# No msconfig in win2000?

Discussion in 'Microsoft Windows 2000' started by Brigitte J., May 23, 2004.

1. ### Brigitte J.Guest

Hello group,
I recently upgraded to windows2000 from windows98se. I wish I'd done this a
long time ago. I love it! I've been using it for about a week now and I

One question, though...How do I access and choose which programs I want to
start at boot-up, like I used to do in win98 by running msconfig?

Thanks,
Brigitte

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2. ### Dave PatrickGuest

Natively you can; Start\Settings\Control Panel\Administrative Tools\Computer
Management(Local)\System Information\Software Environment\Startup
Programs|View|Advanced, then in the "Location" column, you'll find the path
to the "Startup" location either in the "Startup" directories or from the
registry's "Run" keys.

You can delete the shortcuts that you no longer want to run.

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

You can delete the string value for the program you no longer want to run.

or copy msconfig from Windows XP to the "windows" directory

--
Regards,

Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
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"Brigitte J." wrote:
| Hello group,
| I recently upgraded to windows2000 from windows98se. I wish I'd done this
a
| long time ago. I love it! I've been using it for about a week now and I
| haven't had it crash once!!
|
| One question, though...How do I access and choose which programs I want to
| start at boot-up, like I used to do in win98 by running msconfig?
|
| Thanks,
| Brigitte
|
|
|
|
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| Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
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|
|

Dave Patrick, May 23, 2004

3. ### Steve Parry [MVP]Guest

Brigitte J. wrote:
> Hello group,
> I recently upgraded to windows2000 from windows98se. I wish I'd done
> this a long time ago. I love it! I've been using it for about a
> week now and I haven't had it crash once!!
>
> One question, though...How do I access and choose which programs I
> want to start at boot-up, like I used to do in win98 by running
> msconfig?
>
> Thanks,
> Brigitte
>

http://www2.whidbey.com/djdenham/Msconfig.htm

--
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http://www.gwynfryn.co.uk

Steve Parry [MVP], May 23, 2004
4. ### Bruce ChambersGuest

Greetings --

MSConfig is/was a Win98/Me utility, brought back in WinXP, which
is also targeted at the home consumer market. There is no equivalent
utility included with Win95/WinNT/Win2K.

In most cases, one need only open the offending program and
deselect the option to "display icon in the system tray" or to "start
when Windows starts."

To view the list of your start up programs, look in the
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Start Up and
folders, and in the system registry, primarily in the
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run and
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run keys. These can
also be viewed, if I remember correctly, by right-clicking My
Computer, selecting "Manage" and expanding System Tools-- System
Information -- Software Environment -- Startup Programs. To prevent
any of them from starting at login, you'll have to delete shortcuts
from the startup folder(s) and/or edit the registry. I should point
out that, in order to make such system modifications requires one to
have administrative privileges to the machine in question. I should
also point out that one should not even consider editing the registry
unless he is fully confident that he knows exactly what is going to
happen as a result of each and every change.

Bruce Chambers

--
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You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on
having both at once. -- RAH

"Brigitte J." <> wrote in message
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> Hello group,
> I recently upgraded to windows2000 from windows98se. I wish I'd
> done this a
> long time ago. I love it! I've been using it for about a week now
> and I
> haven't had it crash once!!
>
> One question, though...How do I access and choose which programs I
> want to
> start at boot-up, like I used to do in win98 by running msconfig?
>
> Thanks,
> Brigitte
>
>
>
>
> ---
>
> Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
> Version: 6.0.690 / Virus Database: 451 - Release Date: 5/22/2004
>
>

Bruce Chambers, May 24, 2004
5. ### Walter DonavanGuest

MSCONFIG is available for Win2K. Search for it at MSFT. It's a free

Walter Donavan, May 24, 2004
6. ### Brigitte J.Guest

Thanks all who replied to my question. Upon furhter inspection, I found
that msconfig.exe was indeed included in win2k. I guess I just wasn't
looking in the right places earlier.

Brigitte

"Brigitte J." <> wrote in message
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> Hello group,
> I recently upgraded to windows2000 from windows98se. I wish I'd done this

a
> long time ago. I love it! I've been using it for about a week now and I
> haven't had it crash once!!
>
> One question, though...How do I access and choose which programs I want to
> start at boot-up, like I used to do in win98 by running msconfig?
>
> Thanks,
> Brigitte
>
>
>
>
> ---
>
> Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
> Version: 6.0.690 / Virus Database: 451 - Release Date: 5/22/2004
>
>

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Brigitte J., May 24, 2004
7. ### AliasGuest

"Brigitte J." <> wrote
> Thanks all who replied to my question. Upon furhter inspection, I found
> that msconfig.exe was indeed included in win2k. I guess I just wasn't
> looking in the right places earlier.
>
> Brigitte

Um, it isn't included in W2K. You have to download it and the Help file from
a site like http://www2.whidbey.com/djdenham/Msconfig.htm

Alias
>
>
> "Brigitte J." <> wrote in message
> news:dK5sc.18184\$-kc.rr.com...
> > Hello group,
> > I recently upgraded to windows2000 from windows98se. I wish I'd done

this
> a
> > long time ago. I love it! I've been using it for about a week now and

I
> > haven't had it crash once!!
> >
> > One question, though...How do I access and choose which programs I want

to
> > start at boot-up, like I used to do in win98 by running msconfig?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Brigitte
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > ---
> >
> > Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
> > Version: 6.0.690 / Virus Database: 451 - Release Date: 5/22/2004
> >
> >

>
>
> ---
>
> Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
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>
>

Alias, May 24, 2004
8. ### Brigitte J.Guest

"Alias" <> wrote in message
news:...
>
> "Brigitte J." <> wrote
> > Thanks all who replied to my question. Upon furhter inspection, I found
> > that msconfig.exe was indeed included in win2k. I guess I just wasn't
> > looking in the right places earlier.
> >
> > Brigitte

>
> Um, it isn't included in W2K. You have to download it and the Help file

from
> a site like http://www2.whidbey.com/djdenham/Msconfig.htm
>
> Alias
> >
> >
> > "Brigitte J." <> wrote in message
> > news:dK5sc.18184\$-kc.rr.com...
> > > Hello group,
> > > I recently upgraded to windows2000 from windows98se. I wish I'd done

> this
> > a
> > > long time ago. I love it! I've been using it for about a week now

and
> I
> > > haven't had it crash once!!
> > >
> > > One question, though...How do I access and choose which programs I

want
> to
> > > start at boot-up, like I used to do in win98 by running msconfig?
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > Brigitte
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > ---
> > >
> > > Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
> > > Version: 6.0.690 / Virus Database: 451 - Release Date: 5/22/2004
> > >
> > >

> >
> >
> > ---
> >
> > Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
> > Version: 6.0.690 / Virus Database: 451 - Release Date: 5/23/2004

When I did a search on my computer, which is a brand new hard drive w/new
install of win2k, I found msconfig.exe.

I've never downloaded the program, and it's there...so it must have come
with it...it's the only explanation I can think of...

it. I'd just clicked on 'start, run, and typed in msconfig, the way I'd
done on win98se and nothing would happen. But when I did a search for files
and folders, I found it in C:\WINDOWS\VCM.

Thanks again for all your help.

Brigitte

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Brigitte J., May 24, 2004
9. ### AliasGuest

"Brigitte J." <> wrote in message
news:V%lsc.44651\$-kc.rr.com...
>
> "Alias" <> wrote in message
> news:...
> >
> > "Brigitte J." <> wrote
> > > Thanks all who replied to my question. Upon furhter inspection, I

found
> > > that msconfig.exe was indeed included in win2k. I guess I just wasn't
> > > looking in the right places earlier.
> > >
> > > Brigitte

> >
> > Um, it isn't included in W2K. You have to download it and the Help file

> from
> > a site like http://www2.whidbey.com/djdenham/Msconfig.htm
> >
> > Alias
> > >
> > >
> > > "Brigitte J." <> wrote in message
> > > news:dK5sc.18184\$-kc.rr.com...
> > > > Hello group,
> > > > I recently upgraded to windows2000 from windows98se. I wish I'd

done
> > this
> > > a
> > > > long time ago. I love it! I've been using it for about a week now

> and
> > I
> > > > haven't had it crash once!!
> > > >
> > > > One question, though...How do I access and choose which programs I

> want
> > to
> > > > start at boot-up, like I used to do in win98 by running msconfig?
> > > >
> > > > Thanks,
> > > > Brigitte
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > ---
> > > >
> > > > Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
> > > > Version: 6.0.690 / Virus Database: 451 - Release Date: 5/22/2004
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> > > ---
> > >
> > > Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
> > > Version: 6.0.690 / Virus Database: 451 - Release Date: 5/23/2004

>
> When I did a search on my computer, which is a brand new hard drive w/new
> install of win2k, I found msconfig.exe.
>
> I've never downloaded the program, and it's there...so it must have come
> with it...it's the only explanation I can think of...
>
> I hadn't searched for it this way before I came to the group and asked

> it. I'd just clicked on 'start, run, and typed in msconfig, the way I'd
> done on win98se and nothing would happen. But when I did a search for

files
> and folders, I found it in C:\WINDOWS\VCM.
>
> Thanks again for all your help.
>
> Brigitte

If it doesn't work when you type MSCONFIG in Run, then you don't really have
it. Download it and put it where the page says to put it and you will be
able to use it.

Alias

Alias, May 24, 2004
10. ### Brigitte J.Guest

"Alias" <> wrote in message
news:...
>
> "Brigitte J." <> wrote in message
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> >
> > "Alias" <> wrote in message
> > news:...
> > >
> > > "Brigitte J." <> wrote
> > > > Thanks all who replied to my question. Upon furhter inspection, I

> found
> > > > that msconfig.exe was indeed included in win2k. I guess I just

wasn't
> > > > looking in the right places earlier.
> > > >
> > > > Brigitte
> > >
> > > Um, it isn't included in W2K. You have to download it and the Help

file
> > from
> > > a site like http://www2.whidbey.com/djdenham/Msconfig.htm
> > >
> > > Alias
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > "Brigitte J." <> wrote in message
> > > > news:dK5sc.18184\$-kc.rr.com...
> > > > > Hello group,
> > > > > I recently upgraded to windows2000 from windows98se. I wish I'd

> done
> > > this
> > > > a
> > > > > long time ago. I love it! I've been using it for about a week

now
> > and
> > > I
> > > > > haven't had it crash once!!
> > > > >
> > > > > One question, though...How do I access and choose which programs I

> > want
> > > to
> > > > > start at boot-up, like I used to do in win98 by running msconfig?
> > > > >
> > > > > Thanks,
> > > > > Brigitte
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > ---
> > > > >
> > > > > Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
> > > > > Version: 6.0.690 / Virus Database: 451 - Release Date: 5/22/2004
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > ---
> > > >
> > > > Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
> > > > Version: 6.0.690 / Virus Database: 451 - Release Date: 5/23/2004

> >
> > When I did a search on my computer, which is a brand new hard drive

w/new
> > install of win2k, I found msconfig.exe.
> >
> > I've never downloaded the program, and it's there...so it must have come
> > with it...it's the only explanation I can think of...
> >
> > I hadn't searched for it this way before I came to the group and asked

> > it. I'd just clicked on 'start, run, and typed in msconfig, the way I'd
> > done on win98se and nothing would happen. But when I did a search for

> files
> > and folders, I found it in C:\WINDOWS\VCM.
> >
> > Thanks again for all your help.
> >
> > Brigitte

>
> If it doesn't work when you type MSCONFIG in Run, then you don't really

have
> it. Download it and put it where the page says to put it and you will be
> able to use it.
>
> Alias

Then please explain how it is, when I go to C:\Windows\VCM\msconfig.exe I
get the program to work? Believe me, I don't understand it either.

Brigitte
>
>

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11. ### AliasGuest

"Brigitte J." <> wrote in message
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>
> "Alias" <> wrote in message
> news:...
> >
> > "Brigitte J." <> wrote in message
> > news:V%lsc.44651\$-kc.rr.com...
> > >
> > > "Alias" <> wrote in message
> > > news:...
> > > >
> > > > "Brigitte J." <> wrote
> > > > > Thanks all who replied to my question. Upon furhter inspection, I

> > found
> > > > > that msconfig.exe was indeed included in win2k. I guess I just

> wasn't
> > > > > looking in the right places earlier.
> > > > >
> > > > > Brigitte
> > > >
> > > > Um, it isn't included in W2K. You have to download it and the Help

> file
> > > from
> > > > a site like http://www2.whidbey.com/djdenham/Msconfig.htm
> > > >
> > > > Alias
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > "Brigitte J." <> wrote in message
> > > > > news:dK5sc.18184\$-kc.rr.com...
> > > > > > Hello group,
> > > > > > I recently upgraded to windows2000 from windows98se. I wish I'd

> > done
> > > > this
> > > > > a
> > > > > > long time ago. I love it! I've been using it for about a week

> now
> > > and
> > > > I
> > > > > > haven't had it crash once!!
> > > > > >
> > > > > > One question, though...How do I access and choose which programs

I
> > > want
> > > > to
> > > > > > start at boot-up, like I used to do in win98 by running

msconfig?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Thanks,
> > > > > > Brigitte
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > ---
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
> > > > > > Version: 6.0.690 / Virus Database: 451 - Release Date: 5/22/2004
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > ---
> > > > >
> > > > > Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
> > > > > Version: 6.0.690 / Virus Database: 451 - Release Date: 5/23/2004
> > >
> > > When I did a search on my computer, which is a brand new hard drive

> w/new
> > > install of win2k, I found msconfig.exe.
> > >
> > > I've never downloaded the program, and it's there...so it must have

come
> > > with it...it's the only explanation I can think of...
> > >
> > > I hadn't searched for it this way before I came to the group and asked

> > > it. I'd just clicked on 'start, run, and typed in msconfig, the way

I'd
> > > done on win98se and nothing would happen. But when I did a search for

> > files
> > > and folders, I found it in C:\WINDOWS\VCM.
> > >
> > > Thanks again for all your help.
> > >
> > > Brigitte

> >
> > If it doesn't work when you type MSCONFIG in Run, then you don't really

> have
> > it. Download it and put it where the page says to put it and you will be
> > able to use it.
> >
> > Alias

>
> Then please explain how it is, when I go to C:\Windows\VCM\msconfig.exe I
> get the program to work? Believe me, I don't understand it either.
>
> Brigitte

I have no idea. I don't have one on my computer with that path and I have
Windows 2000 Professional just like you. Perhaps someone put it there for
you?

Alias

Alias, May 24, 2004
12. ### Bob IGuest

A clean install of Windows 2000 does NOT have a C:\Windows
sub-directory. It installs to C:\WinNT. Therefore it was placed there by
someone/something else.

Brigitte J. wrote:

>Then please explain how it is, when I go to C:\Windows\VCM\msconfig.exe I
> get the program to work? Believe me, I don't understand it either.
>
> Brigitte
>
>>

>
>
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>
> Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
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>
>

Bob I, May 24, 2004
13. ### AliasGuest

"Brigitte J." <> wrote in message
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>
> "Alias" <> wrote in message
> news:...
> >
> > "Brigitte J." <> wrote in message
> > news:V%lsc.44651\$-kc.rr.com...
> > >
> > > "Alias" <> wrote in message
> > > news:...
> > > >
> > > > "Brigitte J." <> wrote
> > > > > Thanks all who replied to my question. Upon furhter inspection, I

> > found
> > > > > that msconfig.exe was indeed included in win2k. I guess I just

> wasn't
> > > > > looking in the right places earlier.
> > > > >
> > > > > Brigitte
> > > >
> > > > Um, it isn't included in W2K. You have to download it and the Help

> file
> > > from
> > > > a site like http://www2.whidbey.com/djdenham/Msconfig.htm
> > > >
> > > > Alias
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > "Brigitte J." <> wrote in message
> > > > > news:dK5sc.18184\$-kc.rr.com...
> > > > > > Hello group,
> > > > > > I recently upgraded to windows2000 from windows98se. I wish I'd

> > done
> > > > this
> > > > > a
> > > > > > long time ago. I love it! I've been using it for about a week

> now
> > > and
> > > > I
> > > > > > haven't had it crash once!!
> > > > > >
> > > > > > One question, though...How do I access and choose which programs

I
> > > want
> > > > to
> > > > > > start at boot-up, like I used to do in win98 by running

msconfig?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Thanks,
> > > > > > Brigitte
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > ---
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
> > > > > > Version: 6.0.690 / Virus Database: 451 - Release Date: 5/22/2004
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > ---
> > > > >
> > > > > Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
> > > > > Version: 6.0.690 / Virus Database: 451 - Release Date: 5/23/2004
> > >
> > > When I did a search on my computer, which is a brand new hard drive

> w/new
> > > install of win2k, I found msconfig.exe.
> > >
> > > I've never downloaded the program, and it's there...so it must have

come
> > > with it...it's the only explanation I can think of...
> > >
> > > I hadn't searched for it this way before I came to the group and asked

> > > it. I'd just clicked on 'start, run, and typed in msconfig, the way

I'd
> > > done on win98se and nothing would happen. But when I did a search for

> > files
> > > and folders, I found it in C:\WINDOWS\VCM.
> > >
> > > Thanks again for all your help.
> > >
> > > Brigitte

> >
> > If it doesn't work when you type MSCONFIG in Run, then you don't really

> have
> > it. Download it and put it where the page says to put it and you will be
> > able to use it.
> >
> > Alias

>
> Then please explain how it is, when I go to C:\Windows\VCM\msconfig.exe I
> get the program to work? Believe me, I don't understand it either.
>
> Brigitte

Perhaps you have a Win 98SE folder on your hard drive and that's where you
found the MSCONFIG program? I would still download the other one, put it in
the correct place and use it.

Alias

Alias, May 24, 2004
14. ### Brigitte J.Guest

"Alias" <> wrote in message
news:...
>
> "Brigitte J." <> wrote in message
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> >
> > "Alias" <> wrote in message
> > news:...
> > >
> > > "Brigitte J." <> wrote in message
> > > news:V%lsc.44651\$-kc.rr.com...
> > > >
> > > > "Alias" <> wrote in message
> > > > news:...
> > > > >
> > > > > "Brigitte J." <> wrote
> > > > > > Thanks all who replied to my question. Upon furhter inspection,

I
> > > found
> > > > > > that msconfig.exe was indeed included in win2k. I guess I just

> > wasn't
> > > > > > looking in the right places earlier.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Brigitte
> > > > >
> > > > > Um, it isn't included in W2K. You have to download it and the Help

> > file
> > > > from
> > > > > a site like http://www2.whidbey.com/djdenham/Msconfig.htm
> > > > >
> > > > > Alias
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > "Brigitte J." <> wrote in message
> > > > > > news:dK5sc.18184\$-kc.rr.com...
> > > > > > > Hello group,
> > > > > > > I recently upgraded to windows2000 from windows98se. I wish

I'd
> > > done
> > > > > this
> > > > > > a
> > > > > > > long time ago. I love it! I've been using it for about a

week
> > now
> > > > and
> > > > > I
> > > > > > > haven't had it crash once!!
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > One question, though...How do I access and choose which

programs
> I
> > > > want
> > > > > to
> > > > > > > start at boot-up, like I used to do in win98 by running

> msconfig?
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Thanks,
> > > > > > > Brigitte
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > ---
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
> > > > > > > Version: 6.0.690 / Virus Database: 451 - Release Date:

5/22/2004
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > ---
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
> > > > > > Version: 6.0.690 / Virus Database: 451 - Release Date: 5/23/2004
> > > >
> > > > When I did a search on my computer, which is a brand new hard drive

> > w/new
> > > > install of win2k, I found msconfig.exe.
> > > >
> > > > I've never downloaded the program, and it's there...so it must have

> come
> > > > with it...it's the only explanation I can think of...
> > > >
> > > > I hadn't searched for it this way before I came to the group and

> > > > it. I'd just clicked on 'start, run, and typed in msconfig, the way

> I'd
> > > > done on win98se and nothing would happen. But when I did a search

for
> > > files
> > > > and folders, I found it in C:\WINDOWS\VCM.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks again for all your help.
> > > >
> > > > Brigitte
> > >
> > > If it doesn't work when you type MSCONFIG in Run, then you don't

really
> > have
> > > it. Download it and put it where the page says to put it and you will

be
> > > able to use it.
> > >
> > > Alias

> >
> > Then please explain how it is, when I go to C:\Windows\VCM\msconfig.exe

I
> > get the program to work? Believe me, I don't understand it either.
> >
> > Brigitte

>
> I have no idea. I don't have one on my computer with that path and I have
> Windows 2000 Professional just like you. Perhaps someone put it there for
> you?
>
> Alias

I did the installation of win2k myself last week and no one but me has used
this system since then.

I purchased the hard drive and installed win98se on it, because my win2k pro
disk had not yet arrived from the seller I'd purchased it from on ebay. I
was under the assumption that everything from that installation was gone
since i formatted the hard drive before I installed win2k onto it. Is this
possible?

Thanks,
Brigitte
>
>

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Brigitte J., May 24, 2004
15. ### AliasGuest

"Brigitte J." <> wrote in message
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>
> "Alias" <> wrote in message
> news:...
> >
> > "Brigitte J." <> wrote in message
> > news:Bpmsc.44921\$-kc.rr.com...
> > >
> > > "Alias" <> wrote in message
> > > news:...
> > > >
> > > > "Brigitte J." <> wrote in message
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> > > > >
> > > > > "Alias" <> wrote in message
> > > > > news:...
> > > > > >
> > > > > > "Brigitte J." <> wrote
> > > > > > > Thanks all who replied to my question. Upon furhter

inspection,
> I
> > > > found
> > > > > > > that msconfig.exe was indeed included in win2k. I guess I

just
> > > wasn't
> > > > > > > looking in the right places earlier.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Brigitte
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Um, it isn't included in W2K. You have to download it and the

Help
> > > file
> > > > > from
> > > > > > a site like http://www2.whidbey.com/djdenham/Msconfig.htm
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Alias
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > "Brigitte J." <> wrote in message
> > > > > > > news:dK5sc.18184\$-kc.rr.com...
> > > > > > > > Hello group,
> > > > > > > > I recently upgraded to windows2000 from windows98se. I wish

> I'd
> > > > done
> > > > > > this
> > > > > > > a
> > > > > > > > long time ago. I love it! I've been using it for about a

> week
> > > now
> > > > > and
> > > > > > I
> > > > > > > > haven't had it crash once!!
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > One question, though...How do I access and choose which

> programs
> > I
> > > > > want
> > > > > > to
> > > > > > > > start at boot-up, like I used to do in win98 by running

> > msconfig?
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Thanks,
> > > > > > > > Brigitte
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > ---
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
> > > > > > > > Version: 6.0.690 / Virus Database: 451 - Release Date:

> 5/22/2004
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > ---
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
> > > > > > > Version: 6.0.690 / Virus Database: 451 - Release Date:

5/23/2004
> > > > >
> > > > > When I did a search on my computer, which is a brand new hard

drive
> > > w/new
> > > > > install of win2k, I found msconfig.exe.
> > > > >
> > > > > I've never downloaded the program, and it's there...so it must

have
> > come
> > > > > with it...it's the only explanation I can think of...
> > > > >
> > > > > I hadn't searched for it this way before I came to the group and

> > > > > it. I'd just clicked on 'start, run, and typed in msconfig, the

way
> > I'd
> > > > > done on win98se and nothing would happen. But when I did a search

> for
> > > > files
> > > > > and folders, I found it in C:\WINDOWS\VCM.
> > > > >
> > > > > Thanks again for all your help.
> > > > >
> > > > > Brigitte
> > > >
> > > > If it doesn't work when you type MSCONFIG in Run, then you don't

> really
> > > have
> > > > it. Download it and put it where the page says to put it and you

will
> be
> > > > able to use it.
> > > >
> > > > Alias
> > >
> > > Then please explain how it is, when I go to

C:\Windows\VCM\msconfig.exe
> I
> > > get the program to work? Believe me, I don't understand it either.
> > >
> > > Brigitte

> >
> > I have no idea. I don't have one on my computer with that path and I

have
> > Windows 2000 Professional just like you. Perhaps someone put it there

for
> > you?
> >
> > Alias

>
> I did the installation of win2k myself last week and no one but me has

used
> this system since then.
>
> I purchased the hard drive and installed win98se on it, because my win2k

pro
> disk had not yet arrived from the seller I'd purchased it from on ebay. I
> was under the assumption that everything from that installation was gone
> since i formatted the hard drive before I installed win2k onto it. Is

this
> possible?
>
> Thanks,
> Brigitte

I'm afraid I would have to look at your computer. The fact that W2K has no
folder called "Windows" is very suspicious. I trust it has an WinNT folder?
Did you do an upgrade or a clean install of W2K?

Alias

Alias, May 24, 2004
16. ### AliasGuest

"Alias" <> wrote in message
news:...
>
> "Brigitte J." <> wrote in message
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> >
> > "Alias" <> wrote in message
> > news:...
> > >
> > > "Brigitte J." <> wrote in message
> > > news:Bpmsc.44921\$-kc.rr.com...
> > > >
> > > > "Alias" <> wrote in message
> > > > news:...
> > > > >
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> > > > > >
> > > > > > "Alias" <> wrote in message
> > > > > > news:...
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > "Brigitte J." <> wrote
> > > > > > > > Thanks all who replied to my question. Upon furhter

> inspection,
> > I
> > > > > found
> > > > > > > > that msconfig.exe was indeed included in win2k. I guess I

> just
> > > > wasn't
> > > > > > > > looking in the right places earlier.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Brigitte
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Um, it isn't included in W2K. You have to download it and the

> Help
> > > > file
> > > > > > from
> > > > > > > a site like http://www2.whidbey.com/djdenham/Msconfig.htm
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Alias
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > "Brigitte J." <> wrote in message
> > > > > > > > news:dK5sc.18184\$-kc.rr.com...
> > > > > > > > > Hello group,
> > > > > > > > > I recently upgraded to windows2000 from windows98se. I

wish
> > I'd
> > > > > done
> > > > > > > this
> > > > > > > > a
> > > > > > > > > long time ago. I love it! I've been using it for about a

> > week
> > > > now
> > > > > > and
> > > > > > > I
> > > > > > > > > haven't had it crash once!!
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > One question, though...How do I access and choose which

> > programs
> > > I
> > > > > > want
> > > > > > > to
> > > > > > > > > start at boot-up, like I used to do in win98 by running
> > > msconfig?
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > Thanks,
> > > > > > > > > Brigitte
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > ---
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
> > > > > > > > > Version: 6.0.690 / Virus Database: 451 - Release Date:

> > 5/22/2004
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > ---
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
> > > > > > > > Version: 6.0.690 / Virus Database: 451 - Release Date:

> 5/23/2004
> > > > > >
> > > > > > When I did a search on my computer, which is a brand new hard

> drive
> > > > w/new
> > > > > > install of win2k, I found msconfig.exe.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I've never downloaded the program, and it's there...so it must

> have
> > > come
> > > > > > with it...it's the only explanation I can think of...
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I hadn't searched for it this way before I came to the group and

> > > > > about
> > > > > > it. I'd just clicked on 'start, run, and typed in msconfig, the

> way
> > > I'd
> > > > > > done on win98se and nothing would happen. But when I did a

search
> > for
> > > > > files
> > > > > > and folders, I found it in C:\WINDOWS\VCM.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Thanks again for all your help.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Brigitte
> > > > >
> > > > > If it doesn't work when you type MSCONFIG in Run, then you don't

> > really
> > > > have
> > > > > it. Download it and put it where the page says to put it and you

> will
> > be
> > > > > able to use it.
> > > > >
> > > > > Alias
> > > >
> > > > Then please explain how it is, when I go to

> C:\Windows\VCM\msconfig.exe
> > I
> > > > get the program to work? Believe me, I don't understand it either.
> > > >
> > > > Brigitte
> > >
> > > I have no idea. I don't have one on my computer with that path and I

> have
> > > Windows 2000 Professional just like you. Perhaps someone put it there

> for
> > > you?
> > >
> > > Alias

> >
> > I did the installation of win2k myself last week and no one but me has

> used
> > this system since then.
> >
> > I purchased the hard drive and installed win98se on it, because my win2k

> pro
> > disk had not yet arrived from the seller I'd purchased it from on ebay.

I
> > was under the assumption that everything from that installation was gone
> > since i formatted the hard drive before I installed win2k onto it. Is

> this
> > possible?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Brigitte

>
> I'm afraid I would have to look at your computer. The fact that W2K has no
> folder called "Windows" is very suspicious. I trust it has an WinNT

folder?
> Did you do an upgrade or a clean install of W2K?
>
> Alias

One more thing: does the MSCONFIG on your machine have the capability of
going full screen? You see, the Win98 would but the WinXP won't.

Alias

Alias, May 24, 2004
17. ### Walter DonavanGuest

Or by someone who decided to call the install folder "Windows."

Walter Donavan, May 24, 2004
18. ### Brigitte J.Guest

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> "Brigitte J." <> wrote in message
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> >
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> > news:...
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> > > > > > "Alias" <> wrote in message
> > > > > > news:...
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > "Brigitte J." <> wrote
> > > > > > > > Thanks all who replied to my question. Upon furhter

> inspection,
> > I
> > > > > found
> > > > > > > > that msconfig.exe was indeed included in win2k. I guess I

> just
> > > > wasn't
> > > > > > > > looking in the right places earlier.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Brigitte
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Um, it isn't included in W2K. You have to download it and the

> Help
> > > > file
> > > > > > from
> > > > > > > a site like http://www2.whidbey.com/djdenham/Msconfig.htm
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Alias
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > "Brigitte J." <> wrote in message
> > > > > > > > news:dK5sc.18184\$-kc.rr.com...
> > > > > > > > > Hello group,
> > > > > > > > > I recently upgraded to windows2000 from windows98se. I

wish
> > I'd
> > > > > done
> > > > > > > this
> > > > > > > > a
> > > > > > > > > long time ago. I love it! I've been using it for about a

> > week
> > > > now
> > > > > > and
> > > > > > > I
> > > > > > > > > haven't had it crash once!!
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > One question, though...How do I access and choose which

> > programs
> > > I
> > > > > > want
> > > > > > > to
> > > > > > > > > start at boot-up, like I used to do in win98 by running
> > > msconfig?
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > Thanks,
> > > > > > > > > Brigitte
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > ---
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
> > > > > > > > > Version: 6.0.690 / Virus Database: 451 - Release Date:

> > 5/22/2004
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > ---
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
> > > > > > > > Version: 6.0.690 / Virus Database: 451 - Release Date:

> 5/23/2004
> > > > > >
> > > > > > When I did a search on my computer, which is a brand new hard

> drive
> > > > w/new
> > > > > > install of win2k, I found msconfig.exe.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I've never downloaded the program, and it's there...so it must

> have
> > > come
> > > > > > with it...it's the only explanation I can think of...
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I hadn't searched for it this way before I came to the group and

> > > > > about
> > > > > > it. I'd just clicked on 'start, run, and typed in msconfig, the

> way
> > > I'd
> > > > > > done on win98se and nothing would happen. But when I did a

search
> > for
> > > > > files
> > > > > > and folders, I found it in C:\WINDOWS\VCM.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Thanks again for all your help.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Brigitte
> > > > >
> > > > > If it doesn't work when you type MSCONFIG in Run, then you don't

> > really
> > > > have
> > > > > it. Download it and put it where the page says to put it and you

> will
> > be
> > > > > able to use it.
> > > > >
> > > > > Alias
> > > >
> > > > Then please explain how it is, when I go to

> C:\Windows\VCM\msconfig.exe
> > I
> > > > get the program to work? Believe me, I don't understand it either.
> > > >
> > > > Brigitte
> > >
> > > I have no idea. I don't have one on my computer with that path and I

> have
> > > Windows 2000 Professional just like you. Perhaps someone put it there

> for
> > > you?
> > >
> > > Alias

> >
> > I did the installation of win2k myself last week and no one but me has

> used
> > this system since then.
> >
> > I purchased the hard drive and installed win98se on it, because my win2k

> pro
> > disk had not yet arrived from the seller I'd purchased it from on ebay.

I
> > was under the assumption that everything from that installation was gone
> > since i formatted the hard drive before I installed win2k onto it. Is

> this
> > possible?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Brigitte

>
> I'm afraid I would have to look at your computer. The fact that W2K has no
> folder called "Windows" is very suspicious. I trust it has an WinNT

folder?

Yes, I have a WinNT folder.

> Did you do an upgrade or a clean install of W2K?

Clean install

Brigitte

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Brigitte J., May 24, 2004
19. ### Brigitte J.Guest

"Alias" <> wrote in message
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> "Alias" <> wrote in message
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> > "Brigitte J." <> wrote in message
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> > >
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> > > news:...
> > > >
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> > > > >
> > > > > "Alias" <> wrote in message
> > > > > news:...
> > > > > >
> > > > > > "Brigitte J." <> wrote in message
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> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > "Alias" <> wrote in message
> > > > > > > news:...
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > "Brigitte J." <> wrote
> > > > > > > > > Thanks all who replied to my question. Upon furhter

> > inspection,
> > > I
> > > > > > found
> > > > > > > > > that msconfig.exe was indeed included in win2k. I guess I

> > just
> > > > > wasn't
> > > > > > > > > looking in the right places earlier.
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > Brigitte
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Um, it isn't included in W2K. You have to download it and

the
> > Help
> > > > > file
> > > > > > > from
> > > > > > > > a site like http://www2.whidbey.com/djdenham/Msconfig.htm
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Alias
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > "Brigitte J." <> wrote in message
> > > > > > > > > news:dK5sc.18184\$-kc.rr.com...
> > > > > > > > > > Hello group,
> > > > > > > > > > I recently upgraded to windows2000 from windows98se. I

> wish
> > > I'd
> > > > > > done
> > > > > > > > this
> > > > > > > > > a
> > > > > > > > > > long time ago. I love it! I've been using it for about

a
> > > week
> > > > > now
> > > > > > > and
> > > > > > > > I
> > > > > > > > > > haven't had it crash once!!
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > One question, though...How do I access and choose which
> > > programs
> > > > I
> > > > > > > want
> > > > > > > > to
> > > > > > > > > > start at boot-up, like I used to do in win98 by running
> > > > msconfig?
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > Thanks,
> > > > > > > > > > Brigitte
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > ---
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > Checked by AVG anti-virus system

(http://www.grisoft.com).
> > > > > > > > > > Version: 6.0.690 / Virus Database: 451 - Release Date:
> > > 5/22/2004
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > ---
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
> > > > > > > > > Version: 6.0.690 / Virus Database: 451 - Release Date:

> > 5/23/2004
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > When I did a search on my computer, which is a brand new hard

> > drive
> > > > > w/new
> > > > > > > install of win2k, I found msconfig.exe.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > I've never downloaded the program, and it's there...so it must

> > have
> > > > come
> > > > > > > with it...it's the only explanation I can think of...
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > I hadn't searched for it this way before I came to the group

and
> > > > > > about
> > > > > > > it. I'd just clicked on 'start, run, and typed in msconfig,

the
> > way
> > > > I'd
> > > > > > > done on win98se and nothing would happen. But when I did a

> search
> > > for
> > > > > > files
> > > > > > > and folders, I found it in C:\WINDOWS\VCM.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Thanks again for all your help.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Brigitte
> > > > > >
> > > > > > If it doesn't work when you type MSCONFIG in Run, then you don't
> > > really
> > > > > have
> > > > > > it. Download it and put it where the page says to put it and you

> > will
> > > be
> > > > > > able to use it.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Alias
> > > > >
> > > > > Then please explain how it is, when I go to

> > C:\Windows\VCM\msconfig.exe
> > > I
> > > > > get the program to work? Believe me, I don't understand it

either.
> > > > >
> > > > > Brigitte
> > > >
> > > > I have no idea. I don't have one on my computer with that path and I

> > have
> > > > Windows 2000 Professional just like you. Perhaps someone put it

there
> > for
> > > > you?
> > > >
> > > > Alias
> > >
> > > I did the installation of win2k myself last week and no one but me has

> > used
> > > this system since then.
> > >
> > > I purchased the hard drive and installed win98se on it, because my

win2k
> > pro
> > > disk had not yet arrived from the seller I'd purchased it from on

ebay.
> I
> > > was under the assumption that everything from that installation was

gone
> > > since i formatted the hard drive before I installed win2k onto it. Is

> > this
> > > possible?
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > Brigitte

> >
> > I'm afraid I would have to look at your computer. The fact that W2K has

no
> > folder called "Windows" is very suspicious. I trust it has an WinNT

> folder?
> > Did you do an upgrade or a clean install of W2K?
> >
> > Alias

>
> One more thing: does the MSCONFIG on your machine have the capability of
> going full screen?

Yes, it will go full screen.

>You see, the Win98 would but the WinXP won't.

Not sure what winxp's capabilities have to do with my system. I've never
had winxp, and hope that I'll never need to.

Thanks,
Brigitte

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> > > > > > > > > "Brigitte J." <> wrote
> > > > > > > > > > Thanks all who replied to my question. Upon furhter
> > > inspection,
> > > > I
> > > > > > > found
> > > > > > > > > > that msconfig.exe was indeed included in win2k. I guess

I
> > > just
> > > > > > wasn't
> > > > > > > > > > looking in the right places earlier.
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > Brigitte
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > Um, it isn't included in W2K. You have to download it and

> the
> > > Help
> > > > > > file
> > > > > > > > from
> > > > > > > > > a site like http://www2.whidbey.com/djdenham/Msconfig.htm
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > Alias
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > "Brigitte J." <> wrote in message
> > > > > > > > > > news:dK5sc.18184\$-kc.rr.com...
> > > > > > > > > > > Hello group,
> > > > > > > > > > > I recently upgraded to windows2000 from windows98se.

I
> > wish
> > > > I'd
> > > > > > > done
> > > > > > > > > this
> > > > > > > > > > a
> > > > > > > > > > > long time ago. I love it! I've been using it for

> a
> > > > week
> > > > > > now
> > > > > > > > and
> > > > > > > > > I
> > > > > > > > > > > haven't had it crash once!!
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > One question, though...How do I access and choose

which
> > > > programs
> > > > > I
> > > > > > > > want
> > > > > > > > > to
> > > > > > > > > > > start at boot-up, like I used to do in win98 by

running
> > > > > msconfig?
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > Thanks,
> > > > > > > > > > > Brigitte
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > >
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> > > > > > > > > > Version: 6.0.690 / Virus Database: 451 - Release Date:
> > > 5/23/2004
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > When I did a search on my computer, which is a brand new

hard
> > > drive
> > > > > > w/new
> > > > > > > > install of win2k, I found msconfig.exe.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > I've never downloaded the program, and it's there...so it

must
> > > have
> > > > > come
> > > > > > > > with it...it's the only explanation I can think of...
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > I hadn't searched for it this way before I came to the group

> and
> > > > > > > about
> > > > > > > > it. I'd just clicked on 'start, run, and typed in msconfig,

> the
> > > way
> > > > > I'd
> > > > > > > > done on win98se and nothing would happen. But when I did a

> > search
> > > > for
> > > > > > > files
> > > > > > > > and folders, I found it in C:\WINDOWS\VCM.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Thanks again for all your help.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Brigitte
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > If it doesn't work when you type MSCONFIG in Run, then you

don't
> > > > really
> > > > > > have
> > > > > > > it. Download it and put it where the page says to put it and

you
> > > will
> > > > be
> > > > > > > able to use it.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Alias
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Then please explain how it is, when I go to
> > > C:\Windows\VCM\msconfig.exe
> > > > I
> > > > > > get the program to work? Believe me, I don't understand it

> either.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Brigitte
> > > > >
> > > > > I have no idea. I don't have one on my computer with that path and

I
> > > have
> > > > > Windows 2000 Professional just like you. Perhaps someone put it

> there
> > > for
> > > > > you?
> > > > >
> > > > > Alias
> > > >
> > > > I did the installation of win2k myself last week and no one but me

has
> > > used
> > > > this system since then.
> > > >
> > > > I purchased the hard drive and installed win98se on it, because my

> win2k
> > > pro
> > > > disk had not yet arrived from the seller I'd purchased it from on

> ebay.
> > I
> > > > was under the assumption that everything from that installation was

> gone
> > > > since i formatted the hard drive before I installed win2k onto it.

Is
> > > this
> > > > possible?
> > > >
> > > > Thanks,
> > > > Brigitte
> > >
> > > I'm afraid I would have to look at your computer. The fact that W2K

has
> no
> > > folder called "Windows" is very suspicious. I trust it has an WinNT

> > folder?
> > > Did you do an upgrade or a clean install of W2K?
> > >
> > > Alias

> >
> > One more thing: does the MSCONFIG on your machine have the capability of
> > going full screen?

>
> Yes, it will go full screen.
>
> >You see, the Win98 would but the WinXP won't.

>
> Not sure what winxp's capabilities have to do with my system. I've never
> had winxp, and hope that I'll never need to.
>
> Thanks,
> Brigitte

The one we are recommending you download is the XP MSCONFIG. You have
somehow managed to get the Win98 MSCONFIG in some folder *somebody* or
*something* put in your computer during the process of your clean install.
You can use the Win 98 one but I am not sure where you should put it so it
works from the Run command.

Alias

Alias, May 24, 2004