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The "Run" The "Run" Prompt and the "Command" Prompt are Gone

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    The "Run" The "Run" Prompt and the "Command" Prompt are Gone

    I have Vista Home Premium 64bit and at one time the 'Run" prompt was there and also the "command Prompt was in Accessories.System tools. Now the command Prompt is not there. The "Run" prompt is nowhere to be found. I clicked on Start then properties then customize and checked the Run command but it still does not show up. When I type " Run" or "Command Prompt" into the "search" it says that no items match. So both these commands are gone and I cannot find either one . thanks.

    Edited to say that after rebooting my computer , the "Run" Prompt showed up , but the "Command" Prompt is still missing. Where did it go ?

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    Re: The "Run" The "Run" Prompt and the "Command" Prompt are Gone

    Could be spyware, post a HiJackThis log.

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    Re: The "Run" The "Run" Prompt and the "Command" Prompt are Gone

    No , it definitely is not spyware. That I am absolutely sure of. Besides I don't know how to post a Hijack This log. I don't have it on my computer.

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    Re: The "Run" The "Run" Prompt and the "Command" Prompt are Gone

    You can also open it by pressing Windows button + R.

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    Re: The "Run" The "Run" Prompt and the "Command" Prompt are Gone

    Well, since those three things aren't visible, I do think it is spyware, I suggest a virus/spyware scan.

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    Re: The "Run" The "Run" Prompt and the "Command" Prompt are Gone

    Quote Originally Posted by Jillian View Post
    I have Vista Home Premium 64bit and at one time the 'Run" prompt was there and also the "command Prompt was in Accessories.System tools. Now the command Prompt is not there. The "Run" prompt is nowhere to be found. I clicked on Start then properties then customize and checked the Run command but it still does not show up. When I type " Run" or "Command Prompt" into the "search" it says that no items match. So both these commands are gone and I cannot find either one . thanks.

    Edited to say that after rebooting my computer , the "Run" Prompt showed up , but the "Command" Prompt is still missing. Where did it go ?
    If you can't get your "Command Prompt" back, you can always re-create it by creating a shortcut to "C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe":
    1. Right-click the Start button, and click "Open"
    2. Right-click an empty earea in the Windows Explorer view, point to "New", then click on "Shortcut"
    3. Type "C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe" (without quotes), or click "Browse" and locate "cmd.exe" in the "C:\Windows\System32" folder.
    4. Click Next
    5. Type a name for the shortcut, which in this case should be "Command Prompt"
    6. Click "Finish"
    7. The new shortcut will now be visible on your start menu when you click on "All Programs"
    Additionally, if you want to still use the Run command, but can't get it back to the start menu, you can always use the <WIN_LOGO_KEY>+<R> keyboard shortcut.

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    Re: The "Run" The "Run" Prompt and the "Command" Prompt are Gone

    I am sorry , but what and where is the "Windows" Button ? I don't see one on my keyboard

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    Re: The "Run" The "Run" Prompt and the "Command" Prompt are Gone

    I found the Button but when I clicked the button plus R , the 'Run Prompt came up instead of the Command Prompt.

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    Re: The "Run" The "Run" Prompt and the "Command" Prompt are Gone

    I just scanned my computer this morning and there was no virus nor spyware. The command prompt has been missing for a while now.

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    Re: The "Run" The "Run" Prompt and the "Command" Prompt are Gone

    click the start
    In start search type cmd
    enter

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