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# Windows 7: Command prompt not recognizing commands

 08 Jul 2013 #1 ROFLN Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 4 posts Command prompt not recognizing commands Hello. It seems as if my command prompt will not let me do any simple system commands such as ping, ipconifg, etc. And it will also not let me use commands for my compiler. The paths are set properly in the environment variables, but it still does not work. See the screencap below: http://i.imgur.com/PTxx3fR.png I have no idea how this happened. The system has no viruses and is clean. Any help would be appreciated. My System Specs
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 08 Jul 2013 #2 UsernameIssues W7 Pro SP1 64bit 10,544 posts This is what I see for a path on a fresh install: C:\Windows\system32;C:\Windows;C:\Windows\System32\Wbem;C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\ Try this from within a cmd prompt: C:\Windows\System32\ping,exe My System Specs
 08 Jul 2013 #3 ROFLN Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 4 posts The command you have there does indeed work. As does the the default commands such as cd, dir, etc. My System Specs
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 08 Jul 2013 #4 UsernameIssues W7 Pro SP1 64bit 10,544 posts Then maybe put this in as your path... Code: %SystemRoot%\system32;%SystemRoot%;%SystemRoot%\System32\Wbem;%SYSTEMROOT%\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\ ...and then add your other stuff to the end. Ping is just an app - not a command per se - like DIR. My System Specs
 08 Jul 2013 #5 ROFLN Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 4 posts That did it! I appreciate your help! My System Specs
 08 Jul 2013 #6 UsernameIssues W7 Pro SP1 64bit 10,544 posts You are welcome. Please mark the thread as solved. My System Specs