Question about Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
I am using xp sp 2. i placed shortcut of command prompt key on desktop. recently, when i double click on shortcut of commdand prompt, dos prompt is not loading. i checked it in thru strat, all programs, accessories, command prompt with no sucess. futher i found regedit also not working. please help me in resolving this.
This is probably caused by a virus. Try scanning it with your antivirus program, after you make sure your virus definitions are up-to-date. You can also run Trend Micro's Housecall if you have an internet connection. It is free. Just do a search for it, run it, and see if it finds anything.
Hijackthis is another good resource to try. Find a copy on the internet (it is free) then post your log that it makes on a website for others to help you find the bad files that are causing the problem. ASP free forums has this type of help.
FYI- another way to start the command prompt is to go to Start > Run > type cmd >hit enter. You can try to see if it starts this way, but I bet it is a virus or other malware.
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1. Check your BIOS to be sure your computer will boot from a CD.
Enter the BIOS setup by pressing the "Delete" or F2 or "F12"
key, or as directed at the startup screen, immediately after booting. Set the
first boot device to "CDROM" or "DVDROM" instead of
"hard drive" if it isn't already.
2. MS-DOS command prompt
Insert the Windows XP installation CD into your CD or DVD drive
and restart the computer. When prompted, choose to start from the MS-DOS
command prompt with CD support. The MS-DOS command prompt will appear in a
3. Start SMARTDRIVE by typing "SMARTDRV" at the DOS prompt
and pressing enter. You don't have to run SMARTDRIVE, but copying the files
will be much quicker if you do. The computer will display the DOS prompt again.
4. Enter "CD I386" at the DOS prompt to change to the
directory where the setup program starts.
5. Enter "WINNT" at the prompt to start Windows XP setup.
The installation program will copy files to your computer and then display a
message requesting to reboot.
6. Press the "Enter" key to reboot. The setup program will
start again and check that your hard drive format is compatible with Windows
XP. If not, it will guide you through partitioning and formatting the drive and
then ask you to reboot once more.
7. Press "Enter" to reboot. The computer will restart in Windows XP mode and automatically start the Windows Setup Wizard to detect your hardware and finish the installation.
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