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Command Prompt - start command help?

Q: Command Prompt - start command help?

When I type:
start funny picture.jpg
in the command prompt it says cannot find file 'funny' If I say:
start "funny picture.jpg"
it only opens another command prompt with funny picture.jpg as the window's title.

How can I open a file with a space in the name?

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A: Command Prompt - start command help?

Welcome to TSF.

Type the command as follows:

Start "" "Funny Picture.jpg"

The first set of quotes ("") sets the title (for the window, this is what the start command expects for quotes normally), then the second set around the file name allows the space.


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I have a utility I run on some customers' machines that requires being run from safe mode. I already have the utility automated via batch, and would like to just run one SFX app and move on to the next machine, knowing that this app will reboot the machine into safe mode w/ command prompt, run my utility, and reboot the machine back into normal mode (the standard shutdown -r -t 01 is easy enough, but there are no modal options!). Also, if this can be done, how would I then make sure that the current user logs in automatically, rather than have safe mode stop at the log-in screen?

The utility in question is a simple "Common Software Package" which includes some software such as Reader and Flash. Some of the software included cannot be installed while an antivirus is running (at least any that have tamper-protection) due to the registry editing involved, but are completely positive in nature (one such software package simply checks the current registry vs. a backup it takes on each shutdown to look for any discrepancies, adjusted for installed software, of course). The packages do not require Windows Installer service to be running, so I have found SM w/ CP to be the best option.

Any help with this would be appreciated.

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I am writing a VBA macro in Excel and have hit a wall. I am trying to get excel to open a command prompt and make it execute a command. The problem I am having is if I try to do anything but open another program, it throws an error back at me.

I can open the command prompt using:
Call Shell("cmd.exe" & dosCmd, vbNormalFocus)
I can also open Acrobat which is the program I need using:
Shell "C:\program files\adobe\acrobat 9.0\acrobat\acrobat.exe", vbNormalFocus
However if I simply wanted to open a PDF file, I have the code to that without opening a command prompt.

I need to open the PDF document on a specific page, and to my knowledge the only way to do this (apart from manually) is to use the command prompt. However I have no idea how to get VBA to put the command in the command prompt, hit enter and then close the prompt.

There are 2 commands that need to be executed in DOS (I'm not sure if there is a way to combine the commands)

They are:

cd c:\program files\adobe\acrobat 9.0\acrobat

start acrobat.exe /A "page=10=Open Actions" "M:\Full Scores\allegro.pdf
These open the pdf document called allegro on page 10.

I am completely stuck. Out of ideas. I've searched the length and breadth of the internet and can find nothing to point me in the right direction. So I was hoping one of you fine people could. Thank you so much, James

A:Solved: VBA Macro that opens the Command Prompt and executes a command

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I'm trying to split a .flv file by using flvparse, which is a Windows-only, command-line interface tool. I did get through to the directory by following instructions posted on another forum, however, command prompt doesn't seem to recognize the the .exe file. I'm an absolute novice at this, any help would be really appreciated!

Attaching a CP s/s, and here are the instructions I'm trying to follow (copy pasted from the forum)


For trimming the beginning and/or ending of videos, you can use FLVParser (http://dev2.avacast.com/FLVparser.zip ).
FLVParser is a Windows-only, command-line interface tool. After you unzip it, move its folder to C:\ for ease of use. Also for ease of use, copy/move the .flv file you wish to edit into the FLVParse folder.
To make edits, you need to know the in and out points where you want the edits. Use FLVPlayer to find these points. FLVPLayer only lists times in total number of seconds, not HH:MM:SS, but don't worry, FLVParser can handle that. In the FLVParse directory create a new blank text file called: CuePointFile.dat
This is the file FLVParser uses to edit from. Open it in NotePad, and enter the in point and out point, separated by a single blank space, like so: 2525 5150
Save, and close the file. Open up the command line interface and go to the FLVParse directory: cd C:\FLVParse
In the command line, enter this to edit the flv:
flvparse.exe FileToSplit.flv CuePointFile.dat
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A:Command Prompt doesnt seem to recognize the command line!!

You are using the basic cmd, try in elevated mode
Elevated Command Prompt - Windows 7 Forums

However looking at you screen shot, you may have to check the command over carefully. There does appear to be an error in the command. With my eyes, it is difficult at times to pick out the subtle shades of difference.

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Hello everyone

Recently a problem has arisen with my system.

Previously I have been doing work that requires me to unplug my network connection and I need to check my IP address each time I plug it in again. I guess it's not set for static IP.
Anyways to do this I usually go into Command Prompt and type 'ipconfig'

Now however I just get "'ipconfig' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file".

The directory is the same as its always been, I can change it but it doesn't seem to matter what it is.

I've checked many other posts and is there something possibly wrong with my PATH variable? I used the command 'echo %PATH%' and it works, the list it gives is very garbled however.

I'm not sure what might have made this problem arise, but I would greatly appreciate any help.


A:Solved: Command Prompt Error - 'command' is not recognized...

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Hi All,

I'm running a program that parses .csv files and then changes them into ._OK files. This process takes longer when there are a large number of *.OK files in the folder where the files being converted are located. To remedy this I occasionally manually run this command:

del *._OK
While pointing at the proper folder.

Is there a way to have this command continuously run, kind of like out ping -t [IP ADDRESS HERE] continuously pings a certain IP address?



A:Command Prompt: Repeat del command continuosly

I'm running a program that parses .csv files and then changes them into ._OK files.

I take it then the conversion program will not accept an output folder other than the current or working directory? More detail what you actually do with the output files might be helpful.

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Hey guys,
Earlier my internet was being slow so I went to do a ping test and CMD proceeded to tell me that it didn't reconize the command. I have done countless pings before and this was weird. If i run CMD from the run bar by typing in its Dir then i can run ping and all the other commands or if i change the dir to sytem32 and run the command it works as well. I'm thinking that the paths for the cmd files have somehow gotten messed with and I'm not really sure how to change those so any advice on how to correct those paths would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

A:Command prompt won't execute commands from cmd or command

If you go Start - type cmd then right click on cmd to select Run as administrator you can run a system file check with the cmd sfc /scannow

With Win 7 you don't need to use the Run box.

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Hey guys.

Ive been trying to figure out how to make a command prompt run a command line as soon as the box comes up.

I need this to happen all from one command line. A command prompt needs to open with "echo hi" being ran as a command line.

Any ideas?

A:Make a command prompt run a command as soon as it opens?

Hello Fmjc001,

You could create a BAT file for this. Just type in the commands into a TXT file, then rename the file extension to BAT. When you run the BAT file it will run the commands in a command prompt automatically.

Hope this helps,

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when I open up my command prompt and type 'ipconfig' without the ' and press enter it returns the line:
'ipconfig' is nto recognized as an internal or external command, operable program, or batch file

I am trying to find out the information I need in order to set up a static IP Address for port forwarding

A:Command Prompt command <ipconfig> not working

In order to set up a static ip address internally, you'll need to either tell your router or your computer not to use automatic DHCP and instead to use a specific IP address.

Go to the System Tray (Notification Area)
Click the Network icon
Click 'Open Network and Sharing Center'
Click the 'Change adapter settings'

Selec the connnection for which you'd like to use a static IP
Right click it
Click 'Properties'
Select 'Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)'

Select 'Use the following IP address':

In the 'IP Address' field, insert the IP you'd like to use.

Note: The IP you use must be within the router's list of acceptable IP addresses. It's usually a list between to


If you're trying to set up an external static ip you'll need to pay your isp extra for one.

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I have Windows XP on my computer, and when I try to ping something through the command prompt (command.com), this shows up:

The NTVDM CPU has encountered an illegal instruction.
CS:0f23 IP:010c OP:c4 f6 06 a9 02 Choose 'Close' to terminate the application

Running tracert also has the same problem.
If I try running ping or tracert through cmd.exe, it stalls and doesn't do anything. I have to close the program because it doesn't respond.
I can use ipconfig in both cmd.exe and command.com. Do I have a virus on my computer, or is there a way to repair the command prompt? I've attached a HijackThis log file.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:47:15 PM, on 1/18/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\HackerWatch\HWAPI.exe
c:\program files\common files\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
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A:Solved: MS-DOS Command Prompt Problem (cmd.exe, command.com)

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I'm using windows XP media edition. Is there a way to start with command prompt only? When I restart and push F8, the only option I get (for using command prompt) is "Safe Mode With Command Prompt". Is there a way to get command prompt only?

A:start to command prompt

Not from a straight boot to XP, you would have to have a boot disk to do this.

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I have a machine with a crippled OS (Vista) so I have to use the command prompt.

When I type, NET HELP SERVICES, I get a full list of stuff with NET START BROWSER at the top.

(When I type, NET START, I get only seven items and BROWSER is not one of them. When I do this on a machine that has a fully functioning Windows OS I get 50 services running.)

When I type, NET START BROWSER, I get, "The service name is invalid." "More help is available by typing NET HELPMSG 2185." When I type, NET HELPMSG 2185, I get, "The service name is invalid", and nothing more.

I'm hitting the same wall I hit with Netsh commands. I can only be a passive observer of the machine's state except that I can launch some .exe files, like Notepad. All the while it says I am logged in as Administrator.

A:Net start (from the command prompt) not working

Try running "sfc /scannow" without quotes at command prompt (as admin), then "net start browser". I suggest you check for viruses or repair/reinstall vista.

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Hi, so my laptop is not booting up.
The problem is that my keyboard is damaged and I need to use a wired/wireless USB keyboard, however at initial login screen it gives me two options launch start up repair or run start windows normally, however my keyboard will not let me tab or use up/down, although my mouse works but that is useless on these screens.
So every time it launches start-up repair because I cannot change option.
Now, here is the kicker! It lets me use USB keyboard and mouse on System recovery options!

So, I am stuck in this system recovery screen and trying to run things in command prompt, but not found the solution yet.

If I can command CMD to run "start windows normally" then it should get me back on track!!!

Anybody know this command?
I searched online for a couple of hours and had no luck.

I also tried to force safe mode via cmd, but also stuck in a secondary loop of safe mode in system recovery also. Any tips on how to undo this would be great also.

My laptop is an asus g53jw with win7 build 7600.


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My kid added tons of add ware with his games. After going through control panel, remove program etc. the computer went into an endless loop of start up repair. did different recommended things from other sites, including replacing my registry with an old stored registry. It then went back to old user accounts, I do not have passwords to and I can't even sign in to get command prompt anymore. I got the computer as a hand me down. Called the original owner who gave me a password that didn't work, and of course neither one of us has a windows disk. How can I safe this baby without buying a new windows disk.

A:start up repair loop, cannot get to command prompt

You have win7 x64 home premium? English? You have COA (Certificate Of Authenticity) sticker on machine? https://www.google.nl/search?q=coa+s...+win7&tbm=isch

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First time poster, I'm in need of some serious help A couple of days ago my custom built computer restarted (I wasn't in the room so I cant tell you guys why it restarted), and went in an infinite start up loop. It kept giving me 2 options and whichever option I choose its the same thing all over, if I chose Load start up repair, windows will unload the file and goes into a black screen, and sometimes it will go on a blank log on screen without the login boxes but with mouse cursor. On the other hand if I chose the start windows normally, the computer will try to load windows but will restart at the end. I have been scouring the internet for solutions and have tried various methods but with no avail. Here are the list of the troubleshoots that Ive tried:

*I made windows repair disk=> after the language option it will just give me a blank screen, cant shift+f10 to get to the command prompt
*put in the w7 installation disk=> repair computer->language option->blank screen, cant shit+f10
=> reinstall computer->stuck on setting up windows for hours
*f8=>repair your computer->loop
=>safe mode/with networking/with command prompt->windows would try to load but in the end blank screen
=>last know good configuration->loop
=>restore mode->loop
=>disable automatic restart->loop
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I would like to have a command prompt link in the start menu along with the other habitual links
I don't use the command so often to stick a shortcut in taskbar
But when I need it , going to program--> accessories--> command...
I also don't use keyboard keys,doing all on mice exept typing
So,a little link in right pane will be most helpful for me
Thank you !

A:Command prompt link in Start Menu

in the start menu type CMD

in the search result right click CMD.exe and then select Pin to Start Menu.

Is this what you were after?


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I am using XP Embedded for the first time and I built an image and included everything from the Software section in the Image Designer.

I also ran TAP.EXE on the machine that was to get the image and imported the settings into the designer.

When the computer boots it looks normal and I get the sign on screen, then I select Administrator and it logs on and goes to a black screen with a command prompt


I can type commands, like CONTROL and bring up the control panel, or EXPLORER and bring up the Explorer to see the files and drives, but I can not get to the normal start screen that has the start button and task bar and icons, like my documents, my computer, recycle bin, etc.

Can anyone help ? What am I missing in my image ?



A:XPe boots to command prompt, no start screen

logonui.exe by the look of it. If it isn't in System32, expand a copy from i386.


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i need help with my pc it can go to safe mood, safe mood network,and safe mood command prompt but when i start window normally it goes to log in screen then after u log in it goes strait to command prompt what do i do and it is a small laptop don't remember what there called a notebook or netbook. it does not have a cd drive and i dont have money i need to know a free easy way to fix this problem

A:acear command prompt will not start window normally

Hello dark2300.nick & welcome to TSF

Did you try doing a System Restore to a point before this started to happen?

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I have Windows 7 Professional edition (64-bit) installed on my machine.

My computer was linked to a network earlier, where it was mandatory to enter user credentials (ctrl+alt+del) to login every time. When I got off the network, I tried deleting my user profile so I wouldn't have to login every time. Instead, what happened was that I was stuck with the administrator profile.

About a half hour ago, I tried to remove it yet again. What I should have done was just try to disable ctrl+alt+del but I ended up disabling the administrator profile.

The worst then happened, I was locked out of my own computer (obviously I had to try to see if the 'disabling' actually worked). Ever since, I've been scouring discussion boards all over to figure out how to get back it.

Turns out, I can enable the administrator profile through the command prompt.

Here's where the problem lies:-


Every time I try to start the computer in SAFE MODE WITH COMMAND PROMPT, it keeps going back to the Windows user login.

How do I stay with COMMAND PROMPT so that I can re-enable the administrator login? Is there a hot key or something I can press that will help staying on the command prompt?

Please help, I'm desperate.

P.S. I don't have the Windows 7 installation CD either.

A:HELP! - Unable to login to Windows 7 or get to COMMAND PROMPT at start

Don't delete ANY User Profiles. It there is no Profile, you can't run Win 7. Did you make a System Repair disk when your PC was working? That could solve your problem. Do you have a 25 Character Product Key that should be on a sticker on your PC case? You can use this to activate your Win 7 after the install. Let us know the answers to above and we can proceed.

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I am learning a programming language, and I frequently use command prompt to compile source codes, but every time I start command prompt I need to manually cd to the correct directory, and then I like to run cls to keep the window clean. I have looked around, but I'm not sure how to phrase a google search to get the right results >.<, so could anyone tell me how I would start a command prompt, then run the "cd [location]" and "cls" commands automatically?


A:Start Command Prompt and automatically execute a few commands

I'm not sure that is possible, but Option 2 here might help with the cd/ bit:

Command Prompt

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My computer is getting stuk on the loadin screen, and it just loads forever. I have tried safe mode and last known good configuration and neither work. In safe mode it loads the windows files all the way up to '/crcdisk.sys' and then freezes. If I open 'edit boot options' instead of choosing a boot option (by tapping f10) it has an editable area that says '[ /noexecute=optin. (tons of spaces). ]' Should I edit this to something to fix it? I called support and they said to do a system restore which I cannot do because my disk drive is broken and I do not have a hidden partition, so I am hoping one of you will be able to help me fix this. Thank for any help you can give.

Also I am running windows vista and am on a asus laptop ( model x83vb) and sorry for bad typing, I am on an iPod Touch.

I have found a possible solution!

"My first message was deleted by Dell, presumably for inappropriate language and harassment of their fine company. I will attempt to re-post my response in a more gentlemanly manner.


[crude and offensive and completely unnecessary language removed by mod]

Now, for your solution: There is nothing wrong with your hard disk, there technically isn't anything wrong with Vista either. The system, believe or not, didn't freeze on crcdisk.sys. It froze after that. What's the first thing that executes, even before logon.sys finishes loading? The answer is ANTI-VIRUS.

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ok here is what i am trying to do i have software called btprox which lets me lock my computer when my phone goes out of range of my desktop using bluetooth. what i want it to do though, is when i come back to my desktop i want it to unlock automatically instead of just having to put my password in. (i know im lazy but really i just want to do it cause i think its cool) now this software lets you pick programs to run instead of the lock command and stuff. what i want to know is, is there a login command for the command prompt? cause then i could just set it to run a batch file when i come in range and it will log me in.

A:command prompt logon command?

Hi -

The Task Scheduler may be of some help --> http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...-new-task.html

I would urge caution in 3rd party software designed to circumvent Windows 7 security and power functions. You may come home sometime and find yourself locked out of your system and a reinstall of the OS to be the only viable option.

Good Luck to you.

Regards. . .



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My PC has been acting up recently. It's been running slower than usual, my games that I play are randomly crashing, and there are a couple of really random events happening.

1) Command Prompt is missing from Start Menu
2) "Run" command is missing from Start Menu
3) Internet Explorer missing from Start Menu, and every time it is opened, it pops up with the window that asks you to set up IE8 (the one that is supposed to open the very first time you start IE8)
4) Mozilla Firefox asks me to make it my "default brower" (to which I click yes) every time I open it
5) Some programs will not install correctly

I am running Kaspersky Internet Security 2010. It has popped up saying that it has detected trojans but blocked their access, and has no trace of them inside the application, as in there are no logs stating which ones it blocked, so I can't share those with you.

Any ideas as to what is going on? I also ran Webroot System Analyzer, and that came up clean, but there is obviously something going on with the symptoms listed above. Can anyone help me out? I attached a logfile of a Hijack This scan in case that helps.

Intel Core i7 940
6 Gb DDR3 1600 Mhz Corsair Dominator RAM
2x 1.5 Tb HDDs
32 Gb SSD
2x EVGA GTX 285 FTW Editons
Windows 7 Ultimate

A:Missing Command Prompt, Run Command, and Others

Hello and welcome to TSF.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:


After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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So here the length of it, to start I have a Sony Vaio running windows 7 home prem x64bit. so to the issue I was tinkering around with some customization stuff like load screen boot screen animation and system icons stuff like that I ended up installing windows crystal (just a shiny windows 7 over haul from what I understood) I didnt end up liking it so I want to get rid of it couldnt figure out how so I used the repair disc the computer made me make thinking it was a restore all type thing im guessing i was wrong because Im now stuck in the start up repair loop been there for 2 days non stop I read other post of similar issues and found the only one i could do was the command prompt option of disabling it since i didnt make a windows back up disc (thought that was what the recovery disc was) so I entered the bcdedit/set{default}recoveryenabled no and the response was "is not recognized as an internal or external command,operable program or batch file. if any one has any ideas im open to the help at this point. my only other idea is to run a windows xp disc and use the microsoft cert code i have to upgrade to windows 7 again but i dont know if that would work or not any insight would be great and if i do have to do that does anyone know where to get the vaio specific drivers that i would be losing.
thank you in advance
I understand I was less then intelligent about what i was doing but I figured the best way to learn how to do this stuff was just to do it and suffer th... Read more

A:Stuck In start up repair loop command prompt does not accept cmd

how are you getting access to the command prompt? are there other options for you to click on other than cmd?

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Hi everyone!

I'm having a pretty big problem on my laptop- I can't connect to the internet and when I try to connect in the network and sharing centre it simply says 'The dependency service or group failed to start' and I am unable to connect to the internet (Using wi-fi).

There's a lot more to it than that though.

Simply put, here is a list of the problems I am facing:
1. Can't connect to the Internet
2. Cannot change theme, stuck in basic (Themes are grey and do not respond when I click on them in the control panel)
3. Overall brightness of laptop screen has decreased.
4. When opening my anti-virus software (avast) it says that the software is off and I should click the fix now button to turn it on. However, when I click on it nothing happens.

Please note that this problem occurred when I was messing around with command prompt ( I booted windows 7, pressed F8 and tried to check weather I could launch a USB program through safe mode- command prompt). I figured out I had no idea what the commands were and tried using one of the few commands I knew- ms config. I may have changed settings there and this could be how it happened, I'm not really sure.

Thanks in advance to anyone who responds! (Keep in mind, I'm not very experienced with command prompt but have full knowledge of control panel options, computer, etc.)

A:The dependency service or group failed to start- Command Prompt

To me sounds like a virus or some malware got into your laptop.

tried to check weather I could launch a USB program through safe mode

What kind of program was that.

Try running your AV in safe mode.

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I recently had a laptop crash (Windows 7 Home Premium x64) during a windows update, had to go through lengthy process which ultimately resulted in need to do system recovery from protected partition on an Acer laptop.

One of the interim steps i had tried was to run chkdsk from a command prompt after having been able to reach "repair your computer". I originally had to create a repair disk to get there, but eventually was able to access it from the computer's hard drive.

Run from the command prompt under start-up repair, the chkdsk was PAINFULLY slow, running for more than 12 hours and without getting through the first step. Granted, it did seem to be trying to fix errors.

I came across something about it being slow based on allocation of system resources in the start-up repair. I wanted to see if anyone could elaborate on that. Now that I've gotten the system recovery working, I'd like to run chkdsk again, and I don't want that to take days. My thought is to run it from an elevated command prompt (run as administrator). I'm also thinking that the /x switch will be needed to run this on the c:drive.

Any thoughts on this are appreciated!

A:chkdsk in start-up repair versus in Windows Command Prompt

You can't run chkdsk in repair mode (/f or /r) against the boot drive. You will have to allow it to run on the next boot.

>chkdsk /r
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Cannot lock current drive.

Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another
process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be
checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N)

I've never seen any difference in performance when run as above or from the Recovery console Command Prompt. DO you have a link to the article that talks abut the system resource allocation problem? I'd like to read it.

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Hi I have been trying to fix my son's HP laptop. Its a Windows & Home Prem. Sorry the lap top I have registered with is mine but it's my son's which is poorly!
When we got back from holiday he went to use it and it wouldn't start up at all. I tried all of the F prompts I knew to get it to do something, F8 & F12 and eventually I got to the screen which says start up in safe mode with all of the options. I tried them all and then got as far as the laptop doing a start up like the first time we bought it, when you have to to register with windows etc. Then it kept freezing on that page where it says initialising.
I have finally got it to start up in safe mode with command prompts as I been following some of the suggestions I saw on line from your site and have just typed in the sfc/scannow in command prompt . It gets to 30% then freezes. I have tried it several times. I dont have a clue what to try next!
Please help?

A:Solved: Safe Mode in command prompt - start up then freezes

If I start up in normal mode it freezes on the welcome page sometimes, I have managed to get to the re registration form and thought I had cracked it but it froze on there as well. The fan does seem to be very noisy and its getting hot. Would this have anything to do with the problem as no new software was added prior to it not working.

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Ok So I got myself into a unique bind here. I was trying to install some custom system files (for a theme) and I did it wrong and now I cant open explorer.exe . I dont want to goto a backup because this is a easy fix. (in my view). So I need to know how to run command prompt with administrative privleges from command prompt.

I am trying to do this command:

copy explorer.exe C:\Windows\

So if there is also another command I can just tack onto that that gives me admin rights to do it. I would be happy.

A:Run administrative command prompt from command prompt

On a friend's computer that also has win 7 64 bit installed, make a system Repair CD.

Boot from the system repair CD

go to a command prompt.


START | type System Repair | Enter key | Create Disc button


1) Insert System Repair Disc into optical reader.
2) Shutdown your computer.
3) Boot up your computer from the System Repair Disc
If your computer doesn’t boot from the optical drive, then
Immediately after pushing your Power ON button,
start tapping the F2 key to get to the BIOS to change the boot order

On some computers, Immediately after pushing the Power ON button, start tapping the F12 key and choose CD/DVD to change the boot order only for this time.
4) Wait while a mini-version of Windows is loaded and finally the SYSTEM RECOVERY OPTIONS dialog appears.
will search your system for installed versions of Windows.
7) select the Use recovery tools that can help fix problems starting Windows radio button |
8) Choose command prompt from the list shown

Run any desired commands and type EXIT when finished.
Remove the System Repair Disc.
Shutdown your computer.
Power on your computer.

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Hello Everybody!

I don't know if this is a real issue, or just one of those "What the . . . .!!" situations. You judge.

I was working on a batch file that combines two .txt (ASCII?) files created in Notepad to create a composite file, and I noticed something really interesting. (And yes, when someone talks about doing something and the result is "really interesting", it's time to duck and hunt cover! )

Assume that there are two text files: "This.txt" and "That.txt", and they contain the text "This[cr-lf]" and "That[cr-lf]", where [cr-lf] is used to indicate a newline generated by hitting the "Enter/Return" key on the keyboard.

If you look at the files with a hex editor, what you see is something like this:
The file "This.txt" contains the text "This" followed by 0x0D0A, which are the ascii codes for CR and LF.
The file "That.txt" contains the text "That" followed by the same CR and LF characters.
Note that these two files contain nothing else.

Issue I discovered:
When I execute the command copy /y ".\This.txt"+".\That.txt" ".\This&That.txt", I do not get the simple concatenation of the two files, which is what I would expect. Instead I get the two files concatenated, (including the trailing CR/LF's as I would expect), but also one additional character, the hex character for a right-arrow symbol - 0x1A. In e... Read more

A:"Copy" command in command prompt generates 0x1a artifact?

I was trying to remember from my DOS days but drew a blank. A Google Search brought up a possible solution:
ms dos - In MS DOS copying several files to one file - Stack Overflow

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I want to hide this. I'm running a python progam (if that matters) and it always has that open on my taskbar. I want to hide it. I don't care where it goes or how much time it takes, I just want to hide it. So I never have to deal with it. Maybe make it a system process or something? I don't know.

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Hello,when I start my computer (Windows XP SP3) I get a command prompt window stating:The operation has completed successfullyThe operation has completed successfullyThe operation has completed successfullyThe operation has completed successfullyThe command prompt location is: "C:\Documents and Settings\[my login name]\Local Settings\Temp" and the file is called 599.exeI'm not sure what this file is, I scanned with Norton Internet Security 2009 and it did not detect a virus. I've scanned my computer with Spybot search and destroy and NIS to see if I have any virus's or spyware etc. nothing comes up.Below is the DSS.txt file, attached is the attach file.I've removed any instances of my login name and replaced it with "[login name]" the weird thing is the 599.exe process running the in background and the very very odd thing is the folder which has random numbers and then my full name "C:\Program Files\1218164934" as processes. Folder contains: "[full name]1218164934L.exe", "[full name]1218164934W.exe" and a folder with my full name. inside that folder are the following files: "1218164934.box1", "1218164934.box2", "1218164934.box3", "12181649341", "12181649342". I have also scanned this folder, and nothing has come up.Looking at the attach file I see that nero has created a sidebyside error and it generates the error message of "The operation com... Read more

A:On windows XP SP3 start - Command prompt message: The operation has completed successfully (4x)

on the next restart my computer went haywire. I guess I needed a restart to figure out the problem. 'Advanced virus remover' was the problem, spybot search and destroy cleaned it all out. I cleaned out my temp folder to stop the 599.exe (nero was not the problem as I uninstalled it and still received the screen). I edited the start menu items to take out 599.exe and a file called winupdate.exe which was also put there along with another file similar to it that had been put in my prefetch folder with a .pf extension. I deleted the [my full name] folder and misc. files in there by booting into linux. Also I had this problem ( hxxp://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090708110026AAvP5bk ) I followed the directionsDownload LSPFix.exe from http://www.cexx.org/lspfix.htm and run. Check Off <I know what I'm doing...> Move Winhelper.dll to the Remove side. Click Finish. Reboot.I should have guessed something like that was up since firefox worked fine (except for that problem) and IE couldn't even connect.Hope that helps anyone with the same problem as me!

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@Echo Off
Title Sccm
cd %systemroot%\system32
call :IsAdmin

Reg.exe add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\CCM\CcmExec" /v "SystemTaskExcludes" /t REG_SZ /d "" /f
Reg.exe add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\CCM\CcmExec" /v "ProvisioningMode" /t REG_SZ /d "false" /f
Reg.exe add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SMS\Mobile Client\Software Distribution\State" /v "Paused" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f
Reg.exe add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SMS\Mobile Client\Software Distribution\State" /v "PausedCookie" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f

Reg.exe query "HKU\S-1-5-19\Environment"
Cls & Echo You must have administrator rights to continue ...
Pause & Exit
let say my computer have a the same folder in the registry but different value. by using this command it wont merge it. so how do i actually add in a merge with this ?

A:need help with command prompt command

By folder I assume you mean Key. The /f parameter you use should overwrite any current value. Are you saying that doesn't work?

If you remove /f and a value already exist for a key, you'll be prompted if you want to overwrite the current value. That's a good way of testing this.

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One question about DIR command in CMD for creating filename.doc.

I am using the following command:

dir /ad /s /b > filename.doc

Could I get as the result (text inside file filename.doc) only two parts of each line? What I mean is this:

I have the line that looks like:

C:\Main Folder\Subfolder\Subsubfolder\[blabla] example_of_folder_name

I would like to have this only:


In each of line (no matter how many hundreds or thousands of lines) only those two parts.

Thank you...

A:Command Prompt (CMD) DIR command


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Windows firewall on a client is enabled and I can't disable it via "PsExec". Can I get command prompt via "WMIC" command and then run "netsh" command for disable firewall?

Thank you.

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Some how I've got my registry messed up. Now when I do 'Start' -> 'Run...' and enter 'C:\' instead of opening windows explorer at the C:\ drive it opens a DOS prompt at the that C:\ drive. I know this must be causeed by the 'DosHere' option over riding standard behavior, however if at Start' -> 'Run...' I enter a drive letter and a path like 'C:\code' then it does correctly open windows explorer at that location.

Not a huge issue but I'd like to get it back to working as before.

I feel like it might be related to this registry key section: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell


A:Start -> Run... "C:\" opening a Command prompt

Should be:

Not sure if that's it though


I've changed my mind. Pretty sure it's here:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths
Look for an entry called cmdc and remove it (probably right click ->Export first, as a backup)

Then try Start->Run-> C: again

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I understand what the %path% and %pathext% variables are.

typing: "notepad" or "calc" in the command prompt from any directory will open notepad.exe and calc.exe because their directories are in %path% and ".exe" is in %pathext%.

On the other hand "wordpad.exe" and "chrome.exe are not in %path% so typing "wordpad" or "chrome" from a random directory doesn't work.

however, typing "start wordpad" or "start chrome" does work. How come? How does the start command know where to find the executables?

Thanks in advance!

A:Using "start" in command prompt

I don't have chrome installed but I do have wordpad installed and I can simply type Wordpad, hit enter and Wordpad starts.

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With a vista command prompt how could i use games that need a DOS environment but needs to be fullscreen.

A:command prompt

Vista allows fullscreen but it is very choppy and hardly worth the trouble. Your best bet would be to find an emulator of some sort.

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Alright so for the past few days my girlfriend's computer has been having a very quick command-prompt-looking pop-up within 10 minutes of starting up. We weren't able to catch a glimpse of what it said until today, as the pop up is literally less than a second long.

We recorded her screen and were able to pause at the time of the pop up, discovering what the pop up is.

The name at the top of it is:

The contents of the black area of as follows:

Microsoft ® .NET Framework Installation utility Version 2.0.50727.5420
Copyright © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Exception occurred while initializing the installation:
System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not load file or assembly 'file://C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Support Framework\HPSA_Service.exe' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified..

So after doing some research we really couldn't find much on this. We came to the conclusion that .NET Framework is a popularly used program, but the fact that this box pops up every time the computer starts up still has us concerned.

Any help would be appreciated,

A:Command Prompt Pop-up


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This might seem a daft question, but how do I use command prompt?

I know its Start - Run but what do I do next?

I have been told to put cmd netcfg-e-u ms_sstminiport in Run but do I have to type cmd or is it cmd: or do I simply not put cmd in at all?

A:How Do I Use Command Prompt?

Hi, in the run box type in cmd.

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At my last year at school, I want to know how to access the Command Prompt on the school computers, I have tried



save as cmd.bat

But it still says it have been blocked by the admin
Does anyone now how I could get on it?

A:Command Prompt

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I have a number of problems on a Vista machine. Internet explorer, Firefox and Chrome are unable to access the WWW. Google earth works, as does the AOL browser. I cannot get a command prompt and if I try to run IPCONFIG etc, I just a get a brief flash on the screen. Are they all related or have a I got a number of problems? I have done a system restore but to no avail.

Thanks in anticipation Zog

A:No Command Prompt, IE etc

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What is the proper way to open and delete a program using command prompt?Thanks.

A:Command Prompt

Delete a program??

May I ask why you are not using Add/Remove?
And if that isn't possible, just Exploerer?

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hey guys, just a quick question, how do you IM from command prompt? I've heard of it, and tried one method, but it didn't work. i used:

net send <IP address here> message here

it may be wrong, but ive read that's how to do it. i tried it with a friend last night, but nothing worked. it just said it couldn't find the file.

A:how do you IM from command prompt?

Originally Posted by Wii Master 64

hey guys, just a quick question, how do you IM from command prompt? I've heard of it, and tried one method, but it didn't work. i used:

net send <IP address here> message here

it may be wrong, but ive read that's how to do it. i tried it with a friend last night, but nothing worked. it just said it couldn't find the file.


Either of you guys have a firewall or router between you?


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Question: What commands could I run in the command prompt during the system recovery? I try & run say "fixmbr" but it doesn't work. Say if I want to write a new master boot record how would I do that?

A:How to fix MBR through command prompt?

These were commands used for vista, but should still hold true for W7. I've just never needed to use them yet......knock on wood

after selecting repair>cmd prompt, enter:
BootRec.exe /fixmbr

you can also substitue the /fixmbr with thes commands:

/FixBoot. Writes a boot sector onto the system partition to start Windows

/ScanOs. Scans all disks for Windows installations and displays them to you.

/RebuildBcd. Scans all disks for Windows installations and prompts you to pick the ones you want to add to the BCD.

Also checkout the Seven Forums Tutorials:-
Startup Repair
MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record
Bootmgr is missing - Fix
Bootrec.exe Tool - How to Use in Windows Recovery Environment

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I have a DOS based program working fine under Windows 2000, when I move it to Windows XP, it just dies with no error msg. I copied this program to a USB disk and then hooke it up to the XP system and it works fine. But it will not work off the HD,any suggestions from anyone? tx

A:Command Prompt

Have you ran the program compatability wizard on the dos exe file? It is located in :
start>programs>accessories>program compatability wizard.
It won't let you make it compatible with dos, but it will for windows 95 up. If it worked under 2000, try that one.

Hope this helps.

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I'm trying to access 'cmd' but it wont let me. 'This has been disabled by the administrator for some reason. I am the administrator...

How can I enable this again?

A:Command Prompt

sorry i forgot the attachment

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