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Unable to load dos prompt

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.

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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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Recreate the Show Desktop icon on the Quick Launch toolbar


To re-create the Show Desktop icon on the Quick Launch
toolbar, follow these steps....

1. Use any text editor (such as Notepad) to create a
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2. Save the new file as a file named Show Desktop.scf
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3. Quit Notepad.
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5. Copy the new shortcut to the appropriate folder. In
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In Microsoft Windows NT or Microsoft Windows 2000,
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In Microsoft Windows XP, copy the shortcut to the
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Reference:
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My computer cannot locate its local profile and keeps putting me onto a tempory one.


i know you might have restarted the computer several times. restarting is the only option else you can also try doing system restore.

Method 1 Able to Access the Desktop.

1 start .
then click Help and Support
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2 Under Pick a Task
, click Undo changes to your computer with System Restore
.

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3 Select Restore my computer to an earlier time
, then click Next >
.

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4 Under, 1. On this calendar, click a bold date, select a date before problems were observed with the computer.
Dates in bold indicate a restore point is available for that date.

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5 Under, 2. On this list, click a restore point, click to choose a restore time from the list.

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6 Click Next >
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7 Verify that the desired restore point is listed, then click Next >
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8 After the computer restarts, the Restoration Complete page of the System Restore window appears. Click OK
.
If the problem still occurs, try restoring the computer to an earlier restore point.

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Method 2 Unable to Access the Desktop.

1 Turn off the computer.

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2 Turn on the computer and press the F8 key every other second until the Windows Advanced Options window appears.

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3 Press the <Down Arrow> key on the keyboard and select Safe Mode with Command Prompt.

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4 Press the <Enter> key on the keyboard.

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5 Log in as the administrator or as a user with administrator rights.

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6 At the command prompt (blinking cursor), type:
C:\Windows\system32\restore\rstrui.exe
and then press the <Enter> key.
If Windows XP has been reinstalled to a different location on this computer, change C:\Windows to the new path.

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This usually happens due to missing or corrupt SharedAccess reg key, which represents the Windows Firewall Service.
Resolution

Download sharedaccess.reg (for Windows XP SP2 only) and save to Desktop. Then double-click the file to merge the contents to the registry. The Services entry will be created. Restart Windows (mandatory step, otherwise the following NETSH command will display an error message).

After restarting Windows, run the following from Command Prompt (cmd.exe)

NETSH FIREWALL RESET

Launch firewall applet from Control Panel, and then configure your Windows Firewall settings.

If nothing helps, as a last-resort solution (before reinstalling Windows XP Service Pack 2), give these two commands a try. Click Start, Run and type:

rundll32 setupapi,InstallHinfSection Ndi-Steelhead 132 %windir%\inf\netrass.inf

Restart Windows, and then run this command (from Command Prompt):

NETSH FIREWALL RESET

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Desktop icons lost


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----- For Windows XP ------
1) for recently deleted icons- check your Recycle bin, they could still be there.

2)for system-installed icons, such as My Computer, and Internet Explorer- you can recover these by going into your Display Properties (Start -> Control Panel -> Display). Select the Desktop tab, and click on Customize Desktop. Make sure the "General" tab is selected, then, under the "Desktop icons" section, tick off the icons you want to restore. click on "Ok" when you're finished, and Presto! those icons are up on your screen.

3)If the above two options don't work, you may have to add them manually ( a pain, I know). To add a shortcut in this fashion, right-click anywhere on the desktop, and select New -> Shortcut. you will have another window appear on your screen, asking you where the file you are making a shortcut to is located, and what you want to call it. follow the steps, and when you're finished, you should have a working icon. (another option would be to reinstall the software that made the icons, but that's also a pain in itself.).

----for windows vista ----

1) check the Recycle Bin (same procedure as Windows Xp, although, if your recycle bin option is deleted, then you have a problem that can be solved by using #2)

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Unable to load


How to get to a MS-DOS prompt.
Reason: If Windows or the computer is not operating properly, it may be necessary to get to a MS-DOS prompt to diagnose and to perform additional troubleshooting on the computer.
Solution: MS-DOS users
Windows 3.x users
Windows 95, 98 and ME users
Windows NT, 2000 and XP users
Windows Vista users
Other PC Operating System users

MS-DOS users If you are running MS-DOS with no other operating systems, the computer should be booting into a MS-DOS prompt automatically unless you have a shell or other program loading automatically. If the computer is not getting you to a MS-DOS prompt, reboot the computer and as the computer is booting, press the F5 key when you see the message "Starting MS-DOS" or the MS-DOS version. This will load the default standard MS-DOS. If you successfully get to a MS-DOS prompt and would like to prevent the computer from loading the program that is preventing you from getting to a MS-DOS prompt, or if you would like to fix possible error messages you may be receiving when booting the computer, edit the autoexec.bat and/or the config.sys files.

Windows 95, 98, and ME users If you are able to get into Windows 95, 98 or ME, you can get to a MS-DOS prompt by following the below steps.
  1. Click Start
  2. Click Run
  3. Type "command" and press enter.
This will open a MS-DOS shell. However, if you are attempting to troubleshoot an issue with the computer and are using Microsoft Windows 95 or Windows 98we suggest you restart the computer into MS-DOS. To do this follow the below steps.
  1. Click Start
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If you are unable to get into Windows 95 or Windows 98 to get into a MS-DOS prompt, follow the below instructions (Windows ME does not have this option).
  1. Reboot the computer
  2. As the computer is booting, press the F8 key when you hear a beep or when you see "Starting Windows 95" or "Starting Windows 98". Windows 98 users sometimes may find it easier to press and hold the left CTRL key as the computer is booting.
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Microsoft Windows 95 Startup Menu
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2. Logged (\BOOTLOG.TXT)
3. Safe mode
4. Step-by-step confirmation
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6. Safe mode command prompt only
Enter a choice: 1
F5=Safe Mode Shift+F5=Command prompt Shift+F8= Step-by-step confirmation [N]

4. Select the option for Safe mode command prompt only.
Windows NT, 2000, XP, and Vista users If you're running Windows NT, 2000, or Windows XP and need to get to MS-DOS prompt follow the below steps.
  1. Click Start
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Additional information about the difference between "cmd" and "command" can be found on document CH000395. If you're attempting to get into a MS-DOS prompt to troubleshoot the computer boot the computer into safe mode. Additional information about how to get into safe mode can be found on document CHSAFE. Windows 2000, XP, and Vista users who are unable to boot the computer into Normal Windows mode or Safe mode can also enter the recovery console to manage their computer from a prompt. Additional information about how to do this can be found on document CH000627. Finally, if you are experiencing issues getting into Windows NT, 2000, or XP, it may be necessary to run troubleshooting steps from a MS-DOS prompt. It is recommended that the Network Administrator get into the MS-DOS prompt by using either a standard MS-DOS boot diskette (note: will not be able to access data using a standard MS-DOS bootable diskette) or the ERD diskettes created after the installation of Windows NT, or boot from the Windows XP CD.

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How to edit registry


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