AUTOEXEC.NT



Lanny Bender
07-09-2005, 11:27 PM
My grandson has Win XP Pro edition installed on his notebook. His file
system is NTFS. He's got a "Home Group' established, for his brother,
sister, his Mother, and his Father.

He is trying to install "Type To Learn" on his PC. I realize this is a
16-bit application. But he's getting the following error message:
1. In the Blue Banner across the top of the error message block, there's
this statement:
"16 bit Windows Subsystem"
2. The error message in the block reads:
"C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT. This system is not suitable for running
MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows Applications. Choose 'Close' to terminate the
application."

I tried the "Application Compatibility Wizard" to no avail. I chose each
compatibility option in turn. Nothing worked.

I could get a 32-bit version of "Type To Learn", but I'm not even sure that
would solve the problem.

Anyone have any ideas on this?
---
Lanny

Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers
07-09-2005, 11:27 PM
Hi,

The simplest method to resolve this common problem is to copy autoexec.nt
from C:\Windows\repair to C:\Windows\system32 and overwrite the one that is
currently there.

Alternately, you can create a new autoexec.nt file and save it to the
\windows\system32 folder to overwrite the corrupted one. Click start/run and
type notepad, then click ok. Copy/paste the below code into it (instead of
typing it in to prevent errors), then click file/"save as". Navigate to the
C:\Windows\system32 folder, change the "save as file" type to "all types"
and name the file autoexec.nt, then click save (if prompted to overwrite the
existing one, do so).

@echo off
lh %SystemRoot%\system32\mscdexnt.exe
lh %SystemRoot%\system32\redir
lh %SystemRoot%\system32\dosx
SET BLASTER=A220 I5 D1 P330 T3

Reboot when finished. This usually fixes it, but you will find further steps
here if it doesn't:

Error message when you install or start an MS-DOS or 16-bit Windows-based
program
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=324767

Basically, you will have to expand new copies of command.com, autoexec.nt,
and config.nt to the system32 folder from the WinXP CD or I386 folder on
your hard drive. Sometimes, you need to create new ones and overwrite the
existing ones - the method is described in the article.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Lanny Bender" <lambserve1(AT)cox(DOT)net> wrote in message
news:Oa9EvkMWFHA.2684@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> My grandson has Win XP Pro edition installed on his notebook. His file
> system is NTFS. He's got a "Home Group' established, for his brother,
> sister, his Mother, and his Father.
>
> He is trying to install "Type To Learn" on his PC. I realize this is a
> 16-bit application. But he's getting the following error message:
> 1. In the Blue Banner across the top of the error message block, there's
> this statement:
> "16 bit Windows Subsystem"
> 2. The error message in the block reads:
> "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT. This system is not suitable for running
> MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows Applications. Choose 'Close' to terminate the
> application."
>
> I tried the "Application Compatibility Wizard" to no avail. I chose each
> compatibility option in turn. Nothing worked.
>
> I could get a 32-bit version of "Type To Learn", but I'm not even sure
> that
> would solve the problem.
>
> Anyone have any ideas on this?
> ---
> Lanny
>
>

David H. Lipman
07-09-2005, 11:27 PM
From: "Lanny Bender" <lambserve1(AT)cox(DOT)net>

| My grandson has Win XP Pro edition installed on his notebook. His file
| system is NTFS. He's got a "Home Group' established, for his brother,
| sister, his Mother, and his Father.
|
| He is trying to install "Type To Learn" on his PC. I realize this is a
| 16-bit application. But he's getting the following error message:
| 1. In the Blue Banner across the top of the error message block, there's
| this statement:
| "16 bit Windows Subsystem"
| 2. The error message in the block reads:
| "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT. This system is not suitable for running
| MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows Applications. Choose 'Close' to terminate the
| application."
|
| I tried the "Application Compatibility Wizard" to no avail. I chose each
| compatibility option in turn. Nothing worked.
|
| I could get a 32-bit version of "Type To Learn", but I'm not even sure that
| would solve the problem.
|
| Anyone have any ideas on this?
| ---
| Lanny
|

AUTOEXEC.NT Fix Method 1:
copy; c:\windows\repair\autoexec.nt
to
c:\windows\system32

AUTOEXEC.NT FIX Method 2:
Go to; Start --> Run
enter; cmd.exe

{ assuming the WinXP CDROM disk is in drive "D:" }
In the Command Prompt enter...
expand D:\i386\autoexec.nt_ %windir%\system32\autoexec.nt

Since there are many forms of malware that will cause this kind of problem with AUTOEXEC.NT,
please perform the following...

Dump the contents of the IE Temporary Internet Folder cache (TIF)
Start --> Settings --> Control Panel --> Internet Options --> Delete Files

Dump the contents of the Mozilla FireFox Cache { if you use FireFox }
Tools --> Options --> Privacy --> Cache --> Clear

1) Download the TrendMicro Sysclean Front End

Download the utility SYSCLEAN_FE at the following URL --
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm
SYSCLEAN_FE automates the download and execution process of the Trend Sysclean Package.
Direct URL --
http://www.ik-cs.com/programs/virtools/Sysclean_FE.exe

2) Execute; SYSCLEAN_FE.EXE
Choose; Unzip
Choose; Close

Execute; c:\sysclean\SYSCLEAN_FE.BAT
{ or Double-click on 'SYSCLEAN_FE Link' in c:\sysclean }
when you get to the menu dhoose [1] so you can boot into Safe Mode.

3) Disable System Restore
http://vil.nai.com/vil/SystemHelpDocs/DisableSysRestore.htm

4) Reboot your PC into Safe Mode and shutdown as many applications as possible.

5) Execute; c:\sysclean\SYSCLEAN_FE.BAT
{ or Double-click on 'SYSCLEAN_FE Link' in c:\sysclean }
Choose [2] on the menu and let SYCLEAN.COM scan your computer.

6) Restart your PC and perform a "final" Full Scan of your platform
Execute; c:\sysclean\SYSCLEAN_FE.BAT
{ or Double-click on 'SYSCLEAN_FE Link' in c:\sysclean }
Choose [2] on the menu and let SYCLEAN.COM scan your computer.

7) Re-enable System Restore and re-apply any System Restore preferences,
(e.g. HD space to use suggested 400 ~ 600MB),

8) Reboot your PC.

9) Create a new Restore point

* * Please report back your results * *


--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm


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