Powering Up Msconfig.exe

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 26 Jan. 2006 / Last Updated on 26 Jan. 2006]

Here's an improved troubleshooting utility from Microsoft you should know about.

The msconfig.exe utility is a useful tool for troubleshooting startup and configuration problems. What you may not know however is that Microsoft has an improved version of this tool that adds a Tools tab from which you can easily launch other common troubleshooting tools like Network Diagnostics, Event Viewer, System Information, System Properties, and so on.

You can get this new and improved version of msconfig.exe from the Microsoft Download Center using this link. The new utility is supported on Windows XP SP2 platforms only.

Mitch Tulloch

The Author — Mitch Tulloch

Mitch Tulloch is a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, networking, and security. He has been repeatedly awarded Most Valuable Professional (MVP) status by Microsoft for his outstanding contributions in supporting users who deploy and use Microsoft platforms, products and solutions. Mitch has published over two hundred articles on different IT websites and magazines, and he has written or contributed to almost two dozen books and is lead author for the Windows 7 Resource Kit from Microsoft Press. For more information, see www.mtit.com .

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