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    Commands Not Working in XP

    Hello Guys!
    I have Issue with my windows XP profesional.
    I am trying to run commands, like IPCONFIG and PING on the DOS command line, but the are not working, Before they were working fine, I do not what happened, and why are they not recognized now.
    Any suggestions and help will be appreciated.
    Thanx
    Harbir
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    Go to windows/system32 directory and run from there.
    If the command exe exists there, it should work.

    Your path may be mucked up

    Any new software?

    MLF
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    Thanx Morganlefay

    "Ping" and "Ipconfig" commands are working well from c:\windows\system32.
    I guess i have loaded couple of softwares for my work, that may have messed the path.
    Please one for information I would like to ask you, how do i set the Path now.
    Thank You very Much.
    I appreciate it.
    Harbir
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    Displays the name of or changes the current directory.

    CHDIR [/D] [drive:][path]
    CHDIR [..]
    CD [/D] [drive:][path]
    CD [..]

    .. Specifies that you want to change to the parent directory.

    Type CD drive: to display the current directory in the specified drive.
    Type CD without parameters to display the current drive and directory.

    Use the /D switch to change current drive in addition to changing current
    directory for a drive.

    If Command Extensions are enabled CHDIR changes as follows:

    The current directory string is converted to use the same case as
    the on disk names. So CD C:\TEMP would actually set the current
    directory to C:\Temp if that is the case on disk.

    CHDIR command does not treat spaces as delimiters, so it is possible to
    CD into a subdirectory name that contains a space without surrounding
    the name with quotes. For example:

    cd \winnt\profiles\username\programs\start menu

    is the same as:

    cd "\winnt\profiles\username\programs\start menu"

    which is what you would have to type if extensions were disabled.
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    RThanx once again Morganlefay
    I have sorted out the path.
    I appreciate ur help
    Harbir
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    Right-click on My Computer and select Properties.

    Select Advanced and
    then Environment Variables.

    High-light the Path variable in the System
    variables list and select Edit.

    Make sure
    c:\windows\system32

    is in the path...or add it

    careful

    ......

    MLF
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    Nice and efficient troubleshooting MLF!
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