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How do I get the “ping” command line in windows 7 to work..

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I am getting the message that the “ping” is not a recognized program.
C:\>ping -a irvaruba
'ping' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
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by:tailoreddigital
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i.e    at a command prompt,    

ping google.com      

ping 192.168.1.1
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by:aadih
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Try: Navigate to Winows\System32 directory (CD command). Then type ping ?

It looks like your PATH variable is messed up.
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by:tailoreddigital
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You can ping right from the root,    cd\    takes you to root
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aadih, ok that worked. How can I set it to that when I go to the command prompt it goes to that instead of just the root of c?
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To correct the Path variable, try:

Select Start, right click My Computer, select Properties. Next select the Advance tab, and Environment Variables button, and select the Path variable listed under System Variables.

 When editing it should include:

 %SystemRoot%\system32

 Which translates to something like:

 C:\WINDOWS\system32.
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no i can't ping right from the root...
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by:frankbustos
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awesome, that worked! thanks!
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by:aadih
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Check your Path variable.

 Look here with pictures:

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000549.htm >
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by:brendanmeyer
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from cmd run

echo %path%

Open in new window


make sure 'C:\Windows\system32' is in the output

if not
go to control panel->system
advanced system settings (left side bar)
environment variables
find 'path' under system variables
add to the end ";%SystemRoot%\system32" (without quotes)
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