First of all I was asked to post this here , as I originally posted it in the Windows8 forum.
This has just started to happen on my win8.1 machine.
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
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.
I have scanned my system with Malwarebytes anti malware, SpyBot S&D, EEK, and AdwCleaner.
EEK found 3 adware entries , 2 in the registry and 1 under my username folder. AdwCleaner found a few registry entries which were deleted by the program.
I have also done a sfc /scannow, and nothing was amiss.
I am now at a loss at what to do next.
Edited by Avalon60, 06 March 2015 - 08:19 AM.