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14-Dec-2006, 05:40 AM #1
Command Prompt closes the moment I open it
Hi

I hope you are as good as they say, because here I have a problem for you

I have a server at my home network, running windows XP Pro SP2, and it is configured with 2 users. One Administrator and one user. When I connect using remote desktop, I usually connect as the user (Not Administrator), but lately the command prompt has stopped working on this account. When I type cmd in the run-window, command prompt opens, and about 1/2 sec later, it's closed. If I connect as the Administrator, this problems doesn't exist.

I have scanned for viruses, using both my installed Norton Internet Security package, and also using Symantec's online virus-scan. No virus found...

Anyone have any Idea what could be wrong/what I can do to make it work? I really need cmd...
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14-Dec-2006, 05:57 AM #2
Try typing "command" instead
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14-Dec-2006, 05:59 AM #3
Nope... Still same problem
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14-Dec-2006, 06:05 AM #4
Type: "cmd /k netstat" (no quotes) in Start > Run
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14-Dec-2006, 06:27 AM #5
Sorry.... Can't see the result. As told, the problem is that the command window closes at once. No matter how I open it, or what command I run
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14-Dec-2006, 06:36 AM #6
Restore CMD.EXE - Line 228 (right hand side)
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
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15-Dec-2006, 06:25 AM #7
Done... Still same problem...
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15-Dec-2006, 06:43 AM #8
EDIT: I posted a stupid question here. I should learn to read someone's question better before I ask anything in return.

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15-Dec-2006, 06:52 AM #9
Have you checked in task manager to see whether cmd.exe is running

if it is and it will be under your user name try this

create a shortct to %systemroot%\system32\cmd.exe on the desktop .(.Right click new shortcut )
and tweak the position of the window in the properties.

it could be it is off screen make sure that normal window is checked
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18-Dec-2006, 04:30 PM #10
Nice!

You are right. cmd is still running, but only using about 100k memory. (It's about 2000k when running normally).

I created the shortcut, and it worked. Running that "solves" the problem, but I still would like to solve it completely. What are causing the problem, and how do I make the "win-button+R -> type cmd -> enter" method work?
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