Error Message



Yvonne
07-09-2005, 11:27 PM
I keep getting the following message 16 bit windows subsystem:
Windows\sytem32\autoexc.nt. The system fil is not suitable for running
ms-dos and microsoft windows application. Can this be fixed?

Thorsten Matzner
07-09-2005, 11:27 PM
Yvonne <Yvonne@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>I keep getting the following message 16 bit windows subsystem:
>Windows\sytem32\autoexc.nt. The system fil is not suitable for running
>ms-dos and microsoft windows application. Can this be fixed?

See "Troubleshooting MS-DOS-Based Programs in Windows"
(http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=314106).

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T. Waters
07-09-2005, 11:27 PM
Yvonne wrote:
> I keep getting the following message 16 bit windows subsystem:
> Windows\sytem32\autoexc.nt. The system fil is not suitable for
> running ms-dos and microsoft windows application. Can this be fixed?

You did not mention what application you were trying to run.
See this article:
"Error message when you install or start an MS-DOS or 16-bit
Windows-based program"
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=324767
If the article is not relevant to your situation, post back, as occasionally
this may be caused by malware.

Torgeir Bakken \(MVP\)
07-09-2005, 11:27 PM
Yvonne wrote:

> I keep getting the following message 16 bit windows subsystem:
> Windows\sytem32\autoexc.nt. The system fil is not suitable for running
> ms-dos and microsoft windows application. Can this be fixed?
Hi,

Your autoexec.nt problem is most likely caused by a worm or if you have
WinXP SP2 and AVAST (antivirus software) installed, it also can cause
this error.

To solve the problem:

Error message when you install or start an MS-DOS or 16-bit
Windows-based program
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;324767

Alternatively:

You can put back the standard version of autoexec.nt/config.nt by
copying a backup copy held in %windir%\repair\ to %windir%\system32\
(%windir% is typically C:\Windows) instead of using the procedure in
the KB article above (see further down for instructions on how).


Could be caused a trojan or something similar, e.g.
TrojanDownloader.Win32.Dia.a, more about this here:
http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=5f6f139.0409140618.749324fe%40posting.google.com

Also, AVAST (antivirus software) can be the cause if you
have WinXP SP2 installed:
http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=8PCdnSzBqtmadsPcRVn-gQ%40comcast.com


If you want to copy the file from the repair folder, you can use
this procedure:

Open a command prompt, using e.g. Start/Run --> cmd.exe

In the command prompt, type in the following two commands exactly as
you see them in this post (you need to press enter for each command
to execute them):

cd /d %windir%
copy repair\autoexec.nt system32\*.*


Here is a "screen dump" from how it looks when I do it on my computer:

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C:\>cd /d %windir%

C:\WINDOWS>copy repair\autoexec.nt system32\*.*
1 file(s) copied.
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Administration scripting examples and an ONLINE version of
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