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#1 ussr1943

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Posted 27 December 2006 - 03:59 PM

ok im at a friends house and we are trying to get his computer online and we wanted to bring up the command prompt so we went into un and typed in "cmd"
an error message shows up saying this.

C:/windows/system32/cmd.com
c:/windows/system32/autoexec.nt. the system file is not submittible for running ms-dos and michrosoft windows applications choose close to terminate the application.

bow whats up with this? whats the problem and is there a way to fix it? please note he doesnt have a windows installation cd or a recovery cd.
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Posted 27 December 2006 - 04:10 PM

Never heard of that before, all i can think of is to reinstall windows and to do virus checks :thumbsup: [font=Arial Black]

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Posted 28 December 2006 - 01:47 AM

try typing in command.exe and see what happens. The run feature looks for program alphabetically and it will stop at the first match.

I agree that you should check for infections as cmd.com should not be there.

This worm . . . also drops the following files in the Windows system folder:

* CMD.COM


Read the rest about this worm here: http://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/virusencyc...N.A&VSect=T

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Posted 28 December 2006 - 08:28 AM

Try downloading a free antivirus and an antispyware program on another PC (along with the definition files) and running them on the PC with problems.
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