ive tried to run it this way again but with no look it just keeps saying windows cannot find msconfig check spelling etc etc so if anyone can help me further it would be well appreciated hopefully a re-install wont be nessesary because it was pre-installed, windows cant seem to find a few things lately such as helpctr.exe is it possible these problems are related ??
crikey... sounds like you've got some kinda nasty lurking about in there thats corrupting your system. a reinstall should kill that nasty and restore all your o/s system files. somehow i think that this is going to be the only way out here.
when reinstalling you must force the pc into booting from the cd. the boot.ini file should be the first file it puts onto the hard disk.
crikey... sounds like you've got some kinda nasty lurking about in there thats corrupting your system.
Unfortunately, that's a possiblity. There are malicious infections which cripple or disable utilities like msconfig, Task Manager, etc. in order to make it harder to detect/remove the infections. :(
- Why are you trying to use msconfig in the first place?
- Have you been able to run any anti-virus/anti-spyware scans to eliminate the possibilty of malicious infections.
- Without the original install CD, you are somewhat schrod in terms of repair options. However, many systems with pre-installed versions of Windows offer alternatives such as a separate restore/recovery partition or other diagnostic tools. Does your system include such options?
hi there thanks for your time i run ad-aware and spybot regularly and they only pick up a few tracking cookies as for installed diagnostic tools i have no idea i wasnt made aware of any and to be perfectly honest with you im getting a little out of my depth here so if you do have any suggestions could you please be quite specific cheers!!!
hi there this is what it came up with if ive done it right: PATH=C:\WINDOWS\system32;C:\system32\wbem;C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\DLL Shared
this means nothing to me as im just a beginner so if could help out in any way it would be well appreciated thanks for your time cheers!!!!
Dell often installs a hidden diagnostic partition on their drives, which you can access by hitting the F12 key just as your computer first starts up. However, the diagnostics they provide may or may not help with your particular problem.
As I asked before: what exactly are you trying to fix with msconfig?
2. msconfig should live in your C:\Windows\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries folder; look for it there.
hello again msconfig is were you said it should be C:\Windows\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries and the p.c. has been completely wiped and had a fresh install about 9 months ago so i dont think it is still as DELL intended it to be as f12 doesnt seem to do anything as it boots up. Once again thanks for your time and thanks in advance for any future input cheers.
I can run it from there but i havnt trimmed anything down yet need to know more about what im doin first am just learning thats how come my p.c's a bit messed up to start with do you know a good site to identify start up items??