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Command Prompt: Repeat del command continuosly

Q: Command Prompt: Repeat del command continuosly

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?



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

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

Any help with this would be appreciated.

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

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

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

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

They are:

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Created a macro via excel from a database and it runs as I planned. But how do I have it repeat the sequence until it runs out of data?
It is a database from where a report is generated for the participants. Mine stops after executing the first line BUT it is to go on untill it reaches the last line.



A:Macro repeat command

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I'm pretty rusty on macros and can't remember how to have the following command repeated in a loop in a column with an undefined number of rows. The column will continue to grow in length so it is imperative that the macro repeats until it finds an empty cell. The basic idea is that if a date in column J is less than the date in cell A1, which is a constant, then the value in column k (which is a VLookup formula) is copied to an absolute value and the Vlookup function is removed.

here is what I have so far, any suggestions would be appreciated.

refnumber = Range("a1").Value

'If j4 < refnumber = True Then
Selection.PasteSpecial Paste:=xlPasteValues, Operation:=xlNone, SkipBlanks _
:=False, Transpose:=False

End Sub

A:Macro - repeat command in a loop

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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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@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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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I can not access command prompt,When I try to open it ,it flashes for a second then disappears.I have two user accounts on my main account it does not work on the other account it works fine.On my main account it stopped working about 7 months ago.Please help?

my computer system is Windows 7 32bit Home Premium with Internet Explorer 11

A:command prompt

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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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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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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

A:Command prompt

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

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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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The lab computers has come under virus attack due to which the 'cmd' prompt has been disabled.
Now , when I m using 'command' prompt, its truncating the long pathnames due to which getting a lot of errors.
We cant do much like installing antivirus ,or OS on the lab computers.
So, is there any way to get out of this mess using 'command' prompt or any other ?
Thank you.

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im CERTAIN that i used to be able to go to Start, Run, Command Prompt and type in "Ping www.yahoo.com" and the system would send a ping out to check the path to and back from that URL...when i type in "Ping.....(anything)" now, i get "PING is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file."i get the same when i try IPCONFIGdid i screw something up somehow or was i dreaming about being able to do this?thanks

A:Command Prompt

If you can do a chkdsk /r (or repair of you windows as its called)

that is bootup with the XP installation cd and choose repair it will send you to the console and there you type chkdsk /r , windows will the check every file and see if something is corroped and replace it with the standard version.

Doing a windows update after this can be a smart move too.

This shouldent take to long.
Ping www.whatever.com will ping the url yes if you want a more accurent trace of the packet then do a tracert www.whatever.com and you get a roadmap :D

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Hey all
I did not know where to put this, so I'm sorry if this is the wrong place..

I typed this command into vista's command prompt(in admin mode) and it was assigned it a "job" number:
"at 01.30 shutdown -h"

I tried typing it with different "at" times, but it just keeps assigning it a new "job" number. I just hit "job" number 3.

It says exactly this:
"Added a new job with job ID = 3"

Does anyone know what "job" this is or how to get rid of them?


A:Help with job ID's in command prompt

Hi linjes,

Welcome to Vista Forums!

I'm not 100% certain, but it sounds like you created a new job (or three) in task scheduler. That's where I'd check first for these "jobs". Go to Start and in the search box type Task Scheduler and then double-click on the program icon that appears to open Task Scheduler.

Once open, check to see all the jobs/tasks that are presently scheduled - I'll bet you find several (probably 3) involving shutdown at various times (the ones you created). From there you can decide to modify them, delete them, disable them, or whatever you think is best. Although this tutorial is for creating tasks, if you "read between the lines" you can use it to modify a task or delete one: Task Scheduler - Create Task.

If you can't find the "job" there, download Autoruns Autoruns for Windows and install and run it and go to the Everything Tab. Check each entry looking for the jobs you created (they may be listed by job number or they may be a bit harder to identify). If you find them, then uncheck the boxes to remove them from startup and the jobs will not be scheduled and should not run.

I hope this helps. If not, post back and we'll look deeper into where those "jobs" may be located and how to remove them. Are they actually running on your system and shutting down the computer when you specified or what is actually occurring? How has what you've done affected how the computer operates, if you've noticed any changes a... Read more

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