Win 10 booting into command prompt  

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

  1. Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Home Pro
    Thread Starter
       #11

    Thanks, here we go!

    - - - Updated - - -

    OK, got rebooted and still had to enter explorer.exe. Now running sfc /scannow
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 264
    Windows 10
       #12

    do you have any restore points available? Try going back.
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Home Pro
    Thread Starter
       #13

    OK, I ran SFC then got this report -

    - - - Updated - - -

    I don't have a restore point yet, this is a new computer.
    Win 10 booting into command prompt Attached Files
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 7,768
    windows 10
       #14

    If explorer is the shell and it runs when you type it from a CMD prompt then you need to check the path that it's in the path so it can find it
      My Computer


  5. Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Home Pro
    Thread Starter
       #15

    Samuria said:
    If explorer is the shell and it runs when you type it from a CMD prompt then you need to check the path that it's in the path so it can find it
    Not certain what this means. Explorer.exe isn't in the System32 folder, but I'm not sure where it's supposed to live.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Still booting into a terminal. Will run dism again, reboot, and try sfc again.

    Thinking I might have to reset the computer. Would that work?
      My Computer


  6. Posts : 566
    Windows 10 Home
       #16

    Start Autoruns as administrator, find "%comspec%" under
    "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell"(should be right at the top) and uncheck it.

    Ben
      My Computer


  7. Posts : 29,641
    10 Home x64 (22H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #17

    chroma601 said:
    Thinking I might have to reset the computer. Would that work?
    A Reset will remove all your installed apps, that means anything that isn't included in Windows (MS Office, for example). An in-place repair upgrade will reinstall Windows but keep all your installed apps. I'd try that first.

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade
      My Computers


  8. Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Home Pro
    Thread Starter
       #18

    Unfortunately, my computer came with an OEM version of Windows with the key on the motherboard and no recovery partition. I might be able to contact the manufacturer about this, will give it a try.
      My Computer


  9. Posts : 29,641
    10 Home x64 (22H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #19

    chroma601 said:
    Unfortunately, my computer came with an OEM version of Windows with the key on the motherboard and no recovery partition. I might be able to contact the manufacturer about this, will give it a try.
    An in-place repair install with the media downloaded from Microsoft will still work on an OEM pre-installed Windows 10. That is, after all, exactly what happens when you get upgraded to the next version of W10.


    In Windows 10 there is no longer any need for an OEM to provide a factory reset image in a recovery partition, as was the practice for W7/W8. A reset will use the component store in the Windows folder as the source for reinstalling W10. All the OEM customizations, utilities and drivers are stored as 'provisioning packages' in the hidden Recovery folder on the C: drive. This is by design to save about 12-15GB that would otherwise be occupied by the factory reset partition.


    Microsoft said:
    Push-button reset looks for, and automatically restores provisioning packages which are located in the folder C:\Recovery\Customizations.
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/win...customizations

    In addition, if you make a recovery drive usb, by default it will include system files. That means not only the files needed to install Windows but also the OEM provisioning packages. A recovery drive made on an OEM pre-installed PC is effectively a factory reset drive for that PC.

    Create Recovery Drive in Windows 10
      My Computers


  10. Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Home Pro
    Thread Starter
       #20

    [QUOTE=Ben Myers;1844949]Start Autoruns as administrator, find "%comspec%" under
    "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell"(should be right at the top) and uncheck it.

    Done. Do I just close Autoruns after that or save it somewhere? Will reboot...

    - - - Updated - - -

    Ben - Thank You!!!! Unchecking %comspec% in Autoruns admin solved the problem!

    Much appreciated!
      My Computer


 

  Related Discussions
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:11.
Find Us




Windows 10 Forums