Command prompt disappears



Shellack
07-10-2005, 12:56 AM
I'm running WinXP Pro SP2 with all the current updates, just ran a spyware
scan, cleaned everything up and re-booted; yet each time I try to go the
command prompt (Start, Run > cmd) the window will pop up and then disappear.
I'm a local admin on the machine and can't figure out why this is happening.
Any ideas??

Rich Barry
07-10-2005, 12:56 AM
Did you try it from Start>All Programs>Accessories>Command Prompt. If
that doesnt work then go to
C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe click on it there and see if it works. If
yes, rt click and select Send to desktop as Shortcut.
"Shellack" <Shellack@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:D887FB79-BCBC-48FC-8122-444D05730B6F@microsoft.com...
> I'm running WinXP Pro SP2 with all the current updates, just ran a spyware
> scan, cleaned everything up and re-booted; yet each time I try to go the
> command prompt (Start, Run > cmd) the window will pop up and then
> disappear.
> I'm a local admin on the machine and can't figure out why this is
> happening.
> Any ideas??

Wesley Vogel
07-10-2005, 12:56 AM
Update you antivirus software and do a system scan.

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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:D887FB79-BCBC-48FC-8122-444D05730B6F@microsoft.com,
Shellack <Shellack@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> I'm running WinXP Pro SP2 with all the current updates, just ran a spyware
> scan, cleaned everything up and re-booted; yet each time I try to go the
> command prompt (Start, Run > cmd) the window will pop up and then
> disappear. I'm a local admin on the machine and can't figure out why this
> is happening. Any ideas??

S.Sengupta
07-10-2005, 12:57 AM
Scan here:-
free online scan:-
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/housecall/start_corp.asp

regards,
ssg MS-MVP

Shellack wrote:

> I'm running WinXP Pro SP2 with all the current updates, just ran a spyware
> scan, cleaned everything up and re-booted; yet each time I try to go the
> command prompt (Start, Run > cmd) the window will pop up and then disappear.
> I'm a local admin on the machine and can't figure out why this is happening.
> Any ideas??

Stan Brown
07-10-2005, 01:01 AM
On Thu, 2 Jun 2005 11:42:07 -0700, "Shellack"
<Shellack@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>I'm running WinXP Pro SP2 with all the current updates, just ran a spyware
>scan, cleaned everything up and re-booted; yet each time I try to go the
>command prompt (Start, Run > cmd) the window will pop up and then disappear.

Are you actually typing "cmd" (no quotes) as the _entire_ command in
Start->Run? If so, then there is indeed some sort of problem (and I
don't have any useful suggestion for fixing it -- see others'
suggestions about scanning for malware).

But if you're typing "cmd /c" (again, no quotes) followed by some
command, then cmd.exe is doing what you told it too. Change the /c
to /k and all will be well.


--
Stan Brown, Oak Road Systems, Tompkins County, New York, USA
http://OakRoadSystems.com/
"I feel a wave of morning sickness coming on, and I want to
be standing on your mother's grave when it hits."

Kelly
07-10-2005, 01:01 AM
Restore CMD.EXE - Line 228 (right hand side)
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

Lift Restrictions - (Line 275)
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

Added tips:

HOW TO: Set the Command Processor Appearance in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;q309019&

Changing Default Colors for Command Prompt
http://www.winguides.com/registry/display.php/12/

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All the Best,
Kelly (MS-MVP)

Troubleshooting Windows XP
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com



"Stan Brown" <the_stan_brown@fastmail.fm> wrote in message
news:fbc7a1pv6hi1gick9unu3mps77uts55mj3@4ax.com...
> On Thu, 2 Jun 2005 11:42:07 -0700, "Shellack"
> <Shellack@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>
>>I'm running WinXP Pro SP2 with all the current updates, just ran a spyware
>>scan, cleaned everything up and re-booted; yet each time I try to go the
>>command prompt (Start, Run > cmd) the window will pop up and then
>>disappear.
>
> Are you actually typing "cmd" (no quotes) as the _entire_ command in
> Start->Run? If so, then there is indeed some sort of problem (and I
> don't have any useful suggestion for fixing it -- see others'
> suggestions about scanning for malware).
>
> But if you're typing "cmd /c" (again, no quotes) followed by some
> command, then cmd.exe is doing what you told it too. Change the /c
> to /k and all will be well.
>
>
> --
> Stan Brown, Oak Road Systems, Tompkins County, New York, USA
> http://OakRoadSystems.com/
> "I feel a wave of morning sickness coming on, and I want to
> be standing on your mother's grave when it hits."


Command prompt disappears