Error name “missing command interpreter”,

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When I am booting my computer I get this error "missing command interpreter", what is this?


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Error name “missing command interpreter”,


Missing command interpreter error displayed when you don’t have the command interpreter in your system. The disk is bootable but the problem is the system could not find the command interpreter. Command interpreter such as and CMD.EXE are both required to make your bootable disk runs.

If these two files are corrupted or missing in your system, you may try to copy the same command interpreter on the other computer and put it in your computer. Location is important so you must put the file on the same location where you copied the files. Generally, the file was located in WINDOWSSYSTEM32 folder.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #117253

Error name “missing command interpreter”,


Here are some causes of this error message

Non bootable CD

  • It is possible that our computer is attempting to boot from other devices such as CD drive or floppy disk
  • Boot option is setup improperly
  • Be sure that your boot option in CMOS is set up properly
  • Bad hard drive
  • It also possible that your hard drive is dying already
  • If you’ve done everything and still receives an error you should try these steps
  1. Boot your computer with a bootable floppy diskette.
  2. When prompted type fdisk /mbr and press enter.
  3. This will return to a prompt with no message and once back at the prompt, reboot the computer. Done!

If the same error still occurs it is recommended to reinstall your operating system. Thanks!

Answered By 574060 points N/A #307492

Error name “missing command interpreter”,


Back in the DOS days, when you receive a “missing command interpreter” error message, the problem is always related to the file “” which is responsible for the booting of the system. In Microsoft Windows, when you receive an error message such as this, the problem can be caused by several factors. One is booting the computer from a non-bootable media.

In this case, check your optical drive if there is a disc inside and remove it. Check your computer’s USB ports for any USB device that is connected like USB flash drive and remove it. When you have a USB flash drive connected to one of the USB ports, when you start your computer, the machine will automatically try to boot the system from the USB flash drive.

If there is no bootable system on the USB device, this error message will appear.

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