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Table Of Contents  CertiGuide to A+ (A+ 4 Real)
 9  Chapter 4: Diagnosing and Troubleshooting in the Windows OS
      9  Troubleshooting Utilities

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System Configuration Editor (SysEdit.exe)

Typing SysEdit.exe in Start>Run menu brings up the System Configuration Editor.

Figure 338: Running the System Configuration Editor

 


This is a text editor where you can edit SYSTEM.INI, WIN.INI, CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT files. It is a vintage utility since the old 16-bit days and I always forget it is still here even in the latest Windows version. In those old times there was no Registry, those file settings were important, and this utility had much bigger meaning.

Figure 339: Ssytem Configuration Editor in Windows XP

 


In 32-bit Windows days from the same DOS, based family a file MSDOS.SYS got a completely different role. It used to be a file with MS-DOS binary code and in Windows 95; it is a text file for startup options. So therefore, you might expect to see this utility open MSDOS.SYS but it doesn't. The System Configuration Editor has a 16-bit vintage look and role. You will start it like some old 16-bit application work better.


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