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How to change 'rename' prompt to 'replace' prompt?

Q: How to change 'rename' prompt to 'replace' prompt?

Hi all.

I'm using Windows 10, Build 15063.

I have a huge folder of media files (some 15,000+).

Every day, a program that I use generates new media files and automatically places them within this folder.

These newly generated files are new versions of existing files (which they're meant to supersede), but are generated with a different name.

I then need to rename each of these files with the same name as the existing file (which I'll no longer need).

For example: The program creates XYZ.mp3 and I need to rename it to ABC.mp3 - a file that already exists (in this same folder).

However, if I try to rename the file with this existing file's name, I'll get a Windows prompt that says:

<Do you want to rename "XYZ.mp3" to "ABC.mp3 (2)"?>

The problem is that I don't want a file with a different name (a "(2)" version). I simply want the new file to replace the existing file altogether. I want the existing file to simply disappear.

Because I sometimes need to do this dozens of times a day - every day - it's a huge time waster for me to look for the old file (ABC.mp3) and delete it, and then go back and rename the new file (XYZ.mp3) with the name of the deleted file (ABC.mp3).

So my question is this ...

Is there any way in Windows 10 that you can set it up so that when you rename a file using the name of an existing file, it will ask you something like ...

<Do you want to replace the existing file already using that name?>

Many thanks for any suggestions.

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Preferred Solution: How to change 'rename' prompt to 'replace' prompt?

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I was a Mac guy back when some of you mavens were using MS-DOS. Whenever I bring up a command prompt with Vista it takes me to "C:\Users\username>". How do I change it to "C:\" so I can run some of the fix-up utilities like bootrec.exe? I thought the CD command did it, but I couldn't get it to work.

A:Change to C:\ Prompt from C:\Users\username> Prompt

You are correct in that you use the cd command.

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Someone turned my userprofilelist files into a bak files using command prompt I managed to find the files they are
My question is will deleting the.bak from the files names put them back where they need to be? If so, what is the command to do it from command prompt if not what do I need to do to get the files where they used to be and what command prompt do you use?

Here is where They were and where I need to get them using command prompt


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Hey guys. Just need come command prompt help.
How do I rename a bunch of files recursively?
For example, say I have a bunch of video files like:
Example S01E01
Example S01E02
Example S01E03
Example S01E04
Example S01E05
Using the command prompt, how do I rename all the files to:
Just take a word out of every file. I'm sure it's really easy but can't figure it out. Everything I find online shows me only how to rename a single file, it doesn't have information on options like /f, /R, etc to do it recursively.

A:Rename Files Recursively Through Prompt

Rather than use Windows for such...you may want to take a look at a tool I use for renaming, Bulk Rename Utility .

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HIFrom the Command Prompt of Windows 7, to enable the Administrator user, I should write "net user administrator /active:yes". Also from the command prompt, what is the command to rename this user so that, when I reboot Windows 7, the Administrator account will be created with the name renamed?THANKSBYE


A:Rename the Administrator account from the Command Prompt

Hi balubeto,Net command doesn't have rename account function. Based on my research and test on our test machines, you can download a free utility named Renuser.exe to achieve this. Please refer to the  following steps:1. Download Renuser.zip file, unzip it and copy Renuser.exe file to the path: C:\Windows\System32.Please note: we provide the 3rd party software for technical use only. There may be some changes without notice, Microsoft doesn't guarantee any accuracy on contacting information. 2. Start the Command Prompt with elevated privilege.3. Type the following syntax:renuser <Current UserName> <New UserName> [<DomainName>]Since your computer isn't joined to the domain, you can skip the [<DomainName>] setting. 4. Log off the current account and log back in. Now you can see the newly renamed account is displayed on the logon screen. Best RegardsDale

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Hi there, spreading this a little wider to see whether anyone else has experienced the same issue and whether anyone has found a workaround. Disabled strong security on the cert works around the issue as the prompt will not occur without strong security
Summary of issue:
When using Internet Explorer 11 on 2012 R2 with RDS or Citrix
and "Enable Strong Security" is set on a Personal Certificate, the prompt to ALLOW or DON'T ALLOW the application (in this case IE11) to access the certificate appears in another users session.
Others have highlighted the same issue:
Greg99 details the steps in this post with screenshots:




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Hello all, I was just wondering if anyone could help me get to a c:\ prompt so i can get rid of this blue screen of death error. I have windows XP pro and recently modified my ntoskrnl.exe file to change the boot graphics like I have done before but now I get a bsod error - c000021a, which I'm sure has been caused by the new ntoskrnl file. I dont currently have access to a floppy drive (its a laptop and I left my usb floppy back at school) and system restore was not enabled. If someone could help me get that c:\ prompt up (possibly by creating a boot disk on a cd or something to that effect) I would greatly appreaciate it. Also, it does not boot in any sort of safe mode--after the new graphics appear on the boot screen I get the bsod error. Thank you very much in advance.


A:Cant get to a DOS prompt! I need to replace bad ntoskrnl.exe with backup

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Click start run and type cmd

This will open up the command window.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

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Hello Everyone,

I am new and have had the horrible experience of getting inundated with ad/Spyware. My pc was running poorly. I saw an article on optimization. I did the opt. and installed Spybot-SD, Spyware, and Microsoft Anti-spyware and followed directions as the article suggested. I also ran the utils in admin safe mode.

My system is now cleaned up (no ad, malware, dialers, viruses) but there are a handful of sites that I can no longer access. When I open IE6 a dialog box pops up called explorer user prompt with the message script prompt with a long black bar. When I click ok, cancel, x, or try to close the browser it just freezes. The cpu usage jumps to 100%. I have to ctrl alt del to back out from the browser or if I keep clicking at close the browser crashes.

I reinstalled IE6 with no luck, messed with the IE security options, deleted all restricted sites, added the sites to the trusted sites, disabled all the three above mentioned anti-spywares, but still no luck. I enabled cookies on the privacy tab, java script, etc. in tools | advanced. I followed each anti-spywares instructions to recover files and turned off agents, etc. but still no luck. I am still locked out and cannot download. All the other sites are fine, it's just the ones before I ran the Spyblaster, etc. utils.

I am so frustrated. How do I fix this? I would really appreciate any advice at all! I don't know what else to do. Anyway, hello and thanks very much in advance everyone... Read more

A:Explorer User Prompt/script Prompt Ie6

Does this happen in Safe Mode with network support?

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The only suggestion I've seen to avoid this issue is to turn off password expiration entirely, which I can't do. However, the endless prompts to change my password are driving me nuts. Here's the message:

Your password is going to expire in 'n' days. Would you like to change it now?

Generally this defaults to 14 days, and a Windows computer will ask me if I want to change my password - every single time the computer is restarted over the next 14 days. Here's the crazy thing... if I set my password to expire in 90 days, I want to change my password in 90 days, not 76, 77, 78 days... 90 days. At the very least I would appreciate one of those handy "do not ask me again" options, so that I'm not prompted again until the 90 days has passed. This is one of the most-annoying features of Windows, close behind the User Account Control, which asks me if I'm really sure I want to run some program. I mean, after clicking a link, choosing to download the file when prompted, and clicking "Run" in that dialog window (if using IE), I might not be 100% certain I wanted to run the executable, right?

A:Change password prompt

Hello Ironwil, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could use the options in the tutorial below to change the warning time to 0 days, or what you like.

Password Expiration Warning - Change Time

Hope this helps,

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Anyone know how to do this in command prompt?

I type "cd .." a few times to get to to C:\

Then when I type "cd e:\" I see E:\ below the command line but I'm still in C:\.
Can anyone help?

Edit: Nevermind, manage to get it working. Just had to type "E:" instead of using CD beforehand. So used to linux.

A:Change Directory in Command Prompt

CD command is only meant to change directories, not drives. If you want to change to drive E: , just type E: at the prompt.

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When I try to switch to D drive it stays in C:

C:\Users\Valdis>cd d:

C:\Users\Valdis>cd D:\Downloads

C:\Users\Valdis>cd d:


Feels stupid to ask this question.. I checked cd Change Directory which confirms that I was doing it correctly. Any idea what could be a reason for this?

Ahh, stupid.. I just had to type the drive without CD to change it..

A:Cannot change drive in command prompt using CD

Hello Voldemarz,

You could do this by just typing D: and pressing enter.

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In Windows 2000 I could have swore I seen under Administrative tools an option that would prompt a user to change their password, and now that I want to use that feature I can't locate it. Anyone know where this feature can be activated?

A:Prompt user to change password

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can we change green colour???

A:can we change colour in prompt window??

It can by editing the .msstyles with a resource hacker of some kind.

Go to C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\Aero folder and zip up a copy of the aero.msstyles and post it here and I can give you the image numbers. I have 8.1 and need your 8 to check.

I would make a new custom theme so you do not corrupt the default aero.msstyles, look at Post #38 Here it will show you how, it showing Windows 7 but it's the same for 8.

You will need to install UxStyle so you can use custom themes.
To install UxStyle you need to turn off the UAC reboot, install UxStyle reboot, turn on UAC reboot.


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I'm working on a batch file to change a system's primary monitor before launching a game. Is there a DOS command to change the primary monitor on a system?


A:Command Prompt to change primary monitor?

Way beyond me, but have a look at this, and see if it's at all helpful:

Display Changer

A Guy

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for /F "usebackq tokens=1,2 delims==" %%i in (`wmic os get LocalDateTime /VALUE 2^>NUL`) do if '.%%i.'=='.LocalDateTime.' set ldt=%%j
set ldt=%ldt:~0,4%-%ldt:~4,2%-%ldt:~6,2% %ldt:~8,2%:%ldt:~10,2%:%ldt:~12,6%
I found the above code online that when you type "%ldt%" in the command prompt displays the date and time this way:

2016-11-28 02:22:03.056
Can it be modified or is there a way to have the day of the week instead of the time, so it displays

2016-11-28 Mon
On Windows 10, US.

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Ok, is it possible to change the Windows Vista password prompt/startup screen? I know that you can choose the picture in the center of the screen which represents the users account. However, I would like to know if it is possible to change that terrible Windows Vista background. Thanks, I appreciate your time and answers.

A:How to change the password prompt/startup screen

This should be what your looking for.

Boot Screen - Change

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basically i need to change my 2nd monitor on the right from the location 2560,360 to -1920,360 because i use csgo and not native res so it messes up my desktop, so i need a set of commands that will change what i just said on my second monitor so i dont
have to do it manually every time i play csgo

thanks in advance 

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This is a simple registry hack to change the default directory you see when opening command prompt. I like to have it set to the OS root drive, but you can change it to whatever you like. This will keep you from having to use the "change directory" switch every time you open command prompt, which can be more than a little annoying.

1.) Open up registry editor by typing "regedit" [without the quotes] in the search box, and then clicking on the link up top.

2.) Navigate to the key HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Command Processor and search for the string "Autorun" in the left window. If that string is not existing yet, create it. Double-click it afterwards and add the new directory path in the following way: CD /d C:\

3.) If you would like the command prompt to open in the system32 folder, use this string instead:
CD /d C:\windows\system32

4.) Close the registry editor, and then open the command prompt to check your work.

As you can see, you can easily change the default directory to whatever you like. Hope this helps you from being annoyed at the command prompt.

Here's the rusult....


A:Change Command Prompt Default Directory

Quote: Originally Posted by MadMaxData

This is a simple registry hack to change the default directory you see when opening command prompt.

Hi Max... why would you do that?

In your start bar find the command prompt shortcut, make a copy of it in a convenient place...

Right click and select properties... You will see this....

In the "Start in" box type the path where you want the command prompt to open.
You can even make multiple copies of the shortcut and have them available to open in any convenient place you like...

In addition there are a number of variables that can be used...

%HOMEDRIVE% = the root folder of your system partition
%APPDATA% = the application data folder for each user
%HOMEPATH% = your user folder
%PUBLIC% = your public folder
%SYSTEMROOT% = windows folder
%PROGRAMFILES% = program files folder
%TEMP% = user's temp folder

and I'm sure there are more...

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How do I change the command prompt's default directory in Windows 10? I see instructions in Sevenforums to do this in Windows 7 but not in Windows 10. Will the Windows 7 instructions work in Windows 10?

A:Change command prompt default directory

It would be the same. Create a shortcut and type: cmd /K cd:\C
will default to C:\

or take a look at this post:
Windows 10 post install tips or bugs - Page 2 - Windows 10 Forums

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Hi guys,

I'm trying to fix a computer with a virus (looks like Windows XP Recovery virus since using a boot cd shows all the files were hidden). My problem is that I've tried 2 keyboards, none of which will work on this computer. I'm thinking maybe the virus has prevented driver installation so I'm stuck at the "Log On to Windows" screen but cant even hit ok (there is no password for this account).

Anyway I can change the registry using a boot cd or something so that it logins automatically without the password screen showing up? Maybe this way I can get the mouse/kb drivers installed and start working on removing the malware. Thanks!

A:Change logon settings without logging in - through command prompt?

Sorry. We can't help you get into an account that you can't access the normal way. If the keyboard doesn't work for BIOS, it is a hardware problem and not a driver. If you can get into BIOS, check USB settings there (if it is a USB keyboard).

Try booting with a different OS to test the hardware and see if it is working.

Parted Magic disk partitoning tool (Bootable CD image)
If you prefer a bootable USB key, download and run Linux Live USB Creator. Choose the Parted Magic distro, and it will download it and automatically create a bootable USB key.

This CD (or key) contains many useful tools. You can partition, recover files, recover lost partitions, make disk images (by several different methods), transfer files between media, scan for viruses (It can serve as an Alternative Trusted Platform for search and elimination of rootkits and bootkits), examine and benchmark hardware, access the internet, and much more.

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Just read this article in " Makeuseof" Actually very cool!! Thought I'd share it


A:How to Change the Command Prompt Colors and properties in Windows

Originally Posted by AnEdge

Just read this article in " Makeuseof" Actually very cool!! Thought I'd share it


Yeah, quite cool to be able to match it to your theme!

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Just read this article in " Makeuseof" Actually very cool!! Thought I'd share it


A:How to Change the Command Prompt Colors and properties in Windows

Originally Posted by AnEdge

Just read this article in " Makeuseof" Actually very cool!! Thought I'd share it


Yeah, quite cool to be able to match it to your theme!

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Let me share the background quickly. I work at a school as Computer Applications Technology teacher. The students bring homework to school on their flashdrives, and though we have good antivirus software at school, the viruses on their home PC's will often do considerable damage to the data on their flashdrives.

One of the most common problems we have is some virus that sets the "system" attribute on all folders, effectively hiding them, and then creating shortcuts named after those folders, inviting people to double-click them, thereby effectively installing the virus locally (though our antivirus blocks it). So the problem is that those folders (with their homework) can only be revealed by going into "Folder Options" and selecting "Show hidden files and folders" and removing the option to "Hide protected operating system files". This is a big breach in security. So I usually have to change those settings, run the Attrib command in the command line to change all the folders, and then re-enable the settings. All of this takes up valuable time.

What I would like to know is, is there a way to give the attrib command once, thereby changing the attributes on all folders on a specific flashdrive? I played around with the /S /D and *.* settings, but couldn't accomplish anything. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you!

A:How do I change system attribute for all folders using command prompt?

it works just fine here

assuming we are in root of the flash drive which holds some files and subfolder with some files with....
attrib +r +s +h /S /D will add these attributes:
-read only
-system file
-is hidden
-Processes matching files and all subfolders.
-Processes folders as well

now if you wanna remove attrubutes for all files in all folders on whole flashdrive do this:
attrib -r -s -h /S /D
this command will remove attrubutes for all files folders and subfolders:
-read only
-system file
-is hidden
-Processes matching files and all subfolders.
-Processes folders as well

it works as expected

you was probably typing something wrong

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i decided to download some cute icons for my desktop and i think i assigned it the wrong way (i did it through file types > file folder) because when i try to open folders, an MS-DOS prompt pops up instead of opening the folder - it's driving me crazy - HELP! i can't fix this or find anything on the internet

i have windows XP

A:HELP! icon change lead to ms dos prompt on folder opening attempt?

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I have been passed through to this forum for assistance with an odd and suspicious issue.  Whenever I try to log on to a specific website, tripadvisor, I get a pop-up asking me if I want to change the email address domain from mine to seed.net.tw.  It happens using either Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer.  It only appears to be happening on the tripadvisor sites (I have tried the .co.uk and the .com sites - same result) but that could be because it is a tripadvisor 'thing' (I have contacted tripadvisor seeking their view - no answer yet) or because their log-in pop-up trips up something more serious - a keylogger or other.
I have had great assistance on the Security forum from a member who has guided me through using CCleaner, Malwarebytes, ADWcleaner, and Junkware Removal Tool, but to no avail, so he recommended I come here to seek further help.
I have attached the FRST.txt
 FRST.txt   42.34KB
  6 downloads and Addition.txt
 Addition.txt   64.71KB
  5 downloads files from the run through of the Farbar Recovery Scan Tool, as well as a screengrab of the suspicious pop-up
 screengrab15Jun16.jpg   68.86KB
  0 downloads.  Given the openness of this forum, I have tweaked usernames (only) in all three.
I should also note that, per above, I have pursued this with Tripadvisor,who have finally decided to assist, although it has gone nowhere other tha... Read more

A:Wierd login prompt asking me to change to Taiwan email address

Hello derekangel and welcome to BleepingComputer!  
My name is Sirawit and I'm here to help you.
If I don't reply after 3 days, feel free to PM me. 
==========================================================================Some points for you to keep in mind:
Backup any files that cannot be replaced. Removing malware can be unpredictable and this step can save a lot of heartaches if things don't go as planned. You can put them on a CD/DVD, external drive or a pen drive, anywhere except on the computer.
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 run any tools or take any steps other than those I will provide for you while we work on your computer together. I need to be certain about the state of your computer in order to provide appropriate and effective steps for you to take. Most often "well intentioned" (and usually panic driven!) independent efforts can make things much worse for both of us. If at any point you would prefer to take your own steps please let me know, I will not be offended. I would be happy to focus on the many others who are waiting in line for assistance.
Do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Periodically update me on the condition of your computer, and provid... Read more

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Hey, how we all doing?

I was stupid enough to manually delete my acronis files when I couldn't uninstall it the ordinary way.

Now windows 7 gives a short BSOD after logo and computer restarts.

Startup repair doesn't fix the problem, neither from my windows 7 usb or from laptop, I have tried it several times.

I don't have any system restore created.

I don't have any system image either to restore to either.

I really don't want to do a clean install again and wanted to try to do a repair upgrade, the problem is I can't boot into windows to begin with, and this seems to be needed to do a repair upgrade. When I try to do it from the USB it says I need to boot into windows first.

Is there a way to start the repair upgrade without having to boot into windows?

When I press F8 I don't get the options of safe mode, probably because I set the "time to display list of os to 0".

Since I can't boot into windows 7 I can't change this above 0. Is there a a way to set this time above 0 from command prompt from my windows 7 installation usb?

Any other ideas as to how I should fix the situation?

Appreciate the help.

edit: tried the fix mbr tutorial, didn't help.

A:Change time to display OS from installation disk command prompt

Hello Bradley, welcome to Seven Forums!

As soon as, immediately as soon as you hit the PC power button, start repeatedly tapping the space bar, this should force the Windows boot manager from where you should be offered the F8 safe mode option.

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I need to automate the unchecking of this option is IE 8 so I can push the change out to hundreds of PC but I can only find insturctions on how to do this from inside IE 8 and I need to do it ouitside of IE8

A:how to change Preserve Favorites websites data in IE 8 from a command prompt

The IE favorites data is stored in %userprofile%/Favorites by default. So if you want to modify the data. Please just use command to modify the files in that path.Please remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ?

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I ran across a virus that continues to change my desktop background to a blue screen warning me to install some bs antivirus software. Ran adaware/spybot but that wasn't sufficient.

Here is my hijackthis log if anyone can help I'd much appreciate it:


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:43:01 AM, on 7/18/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\AMT\LMS.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\OfficeScan Client\ntrtscan.exe
C:\Program Files\ProtectTools\Embedded Security Software\PSDsrvc.EXE
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A:Prompt to Install Antivirus Software via Desktop Background Change

Hello and Welcome.

Please subscribe to this thread to get immediate notification of replies as soon as they are posted. To do this click Thread Tools, then click Subscribe to this Thread. Make sure it is set to Instant Notification, then click Subscribe.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.

Please follow our 5 Step process outlined here:


After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them.

Please note:

I see you have more than one AntiVirus installed, Trend Micro and AVG. Unless you cannot access your Add or Remove Programs applet in Control Panel, choose one to keep and uninstall the other, as indicated in Step 1.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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

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

Any help with this would be appreciated.

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My system recently got infected with a virus and i cleaned it using my antivirus software but my command prompt is acting weird.
I open command prompt and it gets directed to my "c:\documents and settings\admin\> ping" when i ping my router from here its able to ping no problem.
Now i type in 
"c:\documents and settings\admin\>cd c:\
It automatically pings another ip and clears it repeatedly
What should i do and how to replace/repair command prompt without running a OS repair.

A:Ways to repair/replace command prompt other than a OS repair due to infection

What do you get if you type:
dir c:\ping.*

at any command prompt?

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Ok So I got myself into a unique bind here. I was trying to install some custom system files (for a theme) and I did it wrong and now I cant open explorer.exe . I dont want to goto a backup because this is a easy fix. (in my view). So I need to know how to run command prompt with administrative privleges from command prompt.

I am trying to do this command:

copy explorer.exe C:\Windows\

So if there is also another command I can just tack onto that that gives me admin rights to do it. I would be happy.

A:Run administrative command prompt from command prompt

On a friend's computer that also has win 7 64 bit installed, make a system Repair CD.

Boot from the system repair CD

go to a command prompt.


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


1) Insert System Repair Disc into optical reader.
2) Shutdown your computer.
3) Boot up your computer from the System Repair Disc
If your computer doesn’t boot from the optical drive, then
Immediately after pushing your Power ON button,
start tapping the F2 key to get to the BIOS to change the boot order

On some computers, Immediately after pushing the Power ON button, start tapping the F12 key and choose CD/DVD to change the boot order only for this time.
4) Wait while a mini-version of Windows is loaded and finally the SYSTEM RECOVERY OPTIONS dialog appears.
will search your system for installed versions of Windows.
7) select the Use recovery tools that can help fix problems starting Windows radio button |
8) Choose command prompt from the list shown

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

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My computer shuts down automatically. For months it would just shut down if I left it alone for 30 minutes or so....a problem when you're trying to download or burn DVD's. I thought maybe it was an auto-shutdown issue, but I turned all of this off in the bios. Maybe a memory problem, although it didn't happen when I loaded many programs (photoshop, dreamweaver, word, outlook, etc.) so I took my existing memory out and replaced it with new memory. Still a problem. I then cleaned and compacted my registry and this seemed to eliminate the problem for a while. Now it's back. (when turn the system back on it often states "system has recovered from a serious error" no bleep!)

I have figured out how to make it shutdown:

If I run a registry optimizer, this shuts it down.
If I run a full system scan using Norton (or any other virus prog) it will shut down (not immediately and there is no consistent time frame).
If I run something like Urban Terror on the Quake engine.
If I run a divx to dvd program.

I'm thinking maybe I have a bad spot on my drive where the registry is (I've run disk fixin' programs...lots), but I really don't know. My thought is to back-up the registry, rename the registry and then restore a backed up registry if possible.

I need some serious help here.

Config is AMD 1700 processor running xp.

Nay help much appreciated.


A:Rename & replace registry?

Hi, I also run an amd and had this problem before, in my case it was the cpu overheating, the heatsink under the cpu fan was clogged with dust, try checking what temp. your cpu is running at

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Hi and welcome to TSF see this please Disk Check - Windows 7 Forums

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hello, I am trying to use the at command to schedule a task for one minute from the current time.
I am trying
at now + 1 minute c:\windows\sytem32\notepad.exe
but it is not working. Any help? thanks

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hi all, can anyone tell me how to get rid of the annoying prompt that appears when you are about to delete something i.e are you sure you want to delete this file i would appreciate any help.


i just recently started the it and networking course and our instructor wants us too create a prompt in dos .and ive been trying too make a puerto rican flag as my promt but i am just stuck in trying too make it im a total noob at this kinda stuff if any one can help me i would greatly appreciate it. thank you

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My UAC prompts are popping up all over the screen, mostly at the bottom center but at times top left, bottom right, bottom left and once in a while in the center. This is very annoying; is there any trick to make them appear in the same place (center)? I've tried as I would with Windows but to no avail.

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i'm trying to learn how to use ms-dos prompt so i've been searching the web for information. i've learnt allot but i'm having trouble with files that share the same name.

for instance when i try to open a music file that has the same first 11 letters as about 15 others what i heard what that for the first nine i would put the first six letters and then ~1 to ~9 but this stops when i got to number 5. and i also don't know what to do when i reach ~9 and three is more i know its probably something realy simple

this is a pic of the full list of files with the same name

this is a pic of the command i'm typing in to get the fith file in the list to open

any help is wecome

A:ms-dos prompt help

As I understand it, you are trying to type a "shortcut" of the first charcters that are the same as many other files, and then typing in the last charcters that are unique ?

Please post the exact text of both the command and the file that you would be trying to open, that might help (someone else) to try to help you.

I've never tried to use real long files names like this in DOS. That's why they invented WINDOWS.

But I might try something like:

"open Drag*fire.mp3"

Don't know if it would work.

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Hi, I want to be able to create a cmd where I can click an icon and open and close a few selected programs. I want this so when I take my laptop to class, I can close all the junk I do not need and open a few of the programs I do. Im not sure if what I want is a batch file or whatever it is. Please Help and thanks in advance!

A:CMD Prompt

A batch file may do, depending on what processes you want to start and stop. The following lines in a batch file will start MS Word and Internet Explorer, and kill MSN Messenger and Roxio Drag to Disk:

start winword.exe
start iexplore.exe
taskkill /f /im drgtodsc.exe
taskkill /f /im msmsgs.exe

If you can be more specific what you want to start and stop, I can help further.

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XP media center edition-
How do I get to a DOS prompt on boot if I cannot even get to the options to go into Safe mode ?
Is there a different key I can hit on boot to take me to a DOS prompt besides the F6/F8 key ? I don't get that far.

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If you have the Operating Syatem on CD you might be able to get to Recovery Console.

To start the Recovery Console directly from the Windows XP CD you would do the following:

Insert the Windows XP cd in your computer.
Restart your computer so you are booting off of the CD.
When the Welcome to Setup screen appears, press the R button on your keyboard to start the Recovery Console.
The Recovery Console will start and ask you which Windows installation you would like to log on to. If you have multiple Windows installations, it will list each one, and you would enter the number associated with the installation you would like to work on and press enter. If you have just one Windows installation, type 1 and press enter.
It will then prompt you for the Administrator's password. If there is no password, simply press enter. Otherwise type in the password and then press enter. If you do not know your password then see this.
If you entered the correct password you will now be presented with a C:\Windows> prompt and you can start using the Recovery Console.

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I'm wanting to know why I'm when I type "mem" the cnd prompt window it say invadid command.I'm using Vista x64.would appreciate any help on this and if possable the correct command so that I can find out the correct command to use.

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i think the memory command was removed in vista, there is a detailed memory diagnostic tool within windows, just type "memory" in the start menu and it will bring up a memory diagnostic tool, but you need to restart to find out the results, if you just want to view your memory allocations then you can do this within windows as well, just type "reliability" in the start menu and it will bring up the reliability and resource monitor up and you can look at everything from memory commit charges to processor strain.

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I downloaded a program from the Internet that is Internet based but now everytime I turn the computer on, I am prompted to sign onto the Internet. When I click cancel, it comes up every 5 minutes. Since I have downloaded, an icon has appeared in the section where the clock is (bottom right hand corner) does this have anything to do with it?
Is there any way I can stop the program automatically defaulting to log onto the internet or do I have to delete the program?
Please help me.

A:ISP prompt as soon as I log on

Cause it's running at startup. You need to look in that program for an option to not allow it to load during startup. Or try this.


Just follow the directions on how to use it.

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I keep gettintg a CMD that says:
MySQL installer is running in community mode
Initialising product requirements
Loading product catalog
Checking for product catalog snippets
Checking for product packages in the bundle
Categorizing product catalog
Finding all installed packages
any ideas what it means is it a piece of malware or something similar.
Any assistance would be appreciated
Thank you

A:I keep get a CMD prompt

Welcome to BC....
Read the comments and how to prevent that prompt at security - Strange MySQL Popup "Mysql Installer is running community mode" - Stack Overflow
Hopefully that will be some help to you.

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I am trying to boot to true dos prompt in XP home. When I try F8 on boot up all I can do is get to c:\windows\documents settings then the flashing c:" prompt. is there a way to boot up where there is just the flashing c prompt?

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This is my problem guys, I have just bought a computer at auction. it is a Pentium III with 550MHz processor running NT for workgroups. Now the problem is that the program was password protected so I couldn't actually start NT but got to the stage where it asked for a password. So I decided to format the hard disk and install Win 98. but I have tried to get an A: prompt up so I can run FDISK and FORMAT but no A: prompt. The floppy drive is working okay, I have put a Win 98 boot disk in and tried to boot up to the prompt but no luck. It doesn't boot up to anything just a blinking cursor but no prompt A: or C: What is causing this problem, surely I should be able to boot up to the A: and format the hard drive from there and run FDISK. Any ideas guys.

A:No prompt

Check BIOS Setup and ensure the floppy is enabled for booting. Also see: http://www.helponthe.net/tsgbb/Forum1/HTML/010605.html

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