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Windows 7: CMD

13 May 2014   #1
renshul

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
CMD

Ya, so I lost my command prompt, and no it's not in my start menu anymore:

Start
Cmd
(Nothing)

And it's not there if I use run:

Windows key + R
Cmd
(Nothing (Can't find anything)

So please someone tell me how to fix this, it's like cmd is removed from my computer!


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13 May 2014   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Renshul, and welcome to Seven Forums.


Double check to see if you still have the system file below.


C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe


If so, then you can use the tutorial below to restore any missing default Start Menu shortcuts.
Start Menu All Programs in Windows 7 - Restore Default Shortcuts
If not, then see if running a sfc /scannow command is able to restore the cmd.exe file.
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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13 May 2014   #3
Gator

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

I would also run Malwarebytes and your Antivirus just to be safe.
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14 May 2014   #4
renshul

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Renshul, and welcome to Seven Forums.


Double check to see if you still have the system file below.


C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe


If so, then you can use the tutorial below to restore any missing default Start Menu shortcuts.
Start Menu All Programs in Windows 7 - Restore Default Shortcuts
If not, then see if running a sfc /scannow command is able to restore the cmd.exe file.
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

My cmd.exe is not in my System32 file anymore. So what do I have to do, there is no way I can run cmd.
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14 May 2014   #5
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It could also be C:\Windows\System32\cmd if you have known file extensions set to not show.

If able, you could run the SFC scan at boot.

If not, then you could see if doing a system restore using a restore point dated before your believed the file went awol.

I would also recommend to do a full scan of your system with an AV program to help make sure it's clean.
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14 May 2014   #6
renshul

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
If able, you could run the SFC scan at boot.

If not, then you could see if doing a system restore using a restore point dated before your believed the file went awol.

I would also recommend to do a full scan of your system with an AV program to help make sure it's clean.
How do I run the SFC scan thingy. (Sorry I'm noob)
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14 May 2014   #7
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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14 May 2014   #8
Gator

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

Can SFC be run in Powershell, Brink?
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14 May 2014   #9
renshul

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
I don't think any of this is working, or I don't know how to do it, I'm Dutch so I don't understand alot on the page you sent me. Should I just recover my pc then?
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14 May 2014   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

A system restore would be easier if you have a restore point dated before the file went missing.
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