Microsoft KB Archive/175477
Article ID: 175477
Article Last Modified on 10/31/2006
- Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
- Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
This article was previously published under Q175477
When you run a batch file from a different folder that contains non- alphabetic characters, you will receive the following error message:
Steps to reproduce the problem:
- Create a folder named test(2) off your root directory.
- Create a batch file in the test(2) folder called test.bat.
Insert the following lines in test.bat:
echo off pause
- Save test.bat.
From the root directory at a command prompt, run the batch file with the following line:
Notice the error message received:
Although the batch file does not run from the root directory, the command will run if you enclose the command line within quotes. For example, for the above situation, a user should enter the following line in a command prompt:
This command will run the batch file normally.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Windows NT version 4.0. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.
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