Sorry for the duplication but I did not get a response in the old "post703047"(2006).
I looked at http://www.daniweb.com/forums/post703047.html. I tried all the suggestions and msconfig.exe did not work. I even checked the registry and compared it to another registry in a configuration that did work, yet I saw no difference but I could not tell everything was the same because there were so many numbers. I even brough over other copies of the file from configurations that had working msconfig.exe but they did not work.
Please look at my entries in http://www.daniweb.com/forums/post703047.html. I have another configuration with the same problem. Both were slipstreamed with nLite using windows xp sp3. I used the following sp3:WindowsXp-KB936929-sp3-x86-ENU.exe- the version for pros that came out prior to the final release. It is not a Beta version or a pre release version.