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Runtime Error opening MSCONFIG

Posted on 2016-11-07
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Folks,
I've been getting this error when trying to launch MSCONFIG:
MSCONFIG errorI am running Win 10
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Question by:Frank Freese
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by:William Fulks
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Open up a command prompt and run sfc /scannow and let it finish. This is the System File Checker and will help to correct any corrupt system files.
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by:William Fulks
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If sfc /scannow doesn't fix it, download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and do a full scan. I've seen some malwares block apps like msconfig because it can be used to troubleshoot an infection.
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by:Frank Freese
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OK...I'll give your suggestions a try. Thanks
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by:Frank Freese
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OK,
Here's what I got from sfc /scannow:
sfc scannowI have also attachd the log file
CBS.log
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by:Frank Freese
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Please ignore that last post - wrong computer
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by:William Fulks
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Wow that's a lot of errors...you may want to do a startup repair on that system.

Watch this and it'll show you the steps and options - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-HKlr_3o0Q
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by:Frank Freese
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agreed...still running on problem computer
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by:Jackie Man
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The other command to fix the problem is:

Open cmd.exe with Run as Administrator.
 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /Scanhealth
 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /Restorehealth

Source: https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/28962439/Machine-hangs-randomly-after-installing-Anniversary-Upgrade-of-Win-10.html
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I recommend this repair process which does a full repair but keeps settings and applications and data in place: http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/16397-repair-install-windows-10-place-upgrade.html
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by:Frank Freese
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I ran the DISM.exes and got the following results:
DISMI will now try:
 http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/16397-repair-install-windows-10-place-upgrade.html
I'll advise
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by:Jackie Man
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DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /Scanhealth 

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /Restorehealth

you have a typo.
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by:Frank Freese
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Thanks I see that now. Will try again
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by:Frank Freese
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Thanks for everyone's suggestions. I do not know exactly which one solved the problem so I will try and distribute the points fairly.
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by:Frank Freese
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Thank each and everyone very much.
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