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Windows 7: cannot find command promt , need to do sfc

07 Jul 2010   #1
mamumami

windows 7 ultimate
 
 
cannot find command promt , need to do sfc

First off, Hi all
ok, i have windows 7, and command promt is not in accessories > command promt, BUT when i type in command promt in search it comes up, then when i type in sfc /scannow, nothing happen, it just goes back to c:/, actually, i have tried several command, copy,move, sort, etc, nothing happens, no message showing me that i typed the command wrong, or i need to add another attribute to it.

SO then i thought i need to run it as admin, so i went to c:/windows/system32/, but there is no cmd.exe there, i only found COMMAND.COM, when i left click, it opens command promt, but still cant enter no commands, and when i right click, run as admin option isnt there, please help i need to run sfc /scannow.

my computer recently had a virus(now deleted, using bitdefender,malwarebytes, and verified with spybot), but it messed up my SOUND. I have no sound in my computer after the virus, so i want to make sure all my windows file are still there, please help, BTW, everything else is fine, just no sound.


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07 Jul 2010   #2
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Have you tried typing CMD in the Start/search window ?

Then sfc /scannow
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08 Jul 2010   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

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08 Jul 2010   #4
mamumami

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

yea i tried typing cmd, but it doesnt work, and i read that whole article , thnx
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08 Jul 2010   #5
gregrocker

 

You need to Run as Administrator.

Type CMD in Start search box.

Rightclick on Result, click Run as Administrator.

then type "sfc /scannow" without the quotes. Include the space.

Hope it helps.
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08 Jul 2010   #6
Ch@n

 

Is cmd.exe available in the following location?

C:\Windows\System32

If yes, right click on it, run as administrator and then try sfc /scannow

As well as, you can pin cmd.exe to start or taskbar and check if it works.
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08 Jul 2010   #7
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Great signature Dreams
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08 Jul 2010   #8
Ch@n

 

hey thanks rich
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08 Jul 2010   #9
Bill2

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

Your system looks screwed up. Try a system restore.

If you dont have a suitable restore point, boot into the Advanced Boot menu by tapping F8 at startup, then navigate through to Repair your computer-system recovery options-command prompt. Try running sfc from there.

If that too doesnt work, other options can be discussed.
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08 Jul 2010   #10
mamumami

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You need to Run as Administrator.

Type CMD in Start search box.

Rightclick on Result, click Run as Administrator.

then type "sfc /scannow" without the quotes. Include the space.

Hope it helps.
when i type cmd in search , then command promt doesnt start, instead, the search result windows pops up, and tries to locate the file called "cmd", but does find much

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dre@ms View Post
Is cmd.exe available in the following location?

C:\Windows\System32

If yes, right click on it, run as administrator and then try sfc /scannow

As well as, you can pin cmd.exe to start or taskbar and check if it works.
nope, cmd.exe is not in c:/windows/system32,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Your system looks screwed up. Try a system restore.

If you dont have a suitable restore point, boot into the Advanced Boot menu by tapping F8 at startup, then navigate through to Repair your computer-system recovery options-command prompt. Try running sfc from there.

If that too doesnt work, other options can be discussed.
yea, i guess i have to try this, btw, cant anyone just give me the file cmd.exe
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