Command Prompt Problem

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Hipster Doofus, Sep 12, 2002.

  1. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    I'm pretty sure this is prior sp1.
    When using the command prompt I can navigate in the partition I opened it in but if I try to change partitions or go to the cd rom I get this>
    C:\cd D: gives me this
    D:\

    C:\

    I can't get to the D drive. The attachment shows a bit more. Any suggestions?
     
  2. PseudoKiller

    PseudoKiller Zug Zug

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    Thats weird.... did you check to see if your drive letters got switched. Check thru Windows Explorer and or thru Computer Mangement. Just wondering if D:\ is now your CD ROM because that is a cd rom related error. If it couldnt detect the drive it would say 'Invalid Drive Specification'
     
  3. PseudoKiller

    PseudoKiller Zug Zug

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    C:\>dir /o
    Volume in drive C is C Drive
    Volume Serial Number is B843-3525

    Directory of C:\

    06/30/2002 09:30 PM <DIR> [Device Drivers]
    08/08/2002 05:43 PM <DIR> acidmax2
    08/16/2002 01:16 PM <DIR> Addict3
    08/09/2002 05:24 PM <DIR> bx-conf
    07/08/2002 01:16 AM <DIR> Documents and Settings
    06/30/2002 01:53 AM <DIR> I386
    09/02/2002 09:54 PM <DIR> Inetpub
    09/05/2002 10:10 PM <DIR> Invision2
    08/31/2002 12:00 PM <DIR> KPCMS
    09/11/2002 04:27 PM <DIR> mIRC
    07/02/2002 11:10 PM <DIR> Palm
    09/07/2002 09:08 PM <DIR> Program Files
    09/10/2002 11:50 PM <DIR> UnrealTournament
    09/11/2002 06:55 AM <DIR> WINDOWS
    08/31/2002 12:00 PM 37 AUTOEXEC.BAT
    06/30/2002 01:33 AM 0 CONFIG.SYS
    07/03/2002 10:02 AM 136 SerialSync.txt
    08/14/2002 12:47 AM 386 wbreglog.txt
    4 File(s) 559 bytes
    14 Dir(s) 5,058,650,112 bytes free

    C:\>d:

    D:\>dir
    Volume in drive D is D DRIVE
    Volume Serial Number is 072B-0801

    Directory of D:\

    09/07/2002 09:46 PM <DIR> [Temp Download Folder]
    09/07/2002 09:53 PM <DIR> PhotoShop PlugIns
    09/07/2002 09:57 PM <DIR> [ - [ Files To Be Backed Up To CDR ]
    - ]
    0 File(s) 0 bytes
    3 Dir(s) 16,134,176,768 bytes free

    D:\>e:

    E:\>dir
    Volume in drive E is E Drive
    Volume Serial Number is 5C07-30F1

    Directory of E:\

    09/05/2002 11:33 PM <DIR> Temp
    07/20/2002 04:11 AM <DIR> [ - [ System Wide Drive and Home Direc
    tory Backups ] - ]
    08/16/2002 06:21 AM <DIR> [ - [ Temp Holding Directory ] - ]
    07/08/2002 11:59 PM <DIR> [ - [ General Website Downloads ] -
    ]
    0 File(s) 0 bytes
    4 Dir(s) 11,985,010,688 bytes free

    E:\>f: >[ This is my cd rom and I get the same error ]
    The device is not ready.

    E:\
     
  4. allan

    allan Guest

    HD - not sure I completely understand. The command to go from one partition to another is just the volume designation. IE, to go from c: drive to d: drive you would type:
    d:

    To change directories, you would type
    cd \directoryname

    Note there is a space adfter cd

    If this isn't what you are having a problem with - or if it doesn't help - I should be around at the other place most of the day today....I'll be happy to try to work with you on it. Or you can email or PM.
     
  5. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    That was it. Thanks allan. Like derrrrrr. I was getting the command mixed up. :eek:
     
  6. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    lol hip

    lolol smoke another one hip :p :p :p
     
  7. GraLk

    GraLk Guest

    HEHEHE

    Looks like my stupidness is catching.....Hipster helped me out with a question yesterday, and I KNEW THE ANSWER AS SOON AS HE PUT IT UP.


    :D :D :D

    GraLk
     
  8. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    I was a bit slower. I didn't figure this one out. Just kept going 'cd' enter ''cd' enter. Been trying for a couple of weeks now. Why can't this thread disappear? :eek: :eek:
     
  9. Lukas

    Lukas Real Name No Gimmicks

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    Actually CD changes the directory. So if you are in d: and you type for example cd c:\documents and settings\local service it changes the active dir on C:, but your prompt stays on d:. Then when you type c: you will automatically go to c:\documents and settings\local service

    Let me demonstrate:



    C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService>cd \

    C:\>d:

    D:\>cd "c:\Documents and Settings\Lukas"

    D:\>c:

    C:\Documents and Settings\Lukas>



    Greetz,


    Lukas