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Windows 7: Cannot Access CMD (Command Prompt)

14 Aug 2009   #1
ruly

Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7600
 
 
Cannot Access CMD (Command Prompt)

Hi, i made an Upgrade from Vista Home premium to Windows 7 RTM and
well the thing is that i cant acces CMD it gives me this message "Windows cannot
access the specified drive, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate
permissions to access the item" and the thing is that the file is indeed in the
system32 folder i cant access by anyway possible, is there a way that i
can fix this or restore it?

Thanks in advance


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14 Aug 2009   #2
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

I would do a repair install in thise case...but first thing can you open the actual cmd.exe? if not than do the repair
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14 Aug 2009   #3
ruly

Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7600
 
 

Nope
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14 Aug 2009   #4
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ruly View Post
Nope
alright then...just do a repair install...

Run Windows 7 setup within Windows 7 and install to the OS drive being used right now. It will overwrite all system files while keeping your apps and other files intact and working
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14 Aug 2009   #5
ruly

Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7600
 
 

yeah im gonna give it a try, and if it doesnt work i downloaded a cmd thats from xp and it works so i could change it with the one that i have right now
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14 Aug 2009   #6
chuckr

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06
 
 

Have you tried:

Start > Run

and then typed cmd.exe in the 'Run-box' ?
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14 Aug 2009   #7
ruly

Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7600
 
 

Yeah, it gives me the same message.
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14 Aug 2009   #8
ruly

Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7600
 
 

Guys i found something weird, i copied CMD from system32 and put it in another folder in my documents and it WORKS weird, maybe it has to something with the system32 folder , ill chek it out.
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14 Aug 2009   #9
ruly

Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7600
 
 

Well it seems like im gonna have to use CMD outside of System32 Folder because it wont let me use the one that is in it, but it wont botter after all i dont use it as much.
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14 Aug 2009   #10
chuckr

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ruly View Post
Well it seems like im gonna have to use CMD outside of System32 Folder because it wont let me use the one that is in it, but it wont botter after all i dont use it as much.
This sure doesn't seem right...

The executable, cmd.exe seems to be OK, from what you've said about the copy, out of \sys32.

Open a command window and type: set (then, Enter)

Have a look at a few items of interest:

ComSpec=
Path=
PATHEXT=
SystemDrive=
SystemRoot=

These should all indicate the usual, with C:\ etc.

You should be able to catch anything "out of ordinary"...

Things just ain't right here....
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