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By shawkengin ·
I am working on an WinNT4.0 wkst that will not perform ny task after I input a command from the Run command window. Example: I will type the cmd n the Run windows from Start bar, then type ipconfig... I get a reply that the command is not a recognized command. Any command entered comes back with the same error. I can access the cmd window from the %System%/system32/cmd.exe and have no problem running a task there.

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Environment Path Statement missing?

by geo1 In reply to Run command

From Control Panel, open SYSTEM.
Click on the Environment TAB.
You should have PATH and PATHEXT Variables
listed with values pointing to WINNT directories, and common file extentions listed in the PATHEXT value. Add if missing by copying the exact PATH & PATHEXT values from another Workstation with the same NT installation configuration. geo1.

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Environment Path

by shawkengin In reply to Environment Path Statemen ...

geo1,
I have to give you credit for this, although I only edited the PATH statement to fix the problem, you made me more aware of that section, which I carelessly did not catch when I visited the winmsd window earlier. This machine does not requirethe PATHEXT statement but I should have been more careful when I last checked that path. This is the reason why I enjoy TechRepublic!!

Thanks for your assistance.

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