System could not find the environment option that was entered on Vista

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I am having this major problem and I don't know what is the reason behind it. I am receiving an error like this:

The system could not find the environment option that was entered

and this error is blocking my computer from doing system restore, run the command prompt as the administrator, run msconfig, and I cannot download anything typically. Everything that I downloaded will not launch or cannot be open. Booting from safe mode will not help either. This happened after downloading AVG Antivirus. I then insert my installation disk to repair my computer. But my pc doesn't recognize the installation disk. Now, I have nowhere to go. Is this another threat of Malware or spyware?

I don't want to reformat or install a fresh windows. Since I don't have drivers necessary for the installation and for all the softwares and applications. But if this is the only option, how can I get an original copy of Windows Vista Home Premium for x64? And how can I fix the error? If this is another kind of virus, what Antivirus should I use to kill this? The last thing I did was to download AVG Antivirus from free.avg.com then this happens instantly. I don't have any other Antivirus installed on my PC.

Any help will be appreciated.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #113520

System could not find the environment option that was entered on Vista

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Dusty Forrest,
Try booting to your other user account if you have any. From there, run a system restore and do a file checker scan. There might have been corrupted files and the scan will repair or replace them. To do this, you should allow your other user account for admin privileges by doing these steps:
1. Go to Start menu and type CMD. Before running it, right click to it's icon and choose Run as administrator.
2. Type SFC/scannow and press enter. The scan process should be able to start now.

Or you can try to repair by using Startup Repair. Do the following:
1. Insert and boot your Vista installation disk
2. After choosing the language settings click Next
3. Choose Repair your computer
4. On the System Recovery Options, click Startup Repair

The Startup Repair will diagnose the cause of your problem. If the cause is found, it should be able to repair your computer. After repairing, click Finish and restart your computer.

Good Luck,
Carlo

Answered By 400 points N/A #113521

System could not find the environment option that was entered on Vista

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Yes I forgot to run the sfc so I did run it for few times to ensure that this will resolve the issue. Then I borrowed Windows Vista disk and run the repair. Thank you so much for all the help.

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