reset environment variables XP pro
Posted on 2009-04-29
I cloned my C: hard drive and have had some little problems since.
What is happening now is that in the command window, neither ping or ipconfig work unles I change the path to c:\windows\system32.
This tells me the environment variables (path for example) are not available somehow. I look in control panel/system/advanced/environment variables and edit the 'path' variable and see that %systemroot% is there and I do 'set' in the command window and see that the %systemroot% variable is 'C:\windows' as is appropriate. %systemroot%\system32 is also in the path statement.
And yet it does not work in the command window.
What can I do to fix this?
I am thinking a registry entry is hosed but don't know where to look.
Maybe the problem is the command window since most other things seem OK after a few re-installes.