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Can't display ipconfig screen

By carlswee ·
When I try to run IPCONFIG I get the MS-DOS screen flashes on then off before I can see if there is an error message. I tried holding the CTL key while running ipconfig to no avail.

I can run other programs, e.g. regedit, with no problem.

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by pierrejamme In reply to Can't display ipconfig sc ...

Run "CMD 1st and the ipconfig in the Command box.

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by carlswee In reply to

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I had tried that previously. All I get is
"Windows IP Configuration" Nothing follows that statement

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by dustyD In reply to Can't display ipconfig sc ...

Then you prob have no network connection installed, dial-up, or no lan card. Has this comp been networked/had internet access before?
Use this:Start/ControlPanel/Network connections.

Click on a connection to see Status. Select Support Tab to see current settings.

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by carlswee In reply to

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MY error, I didn't give enough information at the outset. Yes, I have established a dial-up connection and have hooked up to the Internet. Have also connected via the Remote Administrator (Radmin) program from my other computer. Can see current settings but still can't display the IP list using the run-ipconfig command. Have also tried the previous answer i.e. run-command-ipconfig and ipconfig.exe. Still just get the
"Windows IP Configuration" with no IP list following. If I try typing ipconfig in the run command the MS-DOS windows flashes on then off in less than a second.

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by willcomp In reply to Can't display ipconfig sc ...

What version of Windows are you running? Ipconfig command is for NT, 2K, and XP. Winipcfg is command for 95, 98, and Me and is run using Run command rather than from command prompt.

If you have XP or 2K, run cmd to enter "DOS" mode and then run ipconfig /all and see what occurs. Also try ipconfig /release and ipconfig /renew.

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by carlswee In reply to

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I am running Windows XP Home Edition. Had done thaat earlier but hadn't tried the /release and /renew commands. Still no joy. All I see is
"Windows IP Configuration" Doesn't list my IP number, Subnet Mask nor Default gateway. Thanks willcomp

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by dustyD In reply to Can't display ipconfig sc ...

OK, then. If you can see your IP config on a per-connection basis, you just want to be able to use the Start/Run/ type 'cmd' without the apostrophes, then type ipconfig/all and see what you get.
Are you actually getting a DOS window that says C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe??
Then try ipconfig/ release
and ipconfig/ renew

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by dustyD In reply to

Thanks, Dalton. I move around so much between forums that I forget he's not posting under XP.

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by carlswee In reply to

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See above response to answer #3. The DOS Window that I see is Windows/System32/Command.com

Thanks dustyD

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by EdLockett In reply to Can't display ipconfig sc ...

The reason why the ms-dos screen "flashes" is because it displays 'windows ip configuration' and then finishes. This would be the expected behaviour when running ipconfig from start/run.
The reason no information is displayed is because your TCP/IP stack is corrupt. Go into control panel / network connections. Right-click on the icon for your dial-up connection, click repair.
If this does not fix your problem, delete the connection and re-create it using the new connection wizard.

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