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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)

Posted on Feb 03, 2009

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What are the causes, of a desktop pc not restarting when selecting "restart" from the shut down menu on pc that is running windows xp professional spk3?

This was the successful answer to almost the same question found on Microsoft's support forum (copied and pasted here):

Method 1:
I would suggest you to do a SFC (System File Checker) scan on the system and check whether the issue is resolved. Follow the steps mentioned below.
a.Click Start, click Run, type cmd and click ok.
b.On the command prompt, type sfc /scannow and hit enter.
c.Once the scan is complete, restart the computer and check if the issue persists.
Note: You will be prompted to insert the Windows XP disc if any file is missing.
Description of Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 System File Checker (Sfc.exe)

Method 2:
I would suggest you to do a system restore to the point when the system was working fine and check whether the issue is resolved. Follow the steps mentioned below.
How to restore Windows XP to a previous state

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Windows XP: How to release and renew IP addresses

IP addresses can either be assigned manually or automatically. When they are assigned automatically, a DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server hands them out and determines which computer or other device gets which address. This process usually flows smoothly, but there are times when you may need to release or renew an IP address even when using DHCP.

There are several ways to release and renew IP addresses in Windows XP. Each procedure is described below.

From the system notification tray:

1. Right click on the network connection icon in the system notification tray.
2. Select Repair. Windows will automatically release the current IP address, reset the network connection, and request an IP address from the DHCP server. (The new IP address that gets assigned may be a different one from before, or it may be the same one.)

From the Start menu:

1. Click the Start button.
2. Right click on My Network Places.
3. Select Properties.
4. Right click on the network connection that is currently in use.
5. Select Repair. (If you choose a network connection that is not in use, Repair will be grayed out.)

For either of the above methods, you can release and renew your IP address manually by clicking Disable instead of Repair, and then right-clicking and choosing Enable.

From the command prompt:

1. Click the Start button.
2. Click Run.
3. Type "cmd" and press [Enter].
4. At the command line, type "ipconfig /release" and press [Enter].
5. Type "ipconfig /renew" and press [Enter].
6. Type "exit" and press [Enter].

on Feb 02, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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How to get the ip address


Go to Start > Run, and in the box type:


Press enter, and a black window should appear with some text in it.



And hit enter. Your IP address is listed as IPv4 Address. It should be something like, etc.

May 07, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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On my Windows XP laptop I cannot get the wireless to work. All it says is "limited or no connectivity" when it connects. I have tried a million things, and nothing works! What can I do?

Disconnect your laptop wireless connection from the wireless acess connection. (Reboot your laptop if necessary). Then reconnect your laptop wireless connection, if your wireless network is a secured wireless network, your laptop will prompt for a network key ie your wireless network SSID password. Make sure the network key correctly entered ie.("Most wireless password keys are Upper or Lower case sensitive")

If the problem persist, then use the "Command Prompt"
Start ->"Run" ->Type "CMD" ->The command prompt will appear, then type ie without the quotes,
1. "ipconfig /release" -> enter
2. "ipconfig /renew" -> enter
3. "ipconfig /flushdns" -> enter

Hope it helps.

Nov 17, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Error: windows explorer encounter an error and must shut down. Happens in Microoft Word, trying to get properties of printer. does not happen in internet explorer or running antivirus scan or malware...

Insert operating system disk in drive.
Click Start. Click Run. Type
Hit Enter.
type in command prompt
sfc /scannow
Hit Enter
System file checker will replace the missing files. use reginout cleaner to easily fix it

Oct 16, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition for PC

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I dont now the ip adress of my computer

Click "Start" then "Run" (for windows xp, if your computer's running windows vista or windows 7, then search box) and type in "cmd" in the Run/Text box, press enter and on the command prompt, type in "ipconfig/all" [without quotes] again press enter, you'll see all the ip address related to your network, the one that shown Ip Address is your ip address. [if your connection type is both Lan and Wan, the you'll see two "IP Address"s] since you didn't mention the purpose and what you want to do with it, I can't make it specific.

If you need further help, let me know with more details.

Good luck.

Thanks for using FixYa.

Sep 24, 2010 | Operating Systems

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After i use partitionmagic to merge drive (D & E ) and rename to D the Drive D disappear and wheni check error it shown Error #1520 Externak attribute header mismatch How to solve this problem

This error occurs when the PC hard disk has error(s) and your using particular software as you have mentioned like partition magic. To solve this problem shut down all your applications and running software.
If you are using Windows XP
Go to Start>Run>In the run box type cmd
A black Window will open its called CLI or Command line interface. In this Window run the following command on the C partition CHKDSK /F if the message appears"Check the system next time the system restarts (Y/N) type "y". then type "d:"to enter D partition. When the D prompt (D:) appears type the same check disk /Fix command which is "CHKDSK /F" and hit enter.
Similarly repeat this command for all the partitions.
If the this option statement appears "would you like to force dismount on this volume? (Y/N). Select "Y".
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7 then when you perform the first step which is Start>Run>In the run box type cmd before hitting enter in the start menu look for a small black icon named cmd on the top of the start menu. Right click it and select "Run as Administrator" When the black cmd window opens all the steps after that are the same as described above.

Good Luck!

Jul 29, 2010 | Operating Systems

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Error 105 (net::ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED): The server could not be found.

open command prompt start >run type in cmd
type the follwing command in cmd
ipconfig /flushdns
press enter
this will solve the problem please rate....

Apr 10, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition...

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Cant obtain an ip address from router or modem and not sure how to check if dhcp is enabled or disabled configuration problems trying to connect to xbox live wit console and pc

Connect a desktop or laptop to the router.
Click Start
Click Run
Type CMD and press ENTER
Type IPCONFIG/ALL and press ENTER.

Does it show "DHCP enabled"?
Does it show an IP-address (probably starting with '192.168.') ???

If so, then DHCP is enabled on your computer,
and your router is handing-out IP-addresses.

Nov 01, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Windows xp shutdown after entering ipconfig

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

Jan 31, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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