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Cmd not working in my computer

Cmd.exe application is not worked in my computer system.The following error is generating --->windows can not access the specified device,path or file name

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Desktop and taskbar are being hidden by white screen

First you have to get administrator privileges (if you already do, Ignore this) but when starting up your computer get into recovery mode (Esc then F11, or whatever you have to do in the startup menu). If you have HP support on your computer, click the center panel and go into command prompt cmd prompt you cd to System32 folder on windows 7 (like C:\Windows\System32). you do that, then follow this order very carefully: copy cmd.exe cmd1.exe then rename sethc.exe sethc1.exe then rename cmd1.exe sethc.exe then get out of recovery mode, but typical people have NORMAL COMPUTERS. when you try to recover, hit cancel when asked about system restore. When the error message pops up, click on the details, open the text doc, and click save as. In that window, you browse to C:\Windows\System32 and basically do what you can do in the cmd prompt. copy cmd.exe, rename sethc.exe, then rename cmd.exe's copy to sethc.exe, then reboot normally. trigger sticky keys (hit shift many times) which brings up the command prompt. You can type explorer.exe into it to bring the taskbar up. click on the show desktop button

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Generate a .cab file to troubleshoot System Restore

To generate a system restore Cab file please use the following procedure:
1. Click Start, click Run.

2. Type or paste the following: "%windir%\system32\restore\srdiag.exe" (without the quotation marks) and either press Enter or click OK.

3. A CMD window will open while the Srdiag.exe runs. The CMD session will automatically close when complete, and the .CAB file will be created as desired in your 'Windows\system32\restore' directory. Please be patient as this could take several minutes.

on Mar 18, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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Hidserv.exe has generated errors

press start button (the one with the windows logo), then press Run.. and type "cmd" without quotes..
inside the cmd window, tpe chkdsk and wait until it finishes

Sep 16, 2009 | Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional for PC

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Microsoft is saying my product key is invalid when registering

The problem is that your Vista's Software Licensing Service has stopped. Vista uses this service to check itself and confirm it is Genuine. When the service is stopped, Vista is unable to confirm its own Genuine status and may show Genuine or Non-Genuine. The fact that the Service has stopped is also, most likely, the cause of other issues you may be experiencing (such as not having access to the Control Panel).
Normally this is not a big problem, since you can just restart the Service. However, we have seen a number of users that receive an error when they attempt to restart the Service. This indicates a more serious 'root cause' to the service having stopped.
What I would like you to do is to try to restart the service using the 'Service Restart' steps, below. If the service won't restart, you will receive an error.

Service Restart steps:
(If you have access to the Start button):
1) Click the Start button
2) Type: cmd in the Start Search field
3) At the top the Start window, you will see cmd.exe
4) Right Click cmd.exe and select Run as Administrator
5) Type: net start slsvc

(If you do not have access to the Start button):
1) Click the option that launches an Internet Browser
2) A Browser will open, type: %windir%\system32 into the address field
3) Find the file cmd.exe
4) Right Click on the cmd.exe and select Run as Administrator
5) Type: net start slsvc

A) If the error message is "System Error 3, The system cannot find the path specified." or "System Error 2, The system cannot find the file specified" then go to the main Vista Validation forum page, look in the announcement section and follow the steps found in thread "Fix for ‘Software Licensing service Has Stopped’ on some Vista 64bit systems"

Aug 04, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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Windows activation error code 0xC004F058

Quick search got this answer:

Step set #1

1) Open Internet Explorer

2) A Browser will open, type: %windir%\system32 into the address field

3) Find the file cmd.exe

4) Right Click on the cmd.exe and select Run as Administrator

5) Type: cscript slmgr.vbs -rilc (It may take a long time for this to complete, please be patient)

6) Hit the Enter key

7) Reboot 2 times


Step set #2

1) Open Internet Browser

2) Type %windir%\system32 into the browser address bar.

3) Find the file CMD.exe

4) Right-Click on CMD.exe and select Run as Administrator

5) Type: net stop slsvc (it may ask you if you are sure, select yes)

6) Type: cd %windir%\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SoftwareLicensing

7) Type: rename tokens.dat

8) Type: cd %windir%\system32

9) Type net start slsvc

10) Reboot Twice

11) Windows Vista may require you to enter a Product Key [use the Certificate of Authenticity (COA)] SLP Product Key found on the sticker on the side or bottom of your computer and activate. Use the Activate by Phone method outlined below.

From the Desktop:

a) If you have access to the Start button: Click the Start button, and type in "slui.exe 4" in the search field and then press the "Enter" key. This will bring up the Activate by Phone dialog window. Follow the steps provided by the window. The phone activation process should only take about 6 minutes.

b) If you do not have access to the Start button: Reboot and login to Vista, a dialog window will come up. In that window, click the option "Access computer with reduced functionality". Once you do that, Internet Explorer or Firefox browser will open. In the address bar type "c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe" press enter, a new window will come up, type: slui 4 and hit enter and follow steps to Activate over the Phone.

This all is if you have a true bought copy of Vista. If you have a pirated version, Im sorry to say I cant help.

Apr 05, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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Cmd is not working

CMD Might not working because of any of the following reasons.
1. cmd.exe not available in Windows\System32 folder
2. cmd.exe might be hidden in Windows\System32
3. current user might not be having permissions to execute cmd.exe
1. search cmd.exe from local disk or installation disk and copy to windows\system32 folder
2. Right click cmd.exe and remove system and hidden attribute
3. Change the permission for cmd.exe to read and execute

Hope it will work, if not please call me 9899780221


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Jan 27, 2009 | Operating Systems

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Run as not working

Unfortunately XP Pro doesn't have a fully functional Run As command. If you try and make a request for certain system functions it will always authenticate as the current explorer user. The solution is rather odd and cumbersome. Say I was logged into Arthur but wanted to run control panel as Keech then I would follow the directions below.
1. Navigate to C:\Windows\System32\ and Run As cmd.exe as Keech 2. Open Task Manager and kill the process explorer.exe 3. In your command window type C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe and press enter 4. Open control panel normally
5. All done!

Sep 09, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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Not working

Do a file search for cmd.exe and then you can create a shortcut on your desktop pointing to it and then in double quotes put the location of the application you are trying to execute, ie.. It should be located on c:\windows\system32 - cmd.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe - in Properties Target and put this in double quotes and then your application with the full path in double quotes after that.

Jul 26, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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Cmd.exe file nit working

repair your windows maby cused by bug too run a spyware cleaner see if it gets anything sumtimes bugs will disable it u could back it all up redo it also

Jan 25, 2008 | Operating Systems

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