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Need Help! CMD prompt won't recognize any commands.

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Hello, My command prompt won't recognize any of my commands, like if i put in "ipconfig" It would say ""ipconfig" is not recognized as an internal or external command operable program, or batch file." It does this with any command i put in, and I've looked at every forum and post in the internet. So i need MAJOR help apparently. So anyone, and I mean ANYONE who knows how to fix this please answer, because i need to use the command prompt, because i run a bunch of stuff from there. Thanks for all the help! ;)

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Probably the PATH environment variable is messed up.

At minimum it needs C:\Windows\system32;C:\Windows;C:\Windows\System32\Wbem;

Right click on Computer and select Properties.
Click on Advanced system settings.
Click the Environment Variables button.
Under System variables, scroll down to PATH.
Select it and click Edit.
Change as needed.
Click OK as need to exit.

That should fix it.

If this just happened then a System Restore to a date before it happened would be a better idea.
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