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batch scripts not running after 1st line

csePixelated asked
Last Modified: 2015-06-09
on several workstations i cannot run multi line batch files or it seems i cannot write to my coms
it seems to run the 1st line and pause,
i then have to ctrl+c
it askes if i want to terminate the batch job (Y/N)

this happens when it is run from command line or from the batch

@echo on
set /p x="a01F 835318130300001" <nul >\\.\com17
set /p x="a01F 835318131400001" <nul >\\.\com17
set /p x="a01F 835318331400001" <nul >\\.\com17

could windows firewall be effecting this?
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