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  • 8.1 Command Window

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      • #2001474 Reply

        At some point my Command Window lost the section of its menu containing Edit, Defaults, and Properties.  It looks like the Command Window for Win95, or was it Windows3.1?

        Opening in Administrator mode makes no difference.  It is incredibly frustrating to not be able to copy or paste or select from this window.  I wonder if anyone has heard of this and/or can help.


      • #2001516 Reply
        AskWoody Lounger

        Does select/copy/paste still work with the hotkeys?

        (Paste is Shift-Insert like back in Windows 2.x … Copy is Ctrl-Insert)

      • #2001527 Reply
        AskWoody Lounger

        Close command prompt, regedit, export HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Console (the entire key) then delete it. Re-open command prompt – are your options restored?

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        AskWoody Plus

        Thanks for both suggestions, but neither helped.

        Here is the key I exported, if that tells you anything:


        “FaceName”=”Lucida Console”



      • #2042765 Reply
        AskWoody Plus

        Well, after a long interval I got time to go back to this.

        First off, as an experiment I imported [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Console] from another correctly functioning machine, with no problems and no change.

        Finally I was able to run DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth which ran to completion for the first time in months and months.  I followed that with SFC/Scannow which also ran to completion for the first time in months!

        After a reboot, I now have the full Command Window Menu available again.  RELIEF!




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