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Why doesn't my command prompt work properly anymore....in the blink of an eye....it's gone.

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Deck Shuey
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Why doesn't my command prompt work properly anymore....in the blink of an eye....it's gone.

Hi Folks - more problems. Since I'm a self taught computer user & haven't been at it for too long...sometimes I spend several hours trying to learn more.

I was messing around where you click on start & then run & then you type in a command prompt such as ipconfig, ping, etc.

I have done this in the past....& when I clicked on the command (for example, "ping") it would show me this information.

But now when I type in and click on any command prompt....the info comes up for like 1/2 of a second & then goes away way too fast for me to read any of it.

Anybody know what might be causing this & how to fix it?

As always - I would appreciate any answers, suggestions, comments. THANKS
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Dennis Handly
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Re: Why doesn't my command prompt work properly anymore....in the blink of an eye....it's gone.

The correct way is to run "cmd" and a window pops up. Then you can run whatever command you like.
You can run commands like regedit that provide their own window.
Deck Shuey
Frequent Advisor

Re: Why doesn't my command prompt work properly anymore....in the blink of an eye....it's gone.

Thanks Dennis - I had forgotten about that - now I get it again.