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View Full Version : Using command.com in WinXP ??


BigPete
02-13-02, 11:10 PM
I can't figure out what the hell i'm doing wrong ...

I run command.com and the window pops up, that's fine ... but when i try to switch to my e: drive, the window looks like this:

c:\docume~1\peter> cd e:\
e:\

c:\docume~1\peter>

When i run dir, it doesn't list any of my optical or second hard drive .... is there some trick to this? Or can I nolonger run commands from a "dos" prompt on anything but my c: drive?

4KRG
02-13-02, 11:13 PM
What in the world is "cd e:\" suppose to do?

try just "e:"


fixed - removed slash

X
02-13-02, 11:16 PM
Originally posted by 4KRG
What in the world is "cd e:\" suppose to do?It did just as it was supposed to do. It changed the current directory of e to be \. Now if you actually want to be there, you'd have to type "e:" because you're still on c.
Originally posted by 4KRG
try just "e:\" That should be an invalid command.

4KRG
02-13-02, 11:21 PM
right e:

no slash, typing ahead of myself

BigPete
02-13-02, 11:23 PM
damn .. :(

it's been so long

i've gone dumb

zuffy
02-13-02, 11:26 PM
why aren't you running cmd.exe? Any reason why you want to use command.com?

BigPete
02-14-02, 12:56 AM
Originally posted by zuffy
why aren't you running cmd.exe? Any reason why you want to use command.com?

cause i don't know what cmd.exe is ... i've just always used command.com

twikoff
02-14-02, 06:42 AM
Originally posted by BigPete


cause i don't know what cmd.exe is ... i've just always used command.com

when you want a dos prompt

just click.. start..run.. and type cmd

BigPete
02-14-02, 04:11 PM
Originally posted by twikoff


when you want a dos prompt

just click.. start..run.. and type cmd


naw, i'll stick with command.com ... i like the short 8.3 names

X
02-14-02, 04:42 PM
I haven't used them in XP, but they are different in NT and 2K.

huzefa
02-14-02, 08:40 PM
what's wrong with typing in just 'command'?

zuffy
02-14-02, 11:36 PM
cmd.exe is the native 32-bit version of Command Prompt. command.com is the 16-bit version.