"cmd" question...

misman1982misman1982 Member Posts: 37 ■■□□□□□□□□
I don't know how to ask this question but: What controls the DOS prompt screen? I try to type the cmd command in Start-->Run. The screen shows up for a split second and it disappears without letting me type anything. What's going on??


  • woodwormwoodworm Member Posts: 153
    There is an autorun registry key that may be causing your problem

    HKCU / Software / Microsoft / Command Processor / Autorun

    Whatever is set in this key runs automatically when the command prompt is opened (so I set mine to "cd\" so it always opens at the root).
  • Ricka182Ricka182 Member Posts: 3,359
    It depends on the OS. They don't all recognize cmd. Try typing command instead of cmd....
    i remain, he who remains to be....
  • Danman32Danman32 Member Posts: 1,243
    You could have bad autoexec.nt or config.nt files.

    Also, I found a Windows update that set my friend's machine too strict where he couldn't run any activeX based websites or add user accounts to his XP. It also caused command prompt problems. There was a reg script on Microsoft's support site that relaxed the restrictions some to get a normal machine again.
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