problems uninstalling printer software



juke
07-09-2005, 11:31 PM
i am trying to uninstall some printer software from my computer (windows xp
sp2)but i keep getting this message. C:\windows\system32\autoexec.nt. The
system file is not suitable for running ms-dos and microsoft windows
applications. Anybody any idea what this means and how i get around it.thank
you

Bert Kinney
07-09-2005, 11:31 PM
Hi Juke,

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

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Regards,
Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
http://dts-l.org/

juke wrote:
> i am trying to uninstall some printer software from my
> computer (windows xp sp2)but i keep getting this message.
> C:\windows\system32\autoexec.nt. The system file is not
> suitable for running ms-dos and microsoft windows
> applications. Anybody any idea what this means and how i
> get around it.thank you

Rock
07-09-2005, 11:31 PM
juke wrote:

> i am trying to uninstall some printer software from my computer (windows xp
> sp2)but i keep getting this message. C:\windows\system32\autoexec.nt. The
> system file is not suitable for running ms-dos and microsoft windows
> applications. Anybody any idea what this means and how i get around it.thank
> you

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

Also can be caused by a Trojan installing a file windupdater.exe and
creating registry entries for that file.
http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=5f6f139.0409140618.749324fe%40posting.google.com

AVAST (free antivirus software) can be the cause if SP2 is installed:
http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=8PCdnSzBqtmadsPcRVn-gQ%40comcast.com

You can put back the standard version of autoexec.nt by copying a backup
copy held in windows\repair to windows\system32.

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Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User


problems uninstalling printer software