# Dos Commands not working

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1. ### jamesbond007 MacManiac

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I use WinXP Pro. I was working on Dos and typed attrib and I got the error that it neither external nor internal command of Dos. I typed Xcopy, net and several other commands and I get the same response. I remember working in dos with those commands in XP envir sometime earlier.
What could be the prob ?

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It looks like those commands are missing from your system for whatever reasons.

If you have a boot floppy , then it is likely that the floppy would have them. Just copy those commands to your Windows directory.

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I checked the windows\system32 directory and I managed to find all and more of the commands in it , but still I get that error that the command is not recognised as internal or external command whenever I type xcopy or net or attrib etc... Please help me

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use 'command' for launching the command prompt and not 'cmd'

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