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My CMD doesn't recognize ipconfig

Posted on 2005-03-20
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Hi,

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.

regards,

henrik
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by:mdiglio
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Hello,
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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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:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;310519
HOW TO: Manage Environment Variables in Windows XP
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by:henrikatwork
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Thanks, when I added another entry in the path, somehow I had lost an ";"

cheers,

henrik
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