MinGW Path help

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    Exclamation MinGW Path help

    Im running on windows xp and im trying to learn C.
    I have a book that will teach me. But first i had to install MinGW.
    and i did.
    and then i had to alter the Path in the system so the command prompt can read it.

    but

    I screwed up. instead of adding C:\MinGW\bin to the path i replaced the whole thing to read C:\MinGW\bin
    ya thats a problem becouse i cant get any response to gcc-v on the command prompt.
    also when i go to the command promt it reads
    C:\Documetns and Setting\Owner.YOURbla bla bla bla
    not just C: so what do i do know i have everything installed i used the mingw exe 5.3 version i just cant get anything to work
    oh by the way i am completely knew to this Im just a newborn to programing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Makachu View Post
    also when i go to the command promt it reads
    C:\Documetns and Setting\Owner.YOURbla bla bla bla
    not just C:
    type:
    Code:
    cd \

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    http://csjava.occ.cccd.edu/~gilberts/mingw/
    scroll down to step 3

    As for the defaults
    Quote Originally Posted by echo %PATH%
    c:\windows\system32;c:\windows
    Unless I've totally missed what you're asking... Which is?
    Last edited by zacs7; 08-01-2007 at 10:09 PM.

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    I screwed up. instead of adding C:\MinGW\bin to the path i replaced the whole thing to read C:\MinGW\bin
    If you did that inside a command prompt, no harm done: just close the prompt and open a new one, and you'll get the default path once again.

    If you changed that inside autoexec.bat, like went PATH=C:\... instead of PATH=%PATH%;C:\..., just modify it to be how you wish.

    If you changed the path inside the Windows settings dialogs, I don't know what you're going to do.
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    Well thanks to all i just had to type in cd\
    and ya I changed it in the windows setting
    but its working good now
    hope this doesnt come back to bite me in the butt later
    thank you guys very very much

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