Windows 7 does not load my user PATH variable

Recently Windows 7 stopped loading my user PATH variable. When I load the console, it seems that the user PATH variable is not loaded. Whatever command I try to run that would be in the PATH if the user path was loaded will not start. I have found a temporary workaround, by appending these directories to the path when the console starts through a batch file, but I still need it for other purposes. Any help please?
ntzanosAsked:
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Chris BRetiredCommented:
Is the PATH entry intact? Control Panel - System - Advanced System Settings - Environment variables - System variables. Scroll down to PATH - Double Click it. Ctrl+C. Open Notepad. Ctrl+V. Mine looks like this -
C:\Program Files (x86)\PC Connectivity Solution\;C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\PhysX\Common;C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin;%SystemRoot%\system32;%SystemRoot%;%SystemRoot%\System32\Wbem;%SYSTEMROOT%\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\

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gheistCommented:
What console starts from a batch file? General precaution is to actually use full executable paths in BATCH FILES
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ntzanosAuthor Commented:
My System PATH variable looks like this:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Haskell\bin;C:\Program Files (x86)\Haskell Platform\2011.2.0.1\lib\extralibs\bin;C:\Program Files (x86)\Haskell Platform\2011.2.0.1\bin;C:\programs\ctags58;C:\programs\oracle\product\11.2.0\client_1\bin;C:\programs\oracle\product\11.2.0-32\client_1\bin;C:\Python27\Lib\site-packages\PyQt4;C:\Program Files (x86)\ActiveState Komodo Edit 6\;C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live;C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live;%SystemRoot%\system32;%SystemRoot%;%SystemRoot%\System32\Wbem;%SYSTEMROOT%\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\;c:\Program Files\Intel\DMIX;c:\Program Files (x86)\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static;C:\Program Files (x86)\NTRU Cryptosystems\NTRU TCG Software Stack\bin\;C:\Program Files\NTRU Cryptosystems\NTRU TCG Software Stack\bin\;C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Services\IPT\;C:\Program Files\Dell\Dell Data Protection\Access\Advanced\Wave\Gemalto\Access Client\v5\;C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Shared;C:\Program Files (x86)\e\cmd;C:\Program Files\jEdit;C:\Program Files\TortoiseSVN\bin;C:\Go\bin;C:\Program Files (x86)\QuickTime\QTSystem\;C:\java\fantom-1.0.61\bin;C:\Program Files (x86)\software.jessies.org\terminator\Resources\terminator\bin\;C:\Program Files (x86)\software.jessies.org\evergreen\Resources\evergreen\bin\;c:\Java\play-1.2.4
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ntzanosAuthor Commented:
Concerning the console comment:

I did not say I start a console from a batch file. I said I start the console and then run a batch file which just appends my User PATH to the System PATH.
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gheistCommented:
You call even system commands with full path. variable pointing to your own bin directory might be added too....

Say some poweruser adds cmd.exe in oracle directory.... Wiping your files and adding nines to his payrolll...
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ntzanosAuthor Commented:
I agree with you. That is good to know. But still it does not solve my problem
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Chris BRetiredCommented:
Your path exceeds the maximum permissible length (260). It will be truncated.

http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/windowscompatibility/thread/74f8b64e-7844-4442-997d-79477004322d/

Chris B
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gheistCommented:
'my path is significantly longer but nothing goes missing in cmd.exe

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ntzanosAuthor Commented:
The way it is mentioned in the link, it is talking about a single path and not about the whole path variable. Still the whole system path is there. It is only the user path variable that is missing.
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LeeTutorretiredCommented:
I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

The question has either no comments or not enough useful information to be called an "answer".
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gheistCommented:
Dear mod either try to make sense or express yourself clearly or whatever.

User PATH was never shown, thus I would suggest to accept the very first answer already pointing into right direction - syntactically invalid PATH variable is rejected.
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