The system could not find the environment option that was entered.

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My laptop is a toshiba with window vista and it continues to show that "the system could not find the environment option that was entered" in almost every function I want to perform on the laptop. Please help.
 

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Press the Windows key + R to open a Run box.

Type cmd /k set

Press Enter.

Copy (right-click and choose Select All > press Enter) the entire content of that window and paste it into your next reply.
 

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Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Users\Wole>
 

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Please make sure you've copied the command with the right spacing. You should have posted a much bigger report.
 

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Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Users\Wole>

This is all I got when I run the (cmd /k set)
function as directed. There is no bigger report as you required.
 

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Press the Windows key + R to open a Run box again.

Type sysdm.cpl

Press Enter.

Select the Advanced tab.

Click on Environment Variables.

Under User variables and System variables, what do you see?
 

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After performing the recommended function (sysdm.cpl) in the run box, I still got the same message (The system could not find the environment option that was entered).
 

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  1. Click Start and choose Control Panel.
  2. Click System, on the right you’ll see "View basic information about your computer"
  3. On the left is a list of tasks, the last of which is "Advanced system settings." Click that.
  4. The Advanced tab of the System Properties dialog box is shown. Click the Environment Variables button on the bottom right.
 

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This is the message I got when clicked on the "Advance system settings"

Window Title]

%windir%\\system32\\systempropertiesadvanced.exe

[Content]

Windows cannot find'%windir%\\system32\\systempropertiesadvanced.exe'. Make sure you typed thename correctly, and then try again.

[OK]


 

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I think your system has been messed up by either malware, or the use of a registry cleaner. Can you recall when this started? What happened before that?
 

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It happens about a week ago when I was trying to make the laptop faster because it was getting slower. Please, what can I do now? Is format an option?
 

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It happens about a week ago when I was trying to make the laptop faster because it was getting slower. Please, what can I do now? Is format an option?
Did you run some sort of software, like a registry cleaner, booster, optimizer or tuneup utility? If you did, it may have created a backup of what it deleted?
 

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What exactly did you do to make your computer faster?

I guess System Restore isn't available either?
 

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Yes, the "system restore" display the same message. I used the "advance system settings" but all other settings I used is not clear to me again.
 
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