Whenever I try and open cmd it flashes and just closes it itself after showing the below error for a split second.

The screen cannot be set to the number of lines and columns specified.

Tried the below solution here, the CursorSize value is already 19 (Hex) but I don’t which key does the other value pertains to.

  • In case it helps any francophones in future, the French equivalent of this error is "Impossible de configurer l'écran au nombre de lignes et de colonnes spécifié"
    – Hobo
    Jul 27, 2021 at 22:41

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Ran Malwarebytes to check if it picks up something this time.

To configure the command prompt https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb491037.aspx

You could download the Autoruns tool to disable some unused plugins. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/autoruns

You’d better create a new user account and restart explorer.exe process to check.

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