DOS command prompt

Discussion in 'Microsoft Certification' started by mick, Jan 17, 2004.

  1. mick

    mick Guest

    Sorry if this isn't the correct forum but I wasn't sure
    which one to ask.
    I want to do a "Ping" test and therefore need to work from
    the dos command promt, I did this on one occasion with no
    problems but when I returned to the promt it had more than
    just the c:\. There was "Documents and settings" after it
    and I don't know how to get it back to the basic c:\
    As long as the other words are present any entry brings
    up "Is not recognised as an internal or external command"
    Can anyone please tell me how to rectify the situation.
     
    mick, Jan 17, 2004
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  2. mick

    Mariano Guest

    to get back to the basic C:\ use the command

    cd ..

    Mariano
     
    Mariano, Jan 17, 2004
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  3. mick

    mick Guest

    Thanks for your reply Mariano but typing cd does not work.
    As I said before I think this is because of the other
    words after the prompt so that the new instruction
    includes everything in the line, which is why I wish to
    delete it and get back to c:\
     
    mick, Jan 17, 2004
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  4. Larry Samuels, Jan 17, 2004
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  5. mick

    Guest Guest

    try typing cd\
    then hitting the enter key
     
    Guest, Jan 18, 2004
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  6. mick

    andy Guest

    type cd\
     
    andy, Jan 18, 2004
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  7. mick

    mick Guest

    Many thanks Larry for removing the blinkers from my eyes!
    and thanks again to Mariano.
    message news:01d101c3dd3f$d8c58f90$...
     
    mick, Jan 18, 2004
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  8. You're very welcome--that dot dot is easy to miss in a small font <G>

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    Many thanks Larry for removing the blinkers from my eyes!
    and thanks again to Mariano.
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    Larry Samuels, Jan 18, 2004
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  9. mick

    Sandra Guest

    Good old DOS.
     
    Sandra, Jan 28, 2004
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