Can't run CMD elevated... in order to find other problems

In short: I can't run CMD in elevated mode

Slightly longer - but I think it matters: Trying to run the command "chkdsk /f /r" in order to find what's wrong and (hopefully) fix it. Apps (word, excel) are locking up; exe files won't run; can't get AVG to run in order to find problems.

What I've done:

  • Have right-clicked on CMD to open it in elevated mode but it won't open; eventually it times out.
  • Went into files and found windows\system32\cmd.exe, right clicked on it, but same thing: it times out (saying that it didn't start in a timely fashion.)


Thanks in advance for your assistance!

August 31st, 2015 9:49am

Have you tried booting into safe mode before attempting to open CMD? I'd also run sfc/ scannow alongside the chkdsk function.
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September 1st, 2015 2:46pm


According to your description, this can be caused by system components corrupt, you can fix it by following method for test.

Open Powershell with admin, then type sfc /scannow, press enter.

If no use, using Command below instead.

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September 4th, 2015 2:38am

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