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Message stating "C\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe" Missing. RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    This message shows up every time I began using my computer.  I have no idea where the information went and would like to  correct problem as soon as possible.

    Your help is needed and will be most appreciated. 

    Thank you in advance,

    Jorene

    Sunday, July 5, 2015 11:20 PM

Answers

  • How to perform a clean boot in Windows

    Type msconfig in the search box, and then tap or click msconfig. When the System Configuration Tool loads, click on the "Startup" tab, then see if " c:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe" is listed there.. If so, UNCHECK the box next to it, click on "Apply", then restart the machine


    S.Sengupta, Windows Experience MVP

    • Marked as answer by Bruce Wooding Wednesday, July 15, 2015 9:55 PM
    Monday, July 6, 2015 12:11 AM
  • Just to be on the safe side I would check for malware

    Please download the free version of Malwarebytes.
    Update it immediately.
    Do a full system scan
    Let us know the results at the end.

    http://www.malwarebytes.org/products




    Wanikiya and Dyami--Team Zigzag

    • Marked as answer by Bruce Wooding Wednesday, July 15, 2015 9:55 PM
    Monday, July 6, 2015 12:14 AM
  • Hi,

    How is the current situation?

    It seems like you set some startup script or schedule task to run this. You could run AutoRuns utility to find out what programs are configured to run during system bootup or login:

    Autoruns for Windows

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902

    In addition, located to that directory to check if this applet is missing.


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    • Marked as answer by Bruce Wooding Wednesday, July 15, 2015 9:55 PM
    Wednesday, July 8, 2015 6:25 AM

All replies

  • How to perform a clean boot in Windows

    Type msconfig in the search box, and then tap or click msconfig. When the System Configuration Tool loads, click on the "Startup" tab, then see if " c:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe" is listed there.. If so, UNCHECK the box next to it, click on "Apply", then restart the machine


    S.Sengupta, Windows Experience MVP

    • Marked as answer by Bruce Wooding Wednesday, July 15, 2015 9:55 PM
    Monday, July 6, 2015 12:11 AM
  • Just to be on the safe side I would check for malware

    Please download the free version of Malwarebytes.
    Update it immediately.
    Do a full system scan
    Let us know the results at the end.

    http://www.malwarebytes.org/products




    Wanikiya and Dyami--Team Zigzag

    • Marked as answer by Bruce Wooding Wednesday, July 15, 2015 9:55 PM
    Monday, July 6, 2015 12:14 AM
  • Hi,

    How is the current situation?

    It seems like you set some startup script or schedule task to run this. You could run AutoRuns utility to find out what programs are configured to run during system bootup or login:

    Autoruns for Windows

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902

    In addition, located to that directory to check if this applet is missing.


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    • Marked as answer by Bruce Wooding Wednesday, July 15, 2015 9:55 PM
    Wednesday, July 8, 2015 6:25 AM