windows easy transfer corrupt, now running and can't use gadgets etc.

New laptop: started by trying windows easy transfer. it had a fatal error. Now I keep getting a message on start up that "system.ini is being used by another program... title on top is gadgets. It has bogged down my programs, I can't even change the picture in my settings. I have defraged, restored, and still same problem. Win xp could use msconfig to find out what was running in background. How do I do that with Win 7 Thanks

 
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Last updated March 20, 2018 Views 662 Applies to:
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Click Start
Type: CMD, from the results, right click CMD
Click 'Run as Administrator'
At the Command Prompt, type: sfc/scannow

This will check for any integrity violations

Restart your system

also try:
1. Insert the Windows 7 DVD
2. Restart your computer
3. When asked if you want to boot from your DVD drive, do so.
4. Choose your language, click Next.
5. Click 'Repair your computer'
6. Select operating system you want to repair.

As for the Gadgets, click Start, type: Turn Windows features on or off
Hit Enter
Uncheck Gadget platform
Click OK
Restart the system

click Start, type: Turn Windows features on or off
Hit Enter
Check Gadget platform
Click OK
Restart the system

You can still access msconfig in Windows 7, click Start, type: msconfig.exe Hit Enter on your keyboard

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