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Solved: Dos commands not working????

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by lola2001, Feb 1, 2005.

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  1. lola2001

    lola2001 Thread Starter

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    This is so weird.

    I go to Run and type CMD enter. You get the dos window right?

    Ok, now I type ipconfig. I get a message saying 'ipconfig is not
    recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch
    file.'.

    So I try several other commands and all give me the same error message.

    Is there something wrong with my windows 2000 install? Missing files? Any ideas at all? I actually called someone who knows about these things and he didn't have a clue. Thanks.
     
  2. Rockn

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    Your path statement is probably messed up. Go to the command prompt and do a cd winnt\system32 and then try your DOS commands.
     
  3. Paladin-X

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    Goto start => run => type cmd => enter/ok => type path => press enter
    (Note: If this command doesn't work, just follow the steps below to check your path under Environment Variables)

    If your path doesn't look like this:

    C:\Windows\System32\;C:\Windows\;C:\Windows\System32\Wbem

    1- Then right click on my computer
    2- Click properties
    3- Click advanced tab
    4- Click environment variables button
    5- In the bottom window that says 'system variables' highlight PATH
    6- Click edit
    7- Copy/paste above path line
    8- Click Ok
    9- Click Ok
    10- Reboot and try your programs again


    http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?t=323911
     
  4. ohheck

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  5. lola2001

    lola2001 Thread Starter

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    Hi Everyone. Thanks for the help. Paladin, the enviromental path was not even close to what it should have been. I changed it and all is well now. I wonder though how it could have gotten changed? Thanks a lot.
     
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