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JeffM

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Hi folks,

Whenever I go to a command prompt and try to ping www.yahoo.com I get:

"ping" is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file."

Is there anyway to fix this without reinstalling XP?

My internet is very slow and I'm thinking this is part of the problem (I don't have spyware issues).

Thanks very much for any suggestions.

Jeff
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wat do you ping things for and what is it ?
cant help you but. Just ingtrested
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If you have an XP cd, go to start run then type sfc /scannow .

This is the System File Checker... it will fix your system files.
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If you have an XP cd, go to start run then type sfc /scannow .

This is the System File Checker... it will fix your system files.

Will this prompt a reinstall of XP, though? That's exactly what I'm afraid might happen. I don't want to reinstall XP -- at least not yet.

One workaround I found was:

Right-click MY Computer > Properties > Advanced Tab > Environment Variables > Go to second list box (called System Variables) > Scroll down to "path" (it's the fifth or sixth item down) > Make sure c:\windows\system32 is in the "path" section.

I don't know if this is a permanent/proper fix or not.

If you can confirm that sfc / scannow won't reinstall XP I'll give that a shot as well.

Thanks again for your post.

Jeff
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If you have an XP cd, go to start run then type sfc /scannow .

This is the System File Checker... it will fix your system files.


OK, I just did this. It never asked for an XP CD. But the progress bar went to 100% and then disappeared. No other dialog box after that. Does that mean everything is okay? It didn't take very long either.

Thanks again for your help.
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Is your system working better now?
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Go into System properties in control panel.

Go into Advanced.

Click on Environment Variables.
Click on path. Make sure that %systemroot%\system32 is in the list of directories.

also see if you can see ping.exe in %systemroot%\system32

Also click on windir, Is it set to %systemroot%
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Go into System properties in control panel.

Go into Advanced.

Click on Environment Variables.
Click on path. Make sure that %systemroot%\system32 is in the list of directories.

also see if you can see ping.exe in %systemroot%\system32

Also click on windir, Is it set to %systemroot%


I have a ping.exe in C:\windows\system32 - is this what you mean by "%systemroot%\system32"?

Windir, in Path, under Environment Variables is set to C:\windows. That's the same as "%systemroot% I believe. So I'm okay there.

I appreciate your help.

Thank you!

Jeff

Edited by JeffM, 25 May 2007 - 07:44 AM.

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Is your system working better now?

No, not yet. Thank you for your help and contribution to this thread, however, I appreciate it. Please see above post as well.

Jeff
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edit.

Edited by JeffM, 25 May 2007 - 07:38 AM.

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You need to have the settings egzactly as stated if you do not it will acculy mess up more porgrams if you acculy specify where the directories are.
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