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Q: command prompt logon command?

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.

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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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I have had my new computer with windows 7 from Dell for almost 2 years. I have never had any problems with it until yesterday. All of a sudden I can't login with my password. I am the only one who uses my computer. I called Dell and gave them my express code service #, etc. and they won't help me unless they charge me- and I have already paid them enough! I went searching on how to resolve this and one thing I found I need to get into safe mode with command prompt. Well, I did and it loads files and then goes right to logon screen without allowing me to enter any command prompts. Please help! I am a photographer and have clients that I need to finish editing photos. Thank you!

A:Command prompt goes to logon screen

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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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Hi guys,

I'm trying to fix a computer with a virus (looks like Windows XP Recovery virus since using a boot cd shows all the files were hidden). My problem is that I've tried 2 keyboards, none of which will work on this computer. I'm thinking maybe the virus has prevented driver installation so I'm stuck at the "Log On to Windows" screen but cant even hit ok (there is no password for this account).

Anyway I can change the registry using a boot cd or something so that it logins automatically without the password screen showing up? Maybe this way I can get the mouse/kb drivers installed and start working on removing the malware. Thanks!

A:Change logon settings without logging in - through command prompt?

Sorry. We can't help you get into an account that you can't access the normal way. If the keyboard doesn't work for BIOS, it is a hardware problem and not a driver. If you can get into BIOS, check USB settings there (if it is a USB keyboard).

Try booting with a different OS to test the hardware and see if it is working.

Parted Magic disk partitoning tool (Bootable CD image)
If you prefer a bootable USB key, download and run Linux Live USB Creator. Choose the Parted Magic distro, and it will download it and automatically create a bootable USB key.

This CD (or key) contains many useful tools. You can partition, recover files, recover lost partitions, make disk images (by several different methods), transfer files between media, scan for viruses (It can serve as an Alternative Trusted Platform for search and elimination of rootkits and bootkits), examine and benchmark hardware, access the internet, and much more.

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This is for my sister,I hope someone can help us out...

her computer is a windows 7.It shut down one day while she was at work.Message said, computer shut down improperly, so she rebooted it.. it started in safemode. wouldnt go any where else... so we tried the f8 and command prompt and it opened but as soon as she started to type in user passwords2 the command prompt closed and rebooted the computer to the windows log on screen with her password in the "user" box, we cant get it to do anything, and the command prompt wont let us type in anything.. each time it jumps back to the windows logon.. we tried password reset but it also asks for a password then when she types it in says wrong password..she cant remove the user name in the box and every PW she puts in.. she went and bought a usb disk thinking we can create a password disk well it wont work when it comes to the option to choose cd/dvd or usb.. nothing... what else can we do.Im trying to help via phone.. Can I create a password disk for her on my computer which by the way is not a win7 I have a Dell exp... is there a full working one I seen many trial are they any good? Can someone please help us..

A:Windows 7 logon Locked out Command Prompt Wont work

Here is a tutorial for using the Offline NT password program- I've lost the password to my Windows Administrator account, how do I get it back?

The website to download has been changed to Offline Windows Password & Registry Editor

Notice that if you want to use a CD, you have to burn, not copy the .iso file on the disc.

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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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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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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 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?

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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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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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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@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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Hi there, my computer broke last week and due to having a guest staying I haven't got that far. Basically it wont go into windows, there is a problem with the CPU fan and it keeps having a boot error.

The CPU fan is spinning round and air is coming out, though according to BIOS it isn't spinning at all and the temperture looks quite high. I have changed the battery.

Up until this afternoon it didn't recognise I had a primary master, though I've just checked the cables and it's working now. (Everything is tightly packed inside so it's hard to find your way around)

I've put the windows XP disk in and gone into repair mode, it's now in the command promt thing. What should I do in there, is there anyway I can back up my files from in there?

Thanks in advance.

A:Command prompt

If it's giving you a CPU fan error, and the temp is high, try a new fan

Just because it's spinning doesn't mean it's spinning at a fast enough rate to get good ariflow past the heatsink. This will cause the CPU to heat up and eventually shut down to protect itself from thermal meltdown. Given the high performance of today's CPU's, thermal meltdown can occur in just a few seconds.

Before you go any further with the recovery CD, pop on a new fan. Also when you're in there check to see that the heatsink is tight on the motherboard. If you can move it at all, you need to take it off, clean off the CPU and heatsink of any thermal paste, apply new and get that heatsink on there tight.

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Hi. I'm new to using command prompt so I would also like to see a source. Mainly I want to know how I can send a message through command prompt to another computer on my network. All I have is a computer name.

Thanks for any help


A:Command Prompt

Vista doesn't seem to have the net send command. But it looks like there is a work around to this.

You might be able to use this as well on Vista.

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i know the command to shut down a network computer for my home server. When i execute the command i get "Access is denied.<5> i have admin privileges on the vista computer, the other computer is using xp home, and i do have admin rights when i log in.

A:Command prompt ?

Are you using the shutdown feature that came with the computer? The reason I ask is because I sometimes have had issues with remote shutdowns from command prompt. Another question; do you already have a network drive mapped prior to trying to shutdown your remote computer? If not that may be your problem. That error comes back to me when I don't have a network drive mapped. One day I was doing some looking around on Microsoft website and found this:


This comes with more than just a shutdown feature 'psshutdown' but other things as well.

When/if you choose to download this, but it in a very easy to reach place. like "C:\PsTools". Reason being is because you will have to go through that path to access that file, its not like the original shutdown command, you cant just type it in and it execute. What the 'psshutdown' does is allow you to take command from your workstation. The usual line of commands I use is: "psshutdown \\COMPUTER NAME -u USER NAME -k -t xx (where xx is a set amout of time)". It will prompt you with a password requirement, and you will enter it blank. It will NOT come up with stars or anything of the sort, the cursor will not move, it will look as if you weren't typing anything.

I personally enjoy this tool. It hasn't given me any problems, and you don't have to map to the remote computer to use this either. That's why the... Read more

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Hello, I doubt many people have had this problem, but I need some major help. I am using a normal CMD that came with my computer. The problem I'm having is that when I type in "cmd" in the Run screen, I get the window pop up and it has an encypted message, and then another message pops up forcing me to close the program. I can type in "cmd.exe" in the Run screen and I get a fine Command Prompt, but many commands don't work on it, for example, "edit test.txt" dosn't work. I also can't run any Java files I make, it cannot recognize the commands. Are there any fixes out there that can totally "reboot" my Command Prompt to normal, or is there anything I can do manually to get it to work properly. Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks.


A:Command Prompt Help

Sound like your computer has been Hijacked or you have a path problem. I would post a Hijackthis log in the security forum and let someone take a look at it.

In order to run JAVA commands at the cmd prompt, the java BIN folder must be in your path.

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Hi I need ur help to idenfy the problem which occured to my HP NOtebook.
I am using Windows XP SP3

When I try to do the following the Dos command prompt page does not appear. It only happened recently

Start\Run..... type cmd

Please help me to solve this problem.

Thank you

A:Command prompt

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I have the command prompt on my desktop because I use it alot. I would like to modify it so when I double click the shortcut icon it automatically runs NETSTAT. I use Win2k pro. Thanks !

A:Command Prompt

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You can do almost ANYTHING by using Command Prompt.

Research on the internet about the Net commands.

You can buy books about the Command Prompt and Commands for it.

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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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I tried to enable CMD prompt and its not working, how can this be?

i looked up how, and it didnt work . . .
HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Command Processor
Edit the CompletionChar value, and set the value of REG_DWORD to 1.

it was already @ 1, and i still cant access CMD prompt

what am i missing? or is it just my computer

A:Command Prompt Help

Hi and welcome. Are you trying to access it via start, run, cmd?

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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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Is it possible to boot up to the command prompt in XP like in win98? TIA


A:Command Prompt

Start | run
Type in cmd

alternatively reboot computer, Press F8 at reboot
Choose the Safe Mode with Command Prompt option

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About a week or so ago my computer started this annoying little thing with its command prompt. If two or more users are logged on (using or not) the CP will pop up every few seconds really fast, but does not stay up long enough to read.

So, I did several scans and registry cleanings. But the problem was not solved. Then I went back to when the computer was not doing this and still didn't solve it. So I figured maybe one of the user accounts were bad and still it did not solve the issue. The only way I've figured out how to get rid of this issue -temporarily- is by restarting the system.

The system runs fine like nothing is wrong minus the annoying pop ups.


A:Command prompt

Try to run it as an adminstrator and the close it and then reboot and see what happens.
Elevated Command Prompt

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The previous IT folks where I work changed the path of the command prompt for one of my users from c:/users/fullname to c:/documents and settings/
She cannot ping because of this. Anyone know, first why someone would change the commad prompt and second, how do I change it back to the default?


A:Command Prompt

why someone would change the commad promptI don't know.how do I change it back to the default?http://windowsxp.mvps.org/autoruncmd.htm

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I'm having trouble when I try to run netstat lately. I'm trying to check out the connections to my computer. I got information on using it from one of the tutorials here called "Tracking a Hacker. It used to work fine but now when I try it , it only stays onscreen for about a second. Has anyone else had this happen or does anyone know how to correct the problem.
Thanks for any help.

A:Command Prompt

I just had it happen , trying to run it using the Start/Run sequence.

My cure is to not try to run it using the RUN command. Start/Run...type cmd, the enter the netstat command after the command prompt screen appears.

If you already opened the command prompt screen...I would guess that your system partition may need to have chkdsk /r run, then defragged. My experience is that Windows acts funny when files are tremendously out of order.


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Hi there,

I have a file which requests running every time I start my laptop - but it's from an "unknown source" and cannot be "verified". It always appears as and from this sequence of folders:


My McFee Anti-virus program doesn't pick it up (which makes me wonder whether it is a virus program) and I just cannot locate it in the "User" folder, in the "Retrovision" folder, in the "Local" folder, nor in the "Temp" folder.

I believe that, by getting into the C:\ Command Prompt area on the computer I might be able to do this instruction:

C:\del Users\Retrovision\Appdata\Local\Temp\oyqkscx\u\yqumxiktsbl.exe

(or something like this) to get rid of this file. However, when I get into the C:\ part, having followed Window 7's prompts in the Help section - where they say "Click the Start button, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator" - I always get this in the in the appearing window:

C:\User\Retrovision>_ (where the " _ "is the blinking cursor line)

but I cannot get "in" before the User\Retrovision part.

Can someone please tell - (in simple to follow instructions because, as you can probably tell, I'm not very clued up about computer stuff) - how I can get rid of this " oyqkscx\u\yqumxiktsbl.exe " file altogether so that it doesn't appear ev... Read more


Hey, just delete all the files from the Windows Temp folder and restart the computer. That file is in temp folder.

If you still have the same issue, plz let me know...

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Has anyone got any cool tips for command prompt so i can pull a couple of pranks? I have already got a few things but i need more! if anyones got any good ones hit me back.


A:Command Prompt

Command prompt isnt really a toy, and shouldn't be used to 'pull pranks'.

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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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Hi, I'm trying to create something that will execute a file which has a spacebar in it:
C:\New folder\Microsoft OneNote.docx

It says "cannot find C:\New folder\Microsoft"
Please check if its there (or something like that)

How do i make things run when the filename has a space in it?

A:Command Prompt Help!


In command prompt if a file has a space in it you have to put it in inverted commas.
So if you wanted to run the file above you would type:

"C:\New folder\Microsoft OneNote.docx"
(with the inverted commas "")

The reasoning behind this is that in the command prompt you can run files with options.
Eg the copy command has

copy source destination
where source and destination are options.

Therefore when running a file or program with a space the command prompt is not going to know if you are trying to run one file/program or a file/program with options?
Eg in your case:
1. Is the file called "Microsoft OneNote.docx"? or
2. Is the file called "Microsoft" with options "OneNote.docx"?

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hi i am trying to execute the command C:My Documents and Settings\me\My Documents and Settings\home\iroffer1.3.b10>iroffer.exe -b

the only command and prompts i can find begin C:My Documents and Settings\me\My Documents and Settings\me\My Documents>
which i cant edit....

How can i create a new command and prompt for
C:My Documents and Settings\me\My Documents and Settings\home\iroffer1.3.b10>iroffer.exe -b

can any 1 help plz...it would be greatfully appreciated been working on this for days

thx guys

A:command and prompt help plz

what do you mean you can't edit the prompt? You mean the working path of the prompt?
try typing cd.. (Change Directory) from your working path "C:\Documents and Settings\me" to go back one directory to "C:\Documents and Settings\" and then type cd home to get into the other directory, "C:\Documents and Settings\home"

Or you can download Microsoft's Open Command Window here , which allows you to right click on a folder and choose to open a command prompt with that folder's working path already inputed

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Is there any reading books to learn commands for Command Prompt? I heard it is a valuable tool.

A:Command Prompt

Well there is a big library of them called the internet......

There are two series of books on many computing subjects that are well worth buying.

????? for Dummies actually is quite broad spectrum. It is light hearted, but delves deeply. https://www.google.co.uk/search?as_...=&as_rights=#as_qdr=all&lr=&q=dos+for+dummies

An Idiot's Guide to ?????? is very similar. https://www.google.co.uk/search?as_...qdr=all&lr=&q=the+complete+idiot+guide+to+dos

Those are for DOS which is the basis of the command prompts. The Command Prompts may have OS specific commands and will be a subset of full DOS


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Ok so every time I try to open the command prompt using an external source (batch file, small c++ program i made to say Hi to me through the command prompt) it instantly closes. Does anyone have any idea why this is happening and if so how can I fix it?


A:Command Prompt

hi and welcome,
maybe your script error?
and for what you have to make like that???

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Was reading the tutorial on tracing a hacker and followed the steps for using netstat but then I realized that I cant access my ipconfig using command prompt. I can access it using network settings. I even tried using the run command to access netstat a but to no avail. Whenever I type ipconfig and press enter nuttin happens.
thankx again for your help.

A:Command Prompt

Try ipconfig /all

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for me to run a ipconfig/release and ipconfig/renew i have to do it under administrator command prompt why? if i don't i get this the requested operation requires elevation.
thank you i have vista premium home

A:command prompt help

Start the Command Prompt with Administrative Privileges (Run as
Administrator). Right click on the Command Prompt shortcut to see the option.

At the very top of the Command Prompt window you will see
"Administrator: Command Prompt" when cmd is run as adminsitrator, if it doesn't have administrative privileges you will see: "C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe"

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when I open a command prompt in windows xp/2000,The system is restarted again. This is happening for every time when I open the command prompt.

A:command prompt

in the run box type
sfc /scannow
and press enter

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I can use the copy syntax in the command prompt window to combine several mp3 files into a single long file, but using the exact same syntax on the original wav files does not work even though the command prompt window indicates it has worked. Can anyone explain what is the problem?

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