This is pretty wierd. For some reason when I try to open Msconfig through "Run", I get an error message saying that it wasn't able to open it and that I should search for it. When I searched for it, I found several files of Msconfig, and I was able to open it that way. The only major changes that's been made on my PC was I downloaded McAfee a couple days ago. I also ran some virus and ad-aware scans using other programs. Anybody know any suggestions on how to get Msconfig to run without manually going to look for it? Thanks in advance.

Having more than one copy is normal, as windows updates may have added newer versions. I would supspect McAfee, and uninstall it, then see if you can get msconfig to run. In my opinion, for what it's worth, I would scrap McAfee, and install AVG Free, which is a more friendly program, and less of a resource hog.

AVG Free:

well before i posted this message i unistalled McAfee, and I also noticed that I'm not able to run Help and Support anymore. I get an error message saying "Windows cannot find 'helpctr.exe'. Make sure you typed in the name correctly, etc." How do I fix this? Should I do System Restore?

It sounds like you may have a virus, or something, unless you have the help service turned off, if this is a winXP operating system. Try Ewido to check for virus and spyware: You can download a trial version of Ewido here:

Be sure you update it before using it, and when it finds a problem, be sure to select the check box to do the same action (clean) when it finds a problem, otherwise, you will have to click continue, to keep scanning with every problem it finds.

I am including a list of free programs that may help you keep the bad stuff off your computer.

I only list here, the programs that I have used and I’m satisfied with, I know there are other great programs, but these are just the ones that I use, and can verify, as being worthy.


Spybot S&D:
Microsoft AntiSpyware (XP only):

AVG Free:

Ewido (XP only - trial version):

Online HijackThis Analyzers
HijackThis analyzer #1: (website)
HijackThis analyzer #2: (website)
HijackThis analyzer #3: (website)

Online Virus Scan Website
Trend Micro:

Miscellaneous Tools
Icon Restore:
Erunt (XP only):