Question about a cmd command

  1. Posts : 14
    7 32bit

    Question about a cmd command


    I work in a company and we have an IT comes when there's a problems in the devices.. I noticed that most if not all the times he try to solve any problem in a laptop the first thing he does is to open cmd and type some command that makes the cmd flooded with lines very fast like it's a quick scan or check or something.. I don't want to ask him directly about it so hence I ask the question here if someone is familiar with such command..

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  2. Posts : 12,012
    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

    Could be any number of things, but my first guess would be the dir /s command.

    dir /s on my PC from a C prompt runs for about 90 seconds, with just a blur of stuff going by. When it finishes, the report at the bottom says about 114,000 files and 83,000 directories were found. When I run it from a D prompt, where my data is, it takes 45 seconds and says there are 94,000 files and 17,000 directories for data.

    Dir /s also shows you how much space is occupied and how much is free on the drive.

    He might think the first thing to do is to see how much space is used by the files---to see if you have any free space to speak of or are nearly full.
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  3. Posts : 14
    7 32bit
    Thread Starter

    That command looks similar but it's not the same one he's using.. Can you think of another similar command? I'll try to clarify it a bit, I remember when he enter the command number of lines start to show up and some of those lines are like 5 words line (take half of the cmd window when it's in restore down style) and some are like 10 words line which takes full line of the cmd window and they're randomly placed and they show up fast enough that you can't read them but they aren't as fast as the dir /s command though..
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  4. Posts : 14
    7 32bit
    Thread Starter


    Anyone got other ideas?
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  5. Posts : 25,847
    Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

    Their are many commands and we have no way of knowing what command the I.T. is using.

    Here is a tutorial with a short list.
    Run Commands for Windows 7

    Here is a indexed list from Microsoft.

    Pick and choose as you so desire.
    Be VERY CAREFUL some commands done wrong can cause your system to stop function properly.

    All commands must be done while in the administrator account.
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