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Windows can't find cmd.ex, msconfig.exe and regedit.exe


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#1 Avalon60

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Posted 06 March 2015 - 05:18 AM

This has just started to happen.

 

I typed cmd in the search box of the start menu (win8.1), then clicked on it and got a blue band across my monitor saying 'This app cannot run on your PC'
I've never had that before!

So I then right click and select run as Administrator, but then I get another message box telling me that
Windows cannot find
'C:\windows\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft-windows-commandprompt_31bf385ad...\cmd.exe.

For a start cmd.exe is in that location as well as being in the \System32 folder.

I have created 2 shortcuts , 1 for each location, on my desktop an can just click on either and they open up with any errors.

From which location is the correct cmd.exe to use, and why am I getting the said error message.

 

Also, it is the same scenario when I type msconfig.exe and regedit. After right clicking and run as Admin, Windows can't find, etc etc in the same WnSxS folder



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Posted 06 March 2015 - 07:32 AM

I suggest you post in the Am I Infected Forum.



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Posted 06 March 2015 - 08:03 AM

Thanks I have just posted the above in the said forum.

 

Actually I did think I was infected somehow ,but after running various anti malware anti spyware programs, and then the Emisoft  Emergency Repair program, the all found nothing to bother about.

 



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Posted 06 March 2015 - 10:09 AM

And you may be right, but experience tells me that similar problems can be caused by malware (inability to run regedit, msconfig, etc).






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