"the system could not find the environment option that was entered"


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    "the system could not find the environment option that was entered"


    Please any point in the right direction I'd really appreciate thank you.

    Basically I believe a virus has changed my admin privileges and may even have erased my restore points. I cant open third party apps or access my admin privileges even though I'm logged in as administrator . only way to start up cmd with admin rights is to do it from safe mode
    im just trying to save what data i can off my laptop before worst case senairo i have a major crash or have to reformat completely. here are some screen shots of my system and error messages I'm getting . thank you for taking the time to help if you do.














    I'd be happy to try anything at this point I have been working on it for couple days now.

    sorry if I have placed this is the wrong category or have violated the rules in anyway please take it easy on me, thank you.
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  2. Posts : 8,129
    windows 10
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    Welcome to the forum. It looks like default association of apps is messed up try reseting all to default Restore Default File Extensions in Windows 10
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    OK set apps to default still get the system error.... also I'm getting a privilege restriction (am logged in as admin) when i try to get in to my system advanced setting
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  4. Posts : 14,050
    Windows 11 Pro X64 22H2 22621.1848
       #4

    Try using Clean Boot to isolate any software caused problems:

    See here: How to Perform a Clean Boot in Windows 10 to Troubleshoot Software Conflicts
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    Cant access msconfig this way... i will try to go from safe mode

    This error is stopping alot of my windows applications specific ones like task manager and msconfig and MMC
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  6. Posts : 1,116
    win 10 pro x64 os build 20H2
       #6

    do a in place repair upgrade of windows 10 go here and follow Brinks steps to the exact. here is link Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade
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  7. Posts : 1,116
    win 10 pro x64 os build 20H2
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    I would skip down to line 6 and use the media creation tool. line 6. To do a repair install of Windows 10 with Media Creation Tool
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  8. Posts : 14,050
    Windows 11 Pro X64 22H2 22621.1848
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    Do you have any System Restore points. That seems to be one fix for this problem.
    See here: How to Do a System Restore of Windows 10
    Option One: To Do a System Restore of Windows 10 at Boot

    This is also a good time for me to point out the joy of doing regular image backups. If you have then recovery would be a 30 minute or less restore of your latest backup image.

    If you are not doing so, as soon as this problem is resolved, you need to backup your current install. The best way to do this is to use Macrium Reflect Free to make an image backup to an external hard drive. If you don't have an external hard drive now is a good time to get one as regular backup should be a part of your normal process. You can get a 1TB external hard drive for $60 (less if on sale).
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