dos prompt problem

By buckscrape ยท 5 replies
Jul 23, 2007
  1. I have a problem HELP I cannot cmd in the dos command or basically anything else I keep getting messages like this c:\\WINDOWS\system32\ is not a valid Win32 application, I have given you a Hijack this log also
  2. emde

    emde TS Rookie Posts: 18

    Try to run "command" instead of "cmd". Did you tried in safe mode?
  3. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    I suspect that something has trashed the path command or its value.
    You should have something like
    Make sure you have a copy of the original before you make any changes. You can cut and past into a .rtf file using notepad if it easier.
    The last time I came across this was because of a bad software installation routine - there was another post about this some months ago.
    Hope it helps
    Hope this helps.
  4. emde

    emde TS Rookie Posts: 18

    I think not, cause there is no or any (usable) *.com files in win32.
    I would check actions for registered file types. Maybe sth added 'open' via this to *.exe files?
  5. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,431   +77

    is your message quote exact? Because c:\\windows is not a valid address. If that is what you are really seeing, your path has been messed with. Look at control panel, system properties, environment variables and tell what is there for 'comspec' and 'path' ?
  6. emde

    emde TS Rookie Posts: 18

    It is valid. Try to run

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