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According to this post, I run that command but a black page flashes and disappears. What should I do to see the result?

I rebooted but it doesn't take effect.

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Also, I hope you do realize that all of the commands from the mentioned post are supposed to be run on Linux? – Andrejs Cainikovs Jan 30 '12 at 18:55
@AndrejsCainikovs I assumed the user is referring to chkdsk as this self-closing-shell seemed more of a "Windows problem" to me. – Oliver Salzburg Jan 30 '12 at 19:01
@OliverSalzburg You must be right. Thanks for clarification. – Andrejs Cainikovs Jan 30 '12 at 21:52
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  • Press Win+R
  • Type cmd and press Enter
  • Type your command in the resulting window, it should stay open after the command has finished.

To run a command with elevated privileges (as Administrator), do the following (Vista/7 only):

  • Press Win
  • Type cmd and press Ctrl+Shift+Enter, confirm the following dialog by pressing "Yes".
  • Type your command in the resulting window, it should stay open after the command has finished.
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Thank you for your answer. It says "access denied as you do not have sufficient privileges, you have to invoke this utility running in elevated mode". Could you please tell me what "elevated mode" is? – Gigili Jan 30 '12 at 19:12
@Gigili I added additional instructions to my answer. – Oliver Salzburg Jan 30 '12 at 19:16
That worked perfectly, thank you very much. – Gigili Jan 30 '12 at 19:20

Instead of running


you can do

cmd /k ping

and the cmd window will remain open. Generally i use "cmd /k " to run something and keep it open until i close it

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