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Win2000 - Problem with MSDOS

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#1 aceofjacks109


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Posted 11 September 2004 - 10:25 AM

I recently reinstalled Windows 2000. Everything worked fine, but now MSDOS doesn't work. It doesn't show up in >Program Files/Accesories and when i type command in the run prompt, here is what I get(attached).
Note: the error message only comes up when I try to exit the program.

What should I do?

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Edited by aceofjacks109, 11 September 2004 - 10:26 AM.

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#2 TedOb1


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Posted 12 September 2004 - 01:11 AM

ms-dos is working fine. ipconfig and the net commands are external programs and not contained within 'command' check you path statement by typing SET. im guessing you got the windows error message by clicking on the 'X' to close it. type 'exit' at the prompt to close it

you may have installed something that overwrote the search path with only its own path or you may have a virus that has disabled these commands

although windows has gui's to fix this problems if its not a virus....its late and im tired and i cant think of one so ill just give you the old fashioned way of doing this that still works in win2k.

open notepad and type:

path = %path%; c:\winnt;c:\winnt\system32

this is assuming your console apps have been installed on your C drive now save the file to your c:\ as autoexec.bat


open up a dos prompt and enter"

SET path = %path%; c:\winnt;c:\winnt\system32

the latter will be lost everytime you close the dos box but its a good way to see if an autoexec.bat will fix the problem

BTW you'll find more funtionallity by using "cmd" instead of "command"

Edited by TedOb1, 12 September 2004 - 01:23 AM.

#3 aceofjacks109

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Posted 12 September 2004 - 12:22 PM

Ok thanks, everything works fine now.

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