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Windows 7: can't run programs from system32 with CMD

25 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
can't run programs from system32 with CMD

Please Help. I can't run any programs from system32 folder (like chkdsk or chkntfs) with Command Prompt (even in an elevated one and I turned off my UAC). It'll return like "''chkdsk' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file."

So I have to navigate to system32 folder first then using Shift+Right Click and select "Open command window here" then run the program from there

But using the usual Command Prompt, I still can run programs from Windows folder (like regedit)


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25 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate

See if you can list the directory contents, from the cmd window.

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25 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 10 Pro X64

Also check the path environment variable. Just enter path from the command prompt. Make sure it has


in it. If not, add it via Control Panel, System, Advanced system settings, Environment Variables button. Scroll down to Path in the lower window, select it then click Edit. Be careful not to wipe it out completely as it's allready pre-selected.

On a clean install of Win 7 Ultimate x86, path is set to: C:\Windows\system32;C:\Windows;C:\Windows\System32\Wbem;C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\
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25 Mar 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Thanks Ztruker. It works

Somehow the path value has changed to
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\PhysX\Common;C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live;C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live;C:\Program Files (x86)\QuickTime\QTSystem\;C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Shared;C:\PROGRA~1\DISKEE~1\DISKEE~1\
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