You will need
- program AutoRuns;
- - a Windows installation disc.
If utility msconfig does not start, then first just try to restart the computer. If no result check your computer for virus presence. Many of them disable this utility to the inexperienced user was not able to check the startup folder. Update your antivirus database and scan the system, then restart the computer.
Check whether the file on the disk msconfig.exe. In Windows XP the path is: С:/Windows/pchealth/helpctr/binaries/msconfig.exe provided that the OS is installed on drive C. In Windows Vista and Windows 7 file path: С:/Windows/System32/msconfig.exe. If this file is missing, find it on the web or copy from the installation disk to the folder where it should be.
A situation may arise when after cleaning the system from viruses the utility still does not start, although the file on disk is present. In this case, you must verify the integrity of system files. To do this, go "start" - "Run", then enter sfc /scannow and click OK. Will start scanning the system files.
If it is discovered that some files were deleted, you will be prompted to insert the installation CD-ROM. After it is inserted in the drive, click Retry. The original version of the file will be restored. After that, restart the computer, msconfig utility should begin to run.
What if all these methods didn't work? In this case, you will need a utility AutoRuns . Run it, open the Image hijacks tab. If you still have the virus, then this tab will be shown the msconfig file and that file (virus) that runs when you try to open msconfig.exe. Virus file you want to delete. When utility is AutoRuns will show an empty list, Image hijacks, this would indicate a deletion of the virus. In this case, msconfig will again begin to run normally.
Advice 2: What to do if you do not run the game
In the life of lovers of entertainment there is often a situation when does not start the game. This may be due to an error in the application, and due to various internal factors of the operating system. If not start the game, do not despair: there are quite a number of ways to solve the problem.
Make sure that the system requirements specified on the cover of the disc with the game meet your. Often the reason that it pretty much becomes obsolete version of the operating system, the old or missing drivers for the video card and sound card. Be sure to update DirectX and Microsoft Visual C++. Defragment the disk, check it for viruses and any glitches with service Windows software.
Look on the installation disc “Readme” file and read it through. There are often contains information on possible faults that may occur during installation and startup. Also in the folder on your installation CD may be updated versions of the system drivers that you must install in the case does not start or has stopped running the game.
Remember, not exhibited if you own the game settings in the dialog box when it starts. If you put them too high or inappropriate for your hardware configuration, it may be the reason that the installed game doesn't run. In this case try to reset settings and put them correctly, or reinstall the game, if they lose access.
Think how recently you have applications installed in addition to the game. Pay special attention to antivirus software and different system optimizers: they can all impact on the performance of games and other applications. If you have something like that, remove or disable all unnecessary programs that are currently working in the background.
Run the game in compatibility mode with other versions of the operating system. Sometimes this method works, especially if you do not run old games. To do this, click on the application icon, right click, select the tab "compatibility Mode" and in turn expose appropriate settings, launching the game and testing its performance.
Search the Internet for any relevant information that will help you solve the problem of running the game. Use search engines, forums, developer site. At the last often unable to go the so-called patches or updates for the game, improving its performance and fixing the problems with the launch.
Please note on the cover of the installation disk. It should be a decree telephone number or e-mail for communication with Russian-speaking support. Contact the support center and explain your problem. Experts will tell you how to fix it or will recommend you to reset disk.
Please contact the store where you purchased the game by providing a check warranty, and game disc (it should not be scratches and stains). Explain that you do not run the game, and ask to return money or to change this disk to another. The sellers will check the game performance and will make the appropriate decision.
Before starting the game make sure you have an Internet connection. Some games require it for timely automatic updates and registering the player online.
Buy only licensed computer games. Pirated products often have problems starting and may also cause damage to your software.