the issue is, when I run a command in Windows PowerShell (e.g. npm install gulp-cli -g) it does nothing and the window minimizes, if I run an incorrect task, it responds with an error as normal, but does not work when I run something valid. Or if anyone could help me with how to install gulp for vscode, I would be most grateful, I’ve been trying for hours and running out of time.
Start>Windows Features>Scroll to Power Shell and check. See if you can run commands in Safe Mode.
If this command works net user administrator /active:yes us
If that doesn’t get you into the hidden Admin Account: Run (or Win+R)>>Highlight Administrator and uncheck disabled. Now try Command Prompt or Power Shell from that account.
Have you verified that npm is installed correctly? From powershell (ran as administrator), you should be able to type npm -v and see the version. Does that command work?