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Windows 7: Command prompt won't open!

04 Apr 2010   #1

windows 7 professional Ver 6.1 Build 7600
 
 
Command prompt won't open!

Hi. Segref here, another newbie.

I can't quite figure how to post without replying, so here goes.

I am running 7 build 7600. When I try to open the command prompt as administrator Windows goes to the User Account Control. I say yes and am returned immediately back to the desktop or the folder I was in. If I try to open without admin rights I just return to where I was.

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04 Apr 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Segref View Post
Hi. Segref here, another newbie.

I can't quite figure how to post without replying, so here goes.

I am running 7 build 7600. When I try to open the command prompt as administrator Windows goes to the User Account Control. I say yes and am returned immediately back to the desktop or the folder I was in. If I try to open without admin rights I just return to where I was.
You say yes to what? UAC??

let us know
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04 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi Segref and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

Did you provide the password when prompted?

See Elevated Command Prompt
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04 Apr 2010   #4

windows 7 professional Ver 6.1 Build 7600
 
 

Sorry guys/gals.
I say yes to UAC, and there is no password prompt.
I have tried another copy of CMD.EXE with the same result. It seems to start ok but the UAC is as far as it goes.
Segref.

A bit more info. Looking through "running tasks" in sys info revealed multiple copies of CMD.EXE were actually running, I just can't see the window!
Segref
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04 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Turn off UAC, do what you want, then turn it back on again.

Running but can`t see the window.....that`s odd. Anyone?
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05 Apr 2010   #6

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Segref,

Do a malware scan with Malwarebytes antimalware, then try running cmd.
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06 Apr 2010   #7

windows 7 professional Ver 6.1 Build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Segref,

Do a malware scan with Malwarebytes antimalware, then try running cmd.
Did that. malwarebytes found nothing but iobit s360 found 3 tracking cookies. removed them tried cmd again with the same result. I have a new MB coming and wonder if it might be worthwhile doing a reinstall of 7? Segref
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06 Apr 2010   #8

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Try the method to remove policies keys posted on this page.

cmd.exe not working in Windows 7 x86 RTM
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08 Apr 2010   #9

windows 7 professional Ver 6.1 Build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Try the method to remove policies keys posted on this page.

cmd.exe not working in Windows 7 x86 RTM
OK. Removing the policies achieved nothing. I then proceeded to upgrade 7 as directed. The procedure was slightly different and ended with 7 being reactivated. I tried cmd, same result. Checked Task manager and it said "cmd not working" but also said it was running. I restarted the computer and now cdm does nothing. Not even showing in the TM window. I should get my new MB on Sunday so I'll leave it for now and try again with the new board. Thanks to all for the help so far. Segref
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09 Apr 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 build 7600 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

Quote:
A bit more info. Looking through "running tasks" in sys info revealed multiple copies of CMD.EXE were actually running, I just can't see the window!
Segref
Can you see the CMD.EXE application in Application tab of Task Manager or is it visible only in Processes?

If it is available in Applications tab also, then the window might be hidden beyond the resolution range. Try this,

Press ALT+SPACE -> M and then press any arrow key. The window border will be visible and you will be able to move the window with the mouse. Position it anywhere and hit ENTER.
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