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By jimconner ·
When you run the command ?command? from the run option in the start menu it brings up a dos window and then closes it. It closes it too fast to see the error message within the window but I believe it says "incorrect MS-DOS Version? I had to re-addthe system32.dll file to the system32 folder in order to get that far. Before I did that, it said that it was a 16-bit application and something about the IO subsystem. All this was caused buy a user with administrator privileges installed a non-win2000 program. What files do I need to replace in order to get the ?command? command to run? Note: CMD.exe works fine
OS is windows2000 SP1

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by ~Atheria In reply to Start-->Run-->command

You need to run the file from a command prompt. If it's a command line action like "ping" the command prompt is the only way it will work

Try that and tell me what happens.

Opening the command prompt tells the program to run and then CLOSE the window which doens't do you any good.

Cheers!
~Felina

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by jimconner In reply to Start-->Run-->comma ...

it is the process of opening the command prompt that is failing you type "command" in the run bar to open up a command window. that is the problem, it wont stay open

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by bule In reply to Start-->Run-->command

in windows 2000 the command to open a dos window is cmd not command...

windows 2000 was never meant to be able to use the win9x version of the command program, although cmd does the same thing

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by ~Atheria In reply to Start-->Run-->command

If you are running two operating systems from the same machine OR if the system had another O/S on it you can be sure that it will not run properly.

I ran "command" from "Run" on the start menu and it stays open.

Please reject this answer, I didn't do this for points, I was trying to tell you that something is wrong with your Windows or that it's settings have been corrupted if you can't get to the command prompt.

~Felina

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by NetTek In reply to Start-->Run-->command

If you want the window to stay open so you can read the message, create a shortcut to c:\winnt\system32\command.com. In the properties of the shortcut, under the program tab, uncheck the "Close on exit" box. You can then run the shorcut to read the message.

Did you try copying Command.com from another 2000 PC?

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by ArnieJ In reply to Start-->Run-->command

I have to agree with blue to a certain extent. COMMAND.COM is a 16bit version of the Windows command program. You should really use the 32bit version - CMD.EXE - under NT and Win2000.

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