It’s probably not this, but can you check that shell scripts are enabled in the registry?
(editing the registry can cause problems. please don’t make any changes doing the following, just report what you see)
Win+R to get a run dialog, type regedit and click ok.
Navigate to the two following locations using the folder tree on the left:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Script Host\Settings\
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows Script Host\Settings\
Do either of those have a key named Enabled under Settings, and is the value for that key 0? If the key doesn’t exist, or is set to 1, then this isn’t your problem. if it is set to zero, then execution will be blocked. BUT it’s supposed to popup the following message whenever execution is attempted:
Windows Script Host access is disabled on this machine. Contact your administrator for details.
and you aren’t getting any messages at all.