[Webinar] Streamline your web hosting managementRegister Today

x
?
Solved

netstat  and ipconfig at  command prompt  not recognized as an internal or external command

Posted on 2009-06-29
10
Medium Priority
?
1,634 Views
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
Need help.  Working on a Windows Vista Premium system (no choice).  Was using netstat to check ports being used.  worked fine.  All of a sudden  netstat commands are not recognized as internal or external commands.   IPconfig is also not recognized.  Also having problem with MySQL Query Browser not being able to connect to a MySQL instance that is successfully running from the command prompt.  Are al these related?   I think I may have changed something but not sure.. This question is about the NETSTAT.  I think if we can figure this out, the others will fall in place.  Thank you!  Urgent help is needed.  Thank you.

i can get on the internet and surf without any issues.l
0
Comment
Question by:OceanStars
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • +1
10 Comments
 
LVL 23

Accepted Solution

by:
debuggerau earned 1000 total points
ID: 24741972
did the account get locked out?

Are the files still in the windows directory?
0
 

Author Comment

by:OceanStars
ID: 24742009
Do you know which Windows Vista directory it should be in?  I'm logged on as administrator on a home pc.
0
 

Author Comment

by:OceanStars
ID: 24742027
This is really serious.  My daughter is working from home (she has little ones).  She wanted me to install MySQL which successfully installed.   I checked the process PID in task manager and then the port using netstat -a which worked fine at one point.   Then all of a sudden it didn't.  I decided to check ipconfig as well and it also is not recognized.     netstat /? and ipconfig /?  and even help /?  are all not recognized.
0
The new generation of project management tools

With monday.com’s project management tool, you can see what everyone on your team is working in a single glance. Its intuitive dashboards are customizable, so you can create systems that work for you.

 
LVL 9

Assisted Solution

by:jfer0x01
jfer0x01 earned 1000 total points
ID: 24742036
Should be c:\windows\system32
0
 

Author Comment

by:OceanStars
ID: 24742077
netstat is in the c:\windows\system32 directory.  if i type netstat or ipconfig from this directory it runs.
when i typed SET   to see what the temp variables were   it just had  PATH=    and nothing following
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:jfer0x01
ID: 24742120
thats why

make a new path statement equaled to

%SystemRoot%\system32;%SystemRoot%;%SystemRoot%\System32\Wbem

1. go to control panel, out system path in top right corner

2. go to environment variables, you should see a familiar GUI Windows at this point

3. Find and edit the path statement

Jfer
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:jfer0x01
ID: 24742122
Here's a link I found thats show more than one way

http://banagale.com/changing-your-system-path-in-windows-vista.htm
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:jmarti80
ID: 24742127
This is actually a simple fix.  All you need to do is change the path.  Follow the directions here:

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000549.htm

0
 
LVL 23

Expert Comment

by:debuggerau
ID: 24742263
correct link jfer0x01, unfortunately jmarti80's link is for XP..

0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:OceanStars
ID: 31598618
Thank you.  worked
0

Featured Post

Never miss a deadline with monday.com

The revolutionary project management tool is here!   Plan visually with a single glance and make sure your projects get done.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article will inform Clients about common and important expectations from the freelancers (Experts) who are looking at your Gig.
In this article, the configuration steps in Zabbix to monitor devices via SNMP will be discussed with some real examples on Cisco Router/Switch, Catalyst Switch, NAS Synology device.
Viewers will learn how to connect to a wireless network using the network security key. They will also learn how to access the IP address and DNS server for connections that must be done manually. After setting up a router, find the network security…
In this video we outline the Physical Segments view of NetCrunch network monitor. By following this brief how-to video, you will be able to learn how NetCrunch visualizes your network, how granular is the information collected, as well as where to f…

590 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question