I have problem with CMD

By aaadddooo123
Sep 1, 2009
  1. Well.. So i have a problem with my CMD programm. When i try to run it it works well but it says

    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    <C> Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft corp.

    The Command prompt has been disabled by your administrator.

    Press any key to continue . . .

    This is my problem and i can't resolve it because i don't know how to enable CMD. I'm Administrator of my PC so i don't know what's the problem. Can you tell me how to enable it? i was trying from control panel/User accounts or Acessibility options but i can't find it. I hope you can help me please. Thank you.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Is your XP computer free from Virus or other malware? Is it fully updated to Service Pack 3?
  3. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,431   +77

    try running command.com which is much closer to the Dos command prompt familiar from Win98 and earlier. Just type command.com in run. If this is a good solution for you, you can change the entire system to run command.com instead of cmd.exe. It is in System properties / Advanced / Environment variables. Edit the line ComSpec to say e.g. 'C:\Windows\system32\command.com' (without the ' of course)
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.

Similar Topics

Add your comment to this article

You need to be a member to leave a comment. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.
TechSpot Account You may also...