Not able to pass command line parameters

Since a while ago, I cannot pass any command line parameters to a windows program. It seems like it's just ignoring the extra parameters I am sending.

Command switches in a DOS box do work however.

ie. Running a HLDS server with a shortcut (hlds.exe -game blabla) , starting any game with parameters .

I suppose it should have something to do with a wrapper that is around all my exe files or something, but cannot find any info about this strange behaviour.
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makerpCommented:
put the command line in quotes; "-game blah etc"
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ProfidiamAuthor Commented:
This does not work either, when I run the command with parameters from another "helper" program, like HLSW or gamespy, the extra parameters are ignored.

Your suggestion, to try
D:\games\Half-Life\hlds.exe "-game cstrike"
in the "target" window doesn't help. I cannot put the entire command in quotes, because windows won't let me.
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protofjCommented:
wrong way round - put the initial string in quotes
ie

"d:\games\half-life\hlds.exe" -game cstrike
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ProfidiamAuthor Commented:
I should have said this more clearly, but chenging the quote doesn't help me either
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klaszloCommented:
Have you tried with MS Windows apps too? Something like excel myfile.xls from Start, Run does running ?
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ProfidiamAuthor Commented:
this is also something that doesn't work, I created the file, and from the same dir. I tried excel test.xls , and it opened  a new workspace, and not the specified xls file.
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