Useful Windows Commands

By | 2011/08/02

Here are some basic Windows commands that are good to know!


Hit Windows key + R or use the Search box to type these commands.
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gpedit.msc

Group Policy Editor
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services.msc

Services
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devmgmt.msc

Device Manager
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compmgmt.msc

Computer Management

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This one is cool:

Crack open a command prompt. (Windows key + R or Search box -> cmd and Enter.)
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Then type:

sfc /scannow
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System File Checker verifies the integrity of and repairs Windows OS dll files. For Windows XP it will require you to insert the original Windows XP install CD.


To repair file system errors, boot a Windows CD to recovery mode, then run

chkdsk /r /v

For Windows 7 at the recovery command prompt, you may have to issue:

chkdsk /r /v c:
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This can take a very long time. Slash ‘v’ is verbose and will give details of the process in action.

Sweet!

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