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Boot to safe mode with command prompt, from command prompt.

Q: Boot to safe mode with command prompt, from command prompt.

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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Preferred Solution: Boot to safe mode with command prompt, from command prompt.

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I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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Hi,

I was trying to clear the index.dat files through a boot in "safe mode and using the command prompt"/clear Index.dat files. However, the screen freezes and the system (WIN2KPRO) does not completely initialize.

I have again rebooted my system in "safe mode", opened the command prompt but have been denied access to erase the index.dat files (The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process).

I have two questions, :
1) Why could I not boot in "safe mode and using the command prompt"

2)Why when I am in safe mode, I still have no access to erase .DAT files?
 

A:Cannot boot in safe mode with command prompt

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Is this a new version of the virus?  I can't boot into safe mode with command prompt.   Using windows 7.  Any advice?
 
Thanks,
Shelby

A:FBI virus will not let me boot to safe mode with command prompt...

Hello Shelby I would like to welcome you to the Malware Removal section of the forum.Around here they call me Gringo and I will be glad to help you with your malware problems.Very Important --> Please read this post completely, I have spent my time to put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier, faster and smoother for both of us!Please do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", ... Read more

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Cant boot in normal, safe mode or command prompt. System restore fails due to error code 0x80070002 (cannot find file specified) on any selected restore point. Command prompt from the system recovery options menu doesnt allow navigation on other drives, ie cd C:\ doesnt change to the C drive.
Not sure what to do, if I could get to C then could I get all my files across so I can just do a clean install and not lose my emails and pics?
Happened randomly, just woke it up after in standby overnight and had a bluescreen error, something like bad spool.
Please help me

 

A:Solved: Wont boot in safe mode or command prompt...

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Hi, 
 
Seen a previous link with user Borachio back in May and am having exactly the same problem. I can boot using Repair my computer and get to command prompt, used Frst64.exe and get the text file but am stuck from there. Can anyone help with getting past that point. We are on Windows 7. 
 
This is the text file we get off frst64;
 
 
 
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 17-08-2013
Ran by SYSTEM on 18-08-2013 12:24:14
Running from G:\
Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English(US)
Internet Explorer Version 9
Boot Mode: Recovery
 
The current controlset is ControlSet002
ATTENTION!:=====> If the system is bootable FRST could be run from normal or Safe mode to create a complete log.
 
==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ==================
 
HKLM\...\Run: [RtHDVCpl] - C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RAVCpl64.exe [11779176 2011-02-18] (Realtek Semiconductor)
HKLM\...\Run: [ETDCtrl] - C:\Program Files\Elantech\ETDCtrl.exe [2589992 2011-04-05] (ELAN Microelectronics Corp.)
HKLM\...\Run: [Power Management] - C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer ePower Management\ePowerTray.exe [1831528 2011-05-10] (Acer Incorporated)
HKLM\...\Winlogon: [Userinit] C:\Windows\system32\userinit.exe,,C:\Program Files (x86)\McAfee Security Scan\BJfOFeGc.exe
HKLM-x32\...\Winlogon: [Userinit] userinit.exe,,C:\Program Files (x86)\McAfee Security Scan\BJfOFeGc.exe [x]
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [SuiteT... Read more

A:FBI/ Police virus will not let me boot to safe mode with command prompt..

Hello Hayley I would like to welcome you to the Malware Removal section of the forum.Around here they call me Gringo and I will be glad to help you with your malware problems.Very Important --> Please read this post completely, I have spent my time to put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier, faster and smoother for both of us!Please do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", ... Read more

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BOOTING PROBLEMS Cannot even boot to safe mode with command prompt after failed windows vista updateCan't format laptop but couldn't even boot in command promptI installed some Windows Updates requested by Windows Vista, and when booting to terminate the installation... lights went out and now I cannot boot in:Safe modeSafe mode with networking Safe mode with command promptLast Known Good Configuration (advanced) Directory services restore modeShould I run System Restore?I DO NOT want to lose my data, or format the hard drive.When try to boot in Safe Mode what I get is the black windows "safe mode" desktop, and in the corners of the desktop "Safe mode" as usual but only mouse responds. no keyboard. No Explorer, no command promptWhat should I do???Thanks!!!

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When I boot the computer and press F8, it shows options to boot in various modes and i can not run my operating system in normal mode and not have win os disc.
I choose "Safe mode with Command prompt".
But instead of displaying me the command prompt on the login screen it shows me the normal login screen....
windows loads files but does not show the dos screen even if i choose simple 'safe mode' option.
What should I do to resolve the issue? I want the command prompt. All your replies are much appreciated.thanks a lot

A:how to get command prompt through safe mode

You need to log in also when selecting Safe Mode with Command Prompt. Simply log in, windows will then show you the Safe Mode Command Prompt.

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when i press f8 in win 7 i have the option of 'run safe mode with command prompt' but it does not work on choosing it.

one thing more i can not run my operating system in normal mode and not have win os disc.

so, help me how to enter into cmd on rebooting the system.thanks

A:how to get command prompt through safe mode

Hi,

Firstly you will need to create a System Repair Disc

Boot from the System Repair Disc.

Then follow this tutorial: Command Prompt at Startup

cheers

Dave

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When I boot to safe mode with command prompt, the cursor is frozen, and I cannot type. I have no recourse but to turn the machine off manually. Command prompt works fine when I invoke from the XP shell. Celeron 2.4GHz, 512 MB RAM, XP Home Ed. SP2.
 

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Ok, this is so screwed up you just won't believe it.

I had a problem that I won't go into now but I got to the point where I decided the only recourse was to re-install XP. After the install, it told me I needed to register before I could log in. Ok, fine. So I hit OK and it crashes. I figured out that it would let me log in if I booted into safe mode. At some point I set msconfig to automatically boot into safe mode. Now when it boots into safe mode I get the message requireing me to register, but then I get a message saying I can't register when in safe mode. But until I log in, I can't set msconfig to boot normally. So I'm stuck. Where do I find the ini or whatever file that is booting it into safe mode?
 

A:How to turn off safe mode in a command prompt

well, if you can enter safe mode - go to run -> msconfig -> boot.ini -> and uncheck boot in safe mode.

You only need to activate windows, registring is optional.
 

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Hello,

I have here a pretty stupid problem. I had to enter Windows 8 in safe mode with command prompt to do something. After I did that, I pressed alt+F4 to exit the command prompt, so now I have a complete black screen with a cursor that I can move. I want to exit the safe mode now, to reboot again in normal mode. However, there is nothing to click on, alt+F4 doesn't work, ctrl+alt+del doesn't work, etc. There are some things that do work (for example win+P to connect a second screen, but I don't need that...). When I press the power button, it just goes to sleep. So I just want to get out of this situation. If anyone knows how to bring up command prompt again or shut it down completely, let me know please.

Thanks,
Japeroen

A:How to exit safe mode with command prompt

Well guess what. After nearly 1 hour of trying to exit, I tried one more time after I posted this tread and it worked by pressing the power button... I don't understand it... But hey, it's solved, so I got that going for me, which is nice.
Thanks!

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Hi All, I just tried to use combofix in Windows 8.1 Safe Mode with Command Prompt, and it gave me an error message of "Windows 2000 is not supported".Interesting ....So I ran it in Windows normal mode and said it couldn't run, not the same error message, but it didn't run.Anybody else run into this issue? Thanks,DonlizardEdit: Moved topic from Windows 8 to the more appropriate forum.~ Animal

A:Combofix in Windows 8.1 Safe Mode with Command Prompt

Theres about 1000 threads floating around here that specify that ComboFix isn't compatible with Windows 8 yet...

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lock up this morningEdit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:FBI virus only boots in safe mode command prompt

Welcome aboard
 
I'll report this topic to appropriate helpers.
Hold on there.

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Hello there!
Recently, my laptop has been freezing upon startup. Over time it got worse and now it just starts up on Safe Mode and command prompt.

I would appreciate any help and information on what to do to solve this issue.

Thanks

A:Laptop starts up with SAFE MODE/ command prompt

Welcome
I have moved your duplicate post, since duplicated posts are not permitted.
Try with a clean boot. If this solves your problem follow the instructions. This will work with Seven as well as Vista.
If it does not work. Run a full anti virus scan, download and run a full scan with malwarebytes.
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup - Windows 7 Forums

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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/586028/computer-boots-to-command-propmt

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Hi, my computer is infected with some type of malware, but in trying to fix it i might have caused more damage.

Malware/virus had disabled the "Run" option from the start menu, as well as the Task manager. I tried to start it in safe mode (by rebooting/ F8/ Safe mode) but the computer would stop in the middle of the process and shut down. So i restarted the computer in normal mode, searched for msconfig and selected the option to start in safe mode by default. I somehow thought that doing so would guarantee that the safe mode process would be completed. Looking back, i should have thought it out better...

Now, the computer immediately tries to start in safe mode, but again it stops in the middle of the process and shuts down.

Is there any way to disable starting in safe mode from the command prompt? (since I can still access it through Recovery console)....

thanks for your advice

A:[SOLVED] Disable Safe Mode from Command prompt?

Hi fcojmejia !

What happens when you press F8 at startup and choose last known good configuration or normal mode ?

If the above doesn't work you'll need to modify the boot.ini file. Checking the safe mode option in msconfig adds a /safeboot:minimal option at the end of the operating system line in the boot.ini file. You can either boot on an XP CD, enter the recovery console and type bootcfg /rebuild at the c:\windows\ prompt to rebuild a normal boot.ini file, or boot using another bootable CD that supports NTFS to edit the boot.ini file manually.

Once you're back in Windows follow these instructions to post a log and get some help from our security analysts about your malware infection.

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Hi all!I have big problems with one of my computers; when I login Windows Explorer almost immediately crashes and restart.After a few seconds this is repeated, continuously.I have downloaded FRST and run the scan feature.Please find the attached "FRST.txt" file.Thanks in advance./bomibaScan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 16-02-2014Ran by SYSTEM on MININT-2TJ49TG on 17-02-2014 20:22:08Running from L:\Windows 7 Professional (X64) OS Language: English(US)Internet Explorer Version 11Boot Mode: RecoveryThe current controlset is ControlSet001ATTENTION!:=====> If the system is bootable FRST could be run from normal or Safe mode to create a complete log.The only official download link for FRST:Download link for 32-Bit version: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/farbar-recovery-scan-tool/dl/81/Download link for 64-Bit Version: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/farbar-recovery-scan-tool/dl/82/Download link from any site other than Bleeping Computer is unpermitted or outdated.See tutorial for FRST: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ==================HKLM\...\Run: [AdobeAAMUpdater-1.0] - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\UWA\UpdaterStartupUtility.exe [499608 2011-06-16] (Adobe Systems Incorporated)HKLM-x32\...\Run: [HP Remote Solution] - C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Remote Solution\HP_Remote_Solution.exe [6... Read more

A:Explorer keep restarting and I cannot run in Safe Mode with command prompt

Could somebody please tell me how to proceed with this?
Thanks in advance!
/bomiba

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I woke up this morning to the FBI virus on my Dell Desktop. It will only boot in safe mode command prompt. Does anyone have any suggestions? Any help is greatly appreciated

A:FBI virus only boots in safe mode command prompt

Run these commands in the command window(bold ones)
 
net user test /add
press ENTER
net localgroup administrators test /add
press ENTER
 
Restart the PC and let me know if you can boot into test account

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hi,

By mistake i ran DEL C\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\*.dll in safe mode with command prompt so as to remove one of .dll files which seemed to be a Mal ware which i am still not able to delete. But because of this i have lost all files with extention .dll got deleted from system32 folder . After this i have to repair the windows using windows C.D as my Windows went corrupt .

Now that i have Repaired windows i am still getting lots of error regarding various file name with extension .dll

I was wondering If anyone can tell me if there is any way to recover the lost files. or can suggest any alternative way to get this fixed .

plzz Help.

my logfile of HijackThis is patsed below

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:19:48 PM, on 3/29/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Kerio\Personal Firewall 4\kpf4ss.exe
C:\Program Files\Panda Security\Panda Antivirus 2008\PsCtrls.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Panda Software\PavShld\pavprsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Kerio\Personal Firewall 4\kpf4gui.exe
C:\Program Files\Panda Security\Panda Antivirus 2008\PsImSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RunDll32.exe
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A:how to recover deleted files in safe mode with command prompt

plz help.....................................
 

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This all started when computer would lock up after about 5-10 mins of use. I figured it was a virus since our virus protection lapsed(go figure). So first thing I did was run hijackthis and I will post the log from that. Then downloaded Malwarebytes and did a scan and removed all that with no luck on the computer working any better. So I figured it was time to start safe mode. Well, that just got me in to more trouble. I now boot up to safe mode with the cmd.exe screen. I have tried F8, F6, F12 and esc. They all get me to the same screen of starting in safe mode or windows normally. Anything I choose gets me back to the command prompt in safe mode.

One last thing, this is a Gateway Netbook without a cd rom.

Log is as follows:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:07:13 AM, on 11/7/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAANTMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
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A:Probably Virus, No Malware, Stuck in Safe Mode with Command Prompt

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Hi I have been trying to fix my son's HP laptop. Its a Windows & Home Prem. Sorry the lap top I have registered with is mine but it's my son's which is poorly!
When we got back from holiday he went to use it and it wouldn't start up at all. I tried all of the F prompts I knew to get it to do something, F8 & F12 and eventually I got to the screen which says start up in safe mode with all of the options. I tried them all and then got as far as the laptop doing a start up like the first time we bought it, when you have to to register with windows etc. Then it kept freezing on that page where it says initialising.
I have finally got it to start up in safe mode with command prompts as I been following some of the suggestions I saw on line from your site and have just typed in the sfc/scannow in command prompt . It gets to 30% then freezes. I have tried it several times. I dont have a clue what to try next!
Please help?
 

A:Solved: Safe Mode in command prompt - start up then freezes

If I start up in normal mode it freezes on the welcome page sometimes, I have managed to get to the re registration form and thought I had cracked it but it froze on there as well. The fan does seem to be very noisy and its getting hot. Would this have anything to do with the problem as no new software was added prior to it not working.
 

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Yo, guys.

See, I am wondering if memory-resident viruses are merely capable of being discerned and knocked out by protection software in safe mode and by entering the command prompt and erasing them from there?

It's puzzling.

Anyway, thanks!

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Peace:
While using the Duplicate File delete tool in Comodo System Utilities, the Ntfs.sys drivers were accidentally deleted. Everything worked fine until I shut down. The system would not boot. F8 would not get me to the Safe Mode screen. After about a billion tries hitting F8, the Safe Mode screen appeared. I chose Windows XP Professional OS and the option Command Prompt. When I keyed Enter, I got that same error message about the repair disk which I don't have. Hit F8 again(just held it down) and got Safe Mode screen. Keyed the option Safe Mode and when entered, got that same error message. Hit F8 again and got Safe Mode screen. Keyed option 'directories'. Got same error message and a list of drivers(sys32\ntfs.sys) not on list. I was not able to get into the Safe Mode screen again no matter how many times I hit F8. The keyboard and mouse work while Safe Mode screen is on but don't work when trying to boot the machine. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:can't perform system restore through command prompt. option in safe mode

Boot to the XP CD and choose the SECOND repair option, allowing XP to install on top of itself. After completion you'll need to go to Windows Update and download & install all updates (except for hardware & driver related updates, which should never be downloaded from Windows Update - only from the OEM websites). Here is a clear tutorial on how to perform a repair install: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/138-how-to-repair-windows-xp/

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I have Windows 7 Professional version installed. After it boots up and it goes to Login Screen. I click on user name icon and it tries to look for the password and it comes back to same USDER ID Icon. It goes in a loop.

I tried to book in SAFE mode and same thing happens.
I tried to do SAFE Mode in Command network. It does not go to Command prompt. Goes back to same login screen.
It is running on my Leonovo laptop.

Thanks,

A:Windows 7 unable to get the password prompt when I click on user id Icon. Unable to run safe mode with command

Hi,

I found several users who had the similar issue as yours, they gave the advices may help you, please refer to the link:

Unable to log into Windows 7, no password prompt on welcome screen:
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-security/unable-to-log-into-windows-7-no-password-prompt-on/9b3e65c9-c9c3-418a-8a96-f445359d475b

If the problem still persists, I?m afraid there is something wrong with your Leonovo laptop, you may need to connect manufacturer for further help.

Best Regards,
TaoPlease
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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.


CREATE A SYSTEM REPAIR DISC

START | type System Repair | Enter key | Create Disc button





GO TO A COMMAND PROMPT USING A SYSTEM REPAIR DISC

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.
5) NEXT
6) SYSTEM RECOVERY OPTIONS dialog
will search your system for installed versions of Windows.
7) select the Use recovery tools that can help fix problems starting Windows radio button |
NEXT
8) Choose command prompt from the list shown

Run any desired commands and type EXIT when finished.
Remove the System Repair Disc.
Shutdown your computer.
Power on your computer.

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

I can open the command prompt using:
Code:
Call Shell("cmd.exe" & dosCmd, vbNormalFocus)
I can also open Acrobat which is the program I need using:
Code:
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:

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

Code:
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,

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)

FLVPARSER

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.

Thanks!
 

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Hello.
I forgot my BIOS Password and I don't like to remove CMOS Battery. My Laptop have Windows 7 and want to reinstall it, Windows can provide any command for tell my Laptop for boot from CD? 

Thank you.

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Techs,
I have a WXP Pro pc with BSOD at startup: STOP: 0x0000007E kdcom.dll.  It will not boot in Safe Mode or Last Known Good config.  I want to run SFC /scannnow  to repair system files.  I have to boot from the Dell Reinstall OS cd.  I go into Windows Repair mode.  I select C:\windows.  Admin psw is blank.  At the command prompt, I type c:\windows\ sfc /scannow and I get the error 
"command not recognized".  I copy and rename sfc.ex_ from cd d:\i386 to c:\ .  I try again from root of c:\ .  Same error, "command not recognized".  I am not sure what to try next to get SFC to work .  What can I do to run sfc from command prompt in Repair mode or need another suggestion.  Thanks. 

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What happened prior to this issue?

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I use Windows 7 Ultimate OS. The command prompt can't be opened in full screen mode(Shows the error msg when i press Ctrl+Alt:This system does not support full screen mode). But, in SAFE MODE i can run the cmd(command) mode in full screen.. If i install the XP mode Vertualization software,can i resolve this issue ? Bec, jus to work in command mode,i cant restart my laptop everytime to get into safe mode and normal mode.. And in XP mode, will my Windows 7 display changes to XP type ?
*Note: I also use a software called Turbo C++,which encounters the same problem of not supporting the full screen.. If i get into SAFE MODE, i can work in Full screen without any probem..
 

A:Why Windows 7 does not support full screen mode for command prompt like XP,is XP mode is the answer ?(Ultimate edition OS)

Hi,
 
The same question is asked and answered on the following thread:
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itprovirt/thread/0f670f81-3302-4bc7-af34-8328ed69f153/#74c246c8-9fc4-4aac-8396-cee40a05e50a
Regards,
 Arthur Li - MSFT

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On Nov 11th, My Sony Vaio VGN-NR260E Vista Home Premium computer got infested with a virus... GRRR!!!

First it gave me the BSOD and repetitive reboot. Then I got it to boot into safemode (f8), then I restored my computer to a date from earlier in the month of November. After I did that It wouldn't boot properly and every option would then give me the dreaded KSOD. Also after that no Restore Points Found.

Pulled out the Vista Recovery disk and then when I select Start up Repair it tells me could not detect a problem. In the Diagnosis and repair log it says no problems found in each section. Under Boot status test "Boot status indicates that the OS booted Successfully."

I then scoured the web for possible solutions to my problem. I tried to fix Boot via command prompt in Win REovery using these and other similar instructions:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392

and I've also tried:
chkdsk every which way says no problems
KSOD fix(http://www.logicitc.com/blog/?p=102)
sfc /scannow get "Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation"
to run SFC. From the Win Vista install CD "C:\>SFC /scannow /offbootdir=c:\ /offwindir=c:\windows\". Received Application Error: The exception breakpoint - a breakpoint has been reached (0x80000003)occurred in the application at location 0x7354764a. Click ok to terminate program.
I've run bootable repair recoveries from:

AVG Repair
Panda
UBD... Read more

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I just recovered from the FBI moneypak virus and now when i boot up my windows 7 laptop I only see a black screen with a command prompt. if i type in "explorer" and hit enter, windows fully boots to the desktop and everything is fine. i went into msconfig and the startup is set to normal, and all of the microsoft services are enabled. I tried startup recovery with a windows 7 disk and it did not find any problems to repair. how do i make windows fully boot on its own without having to type "explorer" in a command prompt after every boot? thanks
 

A:only command prompt apears on boot

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I cant get windows to boot and it wont restore to another point with a repair disk, but when I put the repair disk in, it gives me an option to open a command prompt window. Is there a command to make the computer boot in safemode i can enter from the cmd prompt?

A:Boot into safemode from the command Prompt? Possible?

Hello fellupahill,

Yes, you could use OPTION THREE in the tutorial below to set Windows to boot into Safe Mode from a command prompt at boot.

Safe Mode

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I am on vacation and my laptop with vistaa crashed. I reinstalled using my sister's vista disk since the one I have is back home. It installed fine but then when it was updating, it got hung up and I had to turn it off since it was frozen for hours. When I started back up it would just go to a black screen with a moveable cursor. I have read on the internet that this is a common phenomen when having problems with updating.

The problem? I can't boot now from the restore disk. I would like to go to a command prompt at start up format the hard drive but I have tried everything and can't get it to do that.

I know it is definitely the hard dritve because I removed it and installed it on my kid's laptop and it did the exact same thing. When I reinstalled the original harddrive back onto my kids' laptop, it worked fine.

Any suggestions to get it to boot to a prompt or someway I can make it go to setup with the Vista disk.

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Command prompt boot from vista

hi you could try the recovery partition you need to look on mfr support website for the manual and find which key/keys to tap on boot
 

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I've looked everywhere on the web, and everything seems to apply to Windows 98 or earlier, and people with floppy disks!

I need a simple CD or USB drive (CD preferably as USB booting I can never get to work) so I can flash a BIOS. The computer has no flash function in BIOS setup, and no windows based flash program available, so I need a command prompt!!!

I tried a couple of free CD burning softwares, and the format utility in Windows 7, but none of them let me make the CD bootable! Those that do want a FLOPPY(!) as a source!

HELP!!!!!

A:How do I make a DOS / command prompt boot CD?!?

Take a look at this: How to flash your BIOS without a floppy drive - Broadband Genie

Stephen

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Ho do I make a DOS / command prompt boot CD and add files into it.

A:How do I make a DOS / command prompt boot CD?!?

Welcome to the forum you can download them from many sites depending what uou want allbootdisk.com

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how can i access the command prompt upon boot up of windows xp media center without the windows xp cd

and i dont have a floppy drive

A:access command prompt upon boot up

You can create your own Recovery Console disk with this file:http://www.thecomputerparamedic.com/files/rc.isoYou must burn this file to a CD as an ISO.

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I have been attempting to remove malware/spyware from my new (june '08) computer and have been using a process recommended by MajorGeeks.com. The next step in this process is to run your ComboFix tool. I have been following your tutorial on "how to use the Command Prompt in the Vista Windows Recovery Environment". In the third paragraph directly under Figure 1 in the directions, you state that if a computer cannot boot off the Vista DVD, to try the F8 key to get to a screen similar to Figure 2. When I push F8 at the appropriate time, I do not get a picture looking like Figure 2. Instead I get a black screen with the following options:

Advanced Boot Options
Choose Advanced Options for: Windows Vista (Use the Arrow Keys to highlight your choice.)

Repair your computer

Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt

Enable Boot Logging
Enable low-resolution video (640 x 480)
Last Known good configuration (advanced)
Directory Services Restore Mode
Debugging Mode
Disable Automatic Restart on System Failure
Disable Driver Signature Enforcement

Start Windows Normally

Enter=choose Esc=cancel

I have tried several of the obvious options but have not arrived at a point where it is obvious that I can access anything about the Windows recovery environment.

Help!

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I know you can type slmgr -rearm to continue using the trial period for a total of 120 days. However, I can't get to the command prompt, as all I see is the web browser. Is there a shortcut command or something I can do to get to the command prompt? Microsoft has said your allowed to do it, but I haven't used the computer in a few days and forgot to type it in.

Also, is there a way I could save all my files and unistall vista and reinstall XP? A lot of things don't work right with it. The main reason I want to keep it activated is just to save all my files and settings.
 

A:My vista laptop is in reduced functionality mode, how do I access the command prompt?

All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt

Or, enable run from your task bar, then type in cmd to open command prompt

Also... worse come worse.. just slave the hard drive to retrieve your data.
 

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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.






Quote:
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 192.168.1.100 to 192.168.1.255


http://social.answers.microsoft.com/...f-3656805f1844

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\command.com
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:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\CDAC11BA.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\HackerWatch\HWAPI.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mclogsrv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcupdmgr.exe
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C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcods.exe
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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?
Thanks

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,
Shawn

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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:


Code:
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?

Regards,

Dan

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Quote:
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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Hello Everyone ...

My PC is getting me error and does not boot on normal windows always boot on command prompt only...

Windows 8 Always boot on Command Prompt ...Please guide how can i repair ?

Regards
Jenisbob

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