regedit and msconfig

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Ghil, Sep 5, 2003.

  1. Ghil

    Ghil Guest

    How can i open regedit and msconfig other than start / run type in regedit or msconfig.

    for some reason when i type in regedit it close right away .

    when i type in msconfig it souns like trying to opened (hourglass showing for 3 seconds and the back to arrow) but nothing happens.


    What do to in this scenario.


    TIA
     
    Ghil, Sep 5, 2003
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  2. Ghil

    DaveW Guest

    Do Not Post Messages In HTML <<<<<

    Open a command (DOS) window and open it there.
    You will see the error that is causing the window to close from the run menu.


    How can i open regedit and msconfig other than start / run type in regedit or msconfig.

    for some reason when i type in regedit it close right away .

    when i type in msconfig it souns like trying to opened (hourglass showing for 3 seconds and the back
    to arrow) but nothing happens.


    What do to in this scenario.


    TIA
     
    DaveW, Sep 5, 2003
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  3. Ghil

    Ghil Guest

    its doing the same thing any other idea!
     
    Ghil, Sep 5, 2003
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  4. Ghil

    Buffalo Guest

    Try double clicking on the msconfig.exe file in C:\Windows\System.
    Regedit.exe is in C:\Windows.
    Still no luck, post back or search in Google.
     
    Buffalo, Sep 5, 2003
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  5. Ghil

    DaveW Guest

    What OS?
    2k and xp have an event viewer.
    You may find the error logged in one of the logs.

    Search the drive for the file name w/o the extension to see if there is
    anything other than the .exe file such as a .pif file.
    There should be no .pif, .bat, .scr files, and the .exe should be located
    in the windows folder.

    Double click on the file name.
    If it still crashes, delete the file and copy a new one from the CD and/or
    service pack.
    If necessary, visit the MS site to find where and/or what cab file the
    program(s) is located on the disk.
     
    DaveW, Sep 5, 2003
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  6. Ghil

    Liz Guest

    Liz, Sep 5, 2003
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  7. Ghil

    Buffalo Guest

    That sounds like the REAL answer.
     
    Buffalo, Sep 7, 2003
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