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Run administrative command prompt from command prompt

Q: Run administrative command prompt from command prompt

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.

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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 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 wondering if there is a solution to my problem other than reformatting my computer. I am on Windows 2000 and when I try to access my command prompt it says Access denied to the specified device, path or filename. The message comes up when I try to access just about everything in my administrative tools as well. I have to admit I don't have a firewall but I do have an antivirus. Trust me I will get a firewall after this but I'm wondering if anyone has any insight as to how I can fix this.


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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.

Thread continues here:



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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

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Hi, I am new to "geek" stuff. I have been wanting to learn about the computer so I can know if I have a problem or if anything is up. I want to know if I have snoops or hackers or anything bad on my system, so I looked in command prompt (admin) and typed "netstat -ab" to look at my connections. I found a couple that seem odd to me as a newbie. Take a look at the text from command prompt:
Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.10240]
© 2015 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\WINDOWS\system32>netstat -ab
Active Connections
  Proto  Local Address          Foreign Address        State
  TCP            York:0                 LISTENING
  TCP            York:0                 LISTENING
 Can not obtain ownership information
  TCP          York:0                 LISTENING
 Can not obtain ownership information
  TCP          York:0                 LISTENING
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A:Command Prompt Help

Unless your computer is having an issue or you suspect malware, you should not be concerned about this. If you do suspect that a hacker hacked into your machine, or you have a malware, then you can post at the Am I infected? forum.

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iam haviong a problem in win 2000 server
even if i log in into admin iam not able to open command prompt.
wen i enter cmd in run it comes off and it goes with in a second.

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I don't know how to get a command prompt at startup and once I get the command prompt I need to know how to disable drivers.
Any suggestions?

A:how do I get a command prompt




Why/how would you use a command prompt to disable drivers?

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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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I just tryed to use cmd as usual but it seems that I can't explore an other HDD than C:

It bugs me I don't understand why i'm the only user on my computer and I am admin on it I at home so it should work but when I type "cd d:" I get that :


anyone has solved this problem ?

A:command prompt bug ?

At a command prompt the command "D:" [ENTER] is used to switch to the D: drive, not "CD D:". "CD \abc" [ENTER] is used to change to the \abc directory from the current directory of the current drive.

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The average monitor can display 25 lines of text in full screen mode. When you list a directory containing more than 25 files, some of the filenames disappear off the top of the screen before you have a chance to read them. What do you add to the DIR command to always prevent this?

A:Command Prompt help


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So my PS4 had issues i contacted sony they said contact your isp i did through online chat and i gave control of my pc so they could open my modem ports. After awhile trying to change my PS4 to nat type 1 he either left or lost connection i checked my pS4 and i was on nat type 1 but my PC is now messed up very slow and freezing he only messed with command prompt and router stuff it must be command prompt please help. Can i change it back? I am running scannow on command prompt. Windows 8.1 custom pc. Edit motherboard is gigabiyt GA-Z170-HD3P ATX LGA1151 If it can't be fixed is there a way to facory resest without losing stuff like a cloud or something?

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I need to run CHKDSK /f on my ibm thinkpad t23. because windows xp is blue screening at startup. how do i get to command prompt. i already tried installing xp again, and it even blue screens on that. so chkdsk is my last hope. can anybody help?

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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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I am wanting to learn to use the Command prompt, my first lesson stopped with the following;I know I did something wrong, . . but I don't know what is was ?

A:Command Prompt

The command tells Windows to change directory to C:\Windows\Windows\system32\drivers.Since it can't find the path, it means that one of the sub folders isn't present, that's why it gives out this error.You are already here - C:\Windows. This means that the folder C:\Windows is present.Based on your screenshot, our next step would be to verify if there's another folder named Windows in the C:\Windows folder.To test it, try this command:C:\Windows>cd WindowsIf it gives out an error, that means that C:\Windows\Windows folder doesn't exist, which would explain why you can't change directory to C:\Windows\Windows\system32\drivers folder.

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I run a couple o' scans on my computer and it turns out there's a couple o' corrupted files and I'm prompted to run the "Chkdsk utility." Finally figured out it was a Command Prompt, but I type in "Chkdsk run" and it comes back that I didn't have sufficient privileges to run it and it needed to run in elevated mode. Now I'm the hapless Admin on this machine, so I should be able to muck up about anything I want. So, how do I go about mucking this up? NOT!

A:Command Prompt

How to Use Check Disk in Windows Vista

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I'm not really sure whats wrong but i'm on windows 8 and when ever I try to open the command prompt it can't find it and gives me an error. Also when i try to open .bat files it doesn't know what to open them with and I think this is related? 

A:Can't use command prompt

Please follow the instructions in THIS GUIDE starting at Step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it HERE. Please include a description of your computer issues, what you have done to resolve them, and a link to this topic.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.It would be helpful if you post a note here once you have completed the steps in the guide and have started your topic in malware removal. Good luck and be patient.If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members. What is the error when you try to open 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?

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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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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 !

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to begin you will need to run command prompt as administrator.      HOW DO i DO THIS!!!!!!!!
C:\windows\diagnostics\systems\networking   0x80070426
Need to get rid of this thing?
To fix, you will  need to run a command prompt as administrator start>all programs>Accessories>Command prompt (right click on run as administrator)     HOW CAN I DO THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am now using my wife's computer as it is necessary to use something since mine is down and out.

A:command prompt

Pictures might help.
or even a video

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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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One of my users said it could not create backups. The backup icon he has on desktop should run a batch file.
I have checked it and found out batch files don't run, and cmd.exe only shows the black window for a split second before closing, even tried to run as administrator, but it does the same. So I guess the problem is with cmd.exe.

Disabling the command prompt in GPO only gets the window to say it is disabled.

After a google search I checked for cmd.exe in System32 folder, I even replaced it with the one from another working PC with a different timestamp.
Trying to run cmd.exe with /k parameter and some other program from Run command box does nothing besides the black window showing for a split second.
Tried to run SFC /scannow from Run command box, but it did the same, seems any program that needs cmd.exe won't run.
The PC has Windows 7 Pro SP1, AVG and TrendMicro's Housecall scans found nothing, Malwarebyte's AdwCleaner found a few items and cleaned them.
I'm out of options, can anyone give me a hint in order to solve this?

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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 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 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

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I am having trouble opening command prompt, I have tried everything but every time I open it, it says "Another Program is currently using it". It always does this I restart my computer and it still says that. I am the admin on the computer. If anyone could help me it would be great.


A:help with command prompt.

hardware> CASE MOD> .....command prompt???

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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.

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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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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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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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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,

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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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