DOS screen appearing on desktop

  chg 22:25 26 Feb 2004

After a pretty stupid mistake by myself I had to do a complete reinstall of WindowsXP with the help of a Technical Support line. Everything seems to be fine apart from the fact that every now and again what I would call a screen from DOS keeps flashing on my monitor two or three times.
The window has something like C;WINDOWS/SYSTEM32/CMD.EXE at the top of it.

Anyone know how to cure this. I'm dreading another reinstall.
I have WindowsXP Home, AMD Athlon1600+, 256Mb RAM.


  AL D. 22:46 26 Feb 2004

try putting your xp cd in the drive and when installation asks to start select EXIT ,then go to Start/run/and type sfc /scannow Make sure you leave space between sfc /scannow And click ok.

  The Spires 23:08 26 Feb 2004

I was reading last night on a spyware forum, (but I can't remember which one or find the site now) that DOS type windows quickly flashing up can be caused by the CoolWebSearch spyware. CWShredder click here

  chg 09:52 27 Feb 2004

Thanks for the help. Carried out both functions mentioned and nothing untoward found, although the problem has not surfaced today at all. Hopefully problem over.


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