visual studio command prompt

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December 31, 2008 at 09:00:01
Specs: xp media, pentium 4
Hi All Seasons greetings.
When I go to my C prompt its trying to use visual studio command prompt and does not take any the dos commands ie (ipconfig or ping). I am not sure what caused this to happen and how to get back to the dos prompt. I do not use visual studio.

thanks for any help on this matter


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#1
December 31, 2008 at 10:13:06
Exactly, what is it you are doing to get to the C: prompt?

The normal way is to go to Start > All Programs > Accessories > Command prompt.


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#2
December 31, 2008 at 10:53:07
Thats exactly how I am trying to get there

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#3
December 31, 2008 at 11:53:09
Right click the 'Command Prompt' icon, select 'Properties' and post back what it has in the 'Target' window.

It should have something like:
%SystemRoot%\system32\cmd.exe


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#4
December 31, 2008 at 14:34:58
the first line is whats in the target

next is what i get when i type a command at the prompt


%SystemRoot%\system32\cmd.exe


Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\mike>ipconfig
'ipconfig' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.


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#5
December 31, 2008 at 14:52:00
Try going to Start > Run > type
c:\windows\system32\ipconfig

If that works, there is a problem with your 'path' variable.

If it doesn't work, your ipconfig.exe file would seem to be missing in action. You could do a search for it and see if it's elsewhere. You might find a copy in:
C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386


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#6
December 31, 2008 at 15:48:37
that did not work either, but I did find that if i go to > start > all programs > Accessories > Command prompt > right click > properites > find target. there is a cmd.exe icon that works and understands the commands.

Thanks for the help so for aegis1


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#7
December 31, 2008 at 16:14:58
How about Start, Run, cmd?

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown


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#8
December 31, 2008 at 16:34:47
no that does not work gives same message

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#9
December 31, 2008 at 17:48:20
I am baffled. It just doesn't make sense to me.

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#10
December 31, 2008 at 18:14:03
So am I.
Thanks
I'm on the east coast, so I am going to start partaking in some spirits to start celebrating the new year. I will start over with this problem on tomorrow.

again THANKS for all your help


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#11
December 31, 2008 at 19:10:58
Have a good time, Happy New Year! :-)

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#12
January 1, 2009 at 07:40:45
Did you check to make sure that %SystemRoot%\system32\ is in your path statement? What exactly is the Visual Studio Command Prompt?

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown


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