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AR# 10816

3.1i ISE PAR - ERROR:Par:73 - Cannot find Input file "par_temp.ncd". (Windows NT and 2000)


General Description:

While running implementation, PAR reports the following error:

ERROR:Par:73 - Cannot find Input file "par_temp.ncd". Please verify that your

paths and permissions are properly set for this file.

EXEWRAP detected a return code of '21' from program 'par'


Set the ComSpec environment variable to point to "cmd.exe" instead of "command.com."

NOTE: You will need administrative privileges to change the system variables.


1. Right-click on "My Computer", and select "Properties."

2. Select the Environment tab in the System Properties window.

3. Under "System Variables," select "ComSpec."

4. In the Value text box, rename "command.com" to "cmd.exe"

5. Click "Set", then click "Apply" and reboot the PC.

AR# 10816
Date Created 08/29/2007
Last Updated 05/13/2010
Status Archive
Type General Article