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How to open a command prompt?

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1. Start, Run, Type cmd.exe, press enter.
2. Start, Programs, Accessories, Command Prompt.
3. Open Task Manager, New Task, type cmd.exe, press enter.
4. Open Windows Explorer, go to c:\windows\system32\ double click on cmd.exe.
(use c:\winnt\system32 for Win2000)
5. Type the above path in the Windows Explorer Address Bar, press enter.
6. In Internet Explorer type file:///c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe in the address bar, press enter
7. Create a shortcut on the desktop, type in cmd.exe in the location and name fields,
double click the shortcut.
8. Open Notepad, type the following: (new ActiveXObject("Shell.Application")).FileRun()
Save the file as runbox.js. Double click the .js file. Enter cmd.exe in the run box and press
Enter.
(Note: If your computer associates JavaScripts with Notepad or another text editor,
it won't run the script. To fix that, create a shortcut to the .js file as described
above, right-click the shortcut, and choose Properties. With the Shortcut tab
in front, click the beginning of the Target text box. Type wscript.exe and
a space. Click OK.)


Any other ways to open a command prompt window...?
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    "RJ" <jackbobNOSPAM@hotmail.com> wrote:

    |>1. Start, Run, Type cmd.exe, press enter.
    |>2. Start, Programs, Accessories, Command Prompt.
    |>3. Open Task Manager, New Task, type cmd.exe, press enter.
    |>4. Open Windows Explorer, go to c:\windows\system32\ double click on cmd.exe.
    |>(use c:\winnt\system32 for Win2000)
    |>5. Type the above path in the Windows Explorer Address Bar, press enter.
    |>6. In Internet Explorer type file:///c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe in the address bar, press enter
    |>7. Create a shortcut on the desktop, type in cmd.exe in the location and name fields,
    |>double click the shortcut.
    |>8. Open Notepad, type the following: (new ActiveXObject("Shell.Application")).FileRun()
    |>Save the file as runbox.js. Double click the .js file. Enter cmd.exe in the run box and press
    |>Enter.
    |>(Note: If your computer associates JavaScripts with Notepad or another text editor,
    |>it won't run the script. To fix that, create a shortcut to the .js file as described
    |>above, right-click the shortcut, and choose Properties. With the Shortcut tab
    |>in front, click the beginning of the Target text box. Type wscript.exe and
    |>a space. Click OK.)
    |>
    |>
    |>Any other ways to open a command prompt window...?

    Ya, the way I open it, set a shortcut key. I hit CTL-ALT-D to open
    mine (Properties - shortcut key).

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    Here's some...

    Start | Run | Type: cmd | Click OK

    Ctrl + Shift + Esc | File | Click on New Task (Run...) while holding down
    the Ctrl key

    Win key + R | Type: cmd | Click OK


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    Hope this helps. Let us know.

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    In news:urVGeE2lFHA.708@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl,
    RJ <jackbobNOSPAM@hotmail.com> hunted and pecked:
    > 1. Start, Run, Type cmd.exe, press enter.
    > 2. Start, Programs, Accessories, Command Prompt.
    > 3. Open Task Manager, New Task, type cmd.exe, press enter.
    > 4. Open Windows Explorer, go to c:\windows\system32\ double click on
    > cmd.exe. (use c:\winnt\system32 for Win2000)
    > 5. Type the above path in the Windows Explorer Address Bar, press enter.
    > 6. In Internet Explorer type file:///c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe in the
    > address bar, press enter
    > 7. Create a shortcut on the desktop, type in cmd.exe in the location and
    > name fields,
    > double click the shortcut.
    > 8. Open Notepad, type the following: (new
    > ActiveXObject("Shell.Application")).FileRun()
    > Save the file as runbox.js. Double click the .js file. Enter cmd.exe in
    > the run box and press Enter.
    > (Note: If your computer associates JavaScripts with Notepad or another
    > text editor,
    > it won't run the script. To fix that, create a shortcut to the .js file
    > as described
    > above, right-click the shortcut, and choose Properties. With the Shortcut
    > tab
    > in front, click the beginning of the Target text box. Type wscript.exe and
    > a space. Click OK.)
    >
    >
    > Any other ways to open a command prompt window...?
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    "" wrote:
    > 1. Start, Run, Type cmd.exe, press enter.
    > 2. Start, Programs, Accessories, Command Prompt.
    > 3. Open Task Manager, New Task, type cmd.exe, press enter.
    > 4. Open Windows Explorer, go to c:windowssystem32 double
    > click on cmd.exe.
    > (use c:winntsystem32 for Win2000)
    > 5. Type the above path in the Windows Explorer Address Bar,
    > press enter.
    > 6. In Internet Explorer type
    > file:///c:windowssystem32cmd.exe in the address bar, press
    > enter
    > 7. Create a shortcut on the desktop, type in cmd.exe in the
    > location and name fields,
    > double click the shortcut.
    > 8. Open Notepad, type the following: (new
    > ActiveXObject("Shell.Application")).FileRun()
    > Save the file as runbox.js. Double click the .js file. Enter
    > cmd.exe in the run box and press
    > Enter.
    > (Note: If your computer associates JavaScripts with Notepad
    > or another text editor,
    > it won't run the script. To fix that, create a shortcut to the
    > .js file as described
    > above, right-click the shortcut, and choose Properties. With
    > the Shortcut tab
    > in front, click the beginning of the Target text box. Type
    > wscript.exe and
    > a space. Click OK.)
    >
    >
    > Any other ways to open a command prompt window...?

    Yep, one more...

    Create new plain text file, add the line "cmd.exe" save and exit,
    rename to .bat and run the batch file (or shell script).

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