[SOLVED] Windows cannot find 'msconfig'
Hi, I am new here and not very good on computers.
I have a medion (Dell) desktop pc that is a few years old and am using xp with service pack 3 and AVG anti virus.
I have recently been trying to add updates but a box keeps appearing that says "Windows cannot find 'msconfig'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file, click the start button, and then click search".
I have been looking on different forums and tried different fixes but nothing worked.
Last night a message came up saying something like I needed to verify that my windows was genuine. I contacted microsoft and had to enter 7 sets of numbers with 6 figures in each one.
Since then when I type msconfig or msconfig.exe in the run box a System Configuration Utility Box appears. In the box there are 3 startup selection options :-
1. Normal Startup - load all device drivers and services
2. Diagnostic Startup - load basic devices and services only
3. Selective Startup.
Firstly is it possible to get rid this and secondly how can I get msconfig into the registry?.
I went to start - search. and typed in msconfig and it found the following 4 so I presume it is still in my PC but how do I move it and which one do i move?
1. C:\WINDOWS\$NtServicePackU 155KB Application 14/04/2008
2. C:\WINDOWS\Help 17KB Compiled HTML Help.31/03/2003
3. C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\ 166KB Application 14/04/2008
4. C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr 166KB Application 14/04/2008
The first two are in blue and the other two are just black if that means anything?
I went to start - search again and typed in msconfig.exe and it only found the above 3 all dated 14/04/2008
Went to run box again and typed in regedit and that opened OK and.the registry editor box came up.
Any help will be much appreciated.