The Command Prompt is a powerful tool that can be used for many purposes, including troubleshooting and fixing problems with Windows. Starting it is easy if Windows is working correctly, but what do you do when Windows refuses to load? How do you “boot” straight to the Command Prompt (cmd.exe) so that you can fix the issues that you are having? This tutorial will show you how, in all modern versions of Windows:
You can use system recovery tools to fix most of your computer problems. However, there are times when you'll need to address such issues in a manual way, like, for example, when your Windows computer won't boot. In these cases, you can use a tool named Bootrec.exe. It can help you troubleshoot and repair things like the master boot record (MBR), the boot sector or the Boot Configuration Data (BCD) store. Here's how it works, in all modern versions of Windows:
One of our readers asked us: “How do you print the list of running processes from the Task Manager?”. The answer is... you can’t do this from the Task Manager , not even in Windows 10. In order to print such a list, you need to use the Command Prompt or PowerShell and run some commands to generate the list of running process and then you can print it just like you would print a document. Let's see how it all works:
The addition of the Linux Bash command line environment to Windows 10 came as a surprise for many, us included. Although it’s a tool intended to be used mainly by developers, regular users seem to be interested in this feature too, so we thought it would make sense if we show you how Bash on Ubuntu on Windows works, and what you can do with it. This article is the first of what we hope will be an interesting series of tutorials and it covers working with files, folders and apps. If we managed to make you curious, read on:
It’s been a while now since Microsoft declared its love for Linux and, at first, it felt strange to see Windows 10 embrace the Tux penguin. However, the fact that Windows 10 is able to run native Linux applications directly, without having to resort to using virtual machines, is a proof of Microsoft’s new strategy of embracing other ecosystems. Microsoft teamed up with Canonical and now you can install the Ubuntu software subsystem in Windows 10. That allows you to run Bash directly from Windows 10. Strange times we’re living in, right? They are also interesting times, so let’s see how to enable the Linux Bash in Windows 10:
One of the easiest and most straightforward ways to manage your disks is to use the Disk Management tool from Windows. But hey, Disk Management is a visual tool and some of us like command based interfaces a whole lot more. That’s why we thought it would be a great idea to see how several disk management actions can be done from the Command Prompt , using DiskPart and other command-line tools . In this article you will learn how to create, format, delete, defragment and check your partitions for errors, directly from the Command Prompt . Let’s get started:
The easiest way to view information about your computer is to use Windows built-in graphical tools like the Task Manager or System Information . However, just like us, some people prefer to use the Command Prompt for, well, anything. That’s why, in this article, we thought it would be useful to show you how to view the complete system information directly from the Command Prompt , as well as how to manage your running processes, all with the use of just a few advanced commands:
In one of our previous tutorials, you learned how to use basic commands in Command Prompt . Now it's time to take things to the next level and see how to use some of the more advanced commands. Today, we’re going to take a close look at some very useful network commands. We will learn about things like how to view information about network devices and connections or how to check the availability of a network host or internet website. For all this, and more, read this tutorial:
Geeks and experts all love the Command Prompt because of the advanced tasks and commands you can run in it. But that doesn’t mean that it’s only useful for experts - after all, every expert was a novice in the beginning. And Command Prompt is not built only on advanced commands, but also on simple commands designed to perform basic operations. In this article we will show you how to execute commands like changing the working folder, viewing the contents of a directory, creating and renaming folders, copying, deleting files and folders, and launching any application from the Command Prompt. We will also see how to get help when using this tool.
Telnet was developed as a network protocol in 1969 and it was popular for many years, until the rise of Internet broadband and of more secure alternatives. You might be surprised to learn that even today there are still plenty of Telnet servers and resources available, including several active communities. If you are curious to learn more about Telnet, start with this guide in which we will show how to install a Telnet client in Windows, how to start and end a Telnet session, where to find documentation about Telnet commands and where to find Telnet servers to connect to.