XP KILLED IPCONFIG!!!!!! ...Please Help....Re: ipconfig doesn't execute

Posted: 02-03-2005, 04:11 PM
On two separate Windows XP Professional Systems I have come come across
a problem where the "ipconfig" command will no longer execute from the
command line. Here is the exact wording:

"C:\>ipconfig

Windows IP Configuration

An internal error occurred: The system cannot find the file specified.

Please contact Microsoft Product Support Services for further help.

Additional information: Unknown media status code.

C:\>Dangit! Give me my IP Address Information!!!
'Dangit!' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file."
C:\>"


I've never seen this happen on other Microsoft Operating system and I
find it very puzzling, and frustrating as well.

Can someone please explain why this happened and possibly offer some
advice on how to fix it?!

Thanks.

TJ




Raviram Medapati wrote:
> Hi All,
> ipconfig used to work fine but it suddenly
> stopped working. I get the following error message
>
> C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32>ipconfig
>
> Windows IP Configuration
>
> An internal error occurred: The system cannot find the
> file specified.
>
> Please contact Microsoft Product Support Services for
> further help.
>
> Additional information: Unknown media status code.
>
> How do I solve this?
>
> thanks in advance.
> Raviram Medapati
>
> PS: I would appreciate if you also send a email when you
> post the solution.

XP KILLED IPCONFIG!!!!!! ...Please Help....Re: ipconfig doesn't execute


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Mike Hall \(MS-MVP\)
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Re: XP KILLED IPCONFIG!!!!!! ...Please Help....Re: ipconfig doesn't execute
Posted: 02-03-2005, 04:37 PM
Go to the 'Command Prompt'.. type in the command.. watch what follows


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"I'm Ted Jones Dammit!!!" <ted.jones@caffeine.mor.test-labs.net> wrote in
message news:1107447094.051098.238260@c13g2000cwb.googlegr oups.com...
> On two separate Windows XP Professional Systems I have come come across
> a problem where the "ipconfig" command will no longer execute from the
> command line. Here is the exact wording:
>
> "C:\>ipconfig
>
> Windows IP Configuration
>
> An internal error occurred: The system cannot find the file specified.
>
> Please contact Microsoft Product Support Services for further help.
>
> Additional information: Unknown media status code.
>
> C:\>Dangit! Give me my IP Address Information!!!
> 'Dangit!' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
> operable program or batch file."
> C:\>"
>
>
> I've never seen this happen on other Microsoft Operating system and I
> find it very puzzling, and frustrating as well.
>
> Can someone please explain why this happened and possibly offer some
> advice on how to fix it?!
>
> Thanks.
>
> TJ
>
>
>
>
> Raviram Medapati wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> ipconfig used to work fine but it suddenly
>> stopped working. I get the following error message
>>
>> C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32>ipconfig
>>
>> Windows IP Configuration
>>
>> An internal error occurred: The system cannot find the
>> file specified.
>>
>> Please contact Microsoft Product Support Services for
>> further help.
>>
>> Additional information: Unknown media status code.
>>
>> How do I solve this?
>>
>> thanks in advance.
>> Raviram Medapati
>>
>> PS: I would appreciate if you also send a email when you
>> post the solution.
>

tj
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Re: XP KILLED IPCONFIG!!!!!! ...Please Help....Re: ipconfig doesn't execute
Posted: 02-03-2005, 07:02 PM

Mike Hall (MS-MVP) wrote:
> Go to the 'Command Prompt'.. type in the command.. watch what follows
>
Is that a joke?

OK. This is "what follows" if you missed it the first time...


C:\>ipconfig

Windows IP Configuration

An internal error occurred: The system cannot find the file
specified.

Please contact Microsoft Product Support Services for further help.

Additional information: Unknown media status code.

C:\>

Put that MS Certification to work and help out a fellow network
administrator...

Thanks!

TJ









>
>
>
>
> "I'm Ted Jones Dammit!!!" <ted.jones@caffeine.mor.test-labs.net>
wrote in
> message news:1107447094.051098.238260@c13g2000cwb.googlegr oups.com...
> > On two separate Windows XP Professional Systems I have come come
across
> > a problem where the "ipconfig" command will no longer execute from
the
> > command line. Here is the exact wording:
> >
> > "C:\>ipconfig
> >
> > Windows IP Configuration
> >
> > An internal error occurred: The system cannot find the file
specified.
> >
> > Please contact Microsoft Product Support Services for further help.
> >
> > Additional information: Unknown media status code.
> >
> > C:\>Dangit! Give me my IP Address Information!!!
> > 'Dangit!' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
> > operable program or batch file."
> > C:\>"
> >
> >
> > I've never seen this happen on other Microsoft Operating system and
I
> > find it very puzzling, and frustrating as well.
> >
> > Can someone please explain why this happened and possibly offer
some
> > advice on how to fix it?!
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > TJ
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Raviram Medapati wrote:
> >> Hi All,
> >> ipconfig used to work fine but it suddenly
> >> stopped working. I get the following error message
> >>
> >> C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32>ipconfig
> >>
> >> Windows IP Configuration
> >>
> >> An internal error occurred: The system cannot find the
> >> file specified.
> >>
> >> Please contact Microsoft Product Support Services for
> >> further help.
> >>
> >> Additional information: Unknown media status code.
> >>
> >> How do I solve this?
> >>
> >> thanks in advance.
> >> Raviram Medapati
> >>
> >> PS: I would appreciate if you also send a email when you
> >> post the solution.
> >
Jerry
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Re: XP KILLED IPCONFIG!!!!!! ...Please Help....Re: ipconfig doesn't execute
Posted: 02-03-2005, 08:44 PM
You need to use WNTIPCFG.EXE for XP. Look for WNTIPCFG_SETUP.EXE as a
download from Microsoft.

"tj" <ted.jones@caffeine.mor.test-labs.net> wrote in message
news:1107457344.613853.122470@f14g2000cwb.googlegr oups.com...
>
> Mike Hall (MS-MVP) wrote:
>> Go to the 'Command Prompt'.. type in the command.. watch what follows
>>
>
> Is that a joke?
>
> OK. This is "what follows" if you missed it the first time...
>
>
> C:\>ipconfig
>
> Windows IP Configuration
>
> An internal error occurred: The system cannot find the file
> specified.
>
> Please contact Microsoft Product Support Services for further help.
>
> Additional information: Unknown media status code.
>
> C:\>
>
> Put that MS Certification to work and help out a fellow network
> administrator...
>
> Thanks!
>
> TJ
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> "I'm Ted Jones Dammit!!!" <ted.jones@caffeine.mor.test-labs.net>
> wrote in
>> message news:1107447094.051098.238260@c13g2000cwb.googlegr oups.com...
>> > On two separate Windows XP Professional Systems I have come come
> across
>> > a problem where the "ipconfig" command will no longer execute from
> the
>> > command line. Here is the exact wording:
>> >
>> > "C:\>ipconfig
>> >
>> > Windows IP Configuration
>> >
>> > An internal error occurred: The system cannot find the file
> specified.
>> >
>> > Please contact Microsoft Product Support Services for further help.
>> >
>> > Additional information: Unknown media status code.
>> >
>> > C:\>Dangit! Give me my IP Address Information!!!
>> > 'Dangit!' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
>> > operable program or batch file."
>> > C:\>"
>> >
>> >
>> > I've never seen this happen on other Microsoft Operating system and
> I
>> > find it very puzzling, and frustrating as well.
>> >
>> > Can someone please explain why this happened and possibly offer
> some
>> > advice on how to fix it?!
>> >
>> > Thanks.
>> >
>> > TJ
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Raviram Medapati wrote:
>> >> Hi All,
>> >> ipconfig used to work fine but it suddenly
>> >> stopped working. I get the following error message
>> >>
>> >> C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32>ipconfig
>> >>
>> >> Windows IP Configuration
>> >>
>> >> An internal error occurred: The system cannot find the
>> >> file specified.
>> >>
>> >> Please contact Microsoft Product Support Services for
>> >> further help.
>> >>
>> >> Additional information: Unknown media status code.
>> >>
>> >> How do I solve this?
>> >>
>> >> thanks in advance.
>> >> Raviram Medapati
>> >>
>> >> PS: I would appreciate if you also send a email when you
>> >> post the solution.
>> >
>

Mike Hall \(MS-MVP\)
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Re: XP KILLED IPCONFIG!!!!!! ...Please Help....Re: ipconfig doesn't execute
Posted: 02-03-2005, 09:16 PM
Nope.. clerical error on my part.. apologies for that..

Have you tried recovering using the 'sfc /scannow' facility?.. the file
'ipconfig.exe' should appear in C:\Windows\System32 and
C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles\i386 if SP2 is present..

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MVP - Windows Shell/user

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"tj" <ted.jones@caffeine.mor.test-labs.net> wrote in message
news:1107457344.613853.122470@f14g2000cwb.googlegr oups.com...
>
> Mike Hall (MS-MVP) wrote:
>> Go to the 'Command Prompt'.. type in the command.. watch what follows
>>
>
> Is that a joke?
>
> OK. This is "what follows" if you missed it the first time...
>
>
> C:\>ipconfig
>
> Windows IP Configuration
>
> An internal error occurred: The system cannot find the file
> specified.
>
> Please contact Microsoft Product Support Services for further help.
>
> Additional information: Unknown media status code.
>
> C:\>
>
> Put that MS Certification to work and help out a fellow network
> administrator...
>
> Thanks!
>
> TJ
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> "I'm Ted Jones Dammit!!!" <ted.jones@caffeine.mor.test-labs.net>
> wrote in
>> message news:1107447094.051098.238260@c13g2000cwb.googlegr oups.com...
>> > On two separate Windows XP Professional Systems I have come come
> across
>> > a problem where the "ipconfig" command will no longer execute from
> the
>> > command line. Here is the exact wording:
>> >
>> > "C:\>ipconfig
>> >
>> > Windows IP Configuration
>> >
>> > An internal error occurred: The system cannot find the file
> specified.
>> >
>> > Please contact Microsoft Product Support Services for further help.
>> >
>> > Additional information: Unknown media status code.
>> >
>> > C:\>Dangit! Give me my IP Address Information!!!
>> > 'Dangit!' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
>> > operable program or batch file."
>> > C:\>"
>> >
>> >
>> > I've never seen this happen on other Microsoft Operating system and
> I
>> > find it very puzzling, and frustrating as well.
>> >
>> > Can someone please explain why this happened and possibly offer
> some
>> > advice on how to fix it?!
>> >
>> > Thanks.
>> >
>> > TJ
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Raviram Medapati wrote:
>> >> Hi All,
>> >> ipconfig used to work fine but it suddenly
>> >> stopped working. I get the following error message
>> >>
>> >> C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32>ipconfig
>> >>
>> >> Windows IP Configuration
>> >>
>> >> An internal error occurred: The system cannot find the
>> >> file specified.
>> >>
>> >> Please contact Microsoft Product Support Services for
>> >> further help.
>> >>
>> >> Additional information: Unknown media status code.
>> >>
>> >> How do I solve this?
>> >>
>> >> thanks in advance.
>> >> Raviram Medapati
>> >>
>> >> PS: I would appreciate if you also send a email when you
>> >> post the solution.
>> >
>

Jupiter Jones [MVP]
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Re: XP KILLED IPCONFIG!!!!!! ...Please Help....Re: ipconfig doesn't execute
Posted: 02-03-2005, 09:24 PM
Jerry;
No, IPCONFIG works very nicely with Windows XP

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"Jerry" <NoSpamChiefZeke@MSN.com> wrote in message
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> You need to use WNTIPCFG.EXE for XP. Look for WNTIPCFG_SETUP.EXE as a
> download from Microsoft.

Malke
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Re: XP KILLED IPCONFIG!!!!!! ...Please Help....Re: ipconfig doesn't execute
Posted: 02-04-2005, 01:28 AM
Mike Hall (MS-MVP) wrote:
> Nope.. clerical error on my part.. apologies for that..
>
> Have you tried recovering using the 'sfc /scannow' facility?.. the
> file 'ipconfig.exe' should appear in C:\Windows\System32 and
> C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles\i386 if SP2 is present..
>
And maybe it's a path issue since he was saying "C:\ipconfig" instead of
C:\Windows\System32\ipconfig.

Malke
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Re: XP KILLED IPCONFIG!!!!!! ...Please Help....Re: ipconfig doesn't execute
Posted: 02-04-2005, 01:43 AM
"Jupiter Jones [MVP]" <jones_jupiter@hotnomail.com> wrote in news:
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> Jerry;
> No, IPCONFIG works very nicely with Windows XP
>
....unless it doesn't work at all.


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Re: XP KILLED IPCONFIG!!!!!! ...Please Help....Re: ipconfig doesn't execute
Posted: 02-04-2005, 02:04 AM
In that case the actual problem needs to be resolved instead of stopping
with a workaround.

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> ...unless it doesn't work at all.

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Re: XP KILLED IPCONFIG!!!!!! ...Please Help....Re: ipconfig doesn't execute
Posted: 02-04-2005, 02:26 AM
"Jupiter Jones [MVP]" <jones_jupiter@hotnomail.com> wrote in news:e289
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> In that case the actual problem needs to be resolved instead of stopping
> with a workaround.
>
I agree 100% ...

 
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