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    Msconfig

    I'm hoping someone could give me the "workaround" for using msconfig in Win2k.

    Thanks in adavance.

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    Re: Msconfig

    MSConfig from W98 or XP will work, or try these two links:
    Is-It-True
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    Perfectdrivers

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    Re: Msconfig

    Those are good links and also--

    Tech Advice MS Config Win 2k. This has an msconfig file download from XP that ususally works just fine in Win 2K.

    A lot of people in the ng's as Leif said just suggest going to a 98 or XP machine and copying the msconfig file--some report that not working--but if not you can use the trick for replacing a corruput msconfig file Borrow an XP CD and go to the command prompt and type:

    EXPAND -R X:I386MSCONFIG.EX_ Z:WINDOWSPCHEALTHHELPCTRBINARIES. This will extract a new copy of the MSCONFIG.EXE from the CD.

    You can also go to an XP machine and copy the file msconfig.exe from the c:windowssystem folder to the Windows 2000 c:winntsystem32 folder.

    You even could just do this: Bring up the run box by hitting Windows key + "r" and type in msconfig and ignore the message you'll get about not finding 4 files config.sys, autoexec.bat, win.ini, and system.ini.

    This gives me a chance to bring up the fact that there are 12 sources for msconfig's startups as Ed Bott Woody's Office co-author points out in his XP MS Press book. Of course you want to get msconfig and now you have several ways, but many of these processes run as services and the best way to stop some of them and define them is to use Black Viper's Windows 2000 Configurations

    If you have Win 2kPro:

    Many of these startup processes are running as Services. These are background processes which run whenever your Windows 2000 Professional computer is started up. To modify the services which start when Windows starts, you need to go to the Services MMC snap in. You can do this by clicking Start, Run then type "services.msc" or Start, Programs, Administrative Tools, Services.

    Once in the console, you'll see a list of all installed services. To stop a service, simply right click it and choose Stop. To prevent a service from automatically starting, right click it and choose Properties. Then from the "Startup type" box, choose either "Manual" or "Disabled". Manual stops the service from starting automatically and allows you to start it manually by clicking Start from the snap-in. Disabled prevents the service from automatically starting and from being manually started.

    SMBP

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