Command Prompt Screen Appears

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Command Prompt window
On occasion - seems like once a month or so - the Command Prompt screen flashes for an instant - too fast to read (maybe less than a second). This event started occurring several months ago.
ASKED: September 10, 2008  1:37 PM
UPDATED: September 10, 2008  4:18 PM

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The DOS box flashing on the screen might be your Antivirus or Anti Spyware updating its signature or program files (AVIRA AntiVir will sometimes get “caught” doing this). To be safe though, you might want to run an antispyware program like <a href=”http://www.superantispyware.com/”>Super anti spyware</a> or <a href=”http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html”>Spybot S&D</a>

Additional thought… Check and see what scheduled tasks are running on your system. Go to the control panel and click “Scheduled tasks” see if there is anything there that might be causing this to happen.

Good Luck!
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It would be also interesting trying to find a pattern for this event, or check if when this occurs you are doing something or running some application.
I would also recommend that you try to make a list of the software you have installed since the time this event started occurring.
It could also be useful to run the System Configuration Utility (msconfig.exe) to see which programs or processes are set to run at StartUp, and disable them if they are not needed.

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I would check to see if you have any scripts running on shutdown or startup via GP.

Start>Run>gpedit.msc>Software Settings>Scripts>Check to see if anything is running!

Hope this helps!

-Schmidtw

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