problems in accessing command prompt window

  satyajit 17:36 04 Jan 2008
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hello,
i've not been able to open up the command prompt window.what would be the solution.whether i would go for a formatting or is there any better solution to it.

  anskyber 17:47 04 Jan 2008

Which operating system? XP? Vista? Other?

  DieSse 18:08 04 Jan 2008

"i've not been able to open up the command prompt window"

...and can you tell us exactly how you are trying to, and exactly what happens, please.

  anskyber 09:27 05 Jan 2008

This reply from email,"i've windows xp operating system.whenever i clicked on it the command prompt window flashes up & then disapears."

Does it appear as a task in the task bar?

(please reply through this forum, thanks.)

  PalaeoBill 09:39 05 Jan 2008

'i clicked on it the command prompt window flashes up & then disappears'

Are you clicking on an icon? If so is the icon a shortcut to a dos program?, one that has the 'close on exit' check box ticked. (Right click on the icon, select properties and click on the program tab). Out of interest what is the icon trying to run?

To open a command prompt from the Start button, click on Start, click on Run and type 'cmd' into the run box for a command prompt or 'command' into the run box for an MS-Dos prompt.

  DieSse 09:44 05 Jan 2008

"whenever i clicked on it"

Clicked on what?

Please tell us exactly what you do.

  DieSse 09:45 05 Jan 2008

PS - Please do not send emails to posters unless invited.

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