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Solved: MS-DOS Command Prompt Problem (cmd.exe, command.com)

Q: Solved: MS-DOS Command Prompt Problem (cmd.exe, command.com)

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:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools\daemon.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_10\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Talk\googletalk.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aim6.exe
C:\Program Files\SightSpeed\SightSpeed.exe
C:\Program Files\Philips\SPC 200NC PC Camera\TrayMin200.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aolsoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Teleca Shared\Generic.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony Ericsson\Mobile2\Mobile Phone Monitor\epmworker.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPS\mpsevh.exe
c:\program files\aim6\anotify.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dellnet.com
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sp/msgr8/*http://www.yahoo.com
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.yahoo.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/su/msgr8/*http://www.yahoo.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sb/msgr8/*http://www.yahoo.com/ext/search/search.html
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sp/msgr8/*http://www.yahoo.com
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/su/msgr8/*http://www.yahoo.com
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll (file missing)
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_10\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: scriptproxy - {7DB2D5A0-7241-4E79-B68D-6309F01C5231} - c:\program files\mcafee\virusscan\scriptcl.dll
O2 - BHO: CPub Object - {C68AE9C0-0909-4DDC-B661-C1AFB9F5AE53} - c:\program files\mcafee\mps\mcpopup.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AdaptecDirectCD] "C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [zBrowser Launcher] C:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UpdReg] C:\WINDOWS\Updreg.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AHQInit] C:\Program Files\Creative\SBLive\Program\AHQInit.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MMTray] C:\Program Files\MusicMatch\MusicMatch Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ezShieldProtector for Px] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ezSP_Px.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DAEMON Tools] "C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools\daemon.exe" -lang 1033
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BigDogPath] C:\WINDOWS\VM_STI.EXE Philips SPC 200NC PC Camera
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_10\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LTWinModem1] ltmsg.exe 9
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Si Meter] C:\PROGRA~1\SIMETE~1\SiMeter.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Yahoo! Pager] "C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exe" -quiet
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Microsoft Works Update Detection] C:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\WkDetect.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msnmsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [googletalk] "C:\Program Files\Google\Google Talk\googletalk.exe" /autostart
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Sony Ericsson PC Suite] "C:\Program Files\Sony Ericsson\Mobile2\Application Launcher\Application Launcher.exe" /Minimized
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [PhotoShow Deluxe Media Manager] C:\PROGRA~1\Comcast\COMCAS~1\data\xtras\mssysmgr.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Skype] "C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe" /nosplash /minimized
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Aim6] "C:\Program Files\AIM6\aim6.exe" /d locale=en-US ee://aol/imApp
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SightSpeed] C:\Program Files\SightSpeed\SightSpeed.exe -minimized
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Camio Viewer 2000.lnk = C:\Program Files\Sierra Imaging\Image Expert 2000\IXApplet.exe
O4 - Global Startup: HotSync Manager.lnk = C:\Palm\hotsync.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: MRIS VPN Client.lnk = C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\ipsecdialer.exe
O4 - Global Startup: TrayMin200.exe.lnk = ?
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_10\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_10\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - (no file)
O9 - Extra button: Yahoo! Messenger - {E5D12C4E-7B4F-11D3-B5C9-0050045C3C96} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Yahoo! Messenger - {E5D12C4E-7B4F-11D3-B5C9-0050045C3C96} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exe
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O16 - DPF: {02ECD07A-22D0-4AF0-BA0A-3F6B06086D08} (GamesCampus Control) - http://www.gamescampus.com/xiah/luncher/GamesCampus.cab
O16 - DPF: {68BCE50A-DC9B-4519-A118-6FDA19DB450D} (Info Class) - http://www.blizzard.com/support/includes/cabs/si.cab
O16 - DPF: {B8BE5E93-A60C-4D26-A2DC-220313175592} (ZoneIntro Class) - http://cdn2.zone.msn.com/binFramework/v10/ZIntro.cab34246.cab
O16 - DPF: {D88C7675-7CEE-4C9A-BDD4-7A43EED7794D} (Logout Class) - http://www.tricksteronline.com/control/KALogoutComponent.cab
O16 - DPF: {E5D419D6-A846-4514-9FAD-97E826C84822} (HeartbeatCtl Class) - http://fdl.msn.com/zone/datafiles/heartbeat.cab
O18 - Protocol: livecall - {828030A1-22C1-4009-854F-8E305202313F} - C:\PROGRA~1\MSNMES~1\MSGRAP~1.DLL
O18 - Protocol: msnim - {828030A1-22C1-4009-854F-8E305202313F} - C:\PROGRA~1\MSNMES~1\MSGRAP~1.DLL
O20 - Winlogon Notify: WgaLogon - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WgaLogon.dll
O21 - SSODL: WPDShServiceObj - {AAA288BA-9A4C-45B0-95D7-94D524869DB5} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\WPDShServiceObj.dll
O23 - Service: C-DillaCdaC11BA - Macrovision - C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\CDAC11BA.EXE
O23 - Service: Creative Service for CDROM Access - Creative Technology Ltd - C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
O23 - Service: Cisco Systems, Inc. VPN Service (CVPND) - Cisco Systems, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee E-mail Proxy (Emproxy) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\McAfee\EmProxy\emproxy.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service (ImapiService) - Roxio Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\System32\ImapiRox.exe
O23 - Service: Macromedia Licensing Service - Macromedia - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Macromedia Shared\Service\Macromedia Licensing.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee HackerWatch Service - McAfee, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\HackerWatch\HWAPI.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee Log Manager (McLogManagerService) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mclogsrv.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee Update Manager (mcmispupdmgr) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcupdmgr.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee Network Agent (McNASvc) - McAfee, Inc. - c:\program files\common files\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee Scanner (McODS) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcods.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee Protection Manager (mcpromgr) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcpromgr.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee Proxy Service (McProxy) - McAfee, Inc. - c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee Redirector Service (McRedirector) - McAfee, Inc. - c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\redirsvc\redirsvc.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee Real-time Scanner (McShield) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee SystemGuards (McSysmon) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcsysmon.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee Task Scheduler (McTskshd.exe) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mctskshd.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee User Manager (mcusrmgr) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcusrmgr.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee Personal Firewall Service (MpfService) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee Privacy Service (MPS9) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MPS\mps.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
O23 - Service: PACSPTISVR - Sony Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\AVLib\Pacsptisvr.exe
O23 - Service: Remote Packet Capture Protocol v.0 (experimental) (rpcapd) - Unknown owner - %ProgramFiles%\WinPcap\rpcapd.exe" -d -f "%ProgramFiles%\WinPcap\rpcapd.ini (file missing)
O23 - Service: Sony SPTI Service (SPTISRV) - Sony Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\AVLib\Sptisrv.exe

Preferred Solution: Solved: MS-DOS Command Prompt Problem (cmd.exe, command.com)

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

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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

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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.
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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.


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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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The command I wish to run is 'ipconfig', though I have tried others.

I know it worked a couple of day ago, and as far as I know, I have not changed anything.

I checked in my sytem32 folder and the ipconfig.exe is there.

Any help is much appreciated. Thanks.

EDIT: If I run command prompt as an administrator, it works just fine.

A:[SOLVED] Problem With Command Prompt

are you running as admin

goto Start>programs>accessories>command prompt > right click and run as administrator

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Hello everyone
i was trying to get to the command prompt through start program accessories and command but i have a message that says another program is using this file what is the work around with this. i shut down window and restart but no luck i need help with this and thank you.

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Another example is, when I type help, I can;t see the whole list of commands.

See the attached image to get an idea of my problem. Just look at the scrollbar, it doesn't go beyond a certain limit.

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Try changing the size of the Screen buffer:

Right click the shortcut you're using.
Click Properties
Go to the Layout tab.
Change the value in the Height box within Screen Buffer Size to something much bigger (mine is 300).
Click OK.
Click on the shortcut again and see whether it's worked.

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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 ).
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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,
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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

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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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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?

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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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Hi All,

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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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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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When I type:
start funny picture.jpg
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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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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

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

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Hello 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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Anytime I run cmd as administrator it now says C:\Windows> NOT C:\Windows\System32 (which is what I want)

I have no idea how to make it run in system 32 folder by default. (not cd system32 (ain nobody got time for that))



A:Command prompt Problem

First try creating a new admin account and see if that shows System32 then if no good try running sfc /scannow. You might have to go through Safe Mode though!

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Every time I try to run command prompt it says "The command prompt has been disabled by your administrator." It says that even though I AM the administrator. Even when I change the registry value and re-enable it, when I turn it off and then back on I still get "The command prompt has been disabled by your administrator." Any help appreciated.

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whenever i open my command prompt, it executes just for 1 sec only and closes down automatically...and the same problem is with task manager.
please help me out to solve my problem as soon as possible.
thanks in advance..

A:command prompt problem

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After your system has been verified as clean, if your are still experiencing those problems come back here and we will assist you further.

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I am currently unable to acces the help list, net, and ipconfig in my command prompt. However, I can look at the directories and move to different files. The last time I was able to do it was a little over a week ago before I downloaded the Java jdr application from sun microsystems. I removed those programs and even tried to do it in safe mode but with no solution. I didn't think that the jdr application was the problem, but it was worth a shot. Please help me to resolve this problem or have heard of this happening. Thanks

A:Command Prompt Problem

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command prompt is not responding in my pc and the file explorer is getting opened automatically many number of times and the task bar icons are disseapering suddenly for some seconds.can anyone solve my problem

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I have an exterior hard drive shown as K. When I try to access it (cd K:\) it jsu takes me back to C drive. Any ideas

A:Command prompt problem

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I recently downloaded this program from the internet and I found out it was compatible with Windows 97 or earlier. i deleted it but now when i tried to run Command Prompt by going to run and then typing cmd it gives me an error message. THE SCREENSHOT OF THE ERROR MESSAGE IS ATTACHED.

Can anyone help me get rid of this.


A:Command Prompt problem


good luck

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Every time I try to run command prompt it says "The command prompt has been disabled by your administrator." It says that even though I AM the administrator. Even when I change the registry value and re-enable it, when I turn it off and then back on I still get "The command prompt has been disabled by your administrator." I have even tried group policy editor;I set prevent access to the command prompt it to disabled and the back to not configured and even keeping the setting on disabled, it worked at first, but when I turned my computer off and the back on I still got "The command prompt has been disabled by your administrator." Any help appreciated.

A:Command Prompt Problem

have you tried disabling the settings in the registry and the group policy, seeing if you can get a command prompt immediately thereafter, and then after restart check to see if something has reset those settings back to enabled? perhaps you have a logon script or some 3rd party software (possibly virus/spyware) that may be changing these settings automatically back. sometimes malware does this kind of thing to place roadblocks/try and prevent you from removing itself. most people don't know what a command prompt is until they are trying to remove a virus... if that is the case, it is a good possibility they will have some trouble understanding group policy and registry as well, lol.

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in my system command prompt open and close immediately,what is the problem

A:command prompt problem

Hello kumargie

Go to C:\WINDOWS\system32 and find
Double click it. Does the window open? If not go to

Line 228 right hand side

If you cannot run Task Manager or msconfig either, this could be a malware problem.


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Guys i need your help, every time i click start>run>Typed cmd or command.com my computer always shut down when i press enter. Does anyone here knows how to fix this? coz lately my cmd is working and when i woke up this morning my cmd wont work anymore it always shut down. Thanks

A:[HELP] Command Prompt Problem

What happens when you go to Start > All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt?

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Dear Sir,

Click Start menu>click Run> enter CMD> type "ipconfig" then error appear as

'ipconfig' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

Please tell me why????

A:Command Prompt problem

if you can open cmd prompt,that's not means your run problem, if you can type help or dir and that's appear..is mean your cmd prompt run well. but it's seems just you type ipconfig then appear error like that.
did you have network adapter installed in your system?? and did you already plug your network cable?

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When I click on the 'Command Prompt' Icon my computer Restarts and I am unable to get into my Foxpro programs:

A:Command Prompt problem

Start > Run Enter CMD. See if you can get the prompt that way.

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when i start or run command prompt, the command prompt window appears for a few seconds and gets closed immediately. OS is Ms. XP
Please help fixing this.


A:Problem with command prompt.

Hi Vitita, The first question that comes to my mind when I look at this is why exactly do you need to start the command prompt? I mean is there something your trying to fix from there? Also I will be happy to help you fix this issue but Im going to need a little info to do that.

Please try to answer these questions to the best of your ability so that someone can help.
1). What kind of computer do you have? Laptop? Desktop? Dell, HP, Ect?
2). Whats your level of experience? Novice, intermediate, expert, or dont know squat?
3). What operating system are you using? Xp Home or XP Pro?
4). What antivirus are you using?
5) Please tell us a little about your computer. How old is your computer? Hard drive, processor, ram, Bios ver. Ect.
6). Do you have a Xp disk for this computer?
and anything else that might help us help you. Remember we are trying to help from a forum so all we have to go on is what you can tell us.


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I have no idea how it happened, but every time I try to open a partition from the task bar or from My Computer, the "command prompt"opens.I have to "right click" and select open.
Very annoying, and I can't figure out how to get rid of it. I'm running Win XP SP2. Thanks!!

A:command prompt problem

Not sure what you mean by a "partition", but try this fix:


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Vista Business + SP1

Very recently on opening Command Prompt ordinary or Administrator it flashes up briefly and then vanishes. THis happens whatever mode I use to open it. Start/Run/system32 etc.
I tried system restore but no joy. I can in fact get round this as I have put into System 32 the Cmd file from XP and this works as does the similar from W2000 but I would like to get my Vista one back.
I cant see anything except it flashes up for two seconds so its there . Is this a corrupt registry entry. I did run SFC but no joy.
Help please. Thanks

A:Command prompt problem

Sounds like it may be courrpt. Try a repair install of vista.
Have you had any other problems?
Have you looked in your error logs to see if there is any info in there?

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what should i do if comand prompt is not poping out on my system whenever i click it and i can not find Run on my start menu

A:command prompt problem

Is your computer running Windows XP or Vista or 7 or 8?

What exactly are you wanting to do?


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Okay i got the problem that my task bar gone wrong so i srsly need help now.
When i was watching some video i couldln't download a game from 'Garena',so i decide to reboot pc and i turned into this.
When it actually should look like this.

I need help from you guys from all the world.It is important that i have some stuff to do.
Plz help.

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I don't know how it happened, but since installing Windows XP, some setting must have been changed that caused this behaviour. I am reinstalling Windows, and want to keep this behaviour, but cannot for the life of me figure out how!

I have an explorer window open to, for example, D:\Applications (and the window is focused). I then open the command prompt either clicking Start, Run, typing cmd, and hitting "OK," or just using WINKEY+R to get to the run window. The path of the command prompt window that opens up is the same as the explorer window that previously had focus (D:\Applications).

On a normal fresh install of Windows XP, the path will always be C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Desktop (afaik), unless the default path is changed.

Note: this is not the "Open Command Prompt Here" Powertoy, and nor do I want to use it. I would like to be able to mirror the described behaviour above, not install this Powertoy.

So my question is: has anyone else ever experienced this [extremely helpful] behaviour, and do they know how they configured their system to function that way?

Attached is an image describing this behaviour.

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Hi Guys, Got another problem. For some reason(Idon't know how) my command prompt was in my start menu. I didnt know what to do with it so now its in my docs. I am having trouble getting some things to run and I believe this is the trouble. I dont know who did it or how to undo it. Im new at this and dont want to screw up anything. any ideas as to what i should do to get this(command prompt) back where it belongs? Thank You...Joe

A:Solved: command prompt

Do you mean it was visible when you clicked on start??
All that means is that you or someone else used it recently and it is only the short cut for it not the program

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As you can see, I cannot get to the C: drive while I CAN get to my d: and e: drives. What's going on here? Vista is running from the C: drive and it appears fine in explorer.
I discovered this problem while having trouble getting java to compile and run in cmd. I think the problems are related.

A:Solved: Cannot go to C: in command prompt.

cd \

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im a newbie - sorry if im not posting in the wrong forum.
im posting for a friend here whos keyboard's "\" doesnt work. and please assume that the friend cant get a new keyboard (sorry if thats annoying!)

in command prompt, she wants to get to the root directory (is that right?) of drive C, where her windows are installed
the command for which is said to be cd\

now if she types cd/ or c: , it doesn't give the root C:.
the directory doesnt change, it stays as:
C:\Documents and Settings\admi>

we want it to get to:

how can that be managed without having to get a new keyboard? :O basically i just want to know an alternate method.

A:Solved: need help with command prompt

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Thanks in advance. I have no command prompt under Start>Programs>Accessories. How do I put it there? I can find it through Search but would like it where it belongs.

A:Solved: No command prompt

You could do it this way. Right click the Desktop. Choose New, Shortcut. For location, type:%SystemRoot%\system32\cmd.exe Next, name it anything you like. Click Finish. Left click and hold on the shortcut. Drag to the Start button. Still holding, drag to Programs, then Accessories, and into the Accessories box. Let go of the mouse.

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I think i may have just made a big mistake, whilst messing around with command promt and researching on websites i wanted a program to run when my comuter started, a website stated to add it to the autoexec.bat file as a 'call' program or in config.sys, so in cmd i entered edit autoexec.bat and a blank edit screen appeared, i did the same with config.sys and another blank screen appeared. It said beneath to open sysedit from start>run, i did and the autoexec.bat file was empty and so was the config.sys file, is this serious or am i jusy being silly!!!


A:Solved: HELP, XP command prompt

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Hello Everyone,

Thank you for taking to read this thread; what is the command to view ip configuration in Win XP in Command Prompt? I tried "IP Config" and it's not correct. Thank you ahead of time for your assistance.


A:Solved: Command Prompt

There are available options to change what is outputted (like ipconfig /all) but I'm not sure what all of them do.

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Help Please

Under the Command Prompt panel how can I:
String together and execute a series of commands?
Export and Import files of these commands?
Thanks for any help.


A:Solved: Command Prompt

Try this page on MS-DOS 6.0 Command Reference it might give something on this or look for batch commands. I used to know how to do this but as they say if you don't use it you lose it.


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I'm trying to get to c:\ on the command prompt but all I get is "Documents and Settings\Dave>" I enter cd but it returns to the same place. How can I get to the c:\ ?

A:Solved: Command Prompt

Just type c:\ at the end of ...Dave>

Let's say you were going to delete a file, you would do it like the following:

C:\Documents and Settings\Dave>del C:\Windows\filename.exe

(Or any other path where your file is)

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Guys, halp me plz, I need to use the command prompt to do something (well, to mod a game to be specific)

I have to use command prompt to open a directory and an exe file in it but I can't do that because when I open the command prompt the text: "C:\Users\1>" is written in it and I can't delete that, even if I continue to write commands and stuff in it I get errors because of that,

The "C:\Users\1>" is always on the line which I am on and does not get deleted even when I try using the clear screen command,

I know that "C:\Users\1>" is also a directory and I can access any folders inside it but I want to have a blank command prompt with nothing written on it,

(And one last thing:) I tried another computer with Windows XP but it's giving me the same problem so maybe this thing is actually normal or what?

Plz help me, this is very important to me any helpful replies would be really appreciated, I hope this first post is decent enough for you guyz.

A:[SOLVED] What's up with my Command Prompt?

how are you opening command prompt?

try this....start > type cmd right click on command prompt (from the menu) choose run as administrator ...good luck

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