elevated command prompt fails


  1. Posts : 29
    xp
       #1

    elevated command prompt fails


    If i try and use cmd from within the start menu ,in accessories and right click ,then "Run as administrator",all i am granted is normal cmd usage e.g(C:\Users\(User Name ).Now,i then pinned cmd to the start menu and again i tried to "run as administrator",but this time cmd fails to open at all.

    The only way i am able to run cmd with administrator access is by using the start search box and entering cmd from there ,and right click ,run as administrator!

    very strange ?
    Last edited by dosucol; 16 Jan 2010 at 10:48.
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  2. Posts : 12,013
    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
       #2

    I have set my command prompt from the start menu to ALWAYS run as administrator:

    Start menu
    command prompt
    right click
    properties
    shortcut
    advanced
    put a check in "run as adminstrator" checkbox.

    I dunno about getting that to the taskbar. Maybe it is doable?
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  3. Posts : 29
    xp
    Thread Starter
       #3

    I followed your good advice ,but,even with that check box checked,i still only get given (C:\Users\(User Name),instead of the expected C:\Windows\System32 . ?
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  4. Posts : 2,685
    Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
       #4

    Type cmd into the start menu, press Ctrl+Shift+Enter.
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  5. Posts : 12,013
    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
       #5

    Here is a shot of start menu/command prompt/right click/properties.

    Note that the target of my shortcut is system32.

    Not sure why your's is different. Are you accessing it from start menu??

    Can you manually change target??
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  6. Posts : 29
    xp
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Frostmourne said:
    Type cmd into the start menu, press Ctrl+Shift+Enter.
    When highlighting the cmd with my mouse pointer and then pressing Ctrl+Shift+Enter,well this just makes that window disappear !

    .................................................................................................... .......

    Also here's a picture of my start menu cmd and the properties shortcut for it!
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    Last edited by dosucol; 16 Jan 2010 at 10:12.
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  7. Posts : 11,840
    64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
       #7

    can you run sfc /scannow in safemode??
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  8. Posts : 29
    xp
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Tews said:
    can you run sfc /scannow in safemode??
    Will it make a difference if it is ran from with windows 7,as i have done just that and nothing wrong was found,if not how do you access windows 7 safe mode ,F8 during boot up ?
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  9. Posts : 6,618
    W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
       #9

    I don't know about pinning it to the Taskbar, but I keep it on the Quick Launch and it works fine.
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