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No Command Prompt !!!

Q: No Command Prompt !!!

I decided to run System File Checker in Windows XP but it would not accept sfc /scannow. So just to see whats going on I ran scandisk on C drive. After Windows booted I then wasn't even able to get the Command Prompt to come up.
Help! What's going on?

Preferred Solution: No Command Prompt !!!

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A: No Command Prompt !!!

How are you trying to get a command prompt?

Go to start and run cmd.exe

If it is not found, or does not open do a full drive search for cmd.exe and see if it will open by double clicking it where you find it.

And what do you mean XP would not accept the command:

sfc /scannow


Does the file sfc.exe exist in c:\windows\system32 or any place else?

Did chkdsk (not scandisk) report any errors fixed? look for chkdsk.log on the root drive.

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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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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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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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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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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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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
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\... Read more

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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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 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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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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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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Hi all i need you help me a thing

I went to use autosave all text on command prompt (CMD), how can i do or use what command prompt cade for mark it autosave when i used command prompt.

Example :

Color 0a

%echo KHC_Office_Manager
%echo KHC_Office_Buying

color 1a


what i need is autosave to my desktop is Ping today.txt

Thank All

A:command prompt

You can try this and see if it works and does what you want:

Color 0a

%echo KHC_Office_Manager > "Desktop\Ping today.txt"
Ping >> "Desktop\Ping today.txt"
%echo KHC_Office_Buying >> "Desktop\Ping today.txt"
Ping >> "Desktop\Ping today.txt"

color 1a


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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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After Select Alt+Enter
Display error massage "This system dose not support Fullscreen mode"
How can I get fullscreen mode

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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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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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Currently when I go into the command prompt program into XP. My path is set at " C:\Documents and Settings\edward> ".
I want to change it to " C:\ " so when I type the command "dir" it gives me all the files and folders on the C: drive. I'm not only looking to change to path name but the files also have to correspond with the folder as well.

How would I go about doing this

A:Command Prompt Help

the command "cd...." without quotes

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Hey anyone know how to get to command prompt? This has to be before the Win XP scandisc because after it, keyboard doesnt work and mouse doesnt work. Pretty sure it will work it dos as it works in winxp installation.

A:Command Prompt


Please don't double post the same problem, it will throw people all off and take longer to get the information your after.

There is no dos mode in XP prior to loading XP, you can however boot from any win98 bootdisk to test your keyboard. Or put the XP disk in and select Console Recovery Mode, its the closest thing to a true dos mode XP offers.

If you want to try safe-mode, just Hit F8 right after your bios info until you get a menu of choices.

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A:command prompt

Hi Netbee,

A exhaustive tutorial on the use of all commands may be a little difficult to come across. If you're new to using the command line, I would recommend giving this article a read.

Alternatively, technet contains a rather impressive list of command line commands sorted into alphabetical. I always found that picking one, and typing it into Google in a phrase such as "how to use *command*" was rather useful. This list can be found here.

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hey guys when i open command prompt it sais D:\ documents and setting i have typed in C: and it changes it but when i close down the command prompt and i open it agian it sais D:\ documents and setting i was woundering if i can make it C: permenatly

A:Command Prompt Help Plz

An excellent source of info about the command prompt: http://www.petri.co.il/customize_command_p...p_2000_2003.htm

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My friend had me enter a code into my command prompt (I was told it would get her pass word for her) So, I put it in, and now half of my desktop icons will not work, hardly nothing I click on will work, and I can not get Command Prompt to come back up. I need help!

A:Command Prompt

welcome to TSG.

would be helpful to know which 'code' you have entered.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I enter folder names that have spaces in them in a Win2K command prompt? (a move command, for instance).


A:Command Prompt

Use quotes. "folder name"

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Hi can any 1 help me. I'm unable type in command . I want to format my memory card ,so i netered in CMD but cmd is not allowing/not accepting any alpahbet

A:CMD command prompt

what windows version are you running ?
Is the memory card for a camera - if so I always recommend allowing the camera to format the memory card

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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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How to set up a batch file to open a command prompt opened in folder c:\home automatically when logging in?

A:command prompt

Create a Shortcut on your Desktop to CMD.EXE.
Right Click the Shortcut and select properties.
Select the Shortcut tab
Type in the path you want in the "Start in" box.
click OK
Drag the shortcut to your startup folder.

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Hi Anyone,

Just that question there, how do you merge 2 partitions using command prompt?


A:Command Prompt

You can use fdisk - but that'll delete everything on the partitions (because you'll have to delete the partitions and create new one's)

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Is there any cd out there that can boot to a command prompt for a system running xp? This is if the computer isn't booting and safe mode doesn't work. I don't want alternate solutions. Just that specifically if you wouldn't mind. Thankyou.

A:Command prompt cd

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How can I position cmd in the center of the screen, it' always on the top left?


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I would like to be able to use 'command' more effectively.

I have tried typing Help, and help before a file name and /? after the name, but these don't work.

How can I get more advice from the system?


A:Command Prompt Help

Open the Command Prompt window

in the window, type 'help' (without the quotes)
it will list many of the commands available.
if you then type the command, followed by /? it will give the options for the command


results in ...

C:\Windows\system32>verify /?
Tells cmd.exe whether to verify that your files are written correctly to a
Type VERIFY without a parameter to display the current VERIFY setting.

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OK so I'm doing this on my mobile phone or iPhone whatever basically because my Internet will just not work. The media keeps things disconnected I've tried a bunch of different things I'm working on it all day and I'm really at a loss here I think I might've accidentally deleted something from Intel v pro not sure exactly

A:Command prompt

Put link speed/ Duplex mode to 10mbps/full duplex on automatic.

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I recently discovered command prompt and ipconfig/displaydns to recover websites that were deleted from user history. What does it mean when there's just a bunch of random letters and it says website not found? Does this mean someone typed in the letters?

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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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Hello, I am pretty much a novice, but here we go.
I can't bring up my command prompt, even if I try to 'Run as Administrator'.

I have AVG Free & Spybot, they arent finding anything, not sure what to do now.
I included my hijackthis log, I assume this helps in some way. Thanks a lot folks.

A:Cannot Use Command Prompt


So you are able to find the cmd.exe file?
If not got to C:\Windows\System32 and look for it there.

If you have found the file, then please describe more about what happens when you try to run it.
If you try to run it and nothing happens have a look in task manager under the processes tab to see if it is there.


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Ok, so i'm new, like realllly new to using the command prompt and i want someone to start from the very basics on how to use it and the commands please and thanks you.

Oh, and i don't know if it matters but i have windows vista home premium

A:Help with command prompt?

Out of curiosity, why are using the command prompt? Unless you are trying to use some pretty obscure commands, there is almost no reason to use it. I used to use the command prompt in Windows 3.0 when Windows existed within DOS. By the time Windows 98 came about, I stopped using it so I can't be much help with many of the commands.

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