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After clicking user name on Windows XP welcome screen error message appears: C:\Windows\System32\command.com parameter is incorrect. Clicking OK does not close the error message. Desktop does not appear, no icons, no task bar, no start button. I can remove error message from Windows task manager. Then, I can open any other application by clicking on "new task". How can I fix the system32 command error?

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  • frankmj Aug 11, 2008

    My Dell Dimension 3000 came preloaded with Windows XP Home Edition. There are no software disks. Is there another way to do Kevin000's suggestion without having software disks?

  • frankmj Aug 12, 2008

    After restart the computer booted up exactly the same as before. In other words, this solution did not work.

  • frankmj Aug 12, 2008

    Solution from Jigsaw007 did not work. Got the same error message on boot up.

  • frankmj Aug 12, 2008

    To: Bestdarngood.....I do not have a windows CD. Windows came preloaded on this Dell Dimension when I bought it new about 3 years ago. Any other solutions?

  • frankmj Aug 12, 2008

    To Coss71- When the restore prompt appeared there was a caution: all data on the computer will be lost. I couldn't afford to let that happen so I clicked on cancel. Then, like magic, my desktop opened just like normal.
    Problem fixed.

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Just a little advice, while the computer is up and running, back up everything you want to save. This problem generally doesn't just cure itself miraculously. So don't be surprised when it comes back. Eventually you will need an operating system disc to correct it.

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Dell was doing an onboard disk image on the computer that went out without disks.
At startup you hold down CTRL and press F11
Release both keys at the same time

You should get the restore prompts at that point.

Posted on Aug 12, 2008

  • Coss Aug 13, 2008

    Yes, the system restore will put it back to original, and you would have lsot anything added to it since then. that is part of what system restore will do (it formats and reloads the system).



    But that does tell me that it still might have an underlaying problem.

    I would suggest backing up all of your data ASAP on to an external drive, or CD or a pen drive.



    And since this did fix your problem, it would have been nice if you could have at least accepted the solution, rather then rejecting....

    Once it was rejected, no one that offered any assistance here was paid for any of the input that we offered.

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The error message because command.com is most probably a virus

Please go here :-

http://virusscan.jotti.org/

Upload this file from your computer :-


c:windowssystem32command.com

copy & paste the above bold line into the "File to upload and scan" box...

or click the browse button and browse to the file on your computer...

Then click the submit button


Post back the results

cheers

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Try creating a NEW user account then reboot & log in using the new account.

Issue persists? You need to re-install the Operating System

Posted on Aug 12, 2008

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    can't resist:

    i love how Ekse utilize images, helps askers a lot.

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To check the system files, you need your Windows CD. Insert it into the CD/DVD drive, close the start-up window that opens, then go to Start > Run > and type in > sfc /scannow (there is a space between sfc and /scannow)

Hit the enter key and wait for the process to finish. It will replace all bad files. Reboot and all should be back to normal.

Let me know how this goes and whether you have any questions with it


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    Benjamin Patri Aug 12, 2008

    Well another option is to do a system restore back to before you had this problem

    Go to Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance > System Restore and pick a date that the computer was running fine without this error and set the computer back to this date

    This is reversible if it doesn't work and will not delete any documents. Let me know if you have any questions about it and let me know how it works out


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Restart the computer and press F8 as it turns on, go to the advanced menu, select "windows last known good configuration" and let the system start.

Problem solved

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Try starting up in safe mode keep tapping f8 untill the advanced start menu comes up

After clicking user name on - 9372e7d.jpg

login as administrator

press start -> run -> type in the run menu: msconfig and press enter

in msconfig open the startup tab and click disable all, apply and ok, restart normal mode. should work fine.

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  • Ekse Aug 11, 2008

    forgot to say, start up in safe mode, as it shows in the picture

  • Ekse Aug 12, 2008

    Im sorry you did something wrong.

    -Start up in safe mode
    -Login as administrator
    -Start -> control panel -> user accounts -> change the user account password

    -restart
    -problem solved.


  • Ekse Aug 12, 2008

    I confused your problem with another one, in other words I wrote into the wrong page.

    start up the safe mode again, login the same way as before.
    i recommend you run ccleaner in safe mode on the computer.. how will you get it on the computer? burn a cd or disk / usb memory.

    www.ccleaner.com

    also, see if you can remove the command.com from startup generally its not supposed to be there

    so:

    start -> run -> type in: Regedit
    go to hkey local machine \ software \ microsoft \ windows \ current version \ run

    do you see the command.com there? Right click and delete it.

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You need to run the windows repair.

Posted on Aug 11, 2008

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    Configure your computer to start from the CD-ROM drive. For more
    information about how to do this, refer to your computer's
    documentation or contact your computer manufacturer. Then insert your
    Windows XP Setup CD, and restart your computer.




    1.

    When the Press any key to boot from CD message is displayed on your screen, press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD.


    2.

    Press ENTER when you see the message To setup Windows XP now, and then press ENTER displayed on the Welcome to Setup screen.


    3.

    Do not choose the option to press R to use the Recovery Console.


    4.

    In the Windows XP Licensing Agreement, press F8 to agree to the license agreement.


    5.

    Make sure that your current installation of Windows XP is selected in the box, and then press R to repair Windows XP.


    6.

    Follow the instructions on the screen to complete Setup.


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Gateway computers come with Microsoft Windows XP and 2000, including the professional versions of both.
Knowing how to unlock your a Gateway computer can save you time and irritation.

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System Restore will now restore the Windows XP configuration you had at an earlier time, and then it will restart your Gateway computer.
Log onto your computer as usual, and then click "OK" when you see the System Restore Confirmation page.


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Getting locked out of your Gateway computer can be frustrating, especially when you have school or work deadlines.
You can get locked out of your Gateway computer in cases where a password-protected screensaver became corrupt, or if the you have set the default screensaver to use a screensaver that does not exist.
Gateway computers come with Microsoft Windows XP and 2000, including the professional versions of both.
Knowing how to unlock your a Gateway computer can save you time and irritation.

Press the "Ctrl," "Alt" and "Delete" keys on your keyboard simultaneously to unlock your Gateway computer.
Type the last logged-on user's login information and click "OK" if you see a locked computer message along with "Only domain/username or an administrator can unlock this computer."

Press the "Ctrl," "Alt" and "Delete" keys once again when you see the Unlock Computer window disappear.
Log on as usual.

Method 2

Shut down the locked Gateway computer by using the Microsoft Windows Resource Kit Shutdown tool. This tool shuts down and restarts a Windows 2000- or NT 4.0-based Gateway computer. Note the dialog box that comes up called System Shutdown.


Wait for the shutdown timer to run out and see the Welcome to Windows box displayed on the screen.


Press "Ctrl," "Alt" and "Delete," which unlocks the computer.
Log onto your Gateway computer normally.

Method 3: Backup, Modify and Restore the Registry

Click "Start" and "Run," then type in the command below in the field box exactly as printed:
%SystemRoot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe


Click "Create a Restore Point," then click "Next" on the Welcome to System Restore page that appears.


Type any name for the restore point, then click "Create" on the Create a Restore Point page. Click "Close" after creating the restore point.
Perform this procedure before you make changes to the registry, just in case you make an error; otherwise, incorrect registry changes could create serious problems with your computer.


Click "Yes" if you receive a prompt to turn on System Restore at this point.
Clear the "Turn Off System Restore" check box by clicking on it, then click "OK," and repeat.


Click "Start," then type "regedt32.exe" (without the quotes) in search field box to modify the registry and unlock the computer. Press the "Enter" key on your keyboard.


Locate the scrnsave.exe value under the registry key below:
HKEY_USERS\.Default\Control Panel\Desktop


Click "String" on the Edit menu, type "logon.scr" (without the quotes), then click "OK."


Look for the ScreenSaverIsSecure value, then click "String" on the Edit menu, type "0," then click "OK."


Quit the Registry Editor


Click "Start" and "Run," then type the command below exactly as printed to restore the registry, then click "OK":
%SystemRoot%\System32\Restore\Rstrui.exe


Click "Restore My Computer to an Earlier Time" on the Welcome to System Restore page, then click "Next."
Note your computer may already be selected to restore to an earlier time--in this case, just click "Next."


Click the system checkpoint on the Select a Restore Point page.
Click "Guided Help (Registry Backup)," then click "Next" on the "On This List Select the Restore Point" area.
Click "OK" if you see a System Restore message listing all the configuration changes it will make.


Click "Next" when you come to the Confirm Restore Point Selection page.
System Restore will now restore the Windows XP configuration you had at an earlier time, and then it will restart your Gateway computer.


Log onto your computer as usual, and then click "OK" when you see the System Restore Confirmation page.

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Restart your computer repeatedly tapping the f8 key to enter safe mode while the screen is black once in safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse allowing you to attempt to repair your computer
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Select safe mode with networking to download
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    NOTE: If "Microsoft Windows XP Recovery Console" is not listed, restart the PC with a Windows XP CD, Recovery Console CD, or Recovery Tools CD in the top CD or DVD drive and open Microsoft Windows Recovery Console. If a Windows XP Setup screen appears when using Recovery Console CD's, press the R key to open the Recovery Console.
    NOTE: If "Microsoft Windows XP Recovery Console" does not list and you do not have a CD with recovery console, try the following:
    1. Turn on the PC, and press the F10 key repeatedly at the first screen.
    2. At the Recovery screen, click Advanced Options .
    3. Press the Alt + D keys at the same time to open a command prompt window and skip to step 5.
  4. When the log in prompt appears, press the number next to the windows version (min int or Windows) and type the log on password. Try pressing Enter if you do not know the password.
  5. At the command prompt, type the following: disk part
  6. Press Enter , do one the following:
    • If a table of volume names appears, remember the drive letter next to the main drive volume name (usually D or H next to HP_PAVILION or PRESARIO) and press the Esc key.
    • If a disk part prompt appears, type list volume , press Enter , remember the drive letter next to the main drive volume name (usually D or H next to HP_PAVILION or PRESARIO), type exit when done, and then press Enter .

    NOTE: If the main drive volume name does not appear in the list, the PC needs to be recovered. For more information, refer to Performing a Full System Recovery in XP .
Step 2: Replacing the file from a backup folderUse the following steps to find and replace the L sass file from the command prompt environment:
  1. Type the following at the command prompt: CD X:\i386 (where X is the main drive letter)
  2. Press the Enter key. If the error The system cannot find the path specified appears, enter the following paths, in order, until the error does not occur:
    • cd X:\Windows\i386 (where X is the main drive letter)
    • cd c:\i386
    • cd c:\Windows\i386
  3. Press the Enter key, and type the following at the command prompt: expand lsass.ex_ X:\windows\system32 (where X is the drive letter)
  4. Press the Enter key, and type the following at the command prompt: cd X:\windows\system32 (where X is the drive letter)
  5. Press the Enter key, and type the following at the command prompt: attrib lsass.exe -r
  6. Press the Enter key, and type the following at the command prompt: rename lsass.exe lsass.bak
  7. Press the Enter key, and type the following at the command prompt: rename lsass.ex_ lsass.exe
  8. Press the Enter key, and type the following at the command prompt: exit
  9. Press Enter and the PC restarts without the error. If the error persists, go to the next step.
Step 3: Recovering the PC If the error still continues, recover the PC .

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1. to gain rights do the following.

The built-in Administrator account is hidden from Welcome Screen when a user account with Administrator privileges exists and enabled. In Windows XP Home Edition, you can login as built-in Administrator in Safe Mode only. For XP Professional, press CTRL + ALT + DEL twice at the Welcome Screen and input your Administrator password in the classic logon window that appears.
To have the Administrator account displayed in the Welcome Screen, try one of these methods:
Method 1: Using TweakUI Power Toy for Windows XP Download TweakUI from here: v2.00 for Windows XP | v2.10 for XP SP1 and above
Open TweakUI and click "Logon" option in the left pane. Put a checkmark against the option "Show Administrator on Welcome Screen". Click OK to close TweakUI. Logoff and see if Welcome Screen lists Administrator login. Changes are immediate and you can use the Winkey + L to switch back to Welcome Screen to see Administrator account is listed.
Use this procedure to hide/unhide any user account from the Welcome Screen. Please remember, you can still login to a hidden account using CTRL+ALT+DEL classic logon method, but cannot Fast User Switch to a hidden user account.
Method 2 - Manual registry edit
  • Click Start, Run and type Regedit.exe
  • Navigate to the following key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ CurrentVersion \ Winlogon \ SpecialAccounts \ UserList
  • Use the File, Export option to backup the key
  • Create a new DWORD Value named Administrator
  • Double-click Administrator, and set 1 as its data
  • Exit the Registry Editor.
For Windows XP Home Edition While you can configure Windows XP Home Edition to show Administrator account in the Welcome Screen, you cannot login as Administrator in Normal mode. Visit the following link for more information:
Error Message: Unable to Log You on Because of an Account Restriction

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