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weird windows DOS problem: 11 years 6 months ago #8687

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Okay, this may seem strange but, I like to use the CMD prompt that comes with windows and usally, when I type, ping IP or ipconfig information would come up, however, something has happend, everytime I try using one of these commands, I get the following error:

C:\Documents and Settings\Eddy Dreni>ipconfig
'ipconfig' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

C:\Documents and Settings\Eddy Dreni>help
'help' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.


C:\Documents and Settings\Eddy Dreni>ping
'ping' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.


etc..

I have no idea whats wrong with it, i even tried replacing the CMD.EXE in windows\sytem32 and it still does the same thing :(
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Re: weird windows DOS problem: 11 years 6 months ago #8688

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have you tried accessing the command tool on the folder where it is installed?.. (%system root%/system32/cmd.exe). a similar case happened once and i found out that the cmd command type at the "Run prompt" was not mapped to the command tool where it is located. the one that is being used is somewhat an impostor of the original cmd.exe thus not being able to execute tasks native to cmd.exe.

you could also try running cmd.exe on the Run prompt and when given the C: prompt, change the directory to C:\Windows\System32\> then try ipconfig, ping, etc.
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Re: weird windows DOS problem: 11 years 6 months ago #8689

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...And along with all that ... I'd perform an anti-spyware and anti-virus scan just to be on the safe side!

Cheers,
Chris Partsenidis.
Founder & Editor-in-Chief
www.Firewall.cx
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Re: weird windows DOS problem: 11 years 6 months ago #8691

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Something is messed up in one the variables, I can only run the commands if I'm in the system32 folder. Weird..



thanks for the help anyway, I'll just a shortcut to the folder for now
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Re: weird windows DOS problem: 11 years 6 months ago #8692

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Changing your 'path' variable might do the trick. Instructions for Win2k:
Right click My Computer -> Properties -> Advanced -> Enviorment Variables -> under 'System Variables' add or edit 'Path' to include %SystemRoot%\system32;%SystemRoot%;
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Re: weird windows DOS problem: 11 years 6 months ago #8719

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What if you login as another user (such as admin). Will that not work?
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