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August 25, 2005 5:02:02 PM

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My prompt goes away after I hit enter. Say I type ping yahhoo.com the whole
command window closes?
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JKA

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Anonymous
August 25, 2005 8:09:08 PM

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Because the command completes and exits. Just open a command
prompt window (Cmd or Command) & enter your Ping command
from the prompt window.

"JKA" <JKA@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:748047D8-A5B4-4B95-AE7F-8CBE75A89C10@microsoft.com...
> My prompt goes away after I hit enter. Say I type ping yahhoo.com the
> whole
> command window closes?
> --
> JKA
August 25, 2005 8:09:09 PM

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It goes away either way I try it. It is like it completes and then closes the
window.
--
JKA


"R. McCarty" wrote:

> Because the command completes and exits. Just open a command
> prompt window (Cmd or Command) & enter your Ping command
> from the prompt window.
>
> "JKA" <JKA@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:748047D8-A5B4-4B95-AE7F-8CBE75A89C10@microsoft.com...
> > My prompt goes away after I hit enter. Say I type ping yahhoo.com the
> > whole
> > command window closes?
> > --
> > JKA
>
>
>
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Anonymous
August 25, 2005 9:54:15 PM

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Start> Run>command....voila!
"JKA" <JKA@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:FA74FA89-FB35-49AE-B359-68C630F7BF57@microsoft.com...
> It goes away either way I try it. It is like it completes and then closes
the
> window.
> --
> JKA
>
>
> "R. McCarty" wrote:
>
> > Because the command completes and exits. Just open a command
> > prompt window (Cmd or Command) & enter your Ping command
> > from the prompt window.
> >
> > "JKA" <JKA@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:748047D8-A5B4-4B95-AE7F-8CBE75A89C10@microsoft.com...
> > > My prompt goes away after I hit enter. Say I type ping yahhoo.com the
> > > whole
> > > command window closes?
> > > --
> > > JKA
> >
> >
> >
Anonymous
August 26, 2005 3:31:28 PM

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On Thu, 25 Aug 2005 13:57:45 -0700, JKA
<JKA@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>It goes away either way I try it. It is like it completes and then closes the
>window.

Have you opened a command window, or a Start>Run window? The two are
not the same thing.

If it's Start>run, then type "cmd /k " (no quotes) before your
command, e.g. "cmd /k ping example.com". That tells Windows to leave
the command window open after executing the command. You can then
type further commands or "exit" (no quotes) to close the window.

To open a command window, there are several methods. One is
Start>Run, type "cmd" (no quotes) and hit Enter.

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