16 bit Windows Subsystem Message



RPW
07-10-2005, 12:33 AM
Good Morning

I hope someone can help. I have an older accounts programme that has been
runningon my XP home computer since I bought the machine 2 yrs ago. Up until
now there have been no problems and it has run normally.

This morning during start up I got a 16 bit Windows Subsystem message that
said the .exe was not suitable for running MS DOS or Windows applications -
then I could not open my accounts programme, the same message kept appearing.
I tried to re-install the programme from floppy with the same result.

My programme does not run and will not re-install, any one got any ideas
please.

Thanks.

roman modic
07-10-2005, 12:33 AM
Hello,

"RPW" <RPW@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:88E147A1-A08A-4561-ADAF-278FA11DCBFE@microsoft.com...
> Good Morning
>
> I hope someone can help. I have an older accounts programme that has been
> runningon my XP home computer since I bought the machine 2 yrs ago. Up
> until
> now there have been no problems and it has run normally.
>
> This morning during start up I got a 16 bit Windows Subsystem message that
> said the .exe was not suitable for running MS DOS or Windows
> applications -
> then I could not open my accounts programme, the same message kept
> appearing.
> I tried to re-install the programme from floppy with the same result.
>
> My programme does not run and will not re-install, any one got any ideas
> please.
>
> Thanks.

Some viruses delete "autoexec.nt" and/or "config.nt" files,
which are NT versions of old autoexec.bat and config.bat and
are necessary for 16-bit apps.

Those two NT files should be located in "C:\windows\system32\"
(%WINDIR%\system32\). If they are not there, you can find them
in "c:\windows\repair".

http://www.dslreports.com/faq/11284


HTH, Roman

Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers
07-10-2005, 12:33 AM
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

"RPW" <RPW@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:88E147A1-A08A-4561-ADAF-278FA11DCBFE@microsoft.com...
> Good Morning
>
> I hope someone can help. I have an older accounts programme that has been
> runningon my XP home computer since I bought the machine 2 yrs ago. Up
> until
> now there have been no problems and it has run normally.
>
> This morning during start up I got a 16 bit Windows Subsystem message that
> said the .exe was not suitable for running MS DOS or Windows
> applications -
> then I could not open my accounts programme, the same message kept
> appearing.
> I tried to re-install the programme from floppy with the same result.
>
> My programme does not run and will not re-install, any one got any ideas
> please.
>
> Thanks.

RPW
07-10-2005, 12:33 AM
Thanks guys, my accounts system is back up and running, cut and paste did the
job.

Of course the next question is why my anti virus software did not stop the
virus in the first place!!!
--
RPW


"roman modic" wrote:

> Hello,
>
> "RPW" <RPW@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:88E147A1-A08A-4561-ADAF-278FA11DCBFE@microsoft.com...
> > Good Morning
> >
> > I hope someone can help. I have an older accounts programme that has been
> > runningon my XP home computer since I bought the machine 2 yrs ago. Up
> > until
> > now there have been no problems and it has run normally.
> >
> > This morning during start up I got a 16 bit Windows Subsystem message that
> > said the .exe was not suitable for running MS DOS or Windows
> > applications -
> > then I could not open my accounts programme, the same message kept
> > appearing.
> > I tried to re-install the programme from floppy with the same result.
> >
> > My programme does not run and will not re-install, any one got any ideas
> > please.
> >
> > Thanks.
>
> Some viruses delete "autoexec.nt" and/or "config.nt" files,
> which are NT versions of old autoexec.bat and config.bat and
> are necessary for 16-bit apps.
>
> Those two NT files should be located in "C:\windows\system32\"
> (%WINDIR%\system32\). If they are not there, you can find them
> in "c:\windows\repair".
>
> http://www.dslreports.com/faq/11284
>
>
> HTH, Roman
>
>
>

Plato
07-10-2005, 12:36 AM
=?Utf-8?B?UlBX?= wrote:
>
> Of course the next question is why my anti virus software did not stop the
> virus in the first place!!!

Anti-Virus apps are not perfect. Best bet it NOT to install the virus in
the first place to keep your pc alive and well.

Dont trust your anti-virus to be better than commen sense.




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