1.    28 Oct 2015 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    Command Prompt won't open


    Hi, whenever I try to open the Command Prompt in Win10 (cmd.exe) I get the following pop up: cmd.exe - Application Error
    The Application was unable to staart correctly (0XCoooo142). Click OK to close the application.

    I should add this was an upgrade to Win10

    Any help would be greatly appreciated

    Thanks in advance..
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  2.    28 Oct 2015 #2
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    If you can open an elevated powershell window (i.e. right click and run as Administrator), run the command sfc /scannow.
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  3.    28 Oct 2015 #3
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    I'm sorry, but I don't even know what an open powershell window is
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  4.    28 Oct 2015 #4
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    correction "elevated" powershell window
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  5.    28 Oct 2015 #5
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017
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  6.    28 Oct 2015 #6
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    I tried to open powershell from the "Search the web and windows and got the same error. It won't open either
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  7.    28 Oct 2015 #7
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    I've tried all the methods available and I get the same error message for both the command prompt and the Windows powershell.
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  8.    28 Oct 2015 #8
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    In that case, see if you may be able to run SFC at boot using OPTION ONE instead.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
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