Broken CMD.exe, need download


  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 7 Home premium x64
       #1

    Broken CMD.exe, need download


    For some reason my Command Prompt will not start and I need a download to replace the existing one. I decided to post a topic here because I trust this place.
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  2. Posts : 10,485
    W7 Pro SP1 64bit
       #2

    Can you do this scan...
    SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
    ...from the safe mode?

    If not, then maybe this:
    SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot
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  3. Posts : 25,847
    Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
       #3

    To add a little to UsernameIssues suggestion which could very much solve your problem.
    Also make sure you are using cmd prompt as the administrator.

    ***Have you been using any 3rd party Tune Up or registry fix it programs?

    You could also try if sfc /scannow doesn't fix your problem a Restore Point before your problem started.

    By Brink:
    System Restore
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  4. Posts : 3
    Windows 7 Home premium x64
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Thanks for the suggestions guys, and yes I have used a third party Tune up program. I hated it and attempted to uninstall it. I am still cleaning up shit it put in the registry and all over my file system. I would do SFC /scannow command but I have lots of windows mods that I want to keep installed.
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  5. Posts : 25,847
    Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
       #5

    Well you have some choices to make.
    If your computer can't run sfc /scannow then the next choice in my opinion would be Repair install

    By Brink:
    Repair Install
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  6. Posts : 1
    Windows 7 x32
       #6

    im trying to fix this same problem, but dont have another laptop to copy a good file from. what can i do now?
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  7. Posts : 721
    Windows 10, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, OS X El Capitan
       #7

    Hi Jodie,

    You can open an Elevated PowerShell session and use that as your Elevated Command Prompt.

    Follow Option Two in the tutorial below.

    SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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