Open MSconfig from command prompt

by admin on July 16, 2011

Msconfig is a system configuration utility in Windows OS. Using this utility we can configure system boot options,  services and startup programs.

If you want to launch msconfig from windows command line you can run the below command.

Start msconfig

You can use ‘msconfig‘  from Run command but it does not work from command prompt.

MSconfig location:

In Windows XP and Server 2003, Msconfig.exe can be found in the folder C:\WINDOWS\pchealth\helpctr\binaries\.

Windows cant’ find Msconfig?

If you just run’msconfig’ command, Windows won’t be able to find the executable. Environment variable PATH(which points to all the directories windows should look for to launch a command) does not have the location of msconfig.exe. So when we run just msconfig from command prompt, we get the below error message.

'msconfig' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

David February 3, 2015 at 5:32 pm

Not sure I get the point of this article? Is it or is it not possible to launch msconfig from command prompt? Article incomplete


admin February 3, 2015 at 6:24 pm

It says that start msconfig works but config does not work.

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