How to Fix CMD Not Opening in Windows 11

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Administrative tasks on the computer can be performed through the graphic interface. The command prompt is the fastest way to handle administrative tasks. It is possible to use CMD with functions that don't exist in the graphics interface. The benefits can be interrupted suddenly if your CMD stops working or you can not open it. You will learn from this article what caused you to get an error message.

The system files are behind the CMD not functioning in Windows 11. The effective launch of the CMD was fostered by system files that were extensions of EXE, OCX, and DLL. The command prompt for windows 11 can't open or work if they are damaged, corrupted, or deleted.

How to Fix CMD Not Opening in Windows 11

In the First Step, We need to open Properties of C Drive. For that, Go to the search bar, search for File Explorer and Open it. it will open a new window, then Click on This PC. simply right-click on C Drive and Open its Properties.


Open Properties of C Drive
Open Properties of C Drive

Once Properties Window opens,  click on Tools tab then from Error Checking Section, click on Check Box. this Process will Check the Error and Cause of this issue. 

Error Checking
Error Checking


Then Click on the Scan Drive Option to Complete this Process.


Scan Drive
Need to Scan C Drive

In the Next Step. Go to the search bar and Search for Windows Powershell. From the Search Results Click on it to open it Window.
Windows PowerShell
Open Windows PowerShell Window

Here, Type this Command Carefully and Hit Enter to Execute.
sfc /scannow


Execute  sfc /scannow command
Execute  sfc /scannow command

Now, let's move to the Next step. first of all, Right-click on Desktop. then create a  new shortcut.

Create New Shortcut on Desktop
Create New Shortcut on Desktop

Name it as cmd.exe and click on Next.

When pressing Next your box will appear to show you the address of your shortcut and allow you to input it. Wait a second until the shortcut is named, and then press Finish, for you to choose your own name. If you double-click the shortcut, its command prompt will come directly out of it.

Type in cmd.exe
Type in cmd.exe

Now Right Click on Command Prompt, then click on Properties.


Open Properties of cmd
Open Properties of cmd

On the CMD Properties Window, click on Shortcut Tab then click on the Advanced option. it will open Advanced  Properties Window.


Go to Advanced
Go to Advanced 

You won't see unauthorized access to your computer during your run of this shortcut as administrator.


Check Run as Administrator option
Check Run as Administrator option

Now Copy this Path from File Explorer. You need to Open C Drive then open the windows folder and open SysWOW64 named folder. 

C:\Windows\SysWow64\


Copy this Path : C:\Windows\SysWow64\
Copy this Path : C:\Windows\SysWow64\

Then Go to the Search bar and Search for Environment Variables. from Search Results click on Edit the System Environment Variables Option.

Search for Environment Variables
Search for Environment Variables  

In this step click on the Advanced tab then click on Environment Variables.


Environment Variables
Environment Variables  


On this Environment Variables Window. Select Path Section and click on Edit and Paste this Path -  C:\Windows\SysWow64\

Edit User variables Path
Edit User variables Path

Here, Click on New, and Paste this Path - C:\Windows\SysWow64\

Add New path
Add New Path

Paste Path here
Paste Path and save Change

Once Done, Just Restart Your System and Your Problem will be Solved. 

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