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Anonymous
July 12, 2005 7:56:38 PM

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Help Please.....
Anyone come across the following when booting up XP Pro SP2?
"cannot find cmd.exe please insert disk"

I can still open a command line by typing "cmd" in at the Run prompt.

Not sure why this has suddenly started - already researched possible
viruses & trojans, but I think I've ruled this out....(but happy to be
contradicted if anyone knows more.....)

Thanks and eagerly awaiting a flood of responses.

Mikey


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Anonymous
July 12, 2005 7:56:39 PM

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On Tue, 12 Jul 2005 15:56:38 +0100, mikeycook <mikeycook.1s2ajb@>
wrote:

>
>Help Please.....
>Anyone come across the following when booting up XP Pro SP2?
>"cannot find cmd.exe please insert disk"
>
>I can still open a command line by typing "cmd" in at the Run prompt.
>
>Not sure why this has suddenly started - already researched possible
>viruses & trojans, but I think I've ruled this out....(but happy to be
>contradicted if anyone knows more.....)
>
>Thanks and eagerly awaiting a flood of responses.
>
Try "type c:\boot.ini" in a DOS window on bootup and see what the
computer is trying to do.

What is your boot sequence in BIOS? IMHO it is best to leave floppies
out of it and only boot off your hard disk and only change it when you
need to. Someone could bring an infected floppy and accidentally or
purposefully try to boot off it. At least this eliminates the
accidental possibility.
July 13, 2005 1:19:24 AM

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Have a look at your startup programs eg via msconfig

start > run > msconfig > startup [tab]

Look through the entries and see if there is one that includes a reference
to cmd.exe (if so uncheck it)

Jon

"mikeycook" <mikeycook.1s2ajb@> wrote in message
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>
> Help Please.....
> Anyone come across the following when booting up XP Pro SP2?
> "cannot find cmd.exe please insert disk"
>
> I can still open a command line by typing "cmd" in at the Run prompt.
>
> Not sure why this has suddenly started - already researched possible
> viruses & trojans, but I think I've ruled this out....(but happy to be
> contradicted if anyone knows more.....)
>
> Thanks and eagerly awaiting a flood of responses.
>
> Mikey
>
>
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> mikeycookPosted from http://www.pcreview.co.uk/ newsgroup access
>
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