Command Prompt Not Running Commands

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Description:

If you open up the Command Prompt and everything you enter is replying with an error like “not recognized as a batch file…” then try these steps.

To Resolve:

  1. Start menu – type “cmd” or find the “Command Prompt” icon- right click and “run as” administrator.

  2. It can also be environmental issues:

a. Open System Properties- Advanced- Environmental Variables

b. Find “path” and make sure it has the following:

%SystemRoot%system32;%SystemRoot%;%SystemRoot%System32Wbem;%SYSTEMROOT%System32WindowsPowerShellv1.0

…at the very least. Programs register themselves in this path, but the main path for CMD is the system32 folder.

c. Click okay, close, run “cmd” and run a command. Should work.