i'm sorry for the ez questions but this is baffling me. i'm running windows xp os rite. nd i want to use this certain .bat file but i can't. ie: i go to run nd type in ipconfig then the window comes up then closes rite after. the same thing happens for my .bat file. i tried to go into command prompt myself but i am not familiar with dos commands. i can't get this .bat file to work though i know its not corrupted. i can't run .bat files or anything command prompt oriented because it keeps closing down. can someone help me?