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I had my win. XP computer worked on recently and he used command prompt. Now, I get the command prompt all the time and I don't want to use it. Example: I click on my pictures and the c.prompt shows up. Have learned I need to RIGHT click on my pictures to get a menu where I can pick OPEN. Very annoying. Thank you. Jann

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Call whoever worked on your computer and left it in such a state and explain what happened. Most folks will be glad to make it right.

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