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Problems with the cmd.exe


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Frinkie

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I am trying to see what processes are being run with Svchost.exe. I followed the instructions at:

http://support.micro...om/?kbid=314056

What I get when I enter the command is that "tasklist" is not an internal or external command.

I don't have a lot of experience with the cmd.exe but I haven't had problems before. am I missing something obvious like a basic typing technique.

I admit that I have been trying to get rid of a messenger virus and I have been 'fiddling with knobs'.

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XP home?

Xp Home DOES NOT include tasklist as an internal process.

It is one the more idiotic decisions Microsoft made and it makes no sense.
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Thanks...yes I have XP Home. I will consider buying XP Professional...I do like to 'fiddle'.
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there are other ways of doing that...taskkill and tasklist are incredibly useful, but you can download process explorer from sysinternals and get the same function (and more) in a gui.

I like to use taskkill and tasklist in batch files/scripts, but there even programs that will do that....it's more annoying than crippling
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