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Why do i dont get the System Configuration Utility window?

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Probably a trojan has blocked it but never mind - download from link below and all shall be returned to normal


http://www.thetechguide.com/downloads/msconfig.zip

Posted on Dec 14, 2008

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You did not say, so I will assume you have Windows XP. Click Start - Run - then type msconfig - That should open the system configuration utility. Does that work for you?

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HP black screen will not start windows how come


Restore your PC to Last Known Good Configuration:

To use the Last Known Good Configuration feature, first restart the computer by pressing [Ctrl][Alt][Delete]. When you see the message Please select the operating system to start or hear the single beep, press [F8] to display the Windows advanced Options menu. Select the Last Known Good Configuration item from the menu and press [Enter].

Keep in mind that you get only one shot with the Last KnownGood Configuration feature. In other words, if it fails to revive your WindowsXP on the first attempt, the backup copy is also corrupt.

Use system utility software like RegInOut after restarting windows.

Dec 27, 2011 | HP PC Desktops

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Run Commands


Do you use the Run feature in Windows?

Many computer users, don't even know that, there exist hundreds of commands, which can enhance your experience using computers..... and they are even useful to impress others with your knowledge in computers.

Nearly all of the Run Commands Correspond to a particular Control Panel Item or any utility or tool or task that can be accessed through Windows.

There are, however, tools and utilities that I bet you never knew you had that can be accessed through the Run feature.

The main reason most people don't use the Run feature is because they don't know the Commands.

So, to solve that problem, I decided to put together some most useful Run commands

First of all how to get run box

For XP

Click Start. Click Run.

For Vista / Windows 7

Press ** Windows key + R (** Windows key lies between Alt & Ctrl button)

& now, here's the list

Accessibility Controls : access.cpl
Accessibility Wizard : accwiz
Add Hardware Wizard : hdwwiz.cpl
Add/Remove Programs : appwiz.cpl
Administrative Tools : control admintools
Adobe Acrobat (if installed) : acrobat
Adobe Designer (if installed) : formdesigner
Adobe Distiller (if installed) : acrodist
Adobe ImageReady (if installed) : imageready
Adobe Photoshop (if installed) : photoshop
Automatic Updates : wuaucpl.cpl
Bluetooth Transfer Wizard : fsquirt
Calculator : calc
Certificate Manager : certmgr.msc
Character Map : charmap
Check Disk Utility : chkdsk
Clipboard Viewer : clipbrd
Command Prompt : cmd
Component Services : dcomcnfg
Computer Management : compmgmt.msc
Control Panel : control
Date and Time Properties : timedate.cpl
DDE Shares : ddeshare
Device Manager : devmgmt.msc
Direct X Control Panel (if installed)* : directx.cpl
Direct X Troubleshooter : dxdiag
Disk Cleanup Utility : cleanmgr
Disk Defragment : dfrg.msc
Disk Management : diskmgmt.msc
Disk Partition Manager : diskpart
Display Properties : control desktop
Display Properties : desk.cpl
Display Properties (w/Appearance Tab Preselected) : control color
Dr. Watson System Troubleshooting Utility : drwtsn32
Driver Verifier Utility : verifier
Event Viewer : eventvwr.msc
Files and Settings Transfer Tool : migwiz
File Signature Verification Tool : sigverif
Findfast : findfast.cpl
Firefox (if installed) : firefox
Folders Properties : folders
Fonts : control fonts
Fonts Folder : fonts
Free Cell Card Game : freecell
Game Controllers : joy.cpl
Group Policy Editor (XP Prof) : gpedit.msc
Hearts Card Game : mshearts
Help and Support : helpctr
HyperTerminal : hypertrm
Iexpress Wizard : iexpress
Indexing Service : ciadv.msc
Internet Connection Wizard : icwconn1
Internet Explorer : iexplore
Internet Properties : inetcpl.cpl
Internet Setup Wizard : inetwiz
IP Configuration (Display Connection Configuration) : ipconfig /all
IP Configuration (Display DNS Cache Contents) : ipconfig /displaydns
IP Configuration (Delete DNS Cache Contents) : ipconfig /flushdns
IP Configuration (Release All Connections) : ipconfig /release
IP Configuration (Renew All Connections) : ipconfig /renew
IP Configuration (Refreshes DHCP & Re-Registers DNS) : ipconfig /registerdns
IP Configuration (Display DHCP Class ID) : ipconfig /showclassid
IP Configuration (Modifies DHCP Class ID) : ipconfig /setclassid
Java Control Panel (if installed) : jpicpl32.cpl
Java Control Panel (if installed) : javaws
Keyboard Properties : control keyboard
Local Security Settings : secpol.msc
Local Users and Groups : lusrmgr.msc
Logs You Out Of Windows : logoff
Malicious Software Removal Tool : mrt
Microsoft Access (if installed) : msaccess
Microsoft Chat : winchat
Microsoft Excel (if installed) : excel
Microsoft Frontpage (if installed) : frontpg
Microsoft Movie Maker : moviemk
Microsoft Paint : mspaint
Microsoft Powerpoint (if installed) : powerpnt
Microsoft Word (if installed) : winword
Microsoft Syncronization Tool : mobsync
Minesweeper Game : winmine
Mouse Properties : control mouse
Mouse Properties : main.cpl
Nero (if installed) : nero
Netmeeting : conf
Network Connections : control netconnections
Network Connections : ncpa.cpl
Network Setup Wizard : netsetup.cpl
Notepad : notepad
Nview Desktop Manager (if installed) : nvtuicpl.cpl
Object Packager : packager
ODBC Data Source Administrator : odbccp32.cpl
On Screen Keyboard : osk
Opens AC3 Filter (if installed) : ac3filter.cpl
Outlook Express : msimn
Paint : pbrush
Password Properties : password.cpl
Performance Monitor : perfmon.msc
Performance Monitor : perfmon
Phone and Modem Options : telephon.cpl
Phone Dialer : dialer
Pinball Game : pinball
Power Configuration : powercfg.cpl
Printers and Faxes : control printers
Printers Folder : printers
Private Character Editor : eudcedit
Quicktime (If Installed) : QuickTime.cpl
Quicktime Player (if installed) : quicktimeplayer
Real Player (if installed) : realplay
Regional Settings : intl.cpl
Registry Editor : regedit
Registry Editor : regedit32
Remote Access Phonebook : rasphone
Remote Desktop : mstsc
Removable Storage : ntmsmgr.msc
Removable Storage Operator Requests : ntmsoprq.msc
Resultant Set of Policy (XP Prof) : rsop.msc
Scanners and Cameras : sticpl.cpl
Scheduled Tasks : control schedtasks
Security Center : wscui.cpl
Services : services.msc
Shared Folders : fsmgmt.msc
Shuts Down Windows : shutdown
Sounds and Audio : mmsys.cpl
Spider Solitare Card Game : spider
SQL Client Configuration : cliconfg
System Configuration Editor : sysedit
System Configuration Utility : msconfig
System File Checker Utility (Scan Immediately) : sfc /scannow
System File Checker Utility (Scan Once At The Next Boot) : sfc /scanonce
System File Checker Utility (Scan On Every Boot) : sfc /scanboot
System File Checker Utility (Return Scan Setting To Default) : sfc /revert
System File Checker Utility (Purge File Cache) : sfc /purgecache
System File Checker Utility (Sets Cache Size to size x) : sfc /cachesize=x
System Information : msinfo32
System Properties : sysdm.cpl
Task Manager : taskmgr
TCP Tester : tcptest
Telnet Client : telnet
Tweak UI (if installed) : tweakui
User Account Management : nusrmgr.cpl
Utility Manager : utilman
Windows Address Book : wab
Windows Address Book Import Utility : wabmig
Windows Backup Utility (if installed) : ntbackup
Windows Explorer : explorer
Windows Firewall : firewall.cpl
Windows Magnifier : magnify
Windows Management Infrastructure : wmimgmt.msc
Windows Media Player : wmplayer
Windows Messenger : msmsgs
Windows Picture Import Wizard (need camera connected) : wiaacmgr
Windows System Security Tool : syskey
Windows Update Launches : wupdmgr
Windows Version (to show which version of windows) : winver
Windows XP Tour Wizard : tourstart
Wordpad : write

Note : Some of these commands, may only intended to use for XP only

on Jul 01, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Useful Run Command Shortcuts


Hi All,


I know there are a lot of people who love using the run prompt or the
command prompt rather than using the mmc control...

So here are some quick tips that you can use ... Enjoy...

List big, but still i hope it is useful!!



* Accessibility Controls : access.cpl
* Add Hardware Wizard : hdwwiz.cpl
* Add/Remove Programs : appwiz.cpl
* Administrative Tools : control admintools
* Automatic Updates : wuaucpl.cpl
* Bluetooth Transfer Wizard : fsquirt
* Calculator : calc
* Certificate Manager : certmgr.msc
* Character Map : charmap
* Check Disk Utility : chkdsk 
* Clipboard Viewer : clipbrd
* Command Prompt : cmd
* Component Services : dcomcnfg
* Computer Management : compmgmt.msc
* Date and Time Properties : timedate.cpl
* DDE Shares : ddeshare
* Device Manager : devmgmt.msc
* Direct X Control Panel (If Installed)* : directx.cpl
* Direct X Troubleshooter : dxdiag
* Disk Cleanup Utility : cleanmgr
* Disk Defragment : dfrg.msc
* Disk Management : diskmgmt.msc
* Disk Partition Manager : diskpart
* Display Properties : control desktop 
* Display Properties : desk.cpl
* Display Properties (w/Appearance Tab Preselected) : control color
* Dr. Watson System Troubleshooting Utility : drwtsn32
* Driver Verifier Utility : verifier 
* Event Viewer : eventvwr.msc
* File Signature Verification Tool : sigverif
* Findfast : findfast.cpl
* Folders Properties : control folders
* Fonts : control fonts 
* Fonts Folder : fonts
* Free Cell Card Game : freecell
* Game Controllers : joy.cpl
* Group Policy Editor (XP Prof) : gpedit.msc
* Hearts Card Game : mshearts 
* Iexpress Wizard : iexpress
* Indexing Service : ciadv.msc
* Internet Properties : inetcpl.cpl
* IP Configuration (Display Connection Configuration) : ipconfig 
/all
* IP Configuration (Display DNS Cache Contents) : ipconfig
/displaydns
* IP Configuration (Delete DNS Cache Contents) : ipconfig /flushdns
* IP Configuration (Release All Connections) : ipconfig /release 
* IP Configuration (Renew All Connections) : ipconfig /renew
* IP Configuration (Refreshes DHCP & Re-Registers DNS) : ipconfig
/registerdns
* IP Configuration (Display DHCP Class ID) : ipconfig /showclassid 
* IP Configuration (Modifies DHCP Class ID) : ipconfig /setclassid
* Java Control Panel (If Installed) : jpicpl32.cpl
* Java Control Panel (If Installed) : javaws
* Keyboard Properties : control keyboard 
* Local Security Settings : secpol.msc
* Local Users and Groups : lusrmgr.msc
* Logs You Out Of Windows : logoff
* Microsoft Chat : winchat
* Minesweeper Game : winmine 
* Mouse Properties : control mouse
* Mouse Properties : main.cpl
* Network Connections : control netconnections
* Network Connections : ncpa.cpl
* Network Setup Wizard : netsetup.cpl
* Notepad : notepad
* Nview Desktop Manager (If Installed) : nvtuicpl.cpl
* Object Packager : packager
* ODBC Data Source Administrator : odbccp32.cpl 
* On Screen Keyboard : osk
* Opens AC3 Filter (If Installed) : ac3filter.cpl
* Password Properties : password.cpl
* Performance Monitor : perfmon.msc
* Performance Monitor : perfmon 
* Phone and Modem Options : telephon.cpl
* Power Configuration : powercfg.cpl
* Printers and Faxes : control printers
* Printers Folder : printers
* Private Character Editor : eudcedit 
* Quicktime (If Installed) : QuickTime.cpl
* Regional Settings : intl.cpl
* Registry Editor : regedit
* Registry Editor : regedit32
* Remote Desktop : mstsc 
* Removable Storage : ntmsmgr.msc
* Removable Storage Operator Requests : ntmsoprq.msc
* Resultant Set of Policy (XP Prof) : rsop.msc
* Scanners and Cameras : sticpl.cpl 
* Scheduled Tasks : control schedtasks
* Security Center : wscui.cpl
* Services : services.msc
* Shared Folders : fsmgmt.msc
* Shuts Down Windows : shutdown 
* Sounds and Audio : mmsys.cpl
* Spider Solitare Card Game : spider
* SQL Client Configuration : cliconfg
* System Configuration Editor : sysedit
* System Configuration Utility : msconfig 
* System File Checker Utility (Scan Immediately) : sfc /scannow
* System File Checker Utility (Scan Once At Next Boot) : sfc
/scanonce
* System File Checker Utility (Scan On Every Boot) : sfc /scanboot 
* System File Checker Utility (Return to Default Setting) : sfc
/revert
* System File Checker Utility (Purge File Cache) : sfc /purgecache
* System File Checker Utility (Set Cache Size to size x) : sfc 
/cachesize=x
* System Properties : sysdm.cpl
* Task Manager : taskmgr
* Telnet Client : telnet
* User Account Management : nusrmgr.cpl
* Utility Manager : utilman 
* Windows Firewall : firewall.cpl
* Windows Magnifier : magnify
* Windows Management Infrastructure : wmimgmt.msc
* Windows System Security Tool : syskey
* Windows Update Launches : wupdmgr
* Windows XP Tour Wizard : tourstart
* Wordpad : write 


on May 19, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Black screen will not start windows only diagnostic


Restore your computer to Last Good Known Configuration:
To use the Last Known Good Configuration feature, first restart the computer by pressing [Ctrl][Alt][Delete]. When you see the message Please select the operating system to start or hear the single beep, press [F8] to display the Windows Advanced Options menu. Select the Last Known Good Configuration item from the menu and press [Enter].

Keep in mind that you get only one shot with the Last KnownGood Configuration feature. In other words, if it fails to revive your WindowsXP on the first attempt, the backup copy is also corrupt.

Use system utility software like RegInOut after restarting windows.

Dec 27, 2011 | HP PC Desktops

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Computer will not start past safe mode screen


In safe mode, hit start button -run, and type "msconfig" in the box , hit enter.
the system configuration utility opens.
select startup tab at the top
when the startup screen opens, UNcheck all the boxes, press APPLY, then OK
the computer will prompt you to restart, when it restarts it will give you a message saying you have use the system configuration utility to change the way windows starts, this is normal. Check the box that say dont show this again and click OK.
doing this will keep the programs set to start when windows starts from starting untill you start them manually. If one of them is causing the freeze, this will make the system accessible.
Keep in mind, you may want to turn some of them back on after you get the computer going and when you do , turn them on one at a time and restart the computer after each change. this way you can identify which program is causing the problem.
Hope this helps. please repost if you have more questions

Oct 08, 2008 | Sony VAIO PCV-V210P PC Desktop

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Shutdown


Manual steps to perform a clean boot in Windows XP
Step 1: Start the System Configuration Utility
Click Start, click Run, type msconfig, and then click OK.

The System Configuration Utility dialog box appears.

Step 2: Configure selective startup options
1. In the System Configuration Utility dialog box, click the General tab, and then click Selective Startup.
2. Click to clear the Process SYSTEM.INI File check box.
3. Click to clear the Process WIN.INI File check box.
4. Click to clear the Load Startup Items check box.
5. Click the Services tab.
6. (VERY IMPORTANT DON'T MISS THIS) Click to select the Hide All Microsoft Services check box.
7. Click Disable All, then Click on the startup tab and click on Disable All Button and then click OK..
8. When you are prompted, click Restart to restart the computer.

Step 3: Log on to Windows
1. Log on to Windows.
2. When you receive the following message, click to select the Don't show this message or launch the System Configuration Utility when Windows start check box, and then click OK:
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.

Step 4: Optional step to disable features
This step temporarily disables Microsoft features such as Plug and Play, networking, event logging, and error reporting. Also, this step permanently removes the restore points from the computer. The System Restore feature uses restore points to restore your computer to an earlier state. If you remove the restore points, you can no longer restore Windows to an earlier state.
1. Click Start, click Run, type msconfig, and then click OK.

The System Configuration Utility dialog box appears.
2. Click the General tab, click to clear the Load System Services check box, and then click OK.
3. When you are prompted, click Restart to restart the computer.

Steps to configure Windows to use a Normal startup state
1. Click Start, click Run, type msconfig, and then click OK.

The System Configuration Utility dialog box appears.
2. Click the General tab, click Normal Startup - load all device drivers and services, and then click OK.
3. When you are prompted, click Restart to restart the computer.

Aug 14, 2008 | Dell Dimension 8200 PC Desktop

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I have a Lexmark x5470 and evertime i start my computer now i get an error message which says im32fax.dil not found. How do i stop this from occuring.


Please follow the instructions below.
Step 1: Start the System Configuration Utility

Click Start menu, click Run, type msconfig, and then click OK.
The System Configuration Utility dialog box appears.
Step 2: Configure selective startup options
1. In the System Configuration Utility dialog box, click the General tab, and then click Selective Startup.
2. Click to clear the Load Startup Items check box.
3 When you are prompted, click Restart to restart the computer.
After restarting system.
1. Log on to Windows.
2. When you receive the following message, click to select the Don't show this message or launch the System Configuration Utility when Windows start check box, and then click OK:


Note: Doing this startup programmes will not run in the background however you can start the programmes later from start all programmes.



Please feel free to get back to me If you need any further assistance.
Regards,
Mohammed.

Aug 05, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Gateway laptop problem has been detected and Windows keep shuting down to prevent damage to computer. What shall I do? Norton has currently been added.


start your computer in safe mode.

Click start, run, type 'msconfig' in the box without the commas and click 'OK'

a system configuration utility window pops open. Click on the tab at the top in the middle that says 'boot.ini' and put a mark by safeboot. Drop down and click apply, move left and click close. Restart the computer, you will come up in safemode. If you dont get the same problem, is probably norton, norton wont start in safemode unless its the corporate edition.

to get back to regular mode, click start again, click on run, type msconfig and click ok. The system configuration utility window pops back open. Click the boot.ini tab and unmark safeboot. Drop down and click apply, move left and click close. Restart the computer. It will come back up in regular mode.

a work around if it is norton would be to remove norton and try AVG antivirus, is free

it problem persists, then it wasnt norton. Norton needs quite a bit of memory to run. If you dont have at least 512 mb in your system (more if your video card uses part of it), then you going to have problems.

Jul 14, 2008 | Gateway PC Desktops

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Internet explorer


if you are running windows xp, click on start, click on run, type msconfig in the box and click ok.

A system configuration utility window will open.

Click the tab at the top of the little window on the right where it says start or start up.

Click the disable all button at the bottom sort of.
Click apply, click ok.

Restart your computer.

When the computer comes back up, you will get a message saying you have used the system configuration utility.

Click 'Dont show me the message' again box at the lower left and close the window. Now your computer will be running faster and windows IE should open.

All you have done is turn off your start up programs.
Remember when your mom told you to quit turning on all the lights in the house?

Well, you had too many lights on. House is ok now, so is computer.

spin

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Jul 10, 2008 | E-Machines C6423 AMDAthlon 64 3400+ 2.2GHz...

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How can i fix system configuration error


Please try to put little more explnation
or try this
Click Start button, and select Run or press windows key + R
in the Run dialog box type 'msconfig' and press enter
In the System Configuration Utility dialog box, select Startup and uncheck the unwanted programs from the start up list.
Select the Srvices tab and you can change the configuration changes here. Be sure not to uncheck anything necessary for the windows to boot.
hope this may solve your problem
Rabby

Jun 15, 2008 | Gateway PC Desktops

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