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Missing windows xp config.exe

Have a HP Pavillion A620n that had a hard crash. Used the backup copies to reinstall all the software. Things worked well until it came to the Windows XP Home screen then a rectangle window came up saying that the Windows Config.exe was missing or corrupt and to try setup again. did this with the same results. Is there anyway to get the missing windows xp config exe so the backup copies will work?

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The problem is not with windows xp installation , just install updated antivirus and scan through.
Your system is infected.Go to start Click on run then type msconfig and press enter
Now in "System Configuration Utility" click on Startup option,and uncheck on the config.exe option.
best of luck.

Posted on Oct 31, 2008

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