cmd commands not working?

Discussion in 'Windows Applications' started by BlackScarletLove, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. BlackScarletLove

    BlackScarletLove Status:In Post-Production

    Victoria, BC, Canada
    I have been trying to launch various cmd commands, but none of them are working.

    A while back I used the 'convert.exe' option to change a USB drive from FAT to NTFS.

    I typed 'convert X: /fs:ntfs' and it worked fine -- I've done that before. (X represents variable drive letter)
    Now I am trying to do the same thing, but it is saying "'convert' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program, or batch file".

    It dawned on me that it was doing the same thing when I was trying unsuccessfully to launch apktool.

    So I decided to go more basic than that. I did a simple "ping" and I got the same error.

    Why are my cmd commands not working?

    Operating System
    Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)

    3.20 gigahertz Intel Core i5-3470
    128 kilobyte primary memory cache
    1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache
    6144 kilobyte tertiary memory cache
    64-bit ready
    Multi-core (4 total)
    Not hyper-threaded

    Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. H77M-D3H
    Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
    BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. F5 03/29/2012

    Slot 'ChannelB-DIMM0' has 8192 MB

    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 [Display adapter]
    Samsung SyncMaster [Monitor] (24.0"vis, s/n YCUYHVDZ702086, July 2010)

    NVIDIA High Definition Audio
    VIA High Definition Audio
  2. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

    Just a stab in the dark, but have you checked that 1) The actual exe files exist (ping.exe and convert.exe are both in the c:\windows\system32 or c:\windows\SysWOW64 directories) and 2) that your environment variable for your path is including those directories.