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Windows 7: dos window opens but only for 2 seconds then fades away

18 Jul 2011   #1
kencharlton

Ultimate x64
 
 
dos window opens but only for 2 seconds then fades away

the dos window opens but only for 2 seconds then fades away , any ideas please , for all cfg commands , I have tried running as administrator


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18 Jul 2011   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Ken, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if running a sfc /scannow command at boot may be able to help.

If not, then you could do a system restore using a restore point dated before this started to hopefully fix it for you.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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18 Jul 2011   #3
Bill2

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

While you are at it, also run a malware scan with mbam free.

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18 Jul 2011   #4
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Er, are you running the dos command itself from the start menu? Or are you opening a dos box from start->All Programs->Acessories and that only stays open for a second?

Please explain in detail exactly what you are doing and what happens.

There are multiple ways to run a dos command and some of them DO auto close the dos box when finished normally.
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18 Jul 2011   #5
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kencharlton View Post
the dos window opens but only for 2 seconds then fades away , any ideas please , for all cfg commands , I have tried running as administrator
What is a cfg command?

Do following:

Elevated Command Prompt


| type CMD.EXE | do NOT hit enter |
right-click on cmd.exe at the top of the list above the search box |
choose Run as administrator |

Now are you at a command prompt, for example; c:\users\JohnHenry >
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19 Jul 2011   #6
kencharlton

Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks Karlsnooks, this works using this method , I was typing straight in to the search box ( Start , entering it in the search programs and files )
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19 Jul 2011   #7
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

ken,
Glad to have been of assistance and thanks for getting back to us.
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