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Strange "Command Prompt Error" Messages on Startup

Q: Strange "Command Prompt Error" Messages on Startup

Hi,

After booting up my laptop (Dell studio 7 running Windows 7 Premium 64) today, two strange "Command Prompt Error" message appeared. They had something like "Hidden Startup" as the window title (I might not have remembered this completely accurately as I didn't think to take a screenshot or save them at the time).
I haven't seen these messages before, and since rebooting they haven't returned.
Is there a way of viewing them again so I can work out what they are and what might have caused them to appear? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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A: Strange "Command Prompt Error" Messages on Startup

There may be others that know how to review the messages but before that
run an anti virus scan
Download and run a full scan with malwarebytes
Run a full scan with eset online.

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Hello,

I have basic knowledge of the command terminal, in that I only know how to navigate through directories. Currently I am trying to execute the following:

java ?jar MRTBatch.jar ?d input_directory ?p parameter_directory\input_parameter_file ?o parameter_file_directory

I have already navigated to the correct directory to make use of the MRTBatch.jar tool, however the problem arises with my user inputs, which are of the form "C:\Users\My Name\Rest of path". I keep getting the error:

ERROR: Could not find directory "C:\Users\My Name".

When navigating directories earlier I always had to go find the file I wanted, copy its path location, paste it into the command terminal, and then erase the "C:\" portion (so it became cd\Users\My Name\Rest of path) for it to work. So when I got this error I have tried multiple edits for it to recognize the paths. Could it be as simple as switching the direction of the slashes? I would have thought the complete path name would always be best. Is it because I'm already burrowed down so far that it cant seem to recognize any file further back?

Here are the directions I am following, pg 40 titles "Automated Batch Processing": https://lpdaac.usgs.gov/sites/default/files/public/mrt41_usermanual_032811.pdf
My goal is to mosaic a bunch of satellite imagery using the MODIS Reprojection Tool (MRT).

Thank you for the help!

A:Command Prompt Error: "Cannot find directory "C:\Users\..."

Web site URLs use the forward slash / while path statements in the OS use the backslash \.

Your problem just may be that it needs to start from the root of the drive or C:\. If it starts at the standard Command Prompt it will already be looking below/inside C:\Users\your name\.

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It seems that other than the 'dir' command, every command I run from my dos prompt, I get an "Access is denied." message.  Example:
C:\Users\aagha>ipconfig
Access is denied.

I've checked my UAC settings and made sure they're set to "Never Notify".

I've also tried to run sfc.exe, but can't:
C:\Users\aagha>sfc.exe
Access is denied.

Finally, I've tried to run cmd.exe as administrator, but no luck.
The one thing I've noticed is that if I go to cmd.exe's Properties and then the Security tab, I see that TrustedInstaller has Full control, but SYSTEM, Administrators and Users have only:

Read & execute andRead
I've tried to change permissions by editing, but when I do so, I get an "Access is denied" message.
I've run out of ideas on what else to try and would appreciate the help.

A:[SOLVED] Windows 7 cmd prompt gives "Access is denied." error for every command

SOLVED!

The problem was that I had the Personal firewall from Comodo installed.  By uninstalling this, all normal DOS functionality seems to have returned!

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Hi,

I was in the process of setting up my XP Professional machine to get a "Command Prompt Here" option according the instructions in http://www.fileformat.info/tip/microsoft/cmd_prompt_here.htm

But instead of selecting "Folder" as the instructions say, I selected "File Folder" by mistake. Now whenever I double click on a folder icon in Windows Explorer, it opens a command window instead of opening the folder. I am not able to remove this action as the remove option is grayed out.

Please help.
 

A:How to revert error in getting "Command Prompt Here"

Do a system restore to before you made that little mistake.
 

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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.

Situation:
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! )

Viz.:
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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Hi
Recently I've started getting an explorer window after starting up and loggin into XP and I get a file not found error, always with "/idlist,:xxx.yyy" where xxx and yyyy change each time. I've checked through the startup items in MSCONFIG and disabled some, to no avail. I'm extremely grateful for any insight you may have! Are we looking at something malicious?

Here is a Hijack This! log.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:02:51 AM, on 1/31/2006
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:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\r_server.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\SavRoam.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\fxssvc.exe
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A:XP Startup with explorer window and an error with varying "idlist" messages

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On startup I get a popup window labeled "RUN DLL" with the following message:

"Error loading C:\PROGRAM~1\MYWEBS~1\bar\1.bin\M3PLUGIN.DLL

The specified module could not be found."

I've done AV and multiple spyware scans, plus the usual ATF Cleaner runs at regular intervals, and this still comes up on bootup. It seems to indicate that whatever weird file it is can't find something else it needs to run, but given that the kids use this system and frequent sites like MySpace and Facebook, it's a little creepy.

The HJT log (N.B.: the stuff in Thai script is probably OK - we speak Thai and surf Thai sites:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 13:06:18, on 28/6/2551
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
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\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\sl... Read more

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In Windows 7, whenever I try to select "Open file location" from the right click menu of a shortcut, instead of opening the folder in explorer, it opens a command prompt window with the directory set to file location instead. The same thing happens when I select "Show in Windows Explorer" in iTunes.

How do I fix this?

A:[Solved]"Open file location" opens command prompt instead

Hi, sorry for the delay, we down unders are having problems accessing the site. Both Vista and seven have the option to "open command prompt here" it looks like this has been associated with the context menu "open file location" very unusual. I wonder if Bonjour has anything to do with this (comes with I Tunes) you might prevent it from startup (not needed) under Msconfig uncheck it... is known as Responder has some letters before it like Mdns Responder.exe (or similar thats the one).

I would like to see the contents of this registry key (perfectly safe for you to do) open a Command prompt as administrator (start ,all programs, accessories right click command prompt select "run as administrator" at the prompt type:-


Code:
regedit /e C:\Note.txt "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell" & start notepad C:\note.txt
Press enter.

Copy the notepad contents here.

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1. Create a newTask named OpenCmdHereAsAdminNoUAC and activate "Run with the highest privileges"

2. Go to the Actions Tab, create a new Action "Start a Program" choose "C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe" and set the Working Directory (Start in) to %CURDIR%

3. Create a Shortcut named OpenCmdHereAsAdminNoUAC.
In the "Type the location of the item" Field type:

C:\Windows\System32\schtasks.exe /run /TN "\OpenCmdHereAsAdminNoUAC"

and copy the created Shortcut to C:\Windows\System32

Finally, add the attached "Add_Open_Command_Window Here_Admin_No_UAC.reg" to Registry.


Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

; Created by: Darth Nukem
; Created on: 08_20_16
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\OpenCmdHereAsAdminNoUAC]
@="Open Command Window Here (Admin)"
"HasLUAShield"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\OpenCmdHereAsAdminNoUAC\command]
@="cmd /s /c \"setx CURDIR \"%V\"& start c:\\windows\\system32\\OpenCmdHereAsAdminNoUAC.\"lnk\"& exit\""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\OpenCmdHereAsAdminNoUAC]
@="Open Command Window Here (Admin)"
"HasLUAShield"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\OpenCmdHereAsAdminNoUAC\command]
@="cmd /s /c \"setx CURDIR \"%V\"& start c:\\windows\\system32\\OpenCmdHereAsAdminNoUAC.\"lnk\"& exit\""


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A:[How-To] Context menu "Open elevated Command Prompt Here" without UAC

Elevated Shortcut without UAC - Create in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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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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I've been having a lot of problems with a certain hard drive lately. So I went to dos to run chkdsk and got the following:

D:\>chkdsk
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Volume label is Big one.

WARNING! F parameter not specified.
Running CHKDSK in read-only mode.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
Deleting corrupt attribute record (128, "")
from file record segment 4197.
Deleting corrupt attribute record (128, "")
from file record segment 4217.
Deleting corrupt attribute record (128, "")
from file record segment 4219.
Deleting corrupt attribute record (128, "")
from file record segment 4222.
Deleting corrupt attribute record (128, "")
from file record segment 5038.
Deleting corrupt attribute record (128, "")
from file record segment 5050.
File verification completed.

Errors found. CHKDSK cannot continue in read-only mode.
 

A:Chkdsk says it "cannot continue in read-only mode" at command prompt

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Hey guys,

I know there's a way to add a "Open command window here" when you click ON a folder... but what I'm curious about is if there's a way to do that if you're IN a folder. It never made sense to me, if I want to run a command-line utility like ffmpeg on a file, to have to go up a folder, click that option, then enter the folder again.

Does anybody know if there can be an option like this? To clarify:
This is what I'm referring to. I know MS Office Groove added an option there, so theoretically couldn't there also be one for command prompt? I know if you right-click on the desktop while holding Shift, the option shows up, but ONLY on the desktop.

Any answers would be appreciated.

A:Adding "Open Command Prompt" Option

Hotkeys

PromptHere

It doesn't use the context menu. It's a hotkey.
If you hit the hotkey while you are in a folder with nothing selected, it uses a macro to go up, get the current folder, then go back where you were and open a command prompt. It has to macro up to get the current folder using the clipboard.

Also unlike other Command Prompt Here type utilities, you can select several folders and hit the hotkey. A prompt will open with each as the current directory.
IOW, if you had 3 folders selected you'd get 3 command prompts.

It's free for you to use at your own risk.

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I just resolved an issue I had with the wireless connectivity of my Acer notebook computer and now I am getting strange error messages. When I try (not every instance) to open device manager I will get the message "Failed to open empty document." From there I will occasionally get "Parser" messages that say "Value creation failed at line 843" or "line 422." I read what I could find about these messages and it points to MMC as the cause. How do I go about fixing this annoying problem if anyone knows?
 

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What's the "Search" command prompt in Win8 pls? I thank you.

A:"Search" command prompt in Win8 pls?

??? Don't understand your question. When/where do you see this?

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Some how I've got my registry messed up. Now when I do 'Start' -> 'Run...' and enter 'C:\' instead of opening windows explorer at the C:\ drive it opens a DOS prompt at the that C:\ drive. I know this must be causeed by the 'DosHere' option over riding standard behavior, however if at Start' -> 'Run...' I enter a drive letter and a path like 'C:\code' then it does correctly open windows explorer at that location.

Not a huge issue but I'd like to get it back to working as before.

I feel like it might be related to this registry key section: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell

Thanks,
Neal
 

A:Start -> Run... "C:\" opening a Command prompt

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\find\command
Should be:
%SystemRoot%\Explorer.exe

Not sure if that's it though


Edit:

I've changed my mind. Pretty sure it's here:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths
Look for an entry called cmdc and remove it (probably right click ->Export first, as a backup)

Then try Start->Run-> C: again
 

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Hey everyone,
        I am trying to get the REST queries to work with the sharepoint end points instead of graph end points. I first created an app with relevant permissions and have given it the admin consent. Then I am hitting the https://login.microsoftonline.com/<tenant>.onmicrosoft.com/oauth2/token?Content-Type=application/x-www-form-urlencoded end
point with https://<tenant>.sharepoint.com as resource. I am then using the access token retrieved to give the rest call to https://<tenant>.sharepoint.com/_api/v2.0/drives/b!3indYSbqZ0-hVSPnCgIZy-2xDMh7jH9AuQnEzJMc6TEfQoSJvJT-R6tT0lFBQiPr/root/delta
but it is failing with "error":{"code":"generalException","message":"General exception while processing"}}. The REST response code is 401 Unauthorized. I have filed a Microsoft support ticket but they
have asked me to post on these forms. Can someone please help me with this? I am not able to move forward because the error is pretty generic and doesn't give any additional details.
Thanks,
Sai Kiran Katuri.

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Hello.
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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"401 Authorization" and "Protected Object" Error Messages
Could some please explain the correct sequence or syntax of the http entries in the Internet Explorerís browser address line to invoke the name and password entry box for a D-Link Camera, when accessing it remotely?

I have a dynamic host, which has an address that is entered in the browser's open box, in the following format:
http://servername.dynamichostnameortnumber. The port numbers are the ports assigned to the two cameras. The server name is the same server name that is assigned to the router and the DYNdns host. The dynamic host name is set up with DYNdns.org and has been tested using their tools and is reported as working.

I have tried the remote (internet) access on computers running both Windows XP home and professional, service pack 3.

The cameras are DCS-6620G 802g Wireless cams. Have configured cameras. If I am on my wireless intranet, I can access the cameras by either typing in their local IPs into the open box on the File Menu of Windows Internet Explorer or by using the IP Surveillance Software, no problem, so far. Each camera has an internal static IP, and each has been assigned its own HTTP port number which has been forwarded to the respective static IP in the Linksys WRT54G router.

Each Camera has an administrator name and password that has been saved. When accessing on my intranet, either through IE or the Surveillance Software, there is a drop down box that opens to... Read more

A:"401 Unauthorized" and "Protected Object" Error Messages

Please don't post duplicate threads. If your thread is in an inappropriate forum, please report it and a moderator will move it.

Continue the problem resolution here: http://forums.techguy.org/networking/865180-401-authorization-protected-object-error.html
 

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Could some please explain the correct sequence or syntax of the http entries in the Internet Explorerís browser address line to invoke the name and password entry box for a D-Link Camera, when accessing it remotely?

I have a dynamic host, which has an address that is entered in the browser's open box, in the following format:
http://servername.dynamichostnameortnumber. The port numbers are the ports assigned to the two cameras. The server name is the same server name that is assigned to the router and the DYNdns host. The dynamic host name is set up with DYNdns.org and has been tested using their tools and is reported as working.

I have tried the remote (internet) access on computers running both Windows XP home and professional, service pack 3.

The cameras are DCS-6620G 802g Wireless cams. Have configured cameras. If I am on my wireless intranet, I can access the cameras by either typing in their local IPs into the open box on the File Menu of Windows Internet Explorer or by using the IP Surveillance Software, no problem, so far. Each camera has an internal static IP, and each has been assigned its own HTTP port number which has been forwarded to the respective static IP in the Linksys WRT54G router.

Each Camera has an administrator name and password that has been saved. When accessing on my intranet, either through IE or the Surveillance Software, there is a drop down box that opens to input the name and password. This works fine on the intranet.

The problem is ... Read more

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Could some please explain the correct sequence or syntax of the http entries in the Internet Explorerís browser address line to invoke the name and password entry box for a D-Link Camera, when accessing it remotely?

I have a dynamic host, which has an address that is entered in the browser's open box, in the following format:
http://servername.dynamichostnameortnumber. The port numbers are the ports assigned to the two cameras. The server name is the same server name that is assigned to the router and the DYNdns host. The dynamic host name is set up with DYNdns.org and has been tested using their tools and is reported as working.

I have tried the remote (internet) access on computers running both Windows XP home and professional, service pack 3.

The cameras are DCS-6620G 802g Wireless cams. Have configured cameras. If I am on my wireless intranet, I can access the cameras by either typing in their local IPs into the open box on the File Menu of Windows Internet Explorer or by using the IP Surveillance Software, no problem, so far. Each camera has an internal static IP, and each has been assigned its own HTTP port number which has been forwarded to the respective static IP in the Linksys WRT54G router.

Each Camera has an administrator name and password that has been saved. When accessing on my intranet, either through IE or the Surveillance Software, there is a drop down box that opens to input the name and password. This works fine on the intranet.

The problem is ... Read more

A:"401 Unauthorized" and "Protected Object" Error Messages

Please don't post duplicate threads. If your thread is in an inappropriate forum, please report it and a moderator will move it.

Continue the problem resolution here: http://forums.techguy.org/networking/865180-401-authorization-protected-object-error.html
 

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So I used to be able to use the "at" command on command prompt, but now whenever I try to use it like:

at 5:00 shutdown -s -f

it says "the service has not been started." Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

A:Can't use "at" command on cmd prompt anymore?

You need to have the schedule service running for the At command to work correctly, this is the first thing I would check - it should be set to start automatically - also the At command has been depreciated in Windows 7 and though it still works Microsoft advises that your use the schtasks command instead

More information is in the Command Line Reference on Technet

At

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Hello

I understand what the %path% and %pathext% variables are.

typing: "notepad" or "calc" in the command prompt from any directory will open notepad.exe and calc.exe because their directories are in %path% and ".exe" is in %pathext%.

On the other hand "wordpad.exe" and "chrome.exe are not in %path% so typing "wordpad" or "chrome" from a random directory doesn't work.

however, typing "start wordpad" or "start chrome" does work. How come? How does the start command know where to find the executables?

Thanks in advance!

A:Using "start" in command prompt

I don't have chrome installed but I do have wordpad installed and I can simply type Wordpad, hit enter and Wordpad starts.

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hello guys, when i try to open "cmd" through run dialog box,it pop a dialog box to open the commmand prompt with any program, as this pops when we try to open any unknown file. what can be the reason, I have to run this program from system32 folder manually.
 

A:command prompt "cmd" problem

I am not quite understanding your problem. Language Barrier.

Are you saying that when you do this:

start > run > cmd

The command prompt does not open.

If that is the case, your path variable is screwed up. You can change that in your system properties, in the advanced tab.
 

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I have Vista Home Premium 64bit and at one time the 'Run" prompt was there and also the "command Prompt was in Accessories.System tools. Now the command Prompt is not there. The "Run" prompt is nowhere to be found. I clicked on Start then properties then customize and checked the Run command but it still does not show up. When I type " Run" or "Command Prompt" into the "search" it says that no items match. So both these commands are gone and I cannot find either one . thanks.

Edited to say that after rebooting my computer , the "Run" Prompt showed up , but the "Command" Prompt is still missing. Where did it go ?

A:The "Run" The "Run" Prompt and the "Command" Prompt are Gone

Could be spyware, post a HiJackThis log.

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I am receiving these 2 error messages (see below). Message #1 pops up first and then is followed by Message #2

Message #1:

"hpqthb08.exe-strong name Validation Failed which says, (Strong name validation failed for assembly C:\Program Files\HP\digital imaging\bin\hpqthb08.exe The file may have been tampered with or it was partially signed but not fully signed with correct private key )"

Followed by Message #2:

hpqth08.exe Common Language runtime Debugging Services. Click OK to Terminate or Cancel to Debug

HELP!
 

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I am receiving these 2 error messages (see below). Message #1 pops up first and then is followed by Message #2

Message #1:

"hpqthb08.exe-strong name Validation Failed which says, (Strong name validation failed for assembly C:\Program Files\HP\digital imaging\bin\hpqthb08.exe The file may have been tampered with or it was partially signed but not fully signed with correct private key )"

Followed by Message #2:

hpqth08.exe Common Language runtime Debugging Services. Click OK to Terminate or Cancel to Debug

HELP!
 

A:ERROR MESSAGES: ""hpqthb08.exe-strong name Validation Failed..."

Closing duplicate to: http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/545998-error-messages-hpqthb08-exe-strong.html
 

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as described in the title when i boot my laptop: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834117780R
i get the "disk read error -> press cntrl alt del to restart" message. I then tried to access the backup partition through f10 only to run into this error "status : 0xc00000e9 Info : an unexpected I/O error has occurred" it seems that it cant communicate with my hard drive.

I read a few other forum posts but didnt see anyone have the 0xc00000e9 error also. Bios boot priorities are in order if that matters.

Is there a fix without having to replace the entire HD and buy a new vista installation(preinstalled w/ no disc in the box).

Im very reluctant to take it to a service center as i can very likely fix it myself (with the help of the friendly people here of course), only problem is im having a little trouble..finding.. my HD in this damn notebook.. heh, ill figure that part out. new to notebook repair.

Thanks in advance. Danny

edit: found the HD, doesnt look like it even uses a cable, just plugs right into what i assume is the mb. dont know if that helps just supplying what i can.
 

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I say "not right" because I went to run SFC today and it immediately said "SFC/scannow is not a recognized command etc" That's also when I noticed that the first line of the command prompt reads C:\Users\Username and I don't think that's what it's supposed to read. But anyway I cannot do a System File Check and yes I did log in as administrator
 

A:Command Prompt "not right"!

You need a space between the command and the switch:
SFC /SCANNOW.

And you are right, the Prompt should read C:\Windows\System32 in an Admin Command Prompt.
Type cmd in the search box, then right click cmd.exe when it appears in the list, and choose Run as Administrator

Jerry
 

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Hey,

So im trying to clean up my PC, FRESH install w/current updates

followed @BRINK guide to

DISM

and keep getting this error

tried in normal mode and SAFE

**Update tried running SFC /SCANNOW again will post sfcdetails

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Anyone know how to achieve this? Basically I want to make the user agree to a usage agreement when they logon to the machine. The prompt will display a message and they have to click 'ok' to continue.
Any idea?
 

A:Create an "Ok" prompt at startup

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How to remove the "Authenticated Users" "Create Folders" permission from the root of the C Drive via command-line?
I know this question has been asked many times before, but nothing works for us!
We tried the following:
Take ownership: I cannot take ownership using the Administrator account (local and Domain Admin accounts) of the root C:. Error Access Denied
Cuurent root C: owner is TrustedInstaller and acnnot be changed.
We cannot change or remove the Create Folders permission of the Authenticated Users of the root C: . Error Access Denied.
Drive C: is hidden via GPO, but many users can enter it from the File-Explorer and create folders in the root C:.
We do not want -for many reasons- to Block/ Prevent Access to C: via GPO.
We also tried to run cacls and/or icacls under the system-account (PSEXEC -i -s -d CMD). Error Access Denied.
icacls C:\ /deny *S-1-5-11:(NP)(AD)
Error Access Denied.
icacls C:\ /remove:g *S-1-5-11
Error Access Denied.
cacls c:\ /e /c /R "Authenticated Users"
Error Access Denied.
Also using GPO "Computer Configuration\Security Settings\Restricted Groups ..." does not work!
Now we have this issue on over 450 pc's on our network. Nothing work. Please help! How to remove the "Authenticated Users" "Create Folders" permission from the root of the C: Drive on command-line?


win_builder

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I just upgraded from Vista Home Premium to Win7 professional x64 hoping to fix the above mentioned problem. After a complete re-install Im getting the same errors.

Im not sure of the proper terminology here, but during startup the computer does a scan of all hardware and "Volume 0" has a "failed" message.

The odd thing is that sometimes after a few restarts and pointless boot menu visits the computer starts up fine.

I tried windows repair feature by booting from the disk, but when I get to the window where i select the operating system to repair, its empty. Drive C, where the operating system is, is not showing.

I have a feeling that the hard drive itself has gone bad and is very unstable. Please let me know if I'm missing something or we just need to get a new HD.

Thank you

A:Win7 pro startup error "Boot MGR missing"/"Operating System Not Found

What type of hdd do you have. For example if you have a Seagate drive, there is software you can run to do a diagonostic on the hdd before the operating system boots.
This would be a good idea, especially if you were having same issues when Vista Home Premium was installed first.

Do you have more than one hdd installed. If yes, make sure in BIOS settings, the proper drive is selected for First Boot. And better yet make sure its the only drive attached when booting.

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Hello there

So I'm experiencing strange BitLocker behaviour. I have this PC at work. Clean Windows 8 x64 installation, 3 HDD (AHCI), no SSD.

After I set up BitLocker to encrypt "C" partition, it gave me pop-up window, that I should restart PC to test the BitLocker loader. So I clicked Yes. And after few seconds I got this:



Mind, I'm still ABLE TO type password (i can't see sh** though), after I hit enter Windows IS booting, but it's really weird to see above picture instead of:

(at my home PC).


My GFX is OK, I tested it with games, benchmarks etc.

Any thoughts people?

Kind Regards

Bart

A:VERY strange BitLocker "enter password" startup screen

Up, anyone?

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OS Version:  Windows 7 Enterprise x 86
IE Version:  IE 11
When a file is being downloaded from an internal website, an error prompt occurs, "certificate is not trusted".
However, it occurs, file can be downloaded properly.
If it can be controlled by Group Policy, please advise
Best solution: an error prompt can be suppressed

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Greetings,

I realize that I posted this thread previously, but I see that I had erroneously created it in the inappropriate forum (Windows Vista). However, the user "Macboatmaster" was kind and patient enough to provide me with assistance there, though I am still waiting on his following procedures.

In the meantime, as this is the Windows XP forum (my operating system is Windows XP), I wanted to formally post my dilemma here as well, as I thought that I may acquire more feedback. Here is the problem that I am facing, along with what Macboatmaster already suggested:

-I recently encountered some trouble on my pc (a BENQ) with respect to starting it up. During a recent system restore, a power failure occurred, and ever since I attempted to boot the computer, I receive the following error just before the desktop appears:

"Explorer.EXE - Unable To Locate Component: This application has failed to start because WININET.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix the problem."

This error prevents me from accessing anything on my desktop (i.e. task bar, icons, etc.) - only the desktop background appears, and all that I have access to is the Task Manager (Control+Alt+Delete). Control+Escape does not allow me to have access to the Start menu. I receive the same error just before I get into the cmd prompt, but it appears that I am still able to use it.

What has been already attempted (Macboatmaster's suggestion):

Went to Task Manager >New ... Read more

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Hello WSF,

I recently installed the Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit OS on my rig. Ever since installation I've been having this really odd warning at startup during boot process.
This is how it happens:
1) Power on, XFX splash screen pops up and computer proceeds through the DOS screens and whatnot
2) Literally seconds after the XFX Splash screen and after some system loading occurs, a warning appears on screen while still in the DOS screens.
It says exactly this: "Warning! The system case was opened sometime after last reboot. Please check the system." Then below that: "Press F1 to continue or DEL to enter Setup."
I've seen and experienced F1 warnings, like the "Floppy Drive Missing!" Etc, fixed those. But nothing like this. I've searched all over Google for it and I have come up with nothing. As far as I'm concerned there are no records of it.
Right now it isn't a primary concern, just an annoying obstacle, as I cannot walk away to let me PC boot like I used to. I have to wait to press F1; just an inconvenience. BUT, what does concern me is its mysteriousness. Could it be some sort of virus/intrusion? I have McAfee's best protection and have kept my HDD pretty darn clean. How could the system even detect that my case was open in the first place anyhow? I've opened my case many times before this OS installation without any problems. Any help/insight appreciated.
Thanks,
AOTC

A:Strange "warning" message during startup

1) Make sure your case is closed.

2) Reset the case open setting in your BIOS.

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Apologies for double posting in two different forums! I read the rules for posting for help and it says you must wait for a reply, so that others can see there has been no response, but the other thread had responses so having it moved here would have been counter productive.

"Open With

Choose the program you want to use to open this file:

File: All"

When I reboot my computer, I find the above dialogue box appears twice. I suppose Windows does not recognise a program being loaded up, but no idea what program that would be.

Please will someone please help me remove these annoying prompts?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate , 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6700 @ 2.66GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 11
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4095 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX, 768 Mb
Hard Drives: A: Total - 2046 MB, Free - 1341 MB; B: Total - 95 MB, Free - 92 MB; C: Total - 102405 MB, Free - 27100 MB; D: Total - 953866 MB, Free - 664326 MB; E: Total - 953859 MB, Free - 312092 MB; F: Total - 713253 MB, Free - 369867 MB; Y: Total - 100839 MB, Free - 100712 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., P5Q DELUXE, Rev 1.xx, 101732390000346
Antivirus: BitDefender Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

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HiJackThis
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.3 (BETA)
Scan saved at 14:08:12, on 26/09/2010
Platform: Unknown Windo... Read more

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There is a strange item listed in my Startup list ... GizmoDriveDelegate (disabled)
- using CCleaner -> Tools -> Startup -> Windows (tab)
The EXE path is to my custom Programs Folder ... "C:\Programs2"
ie, "C:\Programs2\GizmoCentral\gizmo.exe" /RemountStartupImages
- but with view-all-files-and-folders as TRUE (including system folders ) there is no trace of "GizmoCentral" nor "gizmo.exe"

The registry key is

Code:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\MSConfig\startupreg\GizmoDriveDelegate
Research has taken me to ...
Gizmo Drive | PCWorld ... which gives me a rough idea about "GizmoDriveDelegate "
GizmoDriveDelegate - gizmo.exe - Program Information ... near useless

Then found How to remove GizmoDriveDelegate but I am in unfamilar territory

Gizmos is not listed on "Add Remove Programs"

I would appreciate some guidance

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Everytime when I start my computer a Command Prompt Screen appears and tells "The system cannot find the file specified."
So I run "msconfig.exe" and "Autostart program viewer (Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com)" to find recent suspicious startup entry, but found nothing new.
Here's what I found :-
Malwarebytes Anti Malware removes folder :- "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\2308189059"
OS :- Windows XP SP3
Process :- cmd.exe (1292) | Parent :- <Non-existent Process>(1096)
Command line Argument :-
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe  /K for  /F %i in ('dir /b /a:h-d /w "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\2308189059\*"') do start /b regsvr32.exe /s /n /i:"" "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\2308189059\%i"
I want to know what is in that Folder - "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\2308189059\" and which process wants to execute its files?

A:Windows StartUp Command Prompt error

Here I've uploaded a Screenshot from Process Explorerhttp://i.imgur.com/cUaq3Ns.jpg?1
 

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Hi,
Im learning to programme and I wanted to do some of my work at home.
So i downloaded jdk 5.0 (from sun.com) and jEdit.
I wanted to compile the 'programme' i'd just written with Command Prompt, but whenever i type javac something.java
it says dat javac is not recognized

Ive been told to add the input/output txt files into a specific folder and then go to my computer>properties>advanced>environment....
In the user, i added CLASSPATH
and the other one already had a 'Path' and there i pasted the directory where the input/output tct can be found.
And then i restarted the pc.
But i keep getting the same msg..
And i think the command : java
doesn't work either

I checked around online and they said that i should check in the folder 'bin' if there was a javac.exe and a java.exe if there weren't any, then sth went wrong w/ the intallation.
I re-installed it and there it was.
But Command Prompt still doesn't recognize the command.
Help....
 

A:"javac'' and ''java'' won't work (Command Prompt)

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Hello,

I'm getting the error as "Stack overflow at line 46" while executing the command "Add-AzureAccount".

When I hit enter after that command, small window will open asking for Microsoft credentials. When I enter my username, it will process and gives me the error  Stack overflow at line 46.

Installed Azure commandlets on Powershell 4.0 and using IE8. I have reset the IE but still getting the same error.

Any help on this issue is appreciated.

Thanks,

Sridhar. A

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Can anyone help me with this ? i got a picture ... i cant sendto desktop as shortcut the icon is missing .. help !!

A:"Desktop As Shortcut" Command Is Missing from the "Send To" Menu

Maybe this info will help:
Send To Context Menu - Remove or Restore Default Items

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I am trying to use the fsutil file setshortname to set "Program Files" to PROGRA~1,

but the system is giving me an "Error: Access is denied" response.
what I have typed:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.3.9600]
(c) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Windows\system32>cd /d D:\
D:\>fsutil.exe 8dot3name set 0
The registry state is now: 0 (Enable 8dot3 name creation on all volumes).
D:\>fsutil file setshortname "Program Files" PROGRA~1
Error:  Access is denied.
And I try it in Safe Mode.It is also "Access is denied.".
Can someone
help me?

A:"fsutil file setshortname "Program Files" PROGRA~1"=>"Error:Access is denied."

Hi TimFF,
This might be related with the UAC settings, check this thread:
give full permission for the users in program
files folder
The steps in the above thread is not recommended.
For the short name usage, we may consider to create a directory-junction from
PROGRA~1 to C:\Program Files:
With the following commands:
mklink /J "C:\PROGRA~1" "C:\Program Files"
Reference:
Mklink
Best regards


Michael Shao
TechNet Community Support

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I am infected with this crap and have used the following tools to try to get rid of it:
Windows Defender, Unible PowerSuite (SpeedUpMyPC, Registry Booster & Spyware Protector) and Norton's One Button Checkup and WinDoctor.

Not sure if it's related, but my DISPLAY is locked at 640 X 480.

Atempted the 5 Step Process before posting and Panda ActiveScan froze and crashed after scanning 59253 files, but not before identifying 28 spyware files.

Here's my extra.txt log from Deckard's:

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Extra logfile - please post this as an attachment with your post.
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-- System Information ----------------------------------------------------------

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (build 2600) SP 2.0
Architecture: X86; Language: English

CPU 0: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz
Percentage of Memory in Use: 36%
Physical Memory (total/avail): 1277.95 MiB / 810.39 MiB
Pagefile Memory (total/avail): 1516.89 MiB / 1165.44 MiB
Virtual Memory (total/avail): 2047.88 MiB / 1930.88 MiB

A: is Removable (No Media)
C: is Fixed (NTFS) - 37.21 GiB total, 18.7 GiB free.
D: is CDROM (CDFS)

\\.\PHYSICALDRIVE0 - ST340014A - 37.25 GiB - 1 partition
\PARTITION0 - Unknown - 39.19 MiB
\PARTITION1 (bootable) - Installable File System - 37.21 GiB - C:



-- Security Center -------------------------------------------------------------

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A:Netsky Worm-Popups-The Three Icons - "Error Cleaner" "Privacy Protector" "Spyware..."

Bump.

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MS thinks that one of my PCs is running W7 that's not genuine. It is genuine - at least I bought it from Amazon and paid ?141 for it so that - to me - means it's genuine. It may not be but neither Amazon nor MS will take any responsibility for it not being genuine so I've given up with them both. I think that the issue arises because of hardware changes I've made. Oh - yes, I've lost the box with the key on it too.

Long story short. I use this PC very little and when I first first got the black screen and messages after I installed a larger hard drive and reinstated the drive image from an Acronis backup. I stupidly forgot to reinstate the drive signature. Then it happened again when I changed the ITX motherboard.

Now here's the real question. Every now and then it gives me the "black screen" treatment. I fix it by restoring a drive image and turning off W7 updates.
If the damned thing is told not to call home then it shouldn't should it? What's going on? It seems to give me a month or two and then goes psycho on me like HAL9000!

A:How do I stop W7 "calling home" and displaying "not genuine" messages?

If this is an OEM version then I can understand why it's doing this after you changed motherboards, since it is forever tied to the first one it is installed on.

If you can follow these instructions for activation issues,

Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

The results of that can help resolve your issue.

Filling in your system specs will help as well,

System Info - See Your System Specs

If your installation is valid then there's no reason to turn off updates or try to keep it from calling home.

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The full error reads: There was a problem sending the command to the program.
This is actually an older Excel problem that appears to have returned with my upgrading to Windows 10.
This error is presented whenever I try to open any excel file (tried .xls .xlsm .xlsx) by double clicking on it and right clicking and selecting "Open".
I can open Excel by itself and go to FILE->Open and all the files open just fine that way.
I've tried all of the following:
Disable all COM and Excel add-insDisable hardware accelerationCheck "Ignore other applications that use Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE)", close excel, try to re-open file, accept error then go back and uncheck "Ignore other applications...", close excel again, try to re-open files againGo to registry HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Excel.Sheet.12\shell\Open and backup/export then delete ddeexec
(completed same process for Excel.Sheet.12, Excel.Sheet.8 and Excel.Macrosheet)Go to same locations in registry but instead go to "command" key and change (Default) value from:
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\Root\Office15\EXCEL.EXE" /dde
to:
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\Root\Office15\EXCEL.EXE" /e "%1"
(completed same process for Excel.Sheet.12 and Excel.Sheet.8)All of the various methods mentioned here:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3001579
DDE method (already tried above)I don't have User Experience Virtualization (UE-V)Reset file associationsRepair Off... Read more

A:Excel error when opening documents "problem sending the command..."

Thanks to the marked solution from the site below, I was able to get things working again.
Windows 7 - Cannot run multiple instances of excel using option

The site says to check the DDE option in Excel first. I found that it doesn't matter whether you do this or not. Having the box checked or unchecked appears to have no effect on anything for me. (I ended up leaving it unchecked because that appears to be the consensus of the state it "should" be in on most sites I found)

So the solution for me ended up being sort of a combination of two of the methods I had tried before:
In the registry editor (win+r then type regedit) go to the following location:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Excel.Sheet.12\shell\OpenBackup before you change by right clicking on "Open" and selecting "export"Either delete or rename "ddeexec"
(renaming to ddeexecOLD or ddeexecBAK helps you remember that you changed something in the registry if you ever have to come back to this location again)Select "command" then modify the "(Default)" entry by replacing /dde at the end of the string with "%1" (with the quotes and a space before the "%1").
Changing /dde to /e appears to have no effect, all that was needed was the "%1" at the end. Repeat the above process replacing Excel.Sheet.12 with any/all of the following that are applicable to you:
Excel.CSVExcel.MacrosheetExcel.OpenDocumentSpreadsheet.12Excel.Sheet.8Excel.SheetBinary... Read more

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