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I know that this has been done before, but my version is a tiny bit different

Okay, so you want to try out some cool command prompt tricks, but you cant seem to find out how to actually open command prompt. (This would be the case in most schools, or workplaces.) This instructable will show you how to get a command prompt window up and running.
This works in Windows XP.

If you do not have a blocked computer, or if you are an administrator, go to step 3 and read the last section.

I am not liable for anything that you may do with this information, i am just telling you how to get the screen open, i am not telling you to use it in an improper manor.

Step 1: Creating the File.

Firstly, open up notepad. This can be found at:
start> all programs> accessories> notepad

Once your in notepad, type in the words
"command.com" (with no quotations)

Step 2: Saving the File.

To get the file to work, go to:

file> save as...
and then save the file as
"command.bat" (without the quotations)

Now, make sure that you save it as .bat on the end, because this is the most vital part.

If you want, you may name it anything, but you must keep the .bat on the end. So it could be:
cmdprompt.bat
etc...

Step 3: Your Now Finished!

Now, go to wherever you have saved your ".bat" file and double click it to open command prompt.


If you do not have a blocked computer, or if you are an administrator, you can just go to
start> run> and then type in cmd

This will open a window. If it does not work, then used steps 1 and 2.
and save it as a .bat (very important)
another way in notepad:<br>@echo off<br>command<br>command.com<br>pause
Ummm... if you dont change the save as type box u will only make a text file not a batch file
No, if you try it my way you will see that is works without changing those particular settings.
this did not work<br /> try to create an instructable that actually works next time
&nbsp;command.com is soso on some backwards compatible MS-DOS interfaces linked with xp/vista/7 it will open command.COM which is completely different
<pre>at my school they have been more clever, instead of blocking getting tocommand prompt they have blocked the Run thingy and then when youdo get onto command prompt it goes onto 9it and then says that it has beendisabled by your administrator, and then quits. and batch files have alsobeen banned, unless you run them in archives (e.g. .zip folders). so command.com doesnt work. the only way to get it to work is to write a batch file to emulate it. the problem with that is that when you start routing around in the password protected D: partition of the computer you cant see whereyou are without typing Dir. anyway this method is only an alternative to typing &apos;cmd&apos; in the run thing.</pre>
ayy so if you cant open the run box because it is blocked then how do you do it?!?
just copy this code and save it as a batch<br /><br />@echo off<br />color 0a<br />:Input<br />title @ %CD%<br />echo.<br />set/p &quot;command= +++&gt; &quot;<br />%command%<br />goto Input<br />
hey this is a better code<br /><br />@echo off<br />color 0a<br />:Input<br />title @ %CD%<br />echo.<br />set/p &quot;command= +++&gt; &quot;<br />%command%<br />goto Input<br />
This is the output from Wine simplified<br/><pre>actxprxy.dll advapi32.dll advpack.dll Asycfilt.dll cabinet.dll calcu.bat CHIL~R3V.DLL CHIL~ZCZ.DLL ChilkatCert.dll ChilkatFtp2.dll cmd~ Comcat.dll Comct332.ocx comctl32.dll comdlg32.dll Comdlg32.ocx control.exe crazycmd.bat crazycmd.exe crazycmd[1].exe crazycmd[2].exe crypt32.dll d3d8.dll d3d9.dll dbghelp.dll ddhelp.exe ddraw.dll dosx.exe drivers dsound.dll dsound.vxd folterprot.bat folterprot.exe funstuff.bat funstuff.bat~ gdi32.dll glu32.dll hhctrl.ocx imaadp32.acm imagehlp.dll itircl.dll itss.dll kernel32.dll Ledit32.dll Leocx32.ocx lock.bat msadp32.acm Mscomct2.ocx Mscomctl.ocx msg711.acm mshtml.dll msi.dll msiexec.exe Msvbvm60.dll msvcrt.dll msxml3.dll nethack.bat notepad.exe ntdll.dll ole32.dll oleaut32.dll oledlg.dll olepro32.dll opengl32.dll progman.exe psapi.dll quartz.dll regsvr32.exe riched20.dll riched32.dll RICHTX32.OCX rpcrt4.dll rsabase.dll rsaenh.dll rundll32.exe schannel.dll scrrun.dll sensapi.dll setupapi.dll shdocvw.dll shell32.dll shfolder.dll shlwapi.dll spool stdole2.tlb urlmon.dll user32.dll Vb6stkit.dll version.dll vspell32.dll vspell32.ocx wait.bat winebrowser.exe winhlp32.exe wininet.dll winmm.dll winspool.drv winver.exe ws2_32.dll wsock32.dll</pre>
My computer doesn`t even have command.com(and what did I find in System32? That it doesn`t have cmd.exe either!)
(and I can type in cmd in <em>my</em> cmd and it`ll work!)<br/>
if it's not blocked just bring up the run box with the windows key and r. type cmd. takes about as much time as clicking.
'cmd' is blocked at my school but 'command prompt' still works. It all varies.
this only works if the administrator has not disabled the command prompt.

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