This network connection does not exist

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#1
I just started TCMD for the first time in my new Win7 install. I immediately got a message box:

Code:
Take Command
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This network connection does not exist.
"d:\tc13\tcc.exe /q"
OK, so I hadn't changed the path to TCC. But "network connection" ... ???
 
#5
As Take Command makes several thousand API calls during startup, it would be really difficult (as in impossible) to track down the specific one without a lot more info from you about exactly where it's occurring.
It happens as soon as I start TCMD, and TCMD starts with no tabs. I imagine it's happening when TCMD first tries to start its ComSpec (CreateProcess?). Do you use the ComSpec name before that in such a way that its (the file's) not existing would generate a system message?
 

rconn

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#6
TCMD only looks for COMSPEC in two places:

1) When you're starting a tab with no arguments, and
2) When you double-click on a batch file in the list view.

Do you have any predefined startup tabs, or are you starting TCMD and expecting it to default to a tab running COMSPEC (#1 above)? If it's #1, and you've misconfigured COMSPEC, then TCMD runs through the path and App Paths. Do you have a network drive in your path or App Paths?
 
#7
TCMD only looks for COMSPEC in two places:

1) When you're starting a tab with no arguments, and
2) When you double-click on a batch file in the list view.

Do you have any predefined startup tabs, or are you starting TCMD and expecting it to default to a tab running COMSPEC (#1 above)? If it's #1, and you've misconfigured COMSPEC, then TCMD runs through the path and App Paths. Do you have a network drive in your path or App Paths?
I don't have any startup tabs defined. I was expecting COMSPEC in a default tab. And I don't have any network paths in the places you mentioned. The drive (d:\) to which the bogus COMSPEC referred does not exist; maybe someone (TCMD, Some Windows API?) misinterprets that situation.

OT: In my new Win7 installation, I'm running TCC/TCMD from its old location, never formally installed, but registered (manually). Will "OPTION /U" work OK?