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Windows 7: Command Prompt has no window

21 Jun 2015   #1
p75213

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit
 
 
Command Prompt has no window

When I run Command prompt from accessories (using a shortcut) I see cmd.exe as a process using task manager. However it does not appear under the application tab and there is no window.
Cmd.exe will run ok directly from c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe or pressing the windows key and typing cmd.exe into the search field.
I read somewhere that HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Console\Fullscreen must be set to zero. I did that but it made no difference.
Another suggestion was delete the following registry keys. However that made no difference either.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy] mode
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies

If I start up in safe mode or login as a different user it works perfectly.
I have a feeling it is a carryover from Windows Easy Transfer when I migrated from xp.
Up till now I have lived with it by just using cmd.exe directly. However I have a new application that that uses cmd.exe and is being effected by it.


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21 Jun 2015   #2
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

There may be some damaged or corrupt system files. If you haven't already done so, try running a System File Checker scan from an elevated command prompt (Option Two, this tutorial.) If damaged/corrupt files are found it may take running SFC three or more time to fix everything it can.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

If there were no integrity violations found after running SFC see if you can get cmd.exe to "run as administrator" using one of the options in this tutorial.

Run as Administrator
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21 Jun 2015   #3
p75213

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit
 
 

I should have mentioned I have run sfc/scannow. Although there was initally a corrupt file it was repaired but made no difference. A subsequent run of sfc/scannow found nothing. The same thing applies to running command prompt as administrator - it had no effect.
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21 Jun 2015   #4
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Go to C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe - right click cmd.exe - send to - desktop

cut the shortcut from desktop and paste in:
C:\Users\Default\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories
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21 Jun 2015   #5
p75213

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit
 
 

Wow - That works. Your a legend. Many thanks. I had to put the shortcut into my login folder as it wasn't appearing under accessories in the startup menu under C:\Users\Default
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21 Jun 2015   #6
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

This is what the properties for Command Prompt looks like on my Win 8.1 system. Should be the same for Win 7:

Command Prompt has no window-commandpromptprops.jpg

Compare it to yours?


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21 Jun 2015   #7
p75213

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit
 
 

This is what the new shortcut looks like. It has the absolute path rather than environment variables. The old shortcut did use environment variables as yours does however it didn't work. So it looks like the environment variables are somehow the problem.


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21 Jun 2015   #8
p75213

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit
 
 

Well I changed the absolute paths to environment variables and it still works. So environment variables were not the problem.
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21 Jun 2015   #9
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Perhaps this add-on is causing a problem. What is it?


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22 Jun 2015   #10
p75213

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit
 
 

The add-on is "Actual Title Buttons". My main use of it is to force a window to stay always on top. But it isn't the problem as it didn't make any difference if it wasn't running.
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