Command Prompt Errors in Windows 8 – How to Fix it?

Windows 8 Command prompt does not work as per the command given. Many Windows 8 users might have come across this kind of situation where the command prompt fails to respond or run the command. After Microsoft ended Windows XP many users out there have upgraded to higher version say Windows 8. If you are new to Windows 8 or its upgrades then you might find you solution here. If you facing problems with the Command prompt, then follow the tutorial ahead to fix the issue.

Fix Command Prompt Errors Windows 8

Fix Command Prompt Errors in Windows 8

For those who are new to Windows 8 might face some problems. Unlike Windows XP, Windows 8 and 8.1 are bit different in appearance. However you can get along with OS once you start using it. As you know Windows 8 and 8.1 OS are also used as Smartphone and tablet OS, therefore the appearance is a bit new.

In the mean time if you are facing difficulties with Command prompt issues then you can try the fixes discussed ahead to resolve your problems.

Users often come across with issues like Command prompt not responding or error with command prompt like command cannot be recognized or the command is not a recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file, etc. No need to worry or panic, if you are facing these kind of issues then you can fix them following the troubleshooting methods discussed ahead.

Fix Issues With Command Prompt

  • Firstly make sure you are the Admin. Often Windows 8 OS doesn’t allow users other than the Admin. If you are the Admin and facing the problem then try the next method. If you are looking for how to run as Admin, then simply go to Start > programs > accessories > command prompt > right click and run as administrator Or Press Win+ X, this opens power user menu where you can find the Command prompt (Admin option) simply hit on it and write your commands now.
  • Try running sfc/scannow command in the command prompt. This will fix the corrupted system files and help you run other commands but if this command fails to run then it seems the system path settings are altered.
  • To set the path settings right to the normal, Open Control Panel and in the top right space type in Advanced. Next select View advanced system settings. Now hit the Environment Variables tab. In the field besides Path copy the following command and hit OK button at the bottom of the window. %SystemRoot%\system32;%SystemRoot%;%SystemRoot%\System32\Wbem;%SYSTEMROOT%\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\;

Often some updates make changes in the system files or the path. Try to undo all the recent changes in the system or use the restore point to get back to the state where the system or the command prompt functioned properly.

Even after trying the solutions given above, the problems still persists then contact Microsoft troubleshooter team.
If you have any other fixes or solution to troubleshoot the problems with Command prompt, then share with us. You can write to us in the comment section below.


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