Commands not working in cmd prompt

hi

in my pc
commands are not working in cmd prompt (some commands are working properly)

i got the error like

'(________)' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
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  1. What commands aren't working?
  2. This usually means you are typing the command wrong or you are not giving the full path to the command if it's not in the PATH variable.
  3. Make sure you're using valid commands.
  4. Or possibly they are commands that are only available to the Administrator.
  5. hi ijack,

    ipconfig, ping, net, ftp, finger, find, more even help is also not working (i am not giving any path)

    cd mkdir, rmdir, dir......... these commands are working properly

    thanks
  6. hi

    yes i am using valid commands


    ipconfig, ping, net, ftp, finger, find, more even help is also not working (i am not giving any path)

    cd mkdir, rmdir, dir......... these commands are working properly

    thanks
  7. hello


    i am not giving any path for commands.... is it required


    and also i am not set any PATH variable. i think by default its came
  8. The commands that are working are all (I'm pretty sure) commands internal to the command processor, whereas the ones that aren't working are all external programs. So either those programs are missing (unlikely) or your PATH variable isn't set correctly.

    Try doing

    dir c:\windows\ping.exe /s

    to check the former (it should find the program in c:\windows\system32) and

    echo %PATH%

    to check the latter (the path should include the directory c:\windows\system32).

    If the PATH variable is wrong you can edit it as shown in this article.
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