Here’s a solution to the problem of the command prompt disappearing. I use the command prompt to ping things etc and one day it just started to disappear when I went to start > run > cmd. Out of no where it just started to go away leaving me with a “WTF?” look on my face. Without running cmd I’d run something directly such as “ping japanitup.com” or “ipconfig” and then I tried “regedit” and that didn’t work either. And then out of nowhere I got slapped with the “NTVDM CPU has encountered an illegal instruction” whaaaaaaaat theeeee….
Check out this screenshot. NTVDM.exe has generated errors and will be closed by Windows. You will need to restart the program. An error log is being created. Doh!
Oh yeah, let me just start NTVDM back up Mr. Windows…. like I know what the hell that is? I did some research on this and found out that NTVDM.exe is. It basically allows you to run Dos programs on Windows NT or XP successfully. It emulates the old school DOS/16-bit operating system to allow older programs to run, such as the command prompt eh? Continue reading