My CMD doesn't recognize ipconfig

Posted on 2005-03-20
Last Modified: 2013-11-18

when I open the command prompt on my Win XP prof., and I write ipconfig, it doesn't recognize the command. Any ideas? It's a laptop I borrowed from the university.


Question by:henrikatwork
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    Expert Comment

    When you have the command prompt open look at the path it is showing
    e.g. c:\documents and settings\username>

    now check this path to see if there is a file with the name ipconfig already there.
    Or you can simply issue the command from a different directory by using the cd command

    cd\ will bring you to the root of the drive
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    Accepted Solution

    When you are at the CMD prompt, type the Path command, as in this example from my system:

    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

    C:\Documents and Settings\LeeTutor>path
    PATH=C:\WINDOWS\system32;C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\System32\Wbem;C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\DLLShared

    C:\Documents and Settings\LeeTutor>

    Note that the PATH setting includes C:\Windows\system32 as one of its components.  Probably yours doesn't, for some reason.  See this article for how to do it:;en-us;310519
    HOW TO: Manage Environment Variables in Windows XP
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    Author Comment

    Thanks, when I added another entry in the path, somehow I had lost an ";"



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