Command prompt problem

bcwinch

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Vista Business + SP1

Very recently on opening Command Prompt ordinary or Administrator it flashes up briefly and then vanishes. THis happens whatever mode I use to open it. Start/Run/system32 etc.
I tried system restore but no joy. I can in fact get round this as I have put into System 32 the Cmd file from XP and this works as does the similar from W2000 but I would like to get my Vista one back.
I cant see anything except it flashes up for two seconds so its there . Is this a corrupt registry entry. I did run SFC but no joy.
Help please. Thanks
 

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roy69

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Sounds like it may be courrpt. Try a repair install of vista.
Have you had any other problems?
Have you looked in your error logs to see if there is any info in there?
 

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bcwinch

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Repair install not so easy as all I have is a Dell CD which only reinstalls. However have tried SFC and Startup Repair no problems. Tried error logs nothing useful on this. My feel is that I need to get at the system 32 file in Vista and reinstall it but dont see how to. Vista Business + SP1
 

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roy69

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Have you tried to find the file cmd.exe. If you can find it or which cabinet it is in you can copy it manually.
 

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    4 x 4GB corsair ballistix sport DDR3 1600 Mhz
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Vista Dan

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If the file cmd.exe is missing that might be a problem.

Nodsu said:
Your autoexec.nt file has become corrupt (probably some (anti)spyware or (anti)virus). Copy a clean version from the Windows CD or another computer
carsey said:
Try C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe
 

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bcwinch

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Well yes I think I said this. I tried the Cmd.exe file in system32 but that does exactly the same flashes up for 2 sec and then disappears. Still no further forward.
 

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Vista Dan

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Well yes I think that you should clean install?
 

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    Pentium 4 OC'd to 3.0GHZ and a Pentium Dual Core E2180 @2GHZ
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-***** and a ASUS model
    Memory
    768MB DDR1 / 2GB DDR2
    Graphics Card(s)
    RADEON 9800 PRO / NVIDIA Geforce FX5200
    Sound Card
    Intel built-in AC'97 Audio / Realtek High Def Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster 913V/213BW / Acer X193
    Screen Resolution
    12**x10** / 10**x7** / 16**x10**
    Hard Drives
    1: 320GB SATA
    2: 20GB SATA
    3: 40 GB SATA
    4: 150 GB SATA
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    Not sure
    Case
    ASUS ASPIRE / HP Pavilion 754n / Custom
    Cooling
    Not sure
    Mouse
    Razor DeathAdder / Logitech Wireless / Acer Wheel mouse
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    NeXXTech Office KeyBoard / Acer Keyboard / UNITECH
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    Other Info
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bcwinch

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What this would mean is reinstalling all the stuff on my PC. No thanks there must be a better way. But thanks for the info anyhow.
 

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roy69

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Have you got the disk for your computer, i.e. vista or restore.
Can you find the cmd.exe file on these disk?
If you can then copy the file into your system directory and that should solve the problem.
 

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    4 x 4GB corsair ballistix sport DDR3 1600 Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte Geforce GTX 660 TI
    Sound Card
    creative x-fi
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Primary CiBox 22" Widescreen LCD ,Secondary Dell 22" Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    Both 1680 x 1050
    Hard Drives
    2 x 500G HD (SATA) 1 x 2TB USB
    PSU
    Corsair HX 620W ATX2.2 Modular SLI Complient PSU
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    Antec 900 Ultimate Gaming Case
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bcwinch

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Good suggestion but been there, cant seem to find it searched disk. Assumed it is consolidated somewhere. Do you know where it would be seems as if no System 32 on "rescue disk" but you are right thats the way to go.
 

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roy69

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Good suggestion but been there, cant seem to find it searched disk. Assumed it is consolidated somewhere. Do you know where it would be seems as if no System 32 on "rescue disk" but you are right thats the way to go.
Without looking at the disk myself I can not help you. There will be different folders to look through and different cabinet files to look through. You can always try a windows search of the files on the cd.
 

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    CPU
    I5 3570K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z77-DS3H
    Memory
    4 x 4GB corsair ballistix sport DDR3 1600 Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte Geforce GTX 660 TI
    Sound Card
    creative x-fi
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Primary CiBox 22" Widescreen LCD ,Secondary Dell 22" Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    Both 1680 x 1050
    Hard Drives
    2 x 500G HD (SATA) 1 x 2TB USB
    PSU
    Corsair HX 620W ATX2.2 Modular SLI Complient PSU
    Case
    Antec 900 Ultimate Gaming Case
    Cooling
    3 x 80mm tri led front, 120mm side 120mm back, 200mm top
    Mouse
    Technika TKOPTM2
    Keyboard
    Logik
    Internet Speed
    288 / 4000
    Other Info
    Creative Inspire 7.1 T7900 Speakers
    Trust Graphics Tablet
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