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Windows xp shutdown after entering ipconfig, cmd on start-run...

Can you help me why does my system shuts down instantly after I enter ipconfig or cmd on start-run? Is it a virus? What can I do to fix it.
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Remember off system restore

go computer right click properties
then system restore

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Could be a virus

do a system restore if possible to before the issue stated, then run a virus scan (maybe run an online scan in case your installed antivirus has been infected) something like

If you cannot do a system restore in full windows, try it in safe mode (tap F8 during boot, select safe mode)

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How d i ipconfig on computer

On your keyboard you have a button that looks like the Windows logo - We call it the start button.

1: Hold the start button down and then click the 'R' key.
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(If your keyboard doesn't have this for some reason, go to your start menu and type 'cmd' and click enter (without ''))
(In windows XP you would have to go to the start menu, all programs, accessories, command prompt)

3: Command Prompt window is open.
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4: Type 'ipconfig' and press enter.

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Click on Start

Then either Run (Windows XP)

Or just type into the dialogue box above the Start button (Windows 7)

Type in: CMD and press Enter

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Type in ipconfig /all and press Enter

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For Windows Vista:
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For Windows XP or 2000:

1. Please click on Start and select Run.
2. Type in cmd and click on OK.
3. In the Command Prompt, please type ipconfig/all then press Enter or Return key.

For Windows 9X or ME:

1. Please click on Start and select Run.
2. Type in winipcfg and click on OK.
3. Once the IP configuration window opens, click on the drop down box and select your Ethernet adapter (Note: Do not select dial-up adapter, VPN adapter or AOL adapters).

For Windows Vista:

1. Click on the Windows icon and on the Search box type in run.
2. At the upper left pane of the start menu, please click on run and type in cmd on the text box. Then, hit the Enter key or OK button.
3. On the black window, type in ipconfig/all and hit Enter. You should see the following:

IP address:
Subnet Mask:
Default Gateway:
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1. Click on the Apple icon, select Systems and Preferences and click on Network.
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Cut power to the router.
Reconnect it, and let it start-up, for 2 minutes.

Restart your computer.
Click Start
Click Run
Type CMD and press ENTER.
Type IPCONFIG /ALL and press ENTER.
Record the information, e.g., 'IPCONFIG /ALL > temp.txt'
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well this question has 2 answers:
1) if you want to find out what is the ip that in on your PC if you are connected to a one of these (cable modem, DSL modem or router) then this is what you call a "local ip, or private IP" to check it you do this: you click Start/ run/ and you type CMD and press ENTER on the keyboard. then in the black window you type "ipconfig" (without the quotes) and you press ENTER again. here it should say, ip address (most likely it is going to start like , where xxx could be any set of numbers)

2) if you are talking about the IP address that your modem (cable or DSL) is pulling , that means that is your "public IP" and to find it out, (the wasiest way) you can go to a site like "" and your public ip will be at the top of the page.

Note: in case of vista, to get the black window you click "start/(start search) and type CMD and enter"
the rest is the same.

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This could a virus problem try doing the same in safe mode your cmd prompt has been wormed try going to site if it is disabled you probably have an lmhost attack

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