MS-DOS Command Is Not Recognized in Windows 2000

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When you try to run an MS-DOS utility at an MS-DOS prompt, you may receive the following error message:
Command is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.


This issue can occur if you upgrade your computer from Microsoft Windows 95/98 to Windows 2000.


This behavior is by design.

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The following commands are known to produce the error message listed in this article:
  • Choice
  • Fdisk
  • Deltree
NOTE: Windows 2000 does not recognize the semi-colon (;) character at the beginning of a line in a batch or command file as the beginning of a remark.


Article ID: 225746 - Last Review: October 26, 2013 - Revision: 4.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
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