Path not being expanded.

I have several Windows 2000 computers which have a particurlar program installed. On all of them, if you try to use a  command line command such as ping, I get '<command> not a recognized internal or external command' unless I cd to c:\winnt\system32 first in which case it works OK. I know that the path statement is correct. I have seen the fix for this here before but cannot find it now. I remember that it involved a simple register hack, something about changing the type I think. Can anyone help me?
dmelderAsked:
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JammyPakCommented:
Control Panel - System - Advanced tab, 'Environment Variables' button, you should see Path under "System Variables"
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JammyPakCommented:
add

%SystemRoot%\system32

into the path....
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dmelderAuthor Commented:
JammyPak,
 Thanks for the comment. The path statement is correct. The system is not recognizing the %SystemRoot% part.
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PaulADavisCommented:
the path is hklm\system\currentcontolset\control\session manager\environment
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dmelderAuthor Commented:
Thats It!
Thanks!
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