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Anonymous
June 25, 2005 4:35:56 AM

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Hello, after recent encounters with trojans and spyware my cmd run
shortcut no longer works. When i hit start, run cmd i get:
D:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.com
D:\windows\system32\autoexec.net. The system file is not suitable
for running MS-DOS and Windows Applications, ’Close’ to terminate.
This is because none of these files exist i guess.

It should run cmd.EXE not .com. Does anyone know how to change it
back?
Thanks.
Mark

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Anonymous
June 25, 2005 3:20:40 PM

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Mark,

Delete cmd.com, as it's not a Windows file. That might be a virus.

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> Hello, after recent encounters with trojans and spyware my cmd run
> shortcut no longer works. When i hit start, run cmd i get:
> D:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.com
> D:\windows\system32\autoexec.net. The system file is not suitable
> for running MS-DOS and Windows Applications, ’Close’ to terminate.
> This is because none of these files exist i guess.
>
> It should run cmd.EXE not .com. Does anyone know how to change it
> back?
> Thanks.
> Mark
>
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Anonymous
June 25, 2005 3:29:57 PM

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In addition to what Ramesh posted.

It is
\windows\system32\autoexec.nt
Not
\windows\system32\autoexec.net

Seems to be an epidemic lately....

This can be caused by a trojan.

Get rid of the trojan.

Update your antivirus software and run a full system scan.

Copy the autoexec.nt file from C:\Windows\Repair to C:\Windows\System32
And set Attributes for autoexec.nt to Read-only.

Or %systemroot%\Repair to %systemroot%\System32

Read-only
[[Specifies whether this file is read-only, which means that it cannot be
changed or accidentally deleted.]]

1. Right click the file.
2. Properties.
3. Select: ? Read-only.
4. Click: Apply.
5. Click: OK.

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Error message when you install or start an MS-DOS or 16-bit Windows-based
program
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;324767

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In news:3_1739916_fc424f960cb9969160a0aee4a262eace@windowsforumz.com,
MrExtreme <UseLinkToEmail@WindowsForumz.com> hunted and pecked:
> Hello, after recent encounters with trojans and spyware my cmd run
> shortcut no longer works. When i hit start, run cmd i get:
> D:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.com
> D:\windows\system32\autoexec.net. The system file is not suitable
> for running MS-DOS and Windows Applications, ’Close’ to terminate.
> This is because none of these files exist i guess.
>
> It should run cmd.EXE not .com. Does anyone know how to change it
> back?
> Thanks.
> Mark
>
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Anonymous
June 29, 2005 5:35:35 AM

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"MrExtreme" wrote:
> Hello, after recent encounters with trojans and spyware my cmd
> run shortcut no longer works. When i hit start, run cmd i get:
> D:WINDOWSsystem32cmd.com
> D:windowssystem32autoexec.net. The system file is not
> suitable for running MS-DOS and Windows Applications, 'Close'
> to terminate.
> This is because none of these files exist i guess.
>
> It should run cmd.EXE not .com. Does anyone know how to change
> it back?
> Thanks.
> Mark

Is system32 supposed to have "command.com"
If i rename or delete it and type cmd.
I will still get an error message.
If I leave the file and type cmd, it will go into prompt and exit
straight away.
Can’t win hey, thats for the help anyway.
Anonymous
June 29, 2005 12:11:52 PM

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Normally...
To start command.com from Start | Run, you type command.
To start cmd.exe from Start | Run, you type cmd.


command.com (49.4 KB) should be in...
%windir%\system32
or
D:\WINDOWS\system32

cmd.exe (367 KB) should be in...
%windir%\system32
D:\WINDOWS\system32
and
%windir%\system32\dllcache
D:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache


What happens if you paste this in Start | Run and click OK?

%windir%\system32\cmd.exe


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In news:3_1746488_1ab0ebbf80dc220d4d33a6c067e55e06@windowsforumz.com,
MrExtreme <DoNotEmail@WindowsForumz.com> hunted and pecked:
> "MrExtreme" wrote:
> > Hello, after recent encounters with trojans and spyware my cmd
> > run shortcut no longer works. When i hit start, run cmd i get:
> > D:WINDOWSsystem32cmd.com
> > D:windowssystem32autoexec.net. The system file is not
> > suitable for running MS-DOS and Windows Applications, 'Close'
> > to terminate.
> > This is because none of these files exist i guess.
> >
> > It should run cmd.EXE not .com. Does anyone know how to change
> > it back?
> > Thanks.
> > Mark
>
> Is system32 supposed to have "command.com"
> If i rename or delete it and type cmd.
> I will still get an error message.
> If I leave the file and type cmd, it will go into prompt and exit
> straight away.
> Can’t win hey, thats for the help anyway.
Anonymous
July 2, 2005 3:40:59 AM

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"" wrote:
> Normally...
> To start command.com from Start | Run, you type command.
> To start cmd.exe from Start | Run, you type cmd.
>
>
> command.com (49.4 KB) should be in...
> %windir%system32
> or
> D:WINDOWSsystem32
>
> cmd.exe (367 KB) should be in...
> %windir%system32
> D:WINDOWSsystem32
> and
> %windir%system32dllcache
> D:WINDOWSsystem32dllcache
>
>
> What happens if you paste this in Start | Run and click OK?
>
> %windir%system32cmd.exe
>
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>
> Wes
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> In
> news:3_1746488_1ab0ebbf80dc220d4d33a6c067e55e06@windowsforumz.com,
> MrExtreme <DoNotEmail@WindowsForumz.com> hunted and pecked:
> > "MrExtreme" wrote:
> > > Hello, after recent encounters with trojans and spyware
> my cmd
> > > run shortcut no longer works. When i hit start, run cmd i
> get:
> > > D:WINDOWSsystem32cmd.com
> > > D:windowssystem32autoexec.net. The system file is not
> > > suitable for running MS-DOS and Windows Applications,
> 'Close'
> > > to terminate.
> > > This is because none of these files exist i guess.
> > >
> > > It should run cmd.EXE not .com. Does anyone know how to change
> > > it back?
> > > Thanks.
> > > Mark
> >
> > Is system32 supposed to have "command.com"
> > If i rename or delete it and type cmd.
> > I will still get an error message.
> > If I leave the file and type cmd, it will go into prompt and
> exit
> > straight away.
> > Can’t win hey, thats for the help anyway.

Ahh yes, typing "cmd.exe" works - it runs the system32\cmd.exe
typing cmd runs some other command prompt that crashes straight away.
Think I’ll just leave it like that
thanks,
Mark

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