How to Download and Fix login.cmd?

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing login.cmd files. Situations like that can occur, for example, during a software installation process. Each software program requires certain resources, libraries, and source data to work properly. Corrupted or nonexistent login.cmd file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

login.cmd file Windows Command. The file was developed by Microsoft for use with Windows software. Here you will find detailed information about the file and instructions how to proceed in the event of login.cmd related errors on your device. You can also download login.cmd file compatible with Windows XP devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows XP

File info

General information
Filename login.cmd
File extension CMD
Type Windows NT Command Script
Description Windows Command
Program Windows XP
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version XP
File size 487
Oldest file 2008-04-14
Latest file 2008-04-14

There are various types of errors related to login.cmd file. login.cmd file may be located in wrong file directory on your device, may not be present in the system, or may be infected with malicious software and therefore not work correctly. Below is a list of most common error messages related to login.cmd file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

  • login.cmd is corrupted
  • login.cmd cannot be located
  • Runtime Error - login.cmd
  • login.cmd file error
  • login.cmd file cannot be loaded. Module was not found
  • cannot register login.cmd file:
  • login.cmd file could not be loaded
  • login.cmd file doesn't exist



Application could not be started because login.cmd file is missing. Reinstall the application to solve the problem.


Problems related to login.cmd can be addressed in various ways. Some methods are meant only for advanced users. If you don't have confidence in your skills, we suggest consulting a specialist. Fixing login.cmd file errors should be approached with utmost caution for any mistakes can result in unstable or unproperly working system. If you have the necassary skills, please proceed.

login.cmd file errors can be caused by various factors, so its is beneficial to try to fix them using various methods.

Step 1: Scan your computer for any malicious software

Virus Scan

Windows files are commonly attacked by malicious software that prevents them from working properly. First step in addressing problems with login.cmd file or any other Windows system files should be scanning the system for malicious software using an antivirus tool.

If by any chance you don't have any antivirus software installed on your system yet, you should do it immediately. Unprotected system is not only a source of file errors, but, more importantly, makes your system vulnerable to many dangers. If you don't know which antivirus tool to choose, consult this Wikipedia article – comparison of antivirus software.

Step 2: Update your system and drivers.

Windows Update

Installing relevant Microsoft Windows patches and updates may solve your problems related to login.cmd file. Use dedicated Windows tool to perform the update.

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "Windows Update" in the search field
  3. Choose the appropriate software program (name may vary depending on your system version)
  4. Check if your system is up to date. If any unapplied updates are listed, install them immediately.
  5. After the update has been done,restart your computer in order to complete the process.

Beside updating the system, it is recommended that you install latest device drivers, as drivers can influence proper working of login.cmd or other system files. In order to do so, go to your computer or device producer's website where you will find information regarding latest driver updates.

Step 3: Use System File Checker (SFC) tool

System File Checker

System File Checker is a Microsoft Windows tool. As the name suggests, the tool is used for identyfing and addressing system file related errors, including those related to login.cmd file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the login.cmd file with properly working version. To use the tool:

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "cmd" in the search field
  3. Locate "Command Prompt" result – don't run it yet:
  4. Click the right mouse button and select "Run as Administrator" option
  5. Type "sfc /scannow" in console prompt to start the program and follow the instructions

Step 4: Restoring Windows system

Windows Recovery

Another approach is to restore system to previous state, before the login.cmd file error occured. In order to restore your system, follow the instructions below

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "System Restore" in the search field
  3. Start the system restore tool – it's name may differ depending on version of the system
  4. The application will guide you through the process – read the messages carefully
  5. After the process has finished, restart your computer.

If all the above-mentioned methods failed and the login.cmd file problem has not been resolved, proceed to the next step. Remember that the following steps are intended only for advanced users.

Download and replace login.cmd file

The last solution is to manually download and replace login.cmd file in appropriate folder on the disk. Select file version compatible with your operating system and click the "Download" button. Next, go to your web browser's "Downloaded" folder and copy the downloaded login.cmd file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of login.cmd file example directory paths.

  • Windows XP: C:\Windows\System32\

If the steps did not solve your login.cmd file problem, you should consult a professional. A probability exists that the error(s) might be device-related and therefore should be resolved at the hardware level. A fresh operating system installation might be necessary – a faulty system installation process can result in data loss.

File versions list

Filename login.cmd
System Windows XP
File size 487 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 12a560167297e39a376a14e6cc457f7a
SHA1 190f23f0d9ead2e86f717a08bd6eafd040c3e184
SHA256 9f7f42bfcdd790c9f528b8846fa60153b7b7ae430962e6f8723b3efe5c421803
CRC32 fe125c92
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\