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emptypockets62426

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    ipconfig won't work--SOLVED
    « on: January 26, 2008, 05:39:55 PM »
    I'm using Win XP Home Ed. and when I type "cmd" in the Run box, then type "ipconfig" or "ipconfig /all", I get the following message:

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

    ipconfig.exe is in my Windows\System32 folder as a 55kb application, and the command worked in the past.  I don't understand why it quit working.

    Could someone help me fix this?

    Thanks in advance for any help.
    « Last Edit: January 26, 2008, 06:39:22 PM by emptypockets62426 »

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    Re: ipconfig won't work
    « Reply #1 on: January 26, 2008, 05:50:42 PM »
    It may be about wrong path settings.
    To find out, try this.
    In cmd window, at Command Prompt, type in this:
    cd \windows\system32 (watch out for "space" after "cd")
    Now, your prompt should look like this:
    C:\Windows\System32
    Try ipconfig /all command now.

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      Re: ipconfig won't work
      « Reply #2 on: January 26, 2008, 05:59:16 PM »
      Hey there again Broni.  U helped me a couple of wks. ago on a stupid mistake I was making with my Programs List not being in alphabetical order (and they really were all along).

      The command u just gave me worked.  Thanks.  Wonder why I can't just type in 'ipconfig' in the cmd window like I used to?

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      Re: ipconfig won't work
      « Reply #3 on: January 26, 2008, 06:09:38 PM »
      Go Start>Control Panel>System>Advanced>Environmental variables
      Select "path" under "system variables" and click "edit".
      Make sure, in the "variable value box" following values (along with some others) are listed:
      %SystemRoot%\system32;%SystemRoot%;%SystemRoot%\System32\wbem

      If any is missing, you can add it in the above window. Make sure, entries are separated by semicolon ;



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        Re: ipconfig won't work
        « Reply #4 on: January 26, 2008, 06:18:17 PM »
        Thanks so much Broni--worked like a charm.  U need to give yourself a raise.  BTW, how do I mark this thread as "Solved"?

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        Re: ipconfig won't work--SOLVED
        « Reply #5 on: January 26, 2008, 06:51:53 PM »
        I'm glad, it did  8) 8) 8)
        Raise, huh?....LOOOOOOOOOOOOL