Ipconfig not recognized in xp

When I try to go to the ipconfig command line in xp, I get this message: is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

I was trying to clean my DNS cache.
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  1. Hi:give the following procedure a spin

    1)right click on My Computer
    2)properties Advaned System Settings.

    3) Go to Advanced tab
    4)click Environment Variables.

    5)In text list under
    system variables, double click variable named "Path".


    6) Add text "C:\Windows;C:\Windows\system32"

    in variable value.

    7)Restart your computer after all done

    If it still won't shows up then proceeds & follow what in (8)

    8) Goto the Command Prompt ...
    Start + Run cmd <Enter>
    Change to System 32 sub-directory ...
    CD C:\Windows\System32 <Enter>
    Run IPConfig and direct the output to a text file ...
    ipconfig /all > c:\ipconfig-all.txt <Enter>
    Exit to close the Command Prompt window ...
    exit <Enter>
    Open Notepad

    Open the output from IPConfig
    Ctrl+O [O for Open - not Zero]
    When the Open window pops up enter the fully qualified file name ...
    c:\ipconfig-all.txt <Enter>
    Carry on with whatever you were trying to accomplish ...
  2. Hi, thanks for you input.

    I tried the first thing, and there was no change. I attempted the 2nd thing, but the response was that it was an invalid path.

    If you can think of anything else, let me know.

    Thanks
  3. XP what?
    XP Pro includes ipconfig (and other tools), XP Home doesn't.
    It also depends on what (optional) network components you include when installing...
  4. lawsong said:
    Hi, thanks for you input.

    I tried the first thing, and there was no change. I attempted the 2nd thing, but the response was that it was an invalid path.

    If you can think of anything else, let me know.

    Thanks


    Strange it worked on my WinXP pro
    so what XP version do you have ?

    Anyhow if you have the following version Microsoft v 5.1. 2600
    copyright 1985-2001


    1)right click on My Computer
    2)properties Advaned System Settings.

    3) Go to Advanced tab
    4)click Environment Variables.

    5)In text list under
    system variables, double click variable named "Path".


    6) Add text "C:\Windows;C:\Windows\system32" in variable value.

    or c:\windows\system32\ipconfig in variable value.

    7) Restart your system, it should work after Restart your PC


    If you still got Error ipconfig is not recognized as an internal or external
    command" you may need to approach a slightly different method: -
    From the C: drive in DOS, type CD\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32 - Try the
    IPCONFIG command from this location again

    Star/Run/CMD
    CD\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32 (Enter)
    CD\windows\system32\ipconfig (Enter)


    PS:make sure that you have version Microsoft XP pro v5.1. 2600
    copyright 1985-2001

    also make sure that Ipconfig.exe is located in your c:\windows\system32

    you can search for start\search\Ipconfig.exe


    later,G
  5. MrLinux said:
    XP what?
    XP Pro includes ipconfig (and other tools), XP Home doesn't.
    It also depends on what (optional) network components you include when installing...


    I have XP Pro. It was already installed on the computer when I purchased it off ebay. It is a legal copy.
  6. lawsong said:
    I have XP Pro. It was already installed on the computer when I purchased it off ebay. It is a legal copy.



    is it version [Microsoft winXP v5.1. 2600]
    copyright 1985-2001


    Command-line Tools Are Not Recognized?

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/90784-45-command-line-tools-recognized

    later,G
  7. i had the same problem on my XP. it is a system setting. but to fix the problem and have DOS successfully bring up the ipconfig, all you have to do is run a hard line from your router. The problem with the setting is that it wont pull up on a wireless connection... just run a cat5, cat5e, or cat6 line directly to your computer. Hope this was helpful
  8. Same prob too, but I have a windows 8 HP pc and I did it. I did:
    cd Microsoft Windows [Version 6.2.9200]
    (c) 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\Users\user>cd C:\Windows\System32

    C:\Windows\System32>ipconfig
  9. So basically, it's cd C:\Windows\System32
    Then type ipconfig
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