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Windows 7: Windows cannot find %windir%

27 Mar 2013   #1
pawell

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Windows cannot find %windir%

Hi!

I'm distraught. I have a problem and I can't resolve it. ;( It's computer in a firm and I can't reinstall Windows.

When I type in cmd: echo %path% -> the answer is: %path%.

When I try check environmment variables (in Advanced System Settings) I have an error "Windows cannot find '%windir%\system32\systempropertiesadvances.exe'. Make sure you typed name correctly, and the try again."


When I go to C:\WINDOWS\system32\SystemPropertiesAdvanced.exe, I have:

Path -> %CommonProgramFiles%\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live;%SystemRoot%\system32;%SystemRoot%;%SystemRoot%\System32\Wbem;%SYSTEMROOT%\System32\WindowsPowe rShell\v1.0\

windir -> %SystemRoot%



I beg You, please help me. It's very important.



P.S. Sorry for my English.

Best regards


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27 Mar 2013   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Pawell, and welcome to Seven Forums.

See if using this below for windir instead may work better.

windir -> C:\Windows


Windows cannot find %windir%-windir.jpg Windows cannot find %windir%-windir-2.jpg

Hope this helps,
Shawn


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27 Mar 2013   #3
benjy206

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I found someones problem the same as yours

"I was able to enter the default environments back in to the system variable path while running under safe mode"

EDIT: Shawn replied quicker and seems to be the better answer
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27 Mar 2013   #4
pawell

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Pawell, and welcome to Seven Forums.

See if using this below for windir instead may work better.

windir -> C:\Windows



Hope this helps,
Shawn
Thank You for You answer. But I it hasn't helped me. I jave windir as C:\Windows and I still have a problem.
I noticed that when Windows is starting I can open window with Advanced System Settings but after while it is imposible.
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27 Mar 2013   #5
pawell

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by benjy206 View Post
I found someones problem the same as yours

"I was able to enter the default environments back in to the system variable path while running under safe mode"

Hi! Thank You but I can modify system variables... I have default path in Path variable. Windir is OK...
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27 Mar 2013   #6
benjy206

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

The "path" for mine is, as follows:

Code:
%SystemRoot%\system32;%SystemRoot%;%SystemRoot%\System32\Wbem;%SYSTEMROOT%\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\
Maybe you can edit yours
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27 Mar 2013   #7
pawell

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

benjy206, unfortunately it hasn't help me.
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27 Mar 2013   #8
benjy206

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

do you use this much?

Maybe if you try a system restore to when it was ok

System Restore
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27 Mar 2013   #9
pawell

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

It's really important but I can't restore system. It's imposible... It's not my computer.
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27 Mar 2013   #10
benjy206

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Very strange. Did you try a restart after entering that path.
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