Msconfig extended services



F. Scott
07-10-2005, 01:37 AM
I somehow managed to wipe out all the extended services in msconfig. The
services are all listed locally(standard). I was trying to load NSW and
managed to mess everything up. If I try to "search" for a file, I just see
the dog, but no text. When I went to use system restore, the window popped
up, but with no text inside. I can only assume the two are connected. I am
completely lost as to what to do. Is there a way I can copy the local
services to extended or is it as simple as checking a box? Thank you for any
help you can give me.

Wesley Vogel
07-10-2005, 01:38 AM
Open msconfig | Services tab | UNCheck the box Hide All Microsoft Services |
Apply | OK | Reboot if you have to.

From now on...

Use services.msc *NOT* msconfig.exe!

Start | Run | Type: services.msc | Click OK
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Why can't I use msconfig to change my services?

[[The reason is because with msconfig and Hardware Profiles, you can disable
services that may be vital to boot your system. With the management console
(services.msc) you cannot. Also, msconfig, while unchecking the box, is
disabling the service.

The "Disable All" button also scares me. It should not even be there as no
reason exists to justify disabling "everything."]]
Why can't I use msconfig to change my services?
http://web.archive.org/web/20041128011231/www.blackviper.com/AskBV/XP25.htm


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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:0EF0AE5C-17BE-4D91-B9CC-D449B2A5DFE2@microsoft.com,
F. Scott <F. Scott@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> I somehow managed to wipe out all the extended services in msconfig.
> The services are all listed locally(standard). I was trying to load NSW
> and managed to mess everything up. If I try to "search" for a file, I
> just see the dog, but no text. When I went to use system restore, the
> window popped up, but with no text inside. I can only assume the two are
> connected. I am completely lost as to what to do. Is there a way I can
> copy the local services to extended or is it as simple as checking a box?
> Thank you for any help you can give me.

Ramesh, MS-MVP
07-10-2005, 01:38 AM
For the 2nd part:

Several dialog boxes are blank:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=831430

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"F. Scott" <F. Scott@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:0EF0AE5C-17BE-4D91-B9CC-D449B2A5DFE2@microsoft.com...
> I somehow managed to wipe out all the extended services in msconfig.
> The
> services are all listed locally(standard). I was trying to load NSW and
> managed to mess everything up. If I try to "search" for a file, I just see
> the dog, but no text. When I went to use system restore, the window
> popped
> up, but with no text inside. I can only assume the two are connected. I
> am
> completely lost as to what to do. Is there a way I can copy the local
> services to extended or is it as simple as checking a box? Thank you for
> any
> help you can give me.

F. Scott
07-10-2005, 01:38 AM
Thank you!!!! If it wasn't for you pointing me to 831431, I do not believe I
would have ever gotten out of this mess. I was able to correct everything
after that. Thank you again. Scott

"Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

> For the 2nd part:
>
> Several dialog boxes are blank:
> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=831430
>
> --
> Ramesh, MS-MVP
> Windows Shell/User
>
> Windows XP Troubleshooting
> http://www.winhelponline.com
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>
> Windows XP Newsgroup Setup Instructions for Outlook Express:
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroupsetup.mspx
>
>
> "F. Scott" <F. Scott@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:0EF0AE5C-17BE-4D91-B9CC-D449B2A5DFE2@microsoft.com...
> > I somehow managed to wipe out all the extended services in msconfig.
> > The
> > services are all listed locally(standard). I was trying to load NSW and
> > managed to mess everything up. If I try to "search" for a file, I just see
> > the dog, but no text. When I went to use system restore, the window
> > popped
> > up, but with no text inside. I can only assume the two are connected. I
> > am
> > completely lost as to what to do. Is there a way I can copy the local
> > services to extended or is it as simple as checking a box? Thank you for
> > any
> > help you can give me.
>
>

Ramesh, MS-MVP
07-10-2005, 01:39 AM
Very welcome Scott.

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Windows XP Troubleshooting
http://www.winhelponline.com
http://windowsxp.mvps.org

Windows XP Newsgroup Setup Instructions for Outlook Express:
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"F. Scott" <FScott@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:77D95C29-1650-4B15-A1E3-719A8892B8A7@microsoft.com...
> Thank you!!!! If it wasn't for you pointing me to 831431, I do not
> believe I
> would have ever gotten out of this mess. I was able to correct everything
> after that. Thank you again. Scott
>
> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
>
>> For the 2nd part:
>>
>> Several dialog boxes are blank:
>> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=831430
>>
>> --
>> Ramesh, MS-MVP
>> Windows Shell/User
>>
>> Windows XP Troubleshooting
>> http://www.winhelponline.com
>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>
>> Windows XP Newsgroup Setup Instructions for Outlook Express:
>> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroupsetup.mspx
>>
>>
>> "F. Scott" <F. Scott@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:0EF0AE5C-17BE-4D91-B9CC-D449B2A5DFE2@microsoft.com...
>> > I somehow managed to wipe out all the extended services in
>> > msconfig.
>> > The
>> > services are all listed locally(standard). I was trying to load NSW and
>> > managed to mess everything up. If I try to "search" for a file, I just
>> > see
>> > the dog, but no text. When I went to use system restore, the window
>> > popped
>> > up, but with no text inside. I can only assume the two are connected.
>> > I
>> > am
>> > completely lost as to what to do. Is there a way I can copy the local
>> > services to extended or is it as simple as checking a box? Thank you
>> > for
>> > any
>> > help you can give me.
>>
>>


Msconfig extended services