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Bad Command or File Name Error

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Anonymous
June 29, 2005 5:42:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

Hi, I have a Toshiba Satellite 2590CDT laptop running Win98 that displays the
following message upon startup:

c:\>C:\Program1~ VS\LScan\VSPatch 1999n
Bad command or file name

It then goes to Windows with no problem. Does anyone know what this means
or if I should even worry about it?
--
Thank you for your help - TechGirlAZ

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Anonymous
June 29, 2005 10:50:28 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

DOS does not understand windows long file names, so uses ~1, (~2, ~3,) to
identify folders and files with lfn
C:\program files becomes C:\progra~1
and very seldom (never) becomes c:\program1~vs (more than 8 letters)

DOS does not understand spaces,

vspatch 1999n is not a valid file name

vspatch /1999n (using command line options) may valid in DOS
vspatch~1 may be valid in DOS

use a Dos box DIR the folder containing the vspatch 1999n.exe file and get
its DOS name and
correct the filepath in autoexec.bat if that file is supposed to be running,

If it turns out that vspatch 199n isnt supposed to be running, scan with
current AV and AntiSpyware to get rid of it

--
Adaware http://www.lavasoft.de
spybot http://security.kolla.de
AVG free antivirus http://www.grisoft.com
Etrust/Vet/CA.online Antivirus scan
http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx
Panda online AntiVirus scan http://www.pandasoftware.com/ActiveScan/
Catalog of removal tools (1)
http://www.pandasoftware.com/download/utilities/
Catalog of removal tools (2)
http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/newsinfo/collateral....
Blocking Unwanted Parasites with a Hosts file
http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm
links provided as a courtesy, read all instructions on the pages before use

Grateful thanks to the authors and webmasters
_
"TechGirlAZ" <TechGirlAZ@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:8DAC804A-77C5-4093-B675-9F9E8C4CD560@microsoft.com...
| Hi, I have a Toshiba Satellite 2590CDT laptop running Win98 that displays
the
| following message upon startup:
|
| c:\>C:\Program1~ VS\LScan\VSPatch 1999n
| Bad command or file name
|
| It then goes to Windows with no problem. Does anyone know what this means
| or if I should even worry about it?
| --
| Thank you for your help - TechGirlAZ
Anonymous
June 29, 2005 10:50:29 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

Thank you for the quick reply. The "VS\LScan" part of the message was
actually "VSILScan" I deleted the line in Autoexec.bat and it no longer
shows up during startup. Thanks again for the help. :) 

"AlmostBob" wrote:

> DOS does not understand windows long file names, so uses ~1, (~2, ~3,) to
> identify folders and files with lfn
> C:\program files becomes C:\progra~1
> and very seldom (never) becomes c:\program1~vs (more than 8 letters)
>
> DOS does not understand spaces,
>
> vspatch 1999n is not a valid file name
>
> vspatch /1999n (using command line options) may valid in DOS
> vspatch~1 may be valid in DOS
>
> use a Dos box DIR the folder containing the vspatch 1999n.exe file and get
> its DOS name and
> correct the filepath in autoexec.bat if that file is supposed to be running,
>
> If it turns out that vspatch 199n isnt supposed to be running, scan with
> current AV and AntiSpyware to get rid of it
>
> --
> Adaware http://www.lavasoft.de
> spybot http://security.kolla.de
> AVG free antivirus http://www.grisoft.com
> Etrust/Vet/CA.online Antivirus scan
> http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx
> Panda online AntiVirus scan http://www.pandasoftware.com/ActiveScan/
> Catalog of removal tools (1)
> http://www.pandasoftware.com/download/utilities/
> Catalog of removal tools (2)
> http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/newsinfo/collateral....
> Blocking Unwanted Parasites with a Hosts file
> http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm
> links provided as a courtesy, read all instructions on the pages before use
>
> Grateful thanks to the authors and webmasters
> _
> "TechGirlAZ" <TechGirlAZ@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:8DAC804A-77C5-4093-B675-9F9E8C4CD560@microsoft.com...
> | Hi, I have a Toshiba Satellite 2590CDT laptop running Win98 that displays
> the
> | following message upon startup:
> |
> | c:\>C:\Program1~ VS\LScan\VSPatch 1999n
> | Bad command or file name
> |
> | It then goes to Windows with no problem. Does anyone know what this means
> | or if I should even worry about it?
> | --
> | Thank you for your help - TechGirlAZ
>
>
!