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when I go, "start, run" and type in either ipconfig or sfc, I might see a quick blip if I'm watching, but it does not stay open. What could be the problem, thanks, alan
 

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I ran the ipconfig and it gave me info I was looking for, (ip address), but not the pop-up for it. When I put sfc in, it gave me 6 options, like, /scannow, /scanonce, but when I tried them it said, scannow is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file
 

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SFC is somewhat different is XP then it is in 98. It is more automated.

With both these and other similar programs you need to speficy the switch/argument/option after the command. To get the list of options type the command followed by /? from a command prompt(CMD).

example: sfc /scannow
ipconfig /renew

Edit: Guess I type too slow.
 

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Typically, for DOS commands, type in the command with a /? or /help switch afterwards.

For example:

sfc /? brings up:

C:\Documents and Settings\Bob>sfc /?

Microsoft(R) Windows XP Windows File Checker Version 5.1
(C) 1999-2000 Microsoft Corp. All rights reserved

Scans all protected system files and replaces incorrect versions with correct
crosoft versions.

SFC [/SCANNOW] [/SCANONCE] [/SCANBOOT] [/REVERT] [/PURGECACHE] [/CACHESIZE=x]

/SCANNOW Scans all protected system files immediately.
/SCANONCE Scans all protected system files once at the next boot.
/SCANBOOT Scans all protected system files at every boot.
/REVERT Return scan to default setting.
/PURGECACHE Purges the file cache.
/CACHESIZE=x Sets the file cache size.
 

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Sorry, I first tried it in the "run" command, and then in cmd where I had the 6 options and then I tried it in the "run" command, under sfc/?, which is where I thought you meant to try it, as I already got the options in cmd when I tried it there. So, I probably can't use my "run" command for this anymore? thanks
 

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I meant with SFC - it's a little different from the one in the Windows 98 version where it was more interactive. I'm quite aware that switches have been around since the early days.

Edit: the proper command is SFC /? - notice the space between SFC and /?
 

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Is the screen you're looking for actually "winipcfg" - IP configuration screen? That's only in Windows 9x. "msconfig" worked fine in Run b/c it doesn't need a switch and it's a program. It's not that you can't use "ipconfig" and "sfc" in Run anymore, you wouldn't have been able to to begin with. Mine automatically blips out as well on my winXP. You need to first type "cmd" in the Run prompt to bring up the command prompt in XP and 2000. Correct me if I'm wrong for I could be mistaken.
 

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Originally posted by 2208alan:
I ran the ipconfig and it gave me info I was looking for, (ip address), but not the pop-up for it.
My question to that comment :
Is the screen you're looking for actually "winipcfg" - IP configuration screen? That's only in Windows 9x.

Originally posted by 2208alan:
, why does msconfig pop up ok?
That question wasn't directly addressed either.

My answer:
"msconfig" worked fine in Run b/c it doesn't need a switch and it's a program.

Neither was :
Originally posted by 2208alan:
So, I probably can't use my "run" command for this anymore? thanks
My answer:
It's not that you can't use "ipconfig" and "sfc" in Run anymore, you wouldn't have been able to to begin with. Mine automatically blips out as well on my winXP.

I'm just trying to make it as clear and concise as possible as to avoid confusion. I'm only tring to help. I don't mean to step into anyones turf.
 

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The screen I'm looking for IS the ipconfig, I needed it to find my ip address, but I also remember a lot of info. in the pop-up that I do not see in cmd prompt. Can I go somewhere else to see this info then?
 
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