Advice 1: How to enable command prompt

The command line is convenient, quick and powerful tool to control your computer's operating system, unfamiliar to most non-professionals. Last command prompt was the only way of communication between computer and human, but with appearance and later graphical user interfaces, focused on manipulators of type "mouse", the command line retains its position, allowing, if necessary, to professionals to perform the required actions quickly and effectively.

How to call command line? Operating systems of the latest generations it's hidden far enough from the user's eyes. However, the Windows settings and perform a number of actions in this operating system command prompt just need.

The easiest way to start command prompt is to use the main Windows menu. Follow start — Programs — Accessories — Command prompt, and here is a black rectangle with a blinking white cursor has already appeared on the computer display. You can type commands and see their results.

Another method allowing to obtain the same result is to use the "Execute" item in this menu and enter cmd. The advantage of this method — window "Run" can be invoked using hot keys Win+R, not bothering to swipe submenu.

If you use the shell Far Manager or something similar, then get to the command line even easier. Rather, it is constantly present in the lower part of the window Far. To view the results of commands, press Ctrl+O, and panels Far and hidden, so as not to obscure the overview.

Sometimes, however, enable the command line fails. If performing the above steps, you suddenly see a message that the command prompt is disabled by your administrator, then only two options here: either the sysadmin really has disabled the command prompt, and then you can get to it you will not succeed, or is the result of a virus.

In the latter case, to re-enable the command prompt back to the menu "Run" and enter gpedit. We need user Configuration — Administrative templates — System — All options. Here you need to find the option to Ban the use of command line. Its status will change to Disabled or Not configured, and the command prompt is available again. Don't forget to also check your system for viruses.


Advice 2: How to boot command prompt

If no operating system is loaded, the first action of most users is its reinstallation. But every computer user knows how much trouble connected with it. It and reinstalling drivers and data loss. Meanwhile, there is another way out: boot the system from the command line, which you can use to try to restore the normal operation of operating system.
You will need
  • - computer with Windows.
To boot the system from the command line, you can regardless of, your operating system, or the computer constantly reboots. Most importantly, it begins to boot. Even if OS is down, if it starts the initial load, you can boot to the command line.
Turn on the computer. Immediately after switching it on, continuously press the key combination Windows+R. the Windows Key on a standard keyboard is in the bottom row, second from the left (it shows the logo of Microsoft). Instead of loading the operating system you will find yourself in the menu where you can choose command prompt.
Using the arrows on the keyboard from the list, select the Grub command Line and press Enter. Now the command prompt is running. In order to know the commands that you can use to attempt to restore the normal functioning of the operating system, enter the Help command. In the left part of the window displays a list of commands that you can enter on the right side - the description of each command.
The most common commands that you can use to try to restore the system. CHKDSK. With it you can test hard drive for errors. First, enter directly the CHKDSK and then the drive letter. Because the operating system installed in the majority of cases on disk, thus need to enter CHKDSK C. If you have a system disk referred to as a different letter, type that.
Also using the command line you can run the system restore process. To do this, enter the command Rstrui.exe. Console appears, with which you will be able to recover Windows. Also for the restore process you may need the disc with the distribution of your operating system.
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