Startup Tab in Msconfig Tool Has Duplicate Check Box Entries

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When you view the Startup tab in the System Configuration Utility tool, you may see duplicate check box entries.


This problem can occur if you reinstall or upgrade Windows 98 while items on the Startup tab are disabled.


To work around this problem, click each check box to select it on the Startup tab before you upgrade or reinstall Windows 98.


The System Configuration Utility tool (Msconfig.exe) automates the routine troubleshooting steps that Microsoft Technical Support engineers use when diagnosing issues with your Windows 98 configuration. You can use this tool to modify the system configuration through a process of elimination with check boxes, reducing the risk of typing errors previously associated with Notepad and System Configuration Editor.

Using the System Configuration Utility tool, you can isolate the specific file entry that is causing the problem. Once the specific file entry that is causing the problem is determined, you should edit the appropriate file or registry entry to remove this entry and return the System Configuration Utility to Normal Startup.

System Configuration Utility can also create a backup copy of your system files before you begin a troubleshooting session. Create backup copies of your system files to ensure that the modifications made during your troubleshooting session can be reversed.

NOTE: You may notice two entries for LoadPowerProfile, since it runs twice. This is by design.


Article ID: 177285 - Last Review: January 22, 2007 - Revision: 1.2
  • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
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