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Fixed: Command Prompt Not Working in Windows 11/10

Updated by Daisy on Sep 22, 2022
Written by Tracy King

Command Prompt is not working in Windows 11/10

"I go to Search box and type CMD and hit Enter. But no Command Prompt window pops up. Then I right-clicked on the Windows button and select Command Prompt or Command Prompt (Admin), nothing worked. 
I don’t know what’s going on. I want to create a new partition with Command Prompt. And now, here is the problem, what can I do? Is there a way that can help me fix this issue? How?
"

It seems that a significant number of Windows 10 users have encountered with the CMD command not working issue after they update to a new system. So how to make CMD command to work again becomes a new problem. 

Here below, you’ll find One quick fix and Quick reliable Methods to effectively fix Command Prompt not working error in Windows 10 PC:

Workable Solutions Step-by-step Troubleshooting
Fix 1. Use CMD Alternative Run CMD alternative software > Right-click target partition to "Check File System"...Full steps
Fix 2. Enable CMD to Work Type environ in Search to open System Properties in Advance > Click "Environment Variables"...Full steps
Fix 3. Perform System Restore Type system restore in Search to open System Restore > Select recent restore point...Full steps

Quick Fix: Use CMD alternative software

If you can’t use CMD Prompt to create partition or clear disk or even convert a disk to MBR/GPT, don’t worry. Professional CMD alternative software - EaseUS Partition Master will effectively help you do the job. 

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And you can also apply EaseUS Partition Master to effectively fix and repair bad sectors and corrupted file systems that block CMD from working in Windows 10:

Step 1. Open EaseUS Partition Master on your computer. Then, locate the disk, right-click the partition you want to check, and choose "Advanced" > "Check File System".

choose Check Partition

Step 2. In the Check File System window, keep the "Try to fix errors if found" option selected and click "Start".

check the pop-up instructions

Step 3. The software will begin checking your partition file system on your disk. When it completes, click "Finish".

finish partition check

If not, follow Method 1 or Method 2 to get this issue solved then.

Method 1. Update PATH System Environment Variable to enable CMD to work

1. Type: environ in the Search box and select "Edit" the system environment variables to open "System Properties with Advanced".

Fix Command Prompt not working issue with PATH.

2. Open Advanced Tab on "System Properties" and click "Environment Variables".

Update PATH System Environment Viriables to fix CMD not working issue.

3. Click "PATH" in Environment Variables and click on "Edition".

Repair CMD to work again by updating PATH System Environment Variables.

4. Create "New entry" and add: C:\Windows\SysWow64\, then click "OK".

Make Command Prompt back to work again in Windows 10.

5. Reboot PC and then you shall be able to use CMD in Windows 10 again.

Method 2. Try System Restore to fix Windows 11/10 Command Prompt not working issue

1. Click "Start" and type: System Restore in the Search box.
2. Click "System Restore" and then select a recent restore point that you’ve created, click "Next".
3. Confirm the selected restore point is the right one and click "Finish" to restore Windows 10 to the previous version which would allow you to run Windows 10 without any problems.
After this, you can apply CMD to help you delete files, create a partition or even convert disk partition table without any problems by then.

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Updated by Daisy

Daisy is the Senior editor of the writing team for EaseUS. She has been working in EaseUS for over ten years, starting from a technical writer to a team leader of the content group. As a professional author for over 10 years, she writes a lot to help people overcome their tech troubles.

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Written by Tracy King

Tracy joined in EaseUS in 2013 and has been working with EaseUS content team for over 7 years. Being enthusiastic in computing and technology, she writes tech how-to articles and share technical solutions about Windows & Mac data recovery, file/system backup and recovery, partition management and iOS/Android data recovery.

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