run cmd "the parameter is incorrect"

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gorman

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Hi, I can't use the 'run' command - when I do I get an error that the 'parameter is incorrect'.
I have seen this message in other threads but usually the remedy id to run cmd and start to fix it but I can' even get 'cmd' to start. is my registry screwed? A virus?
I have executed the 'run' command dozens of times from this machine.
 
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What do you mean the 'Run' cmd?
Do you mean that when you type CMD in to the Run box nothing happens?
if not, where are you typing Run as a command?
 

gorman

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Hi Jack, I mean when I type 'cmd' in the run box I get the error " parameter is incorrect". Strange because I have ran it many times in the past... I can however run command.com from the run box, but I did get the error when I tried to run 'regedit'.
Thanks.
 

WhitPhil

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Try running "cmd.exe" and "regedit.exe"

If these run ok, your PC is infected (cmd.com and regedit.com and some others)

Post back a HJT log in the malware forum for assistance.
 
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