Why wont my command prompt work?

when i click on the icon for command prompt it ask me if i want to run it. I click yes. After that the explorer bar and all my windows open will close and then after a few seconds they will appear again. But there's no command prompt in sight. Why wont it open. and im running on windows xp media center server... show more when i click on the icon for command prompt it ask me if i want to run it. I click yes. After that the explorer bar and all my windows open will close and then after a few seconds they will appear again. But there's no command prompt in sight. Why wont it open. and im running on windows xp media center server pack 3
Update: even when i made all those .bat files it still wont let me open command prompt. and in the mean time my computer is scanning for viruses.
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