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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

    Jan 29, 2001
    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

    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


    Jul 29, 2001
    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


    Dec 9, 2004
    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:


    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

  4. ohheck


    Jan 5, 2003
  5. lola2001

    lola2001 Thread Starter

    Jan 29, 2001
    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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