Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetProgramming & Design · 1 decade ago

My command prompt does not work?

Whenever i try a command in command prompt it never works, i will use 'ipconfig' as an example:

"'ipconfig' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file"

It does this with most commands. I don't know what is wrong. I have tried cmd.exe and but there is no difference. I would be grateful if someone could help me.

Thank you

4 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favourite answer

    Check your PATH environmental variable. Type "set PATH" into the command prompt. This is an internal command, so it must work. Check if C:\Windows\ and C:\Windows\system32 is on the list. If not, try to restore your PATH variable! If it's urgent, type "set PATH=%PATH%;%windir%\;%windir%\system32\"

    It seems to be an interesting problem anyway. PLEASE contact me, if you can't find a solution, and we'll think something out together.

  • 1 decade ago

    Clean out your computer. There are bugs and virus that would stop from your command prompt from working.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    first check which os ur using then go to control panel & rectify the rights of the user...


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