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Windows 7: Strange "Command Prompt Error" Messages on Startup

25 Mar 2015   #1
Wixi

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Strange "Command Prompt Error" Messages on Startup

Hi,

After booting up my laptop (Dell studio 7 running Windows 7 Premium 64) today, two strange "Command Prompt Error" message appeared. They had something like "Hidden Startup" as the window title (I might not have remembered this completely accurately as I didn't think to take a screenshot or save them at the time).
I haven't seen these messages before, and since rebooting they haven't returned.
Is there a way of viewing them again so I can work out what they are and what might have caused them to appear? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


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25 Mar 2015   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

There may be others that know how to review the messages but before that
run an anti virus scan
Download and run a full scan with malwarebytes
Run a full scan with eset online.
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25 Mar 2015   #3
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

You can look in Event Viewer and see if anything shows up there.

Event Viewer - Open and Use in Windows 7
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27 Mar 2015   #4
Wixi

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Hi richc46 and Ztruker, thanks for the advice.

I've run the scans you suggested and none of them found anything malicious.

I've also looked through event Viewer but haven't been able to find anything resembling the error messages I saw, but admittedly I'm not very good at reading Event Viewer logs - is there a particular section in Event Viewer I should be looking at?
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27 Mar 2015   #5
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

You need to look through all sections. Best way is to reboot and note the exact time the error occurs then look at Event Viewer around that time, see what shows.

If the messages have not returned I'd say forget about them. If it happens again, do a screen capture and post here.
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28 Mar 2015   #6
Wixi

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks for the advice, Ztruker.

The messages haven't returned since I posted the original issue, but I'll get back with a screenshot if they return.
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29 Mar 2015   #7
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

You're welcome, take care.
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29 Mar 2015   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Use msconfig, turn off all startup items accept your AV, re boot, does it still show up ?
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29 Mar 2015   #9
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wixi View Post
Thanks for the advice, Ztruker.

The messages haven't returned since I posted the original issue, but I'll get back with a screenshot if they return.
AddRam, he said the messages have not come back. If they do msconfig is a good way to figure out what is causing it though.
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29 Mar 2015   #10
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

OK, I missed post #6

I am glad the problem has been fixed :)
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