I don't have NEI cause it crashes with the mods I have installed. And I don't know where to look for the config file, new to mods and all
Most big mods assume you have NEI installed to look up recipes. Thermal Expansion changed a lot of their recipes for 1.7.10 release. If you're using recipes from 1.6.4 days and don't have NEI to look up new ones ... sucks to be you.
Post a crash report from NEI. You most likely are not installing something correctly.
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