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So I've been having this issue the last few days that when my computer boots up it logs into windows then just stops and a command prompt appers and nothing happens further, but when I type explorer.exe then windows continues to load. This started happening when I deleted the AutoRun registry entry at Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Command Processor to get rid of a problem that make my cmd close the moment i tried to open it and without testing I did the same on my laptop because cmd also closed when trying to open it (I was trying to get into cmd to check the readibiliy of my exsternal harddrive that i now think is also corrupted). So I came across this post 

and the solutions seemed to be quite computer specific, so I was wondering if I could get a similar solution.

I have tried using the system repair, but I just get an error saying it can't be fixed. I also tried installing the latest update of windows hoping that it might fix the AutoRun option. I have created my own Autorun with the value "explorer.exe", so now windows boots. Then the command prompt appears with a black screen then after about a minute the desktop appears with the command prompt still hovering there (This only happens on my desktop that I made the new autorun key, my laptop still just stays at the command prompt


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I will attach the files requested in that post so long

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Hello, Welcome to Malwarebytes.
I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.

If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.

Please download the attached Fixlist.txt file to  the same folder where the Farbar tool is running from.
The location is listed in the 3rd line of the FRST.txt log you have submitted.

Run FRST and click Fix only once and wait.

The Computer will restart when the fix is completed.

It will create a log (Fixlog.txt) please post it to your reply.

Please post the Fixlog.txt and let me know what problem persists.


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Okay so i just got my laptop to run the programs to create the log files. (The previous post was for my desktop)


My laptop is also doing wack stuff and recently I also couldnt see anything on my desktop :/ No icons, no menu appears when i right click nothing


I hope this isnt asking to much but I really also need help with my laptop

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Glad to see that all is good with your Desktop computer.

You logs for the Laptop are clean.

If you have issues with this computer start a new topic and post fresh logs.

Explain what problems you are dealing with.

The fix may be quite different and we do not service 2 computers in the same topic.


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