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 :: try to rename the old file
 C:\parentfolder\fix move "program.exe" "program_old.exe"
 The system cannot find message text for message number 0x2 in the message file or System.
:: try a directory listing
C:\parentfolder\fix dir 

The system cannot find message text for message number 0x2 in the message file or System.
.... a file
.... a file
 The system cannot find message text for message number 0x2 in the message file or System.
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up vote 3 down vote accepted

This happens when you copy-paste the cmd.exe from the C:\Windows\System32 folder to someplace else.

Try running the normal command executable instead. (Start > Run > cmd.exe)

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