# CMD commands not working

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Hello, when I type a command in the CMD I get a message saying that the command is not recognized as a internal, external etc.

I've searched online for some answers and PATH seems to be the problem for most people. I have done PATH in CMD and C:\Windows\System32 is in there. Here's the output that from PATH:

PATH=C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live;C:\Program File
s (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live;C:\Windows\system32;C:\Window
s;C:\Windows\System32\Wbem;C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\;C:\Progra
m Files (x86)\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static;C:\Program Files (x86)\Window
s Live\Shared;C:\Program Files (x86)\QuickTime\QTSystem\;C:\Tcl\bin;C:\Program F
iles (x86)\Nmap

I can see ping.exe in the folder to so I'm at a loss here.
Any ideas?

Regards
Eric

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So ping does not work? Type the command exactly how you are typing it in the command prompt window. How are you starting the CMD window? Batch file, or typing it in manually? Are you starting it from a network homepath? What is the prompt you get in the window, is it "C:\>"?

Have you tried any other commads? DIR, IPCONFIG and such work or same message?

hang-the-9 said:
So ping does not work? Type the command exactly how you are typing it in the command prompt window. How are you starting the CMD window? Batch file, or typing it in manually? Are you starting it from a network homepath? What is the prompt you get in the window, is it "C:\>"?

Have you tried any other commads? DIR, IPCONFIG and such work or same message?

Yes sorry should have clarified that PING, IPCONFIG even HELP doesn't work. When I type in DIR it gives me the underlying folders, so it seems to work.

To start CMD I go to start--->run-->cmd then enter. The prompt says C:\Users\PackardBell
Windows 7 Authority

In the prompt, type in C: hit enter. Then try the commands, do they work then?

You do have the correct PATH listings. Can you type in the full path to the commands and do they run properly then? Say "C:\Windows\System32\ping"
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Changing to C: doesn't work.

Hello, when I type a command in the CMD I get a message saying that the command is not recognized as a internal, external etc.
for eg help pc give above error
but i open command prompt with administrator then its work what to do

To make sure the path is correct in Environment variables try the following:
1. Click on Start
2. Right click on Computer
3. Click on Properties
4. Click on Advanced System Settings
5. Click on Environment Variables
6. Under System variables scroll down until you see Path
What do you see to the right of Path?

After you type in cmd and before pressing enter you could try right clicking on cmd (after it appears in the list) and selecting "Run as administrator" to see if that makes a difference. If the commands still do not run then there is a problem with the path.

kenrivers, i see C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\PhysX\Common;%SystemRoot%\system32;%SystemRoot%;%SystemRoot%\System32\Wbem;%SYSTEMROOT%\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\;C:\Users\Recipient\AppData\Local\Smartbar\Application\
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