CMD and SFC refuse to run anymore,

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  1. Posts : 1,728
    Windows 10 Pro x64 22H2
       #11

    you should be able to run cmd command in PowerShell, is there an error?
    you can also run sfc withing powershell just like in CMD.
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  2. Posts : 1,257
    win10 PRO on 5 PC's and Linux mint
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       #12

    zebal said:
    you should be able to run cmd command in PowerShell, is there an error?
    you can also run sfc withing powershell just like in CMD.
    cmd runs in powershell
    I wont run SFC yet as it is at 75% of the feature update

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    I am doing a SFC now.
    CMD will still not run unless run in PS.
    Why is that? Is that normal behavior now?
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  3. Posts : 1,728
    Windows 10 Pro x64 22H2
       #13

    How do you run command prompt?

    Try creating a shortcut on your desktop for C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe
    If the new shortcut that you create works then the old one is faulty and needs to be repaired.

    Otherwise likely issue is that command prompt was disabled by administrator in group policy.
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  4. Posts : 1,201
    11 Home
       #14

    Could also be option #3 or option #7 in this guide:
    Command Prompt not working or opening in Windows 11/10
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  5. Posts : 1,257
    win10 PRO on 5 PC's and Linux mint
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       #15

    SFC fixed things, cmd still wont open on its own without PS
    Beginning system scan. This process will take some time.

    Beginning verification phase of system scan.
    Verification 100% complete.

    Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files and successfully repaired them.
    For online repairs, details are included in the CBS log file located at
    windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. For example C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. For offline
    repairs, details are included in the log file provided by the /OFFLOGFILE flag.
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  6. Posts : 1,201
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       #16

    Also try
    dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

    If all else fails, try to repair Windows by doing an in-place upgrade:
    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade
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  7. Posts : 5,391
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
       #17

    Can you open the cmd.exe from C:\Windows\System32 folder
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       #18

    sdowney717 said:
    SFC fixed things, cmd still wont open on its own without PS
    Did you reboot after the fix?
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  9. Posts : 1,728
    Windows 10 Pro x64 22H2
       #19

    @sdowney717
    run gpedit.msc as Admin and head to:
    User Configuration/Administrative Templates/System

    on the right make sure that "Prevent access to the command prompt" is set to "Not Configured"
    then run gpupdate.exe in PS if you changed the setting.
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  10. Posts : 1,257
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       #20

    zebal said:
    @sdowney717
    run gpedit.msc as Admin and head to:
    User Configuration/Administrative Templates/System

    on the right make sure that "Prevent access to the command prompt" is set to "Not Configured"
    then run gpupdate.exe in PS if you changed the setting.
    Just checked and it is set to not configured

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    FreeBooter said:
    Can you open the cmd.exe from C:\Windows\System32 folder
    Nope. Click on it, and mouse turns into blue circle for about 20 seconds, then nothing.
    Takes a LONG time to open properties, but run permissions on the file look normal

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    hdmi said:
    Also try
    dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

    If all else fails, try to repair Windows by doing an in-place upgrade:
    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade
    just did the restore health, rebooted, cmd still will not run by itself.
    I might do the inplace repair, so far things are working ok otherwise.

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    Ran sfc again, no errors

    Windows PowerShell
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    Try the new cross-platform PowerShell https://aka.ms/pscore6

    PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> cmd
    Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.19045.2965]
    (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\WINDOWS\system32>sfc /scannow

    Beginning system scan. This process will take some time.

    Beginning verification phase of system scan.
    Verification 100% complete.

    Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.

    C:\WINDOWS\system32>

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    You know when I click cmd,exe in file manager, it takes a long time to think about whatever it is doing and fails to do anything.
    But when I startup chrome browser in about 2 seconds it is up and running.

    In PS, type cmd and it is instantly running cmd in ps
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