were checked.
Or is it normal that all the services there be checked and that I exited the window normally.
Thanks for help in advance, jon.

A:System configuration

Hi -

It is normal for all boxes to be checked in MSCONFIG services.

Another way to bring MSCONFIG up -
START | type msconfig.exe

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Basically everytime i select the normal startup and click apply as soon as i restart the computer it has switched back to the selective mode,i also notice that quite a few of the services have been stopped like the system restore service and windows audio to name but a few

can anybody help??
 

A:System Configuration

I wonder if you are infected. Only a guess but have you tried scanning for viruses, etc., in safe mode?
 

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I was trying to speed up my boot time and in the process I lost some processors. In System Configuration , Boot tab, Advanced Options, Number of processors, I started with 4 in the drop down, now it only has 1. I screwed up some where. Can anyone tell me how to get it back to 4 cause I have 4 processors.

A:System Configuration

Can you not put the 4 back in?
The entry is largely cosmetic. If you have 4 processors, then Windows 7 will be finding and using them, with or without the entry.

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Gooday. I went into remove hiro from the start up. All the following are also in there, can you tell me what ones I don't need at star up please.
jusched - lvccms - isstart-logi tray - wkfud - wkssb - wkdetect - nero check - realsched readersl - ravtask - avgtray - nvcpl - nwiz - nvmctray - backweb 8876480 - (one that has no name but has the hkcu software etc) - superantispyware - money express - mnbg monitor - btdna - tea timer - freshtelip - ctfmon - microsoft office - microsoft works ca - win manager - power reg scheduler.
Can you also please tell me what the services tab is, I see that there are some in there stopped and some running.
Thank You.

A:system configuration

Hello again Warren

Here is how to check these entries in msconfig
Start/Run and type in
msconfig
OK

Startup Tab
Keep the page open then go to one of the links below. They will tell you what all the entries are and whether you can disable them or not. They will also identify any malware. Disable everything which is not needed to run at start up

http://www.sysinfo.org/startuplist.php

http://www.castlecops.com/StartupList.html

Read the Key at top of page. Use the Search box to check all your entries

When you reboot you will get a message saying you have started in "Selective Startup" Click "Don`t show this message again" then OK

Follow the instructions below to check your Services
http://www.theeldergeek.com/s.htm

Scroll down to ?Services Check for Windows XP?
Note is is not done from msconfig

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In System configuration in the "services" tab, I have so much stuff "running". I want to know which ones I really need running and which ones I can stop?

A:System Configuration

When going into "msconfig" from the run minu you can click on the "startup" tab and disable all without any problems. This will quicken your boot time. The system config is one you will have to do a Google search in order to find the programs you can and cannot remove, it is time consuming, but in order to do it wright that is what you are going to have to do if YOU plan on removing any of the programs yourself. You may find a link that has a list of programs you can remove, but depending on your system you still have to research before shuting down a program. Sorry, but there is no real easy way to do this, at least That is what I found myself doing.
PS, Do a google search for (programs to remove in sys. config), see what happens.

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Hi Guys.Ive just update my old computer and I'm now in possession of a Toshiba A350 laptop running Vista home premium.I have masses of icons in my task bar and wanted to reduce my boot up time as it seems to take quite a while.Could you tell me if there is anything in the sys.config. start up list that I shouldn't uncheck ?I have a total of 44 items checked at the moment which seems quite high to me.Any advice welcome.Thanks.

A:system configuration

What are those "masses of icons" in your task bar? You could probably stop most or ALL of them. 44 does sound like a lot of useless garbage. I have Ultimate, and I only have 23 items to check or uncheck in start up, of that i think i have around 18 or 19 checked. The only thing made by Windows or Microsoft in my Start-up menu (in sys config) is Media player, and I have it turned off.

Can you give us a screen shot or a snip of what you have going on?

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If i should post this elsewhere to get help, please let me know where! Thanks!
I am having trouble with my computer running slow, loading pages slow and not logging off from one user...(you have to shutdown the computer for another to use it) I ran my adaware program, spybot search and destroy and virus scan all are clean. I also was making sure that we don't have more running at our start up than we need.....i have found one item in my system configuration that i am unable to establish if it is something we need to have running or not. Could you please let me know if YAHOOM~1 is a utility that i need to have run at start up. I have also attached my hjt log for you to look at. Thank you for your help!
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:41:03 AM, on 8/2/2006
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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\LEXMAR~1\ACMonitor_X73.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\LEXMAR~1\AcBtnMgr_X73.exe
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A:Need some system configuration help

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How do I find my processor speed, RAM, and hard drive speed/configuration?
 

A:system configuration...

Belarc Advisor
 

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Hi,  Help.  I have a Lenovo B540 and Windows 10.  I went into System Configuration and unchecked every item.  Bad move.  Now nothing works.  I can't even get back into System configuration to undo my errors.  What do I do?Thanks,Bob

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Hello all, I've been running windows 8 for the last while and it's been great. I was just wondering about a few things regarding customization:

How to:
Configure a single application such as regedit to bypass UAC during launch whilst keeping UAC on.Creating a static entry in
Code:
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-X\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AccountPicture


String Value:




Reg_SZ: Display Name: X



so windows does not show your* email address* on the* logon* screen*. Works till logon then you see your "test" revert back to your email address*.Where/what are the files/dependencies to run metro. Mostly interested where the data is stored to indicate the metro UI to minimize upon switch to desktop and where the image files are stored for the backdrop (similar to the web folder, not sure if they use a .dll or res file instead based on the set list provided by default).

Thanks in advance for the assistance, I've been slowly but surely rewriting the registry and system files however wasn't quite sure about a couple things after a solid 6 hours of work.

A:System Configuration Changes

Hello Joshua, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You should be able to use the tutorial below to do this in Windows 8 as well.

Elevated Program Shortcut - Create for Standard User - Windows 7 Forums
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi     Whilst in a disscusion with my "what I don't know about computers isn't worth knowing" nephew about start up and boot procedures I mentioned that I'd heard that using System Configure can if your not careful can have serious concequences. He asked how? I said I don't know exactly it just what I'd heard and then just this week a post on the Microsoft community site alluded to this very subject and it said that using Sysyem Configuration unless you know what your doing can even render your PC inoperable and suggested you access it through Contana for eg rather than directly from your system. It said type msconfig in search box (my stuff) and accessing it from here is a safer way. I accessed it by this method and it launched the same box as if you'd accessed it direct, my point is whats the difference as unlike my nephew  there are masses of things I don't know, and is it true?

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All my utility programs such as CCleaner say I am using xp professional and when I right click on my computer
and call up properties it say's I am using xp media center edition. what gives?
 

A:system configuration

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while trying to load zone alarm antispyware I keep getting an error that says "you do not have access to make the required system modifications". "Please rerun from an administrators account". I have clicked on "run as administor" and compatibility settings but that install error keeps popping up. other programs install fine.

A:system configuration modifications

Originally Posted by nickoli tessla


while trying to load zone alarm antispyware I keep getting an error that says "you do not have access to make the required system modifications". "Please rerun from an administrators account". I have clicked on "run as administor" and compatibility settings but that install error keeps popping up. other programs install fine.



Nickoli:

Welcome to the Vista Forums

Have you already installed zone alarm and are getting these errors or are you installing zone alarm and getting these errors?

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I have noticed that when I run my system configuration utility, in the startup list there are many items listed that I no longer use. Although I have unchecked them, I would like to delete the item from even being on that list. Is there a way to do that?
 

A:system configuration items

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Hi, this is my first post from the UK on this forum, Ive recently configured my system with everythin i have learnt, I am happy with the preformance but want to know if this is the best possible config?
The thing that most concerns me is the RAM i have 6GB and as you can see ive managed 1.1 ratio by underclocking ram to 701mhz. is the 1.1 ratio worth the underclock? Are the timings the best they can be? win 7 index rated my ram at 6.8 that ent good i dont think.

Even thou i got 6GB ram it still running in dual channel mode, symmetric which alot of people telling me it cant be done!

could some1 look over the info i have given and tell if what i have done is best or can be improved.

I am planning to overclock further once i replace my PSU, and run my e5200 at 4025mhz with fsb 350x11.5, what should i put my ram too then?
 

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Had no malware intrusions for years

No slowdown for me as well.
 

A:MinecraftPlayer system configuration

I recommend you install malwarebytes anti exploit for added protection. Also adding Zemana Anti malware is another great scanner with malwarebytes.
 

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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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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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Good day.
On system configuration, on the "Boot Tab" the window does not show my OS, and
I cannot check any of the boxes on this tab. My system still boots up OK everyday.
I have run SFC/SCANNOW earlier today, have run complete antivirus scans.
Please kindly help.
Regards
Dave
OS Windows 7 Pro.
 

A:System Configuration-Boot Tab

Check the link here.

Boot tab in system configuration is empty.
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...is-empty/f87aed7a-24a7-4cce-906b-f374e5ec7df2

If you have to fix the corrupted user account - read all instructions carefully.
 

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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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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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It seems to me that W7's System Protection now functions like the old "Go Back" , which made a backup of one's files, as well as Windows' system files.

How can I configure W7's S P to leave user files [ not only "my docs", but <user>\app data . . . . , favorites, desktop ]?

I used W7's System Protection on my W7 Pro, 32 bit system, to return to a restore point I had made before installing a program, but it either modified or deleted files modified or created after the restore point was made, after uninstalling the program and returning to the manually created restore point.

Does "USERPROFILE" include <user>my documents ?
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa378870(VS.85).aspx

User Account Control was set to minimum.

System is single boot.

System was upgrade from Vista Ultimate 32 bit.

RF123
 

A:System Protection configuration

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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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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 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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Does anyone know where I can get info on Vistas System configuration. Whereas a list of all services and startup items with detailed info so I can figure out what I can disable without hurting anything and try to boost the performance of my computer a little.
Thanks for any help!
 

A:Vista System Configuration

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vista32
hi guys

i want to add a program to start wen computer reboots (restart)

that i always do to -click on "system configuration" and -click "start up programs" now i cant find the "system configuration" anywhere in my computer

immediate help needed
thanks
-cola

A:system configuration is gone from computer

Hello Cola,

See if typing msconfig in the Start Menu search box and press enter to have it open.

You can also add a shorcut of the program that you want to run at startup in the Startup folder in the Start Menu for this. See OPTION ONE in the tutorial below for more on this.

Startup Programs - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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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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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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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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Good day, please help. Please kindly note I am not an expert with computers, so the simplest solutions
would be the best.
When I run msconfig, on the System Configuration, on the "Boot tab" there is no OS shown in the window,
and I cannot check any of the information shown in this tab
I do not know how to insert the OS in the window so I can change any of the info.
Help please.
My OS Windows 7 Pro.
Regards
Dave

A:System Configuration-Boot Tab

Method1 ) OS Boot Information
Try checking the box next to "OS boot information
You may have to close then re-launch msconfig for it to take outcome
Reboot your system now and see
Method 2) System File Checker
You should run System File Checker scan
Below is the command for System File Checker
Launch Command prompt
Type “sfsc /scannow”
Hit Enter.

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using W7, 64 bit OS
In System Configuration under the general tab "Selective Startup" is selected with the top two squares hilighted. Is that the correct option as opposed to "Normal Startup?"
Under the Services tab there are 161 services ticked, is that also correct?

A:System Configuration settings

This might help.
Notice the check mark in lower left corner of the second picture.
You do not want to mess with Microsoft Services.

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After having trouble accessing the internet, I determined to examine everything. Accidently disabled my pc with system configuration utility. Can get into pc in F8 only. Don't know where to go next. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A:system configuration utilities

Hi Kitsy and welcome to the forum!

Is the system configuration utility that you are referring to accessed by typing start - run then typing msconfig in the run box?

Will the system boot safe mode when you press F8 on startup?

Have you tried last known good configuration from the startup menu?

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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?
 

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I downgrade from Win 10 to 7 again for personal porpuse.
Hope this configuration to be good because i test alot in VMware the best settings for good usage and protection.
 

A:EX(3S$ System Securiry Configuration

Nice config, I can't see anything that needs changing.
 

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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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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,

Now I'm wondering if some of these apps./progs. that
I know that I have uninstalled can be removed from this list?
And if so how?

Attachment 3121

Thanks to all who may reply!

Later Ted

A:System Configuration / Startup

Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid


Hi all,

Now I'm wondering if some of these apps./progs. that
I know that I have uninstalled can be removed from this list?
And if so how?

Attachment 3121

Thanks to all who may reply!

Later Ted



Try expanding the "Startup Item" and "Command" columns to make them a little more visible, and post another screenshot.

But from what I CAN see, I'll disable the following:OsdMaestro - Without more details, I'm guessing that this provides some kind of "On Screen Display" for media devices? Un this functionality is desired, then this item can also be disabled.RegistrySmart - Sounds like some type of registry cleaner and/or optimizer. These things are snake oil, and do more harm than good.Java(TM) Pl... - I've encountered very few websites these days that require JAVA, so this entry is also redundant, unless for some reason you actually need it.SweetIM - This is you Instant Messenger utility, isn't it? Unless you actually use it, you can get rid of it too.SnapFish Me... - I'm also guessing that this might be an Instant Messenger utility - Why do you need two? And unless you're actually using it, you can disable it from startup. Is this perhaps not "Snapfish Memories"? This belongs to HP. Disable this unless you actually need the utility.Microsoft Of... - This is "Microsoft Office Startup", correct? I've disabled this particular entry every time I've installed Offi... Read more

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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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I was wondering if someone could inform me on how to remove unchecked services completely (DELETING) from the services tab in msconfig? Like Google update service and so on.
 

A:Solved: System Configuration

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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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Guys,

I have finally come up with this after reading through lots of reviews:

Intel I7-920, 2.66GHz, 8MB Cache, 4.8GT/s Processor
MSI X58 Pro E Motherboard

3*2GB DDR3 Kingston or 2*2GB - Please advice which is better. Would 2*2GB suffice? If so I can save some money there since DDR3 is costly.

Powercolor ATI Radeon HD 5850

1TB Seagate SATA Hard drive

Samsung 22X DVD RW

Samsung P2350 24" LCD Monitor (Lavender Series)

Logitech Keyboard and mouse

PSU - Zebronics 800W Platinum - This proves to be a tad costlier. For the configuration above please let me know what wattage would do the trick.

Please let me know any improvements. Also I would use this to play games like COD 4, Far Cry 2 etc., I do plan to overclock my system. If you think some can be reduced to save some bucks please let me know that as well.
 

A:Final System Configuration

Nah, I actually completely disagree.

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750 - Retail

GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ... - Retail

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM - Retail

You will want a cooler too, if you plan on overclocking. Good luck i'm short on time, so my post didn't include everything.
 

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I went into system configuration(control panel\system and security\administrative tools\system configuration)to get into safe mode. In the General Tab I selected diagnostic startup (it was on selective startup), I then got called away from my laptop and found I couldn't open system configuration to change it back to selective startup. I now get this error window User Account Control - Do you want to allow the following program from an unknown publisher to make changes to this computer. Is there another way I can change the startup so I am not in a diagnostic startup please.

A:can't open system configuration tab

Was the reason you went into safe mode because you thought you might have a virus? If so, you may want to consider running a portable scanner to see if anything is present. Do you know the name of the program trying to initiate changes?

SuperAntiSpyware makes a portable scanner.

SUPERAntiSpyware - SUPERAntiSpyware Portable Scanner






Please note : The scanner is saved under a random filename so that malware infections won't block its execution.



These tutorials on safe mode also have some advice on how to change back to normal.

Safe Mode - Start Windows 8 in

Advanced "Startup Settings" - Boot to in Windows 8

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Ok Guys after reading through lots of reviews and also taking into consideration a lot of your valuable comments I've come up with the following spec that I am thinking of going for. Please let me know if this is OK.

Intel Core I5-750 (I thought about the I7 860 but on the price scale this is as far as i can push)

MSI P55 GD 65
1 TB Seagate SATA
2*2GB Kingston DDR3
Samsung P2350 24" Monitor
Samsung SATA 22x DVD RW
Logitech KB+Mouse
Powercolor ATI RAdeon HD 5850
Coolermaster cabinet
Cooler master 650W PSU (I thought about the corsair but its too expensive in this part of the world. Costs as much as a Gigabyte UD2 motherboard!!)

Okay considering the coolermaster extreme power plus low efficiency I amgoing with the corsair
Coolermaster Hyper 212+
 

A:Revised System configuration

everything looks great but you wouldn't be able to go cross-fire with that PSU
 

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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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I am having issues with my computer. My computers OS is Windows Media Center. And the brand of the computer is Gateway. I was having issues with my computer rebooting: like if i would try to shut it down the computer would not respond. So i looked under help and support and it told me to go to "msconfig" and uncheck one of the boxes there. So it told me to uncheck the "Load Services" box. So I did that, and then when I rebooted the computer I got this message that said "You have changed settings in the system configuration utility........you are in diagnostic mode to undo whats been done please go back to normal startup. So i did that and the computer was in the state as if it were in safe mode. And i have no idea what to do. I know there has to be a way to undo this. Also my system restore checkpoints were all deleted so i cant undo with sys. restore. Please help me whoever gets this message. I need help with the computer ASAP. I really appreciate your time. I will be waiting for a reply.
 

A:System Configuration Issues

Well you have lost your system restore points if you disabled all the Microsoft services.

In using msconfig, when disabling services, you first HIDE all the Microsoft services.

You should not look like your are in Safe Mode if all previously checked boxes are now checked. If you are, then there is a problem with your display adapter settings. Make sure you are using the same screen resolution and color depth as before.

To check that, right click on the desktop and select Properties > Settings. Typical settings are 1024x768 and 16 or 32 bit color depth.

You can still troubleshoot by using msconfig -- just follow these directions:

CLEAN BOOT TROUBLESHOOTING technique XP

First, restart in Safe Mode if necessary -- (tap the f8 key promptly on startup and choose the Safe Mode option from the boot menu) or Normal mode

Then:

Run msconfig and select the "Services" tab. Check "Hide Microsoft Services" and then disable the rest. Also uncheck "load startup group" on the general page.

See this link for detailed information:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;310353
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135 << for Vista, but applies equally to XP, and better written.

Now restart and test the issue at hand

If no problems, run msconfig and recheck half the disabled items on the Services tab. Test again. If the problem recurs, UNcheck half the items you just checked to narrow down the culprit.

If the problem didn't oc... Read more

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Is there any way of enlarging the box that opens with MSCONFIG so that you can see all the information on the Startup box without having to keep altering field widths or scrolling?

A:System configuration screen

I don't think there is a way to make it bigger sorry.

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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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I am trying to rename my computer, and I dont know if im just not seeing what I need, or if I am having some other issue, I dont want to create a new username, I want to change the name the processes are associated with, any assistance would be great;y appreciated
as wotj my last post, I am not quite sure what category this needs to be placed under, please forgive me
 

A:Solved: system name configuration

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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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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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When I bootup the message reads "Invalid system configuration" - run configuration utilty,press 1 to resume or f2 to enter setup. Pressing 1 takes you into windows. Everything is fine except I can't dial out.Larry I read your advice in the archives.It helped now I can dial out. However the Invalid system configuration message still appears when I bootup.Any suggestions?
 

A:Invalid system configuration

This can mean a few things. There is a resource conflict of some sort, but the exact sort...

Press F2 to enter setup. Many systems will pop a message up right there telling you what is wrong.

There isn't another message is there? Like 3F8 resource conflict, invalid configuration, press F2?

You said you couldn't dial - so, in Windows Device Manager check what IO and IRQ your Modem and COM ports are set to. When you go into setup with F2 make sure none of the COM ports in there are set to the same numbers.

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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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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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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'm not sure where i'm suppose to post this question.....i posted it on security this morning, but haven't had any luck with an answer. Please let me know if i'm posting this in the wrong place....so i can post it in the proper place and get the answers that i need....thanks so much!
I am having trouble with my computer running slow, loading pages slow and not logging off from one user...(you have to shutdown the computer for another to use it) I ran my adaware program, spybot search and destroy and virus scan all are clean. I also was making sure that we don't have more running at our start up than we need.....i have found one item in my system configuration that i am unable to establish if it is something we need to have running or not. Could you please let me know if YAHOOM~1 is a utility that i need to have run at start up. I have also attached my hjt log for you to look at. Thank you for your help!
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:41:03 AM, on 8/2/2006
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
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A:System Configuration help needed!

Don't repost the same problem in a different thread. If nobody has answered your other thread, then just post a bump in it.
 

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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 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 didn't see a "combined" or "system" thread so hopefully I've chosen the correct place for this post. If not, please point me to the correct one.

I recently built a new machine and am disappointed in it's performance as compared to my current one. I did a lot of reading before I decided on the particular components in an effort to make the best decisions. I figured if there was a place to find out if I had something mis-configured or get other tips this would be it. Or course Windows boots pretty quick on the new one; that's about the only real improvement I've seen so far though. I know that even though it has 6 cores, the 9010T is a tad slower than the 965 but I'm confident I can increase its speed once I have things running well at defaults.

I don't use either for games. Mostly for Photoshop, Premier (and other video programs) and typical day to day desktop activities. The other day I encoded 4 videos (about 45 min each) on both machines at the same time (each having their own source files to work with) and was very surprised that the old machine did the job 3 minutes and change quicker than the new one. Same software on both. While the machines worked I used Resource Monitor just to get a feel for how things were being used. The SSD on the new machine seems incredibly slow as does the overall performance of the machine. I've done various types of reads / writes using large and small files; none of which im... Read more

A:System configuration performance

Frequently, systems are lack-luster due to too many programs running OR autoupdates.


reduce the system services to only what is necessary
stop all those autoupdate programs
remove the startup applications from your user id profile
3) is easy to find
\users\all users\start menu\programs\startups
also look in yourLoginID {ie substituted it for all users above}
Everything in these folders get started when you logon - - "Do you really need it?"

2) can be found unsing the Taskmgr and look at the names. Once you get a list of these,
you can use Spybot Search & Distroy to stop them.

1) is more complex and needs to be done with care, but is very productive.
Many System Services are not necessary even though MS marks them as autostart.
The correction is to change autostart to manual and the nice part is, they can start if requested. To prohibit starting, change to disable.

System Services are accessed by using run services.msc and you need admin privs.

I'll expand on (1-2) with your follow-up ---
 

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Quick question. When I go into system configuration into the 'Startup' tab, it shows programs that are not on my computer anymore (at least I think). Is there anyway to get rid of these? I follow the file link and can't find them so I believe they are removed. Just wondering how to delete them from the Startup tab.

A:System Configuration question.

Open registry editor and browse to HKLM>Software>Microsoft>Windows>Curent Version>explorer>Run. Delete this Run key.

Method Three in OPTION TWO.

Startup Programs - Enable or Disable

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Can I safely uncheck the following checked items from System Configuration Startup:
SupportSoft sprtcm
HD Audio Control Panel
Google Toolbar Notifier

That would leave only Microsoft Windows Operating System and Trend Micro Internet Security as the 2 items checked for Startup.

Thanks

A:System Configuration Startup

Yes!

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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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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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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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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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The rest fo the error message says- "Failed to read configuration file. Please contact system administrator"
I have just R and R'd Firefox and I'm still getting this error message. It won't run now and now I see just how horrible IE is in XP,since I'm forced to use it now....sob
Please Help!!

A:Firefox won't startup-Error message says "Configuration error"

Only an idea!!!!  Not sure but it may be the newer FF may not run well on XP, you could experiment by down loading and older version.
 
Just checked I may be right check the link below!
 
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-no-longer-works-some-versions-windows-xp

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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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Hi,  Help.  I have a Lenovo B540 and Windows 10.  I went into System Configuration and unchecked every item.  Bad move.  Now nothing works.  I can't even get back into System configuration to undo my errors.  What do I do?
Thanks,
Bob
 
Mod's Edit: Additional information added to Subject line for clarity of issue.
 

A:B540 - System Configuration issue

Hi bobwest , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
How far would the pc go? What is currently happening before you decide on changing the configuration?
 
You can undo the changes made on your settings by system restore jumping back to a previous date .
See if that would help then proceed with checking the issue you are having . 
 
Update us. 
 
Regards

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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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