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I've got a machine that I want to add a permanent route to.

The problem is that the route command just hangs when I run it in the dos console.

I'm launching the console as an administrator and then calling

route PRINT

just to verify the existing route.

This call never returns and never prints any output. Calling

route add .... 

also does the same thing.

Is there anything that could cause this?

The machine is windows 7 64 bit and the user is not an administrator.

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up vote 1 down vote accepted

For what it's worth I'll leave a trail of what fixed this for me.

It turns out that there was a security patch from windows that didn't properly apply. Each time the computer would restart it would show the "updating OS" message.

Rolling back windows to a known good state did the trick.

This is not a very gratifying "solution"

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