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what is wrong when I type..c:\>type command.com?

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Tommy4024, Apr 13, 2004.

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  1. Tommy4024

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    when I type .. c:\>type command.com the answer back are a lot of GREEK and EGYPTIAN symbols. I,m not that familiar with what has happened. Please
    help, anyone. :cool:
     
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    Where are you typing this? If it is in the "Run" window, I'm not sure that you want the word "type" before command.com. If you are trying to get to a command prompt in DOS just type "command". Maybe I am misunderstanding what you are trying to do. :confused:
     
  3. Tommy4024

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    I was in DOS when I tried to restore my "command interpreter".
     
  4. seidnerm

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    The "type" command in DOS is used to see the contents of a file. Since "command.com" is not a text file, all one would see is some kind of ASCII representation of the data that the file is made of. Most of these characters would appear as gibberish!
     
  5. Tommy4024

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    Thanks!!!
    I thought that I would ask 1st, before I made a wrong move...I hope that I was'nt too much trouble.
     
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