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Anonymous
August 29, 2005 6:28:23 PM

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I select "Run" from Start menu, enter "ipconfig" (or whatever) and black
dialogue window flutters open, but closes immediately. Consequently, I am
unable to run any commands in DOS. Oddly, when entering "Msconfig" the System
Configuration Utility Box opens???

Am I missing any files?

Thanks.
Bill

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Anonymous
August 29, 2005 8:58:43 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

You have to open a Command Prompt first for a lot of these commands.

Start | Run | Type: cmd | Click OK |
When the Command Prompt opens, type:

ipconfig

Hit your Enter key.

By the way ipconfig /? will display HELP for ipconfig.

/? added after most commands will display HELP about that command.

Some commands work from Start | Run, some do not. It's trial and error.

msconfig has a Graphical User Interface, ipconfig does not. So msconfig
works from Start | Run. With ipconfig everything has to be done in a
command prompt, there is no GUI.

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:4DA379E6-8298-41FB-84FD-80CFBC10CF1B@microsoft.com,
Billsbest <Billsbest@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> I select "Run" from Start menu, enter "ipconfig" (or whatever) and black
> dialogue window flutters open, but closes immediately. Consequently, I am
> unable to run any commands in DOS. Oddly, when entering "Msconfig" the
> System Configuration Utility Box opens???
>
> Am I missing any files?
>
> Thanks.
> Bill
Anonymous
August 29, 2005 8:58:44 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Duh. Thanks so much. I feel like a real dummy. So many other commands do not
require "CMD" that I totally forgot. I even used Restore! Now then, having a
sluggish XP is another issue! Have run all sorts of anti-virus progs but no
luck - - I can't buy 'em all!
Bill
Thx again!


"Wesley Vogel" wrote:

> You have to open a Command Prompt first for a lot of these commands.
>
> Start | Run | Type: cmd | Click OK |
> When the Command Prompt opens, type:
>
> ipconfig
>
> Hit your Enter key.
>
> By the way ipconfig /? will display HELP for ipconfig.
>
> /? added after most commands will display HELP about that command.
>
> Some commands work from Start | Run, some do not. It's trial and error.
>
> msconfig has a Graphical User Interface, ipconfig does not. So msconfig
> works from Start | Run. With ipconfig everything has to be done in a
> command prompt, there is no GUI.
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>
> Wes
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> In news:4DA379E6-8298-41FB-84FD-80CFBC10CF1B@microsoft.com,
> Billsbest <Billsbest@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> > I select "Run" from Start menu, enter "ipconfig" (or whatever) and black
> > dialogue window flutters open, but closes immediately. Consequently, I am
> > unable to run any commands in DOS. Oddly, when entering "Msconfig" the
> > System Configuration Utility Box opens???
> >
> > Am I missing any files?
> >
> > Thanks.
> > Bill
>
>
Anonymous
August 29, 2005 10:14:29 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Bill,

We all have dumba** attacks from time to time. ;-)

Slow Computer
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/slowcom.htm

Restore Your Computer's Performance
http://www.microsoft.com/WindowsXP/expertzone/columns/n...

THE PARASITE FIGHT Finding, Removing & Protecting Yourself From Scumware
http://www.aumha.org/a/parasite.htm

Online Parasite Scanner
http://www.aumha.org/a/noads.htm

COMPUTER HEALTH Getting greater stability from Windows
http://www.aumha.org/a/health.htm

STARTUP PROGRAM LOADING Where do things load from? How do you stop them?
http://www.aumha.org/a/loads.htm

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:104AE502-AF7C-464A-936C-5B8E96B45568@microsoft.com,
Billsbest <Billsbest@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> Duh. Thanks so much. I feel like a real dummy. So many other commands do
> not require "CMD" that I totally forgot. I even used Restore! Now then,
> having a sluggish XP is another issue! Have run all sorts of anti-virus
> progs but no luck - - I can't buy 'em all!
> Bill
> Thx again!
>
>
> "Wesley Vogel" wrote:
>
>> You have to open a Command Prompt first for a lot of these commands.
>>
>> Start | Run | Type: cmd | Click OK |
>> When the Command Prompt opens, type:
>>
>> ipconfig
>>
>> Hit your Enter key.
>>
>> By the way ipconfig /? will display HELP for ipconfig.
>>
>> /? added after most commands will display HELP about that command.
>>
>> Some commands work from Start | Run, some do not. It's trial and error.
>>
>> msconfig has a Graphical User Interface, ipconfig does not. So msconfig
>> works from Start | Run. With ipconfig everything has to be done in a
>> command prompt, there is no GUI.
>>
>> --
>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>
>> Wes
>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>
>> In news:4DA379E6-8298-41FB-84FD-80CFBC10CF1B@microsoft.com,
>> Billsbest <Billsbest@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
>>> I select "Run" from Start menu, enter "ipconfig" (or whatever) and black
>>> dialogue window flutters open, but closes immediately. Consequently, I
>>> am unable to run any commands in DOS. Oddly, when entering "Msconfig"
>>> the System Configuration Utility Box opens???
>>>
>>> Am I missing any files?
>>>
>>> Thanks.
>>> Bill
!