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Missing Command Prompt, Run Command, and Others

Q: Missing Command Prompt, Run Command, and Others

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

Preferred Solution: Missing Command Prompt, Run Command, and Others

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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

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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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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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I'm trying to split a .flv file by using flvparse, which is a Windows-only, command-line interface tool. I did get through to the directory by following instructions posted on another forum, however, command prompt doesn't seem to recognize the the .exe file. I'm an absolute novice at this, any help would be really appreciated!

Attaching a CP s/s, and here are the instructions I'm trying to follow (copy pasted from the forum)


For trimming the beginning and/or ending of videos, you can use FLVParser (http://dev2.avacast.com/FLVparser.zip ).
FLVParser is a Windows-only, command-line interface tool. After you unzip it, move its folder to C:\ for ease of use. Also for ease of use, copy/move the .flv file you wish to edit into the FLVParse folder.
To make edits, you need to know the in and out points where you want the edits. Use FLVPlayer to find these points. FLVPLayer only lists times in total number of seconds, not HH:MM:SS, but don't worry, FLVParser can handle that. In the FLVParse directory create a new blank text file called: CuePointFile.dat
This is the file FLVParser uses to edit from. Open it in NotePad, and enter the in point and out point, separated by a single blank space, like so: 2525 5150
Save, and close the file. Open up the command line interface and go to the FLVParse directory: cd C:\FLVParse
In the command line, enter this to edit the flv:
flvparse.exe FileToSplit.flv CuePointFile.dat
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A:Command Prompt doesnt seem to recognize the command line!!

You are using the basic cmd, try in elevated mode
Elevated Command Prompt - Windows 7 Forums

However looking at you screen shot, you may have to check the command over carefully. There does appear to be an error in the command. With my eyes, it is difficult at times to pick out the subtle shades of difference.

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Hello everyone

Recently a problem has arisen with my system.

Previously I have been doing work that requires me to unplug my network connection and I need to check my IP address each time I plug it in again. I guess it's not set for static IP.
Anyways to do this I usually go into Command Prompt and type 'ipconfig'

Now however I just get "'ipconfig' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file".

The directory is the same as its always been, I can change it but it doesn't seem to matter what it is.

I've checked many other posts and is there something possibly wrong with my PATH variable? I used the command 'echo %PATH%' and it works, the list it gives is very garbled however.

I'm not sure what might have made this problem arise, but I would greatly appreciate any help.


A:Solved: Command Prompt Error - 'command' is not recognized...

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hello this is my first thread on this forum, so today i tried to open my command prompt because i tend to allocate more ram to minecraft whenever i play. I searched for it, and it was not even there. i searched cmd, went into accessories, and even did SHIFT-RC and it said "application not found". so is there any way i can get this back?

A:Command Prompt Missing

Hello CannedOstrich, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It may just be the shortcut missing. You might see if the tutorial below may help. If not, then check to see if you still have the C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe file.

Command Prompt

Hope this helps for now,

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hi, went to run sfc/scannow, i went to programs, accessories, but command prompt was not there, is there any other way to access it, and how can i get it back in accessories, thanks.

A:command prompt missing

Go to search type cmd>run as administrator>then the sfc thing.

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when I open up my command prompt and type 'ipconfig' without the ' and press enter it returns the line:
'ipconfig' is nto recognized as an internal or external command, operable program, or batch file

I am trying to find out the information I need in order to set up a static IP Address for port forwarding

A:Command Prompt command <ipconfig> not working

In order to set up a static ip address internally, you'll need to either tell your router or your computer not to use automatic DHCP and instead to use a specific IP address.

Go to the System Tray (Notification Area)
Click the Network icon
Click 'Open Network and Sharing Center'
Click the 'Change adapter settings'

Selec the connnection for which you'd like to use a static IP
Right click it
Click 'Properties'
Select 'Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)'

Select 'Use the following IP address':

In the 'IP Address' field, insert the IP you'd like to use.

Note: The IP you use must be within the router's list of acceptable IP addresses. It's usually a list between to


If you're trying to set up an external static ip you'll need to pay your isp extra for one.

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I have Windows XP on my computer, and when I try to ping something through the command prompt (command.com), this shows up:

The NTVDM CPU has encountered an illegal instruction.
CS:0f23 IP:010c OP:c4 f6 06 a9 02 Choose 'Close' to terminate the application

Running tracert also has the same problem.
If I try running ping or tracert through cmd.exe, it stalls and doesn't do anything. I have to close the program because it doesn't respond.
I can use ipconfig in both cmd.exe and command.com. Do I have a virus on my computer, or is there a way to repair the command prompt? I've attached a HijackThis log file.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:47:15 PM, on 1/18/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\HackerWatch\HWAPI.exe
c:\program files\common files\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
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A:Solved: MS-DOS Command Prompt Problem (cmd.exe, command.com)

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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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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.

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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Hello! Any help would be appreciated: my command prompt window does not have a file menu. I also cannot manually resize the window. I am not sure what caused this, and I have tried F1-F12 to see if that would toggle a setting, but it did not make a change. Thanks for any help!

A:Command Prompt missing File Menu

My command prompt windows has always opened at about half height as far as I can remember. See pic below.

You can maximize it through maximize control at the upper right, but I see no reason to do it.

What do you mean by "file menu"?

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ok here is what i am trying to do i have software called btprox which lets me lock my computer when my phone goes out of range of my desktop using bluetooth. what i want it to do though, is when i come back to my desktop i want it to unlock automatically instead of just having to put my password in. (i know im lazy but really i just want to do it cause i think its cool) now this software lets you pick programs to run instead of the lock command and stuff. what i want to know is, is there a login command for the command prompt? cause then i could just set it to run a batch file when i come in range and it will log me in.

A:command prompt logon command?

Hi -

The Task Scheduler may be of some help --> http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...-new-task.html

I would urge caution in 3rd party software designed to circumvent Windows 7 security and power functions. You may come home sometime and find yourself locked out of your system and a reinstall of the OS to be the only viable option.

Good Luck to you.

Regards. . .



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When I type:
start funny picture.jpg
in the command prompt it says cannot find file 'funny' If I say:
start "funny picture.jpg"
it only opens another command prompt with funny picture.jpg as the window's title.

How can I open a file with a space in the name?

A:Command Prompt - start command help?

Welcome to TSF.

Type the command as follows:

Start "" "Funny Picture.jpg"

The first set of quotes ("") sets the title (for the window, this is what the start command expects for quotes normally), then the second set around the file name allows the space.


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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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@Echo Off
Title Sccm
cd %systemroot%\system32
call :IsAdmin

Reg.exe add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\CCM\CcmExec" /v "SystemTaskExcludes" /t REG_SZ /d "" /f
Reg.exe add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\CCM\CcmExec" /v "ProvisioningMode" /t REG_SZ /d "false" /f
Reg.exe add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SMS\Mobile Client\Software Distribution\State" /v "Paused" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f
Reg.exe add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SMS\Mobile Client\Software Distribution\State" /v "PausedCookie" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f

Reg.exe query "HKU\S-1-5-19\Environment"
Cls & Echo You must have administrator rights to continue ...
Pause & Exit
let say my computer have a the same folder in the registry but different value. by using this command it wont merge it. so how do i actually add in a merge with this ?

A:need help with command prompt command

By folder I assume you mean Key. The /f parameter you use should overwrite any current value. Are you saying that doesn't work?

If you remove /f and a value already exist for a key, you'll be prompted if you want to overwrite the current value. That's a good way of testing this.

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One question about DIR command in CMD for creating filename.doc.

I am using the following command:

dir /ad /s /b > filename.doc

Could I get as the result (text inside file filename.doc) only two parts of each line? What I mean is this:

I have the line that looks like:

C:\Main Folder\Subfolder\Subsubfolder\[blabla] example_of_folder_name

I would like to have this only:


In each of line (no matter how many hundreds or thousands of lines) only those two parts.

Thank you...

A:Command Prompt (CMD) DIR command


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How do I fix the NTLDR if I can't get to the command prompt(hanging at loading personal settings or stopping at floppy boot with"missing NTLDR",catch 22.......

A:Win2K"missing NTDLR" with no command prompt access

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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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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?

A:command prompt

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Question: What commands could I run in the command prompt during the system recovery? I try & run say "fixmbr" but it doesn't work. Say if I want to write a new master boot record how would I do that?

A:How to fix MBR through command prompt?

These were commands used for vista, but should still hold true for W7. I've just never needed to use them yet......knock on wood

after selecting repair>cmd prompt, enter:
BootRec.exe /fixmbr

you can also substitue the /fixmbr with thes commands:

/FixBoot. Writes a boot sector onto the system partition to start Windows

/ScanOs. Scans all disks for Windows installations and displays them to you.

/RebuildBcd. Scans all disks for Windows installations and prompts you to pick the ones you want to add to the BCD.

Also checkout the Seven Forums Tutorials:-
Startup Repair
MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record
Bootmgr is missing - Fix
Bootrec.exe Tool - How to Use in Windows Recovery Environment

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When I try to access a file through cmd.exe I get the message 'Program too big to fit in memory' what should I do to solve this problem

A:command prompt

Scan your pc with your antivirus program

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

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

How can I get more advice from the system?


A:Command Prompt Help

Open the Command Prompt window

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


results in ...

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

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


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

A:Command Prompt

Try ipconfig /all

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Hai..guys..can any one of you help me...to get out my problem

my system is running on windows-xp(professional)sp2 and my roblem is:

when I am opening my "windows command prompt" -" my system is re-starting automatically!!" my widowns command prompt opens as c:\documents..\eeswar\....

waiting for a help.

A:Command Prompt

command prompt should be in C:\WINDOWS\System32\cmd.com tht could be a problem right there

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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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You can do almost ANYTHING by using Command Prompt.

Research on the internet about the Net commands.

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

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

A:command prompt help

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

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

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

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

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

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


A:Command prompt

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

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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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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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hello all

i have a problem with command prompt and since i am using xp pro i figured this is the appropriatte place for the question?

i am using xp pro with sp1

i am tryin to change the directory where command prompt initially opens in.

from start/programs/accessories/command prompt

i open command prompt and it seems my target is my computer(desktop) my start in is D:\john and both lines are not changeable(lighter txt than other lines)

and when i click command prompt like this it opens then closes.

but if i go to start/run/cmd command prompt stays open but the directory is :
C:\Documents and settings\Administrator

i would like it to read this if its possible without changing the directory every single time if its possible?


i use to be able to change the path of where command prompt opens by changing the target and start in boxes in the properties of command prompt from accessories but seems i can not do that now.
any help or advise would be greatly appreciatted.

i am not very good at command prompt as it is but i use command prompt every day in the path i typed above

just continuosly changing the path eachtime becomes very annoying
plz any advise for me?

thank you very much

**the cmd prompt newbie**

A:Please Help With Command Prompt In Xp Pro

This link may be of help. It requires registry editing.http://www.winguides.com/registry/display.php/1252/

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

A:Command prompt cd

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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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What is the cause of the problem, whenever i use the command prompt my pc is automatically shutting down. what are the possible remedy for this problem?

A:command prompt

whenever you use the command prompt or whenever you try and open the command prompt? because you could be clicking a dodgey shortcut... or you could have had your cmd.exe replaced.

Can you actually open the command prompt?
what command is it you try to run?


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

A:command prompt

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

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I have a number of problems on a Vista machine. Internet explorer, Firefox and Chrome are unable to access the WWW. Google earth works, as does the AOL browser. I cannot get a command prompt and if I try to run IPCONFIG etc, I just a get a brief flash on the screen. Are they all related or have a I got a number of problems? I have done a system restore but to no avail.

Thanks in anticipation Zog

A:No Command Prompt, IE etc

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

A:Command prompt ?

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


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

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

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

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