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gerryf

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reboot, try

start > run
cmd
<enter>
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Agentx2, I have used the program called Ccleaner which I think is the same thing.

Fenor, I cannot navigate to the folder where I downloaded that program too because ANYthing I type in command prompt gives me the error I posted above. For example when I entered help I got this:

I:\Documents and Settings\ANDREW>help
'help' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

I:\Documents and Settings\ANDREW>

When you are at the command prompt, you type cd.. repeatedly until you get to a prompt of just C:\. Once there you type cd FIXPATH2. Then once you are at the C:\FIXPATH2 prompt, you type FIXPATH.EXE and the file will run. Once it's completed you then reboot your computer and THEN try to see if commands in the command prompt work, like ipconfig or ping www.geekstogo.com.

fenor's program does not need to be run through the command prompt...download it to your desktop, extract it, then double click it

This program MUST be run just how the directions say to run it or it will NOT work.

Fenor

Edited by Fenor, 10 January 2006 - 07:37 PM.

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Ok I think it worked. Here is what I got. after I entered Y it said:

The registry value type is correct (REG_EXPAND_SZ).
The minimum required directories were found in the Path.

so does that mean everything is ok? But ipconfig or ping still doesn't work.

I:\>cd FIXPATH2

I:\fixpath2>FIXPATH.EXE
FIXPATH 2.0 - © 2004 by Bill Stewart (bstewart@iname.com)

The system path is stored in the Path value in the following registry key:

HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment

The Path registry value must be of type REG_EXPAND_SZ and must contain, at a
minimum, the following directories:

%SystemRoot%\system32;%SystemRoot%;%SystemRoot%\system32\Wbem

If either of these conditions are false, then the Path is not correct. This
program attempts to correct both of these problems, if found.

You must be logged on as a user with sufficient permissions to update the Path.

You may run this program without user interaction by specifying /Q on the
command line.

Check for errors and attempt to repair now? (Y/N) y

The registry value type is correct (REG_EXPAND_SZ).
The minimum required directories were found in the Path.


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ahh, my bad... I was incorrect. Thought it was just a quick batch file, but it's more than that

Thanks for the catch Fenor.
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Does IPCONFIG and PING work at the command prompt now?

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hey whattya know.... I just tried ipconfig and it worked!
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:tazz: Fenor Rocks!
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Praise be to Fay!

I had this problem with my W2k machine, which has been well abused, and tried your solution of adding C:\windows\system32 to my path - (substituting winnt for windows) and it worked.

Nice one.
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