Beginner cant get rake to work

Hello

I am new to ruby on rails and trying to get it going on a windows
machine

However when I try to run the rake task it always fail with the
following error message

C:/Ruby192/lib/ruby/1.9.1/rubygems.rb:340:in `bin_path': can't find
executable rake for rake-0.8.7 (Gem::Exception)
  from C:/Ruby192/bin/rake:19:in `<main>'

and I am not quite sure what I should do to fix it...

Thank you in Advance

Jon W

When you run "gem list" from the command line, does it list "rake
(0.8.7)"?

If it does not, run "gem install rake".

gem list posts

*** LOCAL GEMS ***

...
rake (0.8.7)
...

and try installing and updating using gem but still doesnt work

Is a bug in Ruby 1.9.2 and the bundled rake.

http://groups.google.com/group/rubyinstaller/browse_thread/thread/9817d0c6c8a48a79/
http://redmine.ruby-lang.org/issues/show/3805

The solution is in the RubyInstaller thread (remove of rake.gemspec or
rename to rake-0.8.7.gemspec)

Well, it's definitely a path problem with Windows...it can't find the
executable "rake". It's been a while since I developed rails on a
windows machine but when I did I used "ruby installer"...it worked as
advertised.

http://rubyinstaller.org/

Whatever ruby setup you're using, see if you can find anything about
modifying your path so windows knows where to find rubygems.

Okay that fixed the dependicies for the shell, seems like there is
something wrong with the gem though.

When i try to use rake from my IDE it searches for the gem and it fails.

Well I can work around it. Thank you