HELP PLEASE



ashley
07-09-2005, 11:44 PM
I bought a game and when i try to install it this message appears>>
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXE.NT. The system file is not suitable for running
MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications. Choose ‘Close’ to terminate the
application.

can you please tell me how i can get it to run.

thanks

Anando [MS-MVP]
07-09-2005, 11:44 PM
Hi Ashley,

Which game is it ? Is it compatible with Windows XP ? Does it have the "Designed for Windows XP"
logo ? Is this game listed here:

http://www.windowsmarketplace.com/category.aspx?bCatID=312

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Protect your PC!
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"ashley" <ashley@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:ACE3C3B6-1921-44D9-A7B7-121A7770BC9F@microsoft.com...
>I bought a game and when i try to install it this message appears>>
> C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXE.NT. The system file is not suitable for running
> MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications. Choose 'Close' to terminate the
> application.
>
> can you please tell me how i can get it to run.
>
> thanks

Wesley Vogel
07-09-2005, 11:44 PM
Seems to be an epidemic lately....

This can be caused by a trojan.

Get rid of the trojan.

Update your antivirus software and run a full system scan.

Copy the autoexec.nt file from C:\Windows\Repair to C:\Windows\System32.
And set Attributes for autoexec.nt to Read-only.

Read-only
[[Specifies whether this file is read-only, which means that it cannot be
changed or accidentally deleted.]]

1. Right click the file.
2. Properties.
3. Select: Read-only.
4. Click: Apply.
5. Click: OK.

16-bit MS-DOS Subsystem error while installing or running a DOS application
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/16bit.htm

MS-DOS or 16-bit Windows-based program Error Message
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_m.htm#16bit

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

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:ACE3C3B6-1921-44D9-A7B7-121A7770BC9F@microsoft.com,
ashley <ashley@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> I bought a game and when i try to install it this message appears>>
> C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXE.NT. The system file is not suitable for
> running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications. Choose ‘Close’ to
> terminate the application.
>
> can you please tell me how i can get it to run.
>
> thanks

ashley
07-09-2005, 11:44 PM
It is the 4x4evo2 track editor. thanks

"Anando [MS-MVP]" wrote:

> Hi Ashley,
>
> Which game is it ? Is it compatible with Windows XP ? Does it have the "Designed for Windows XP"
> logo ? Is this game listed here:
>
> http://www.windowsmarketplace.com/category.aspx?bCatID=312
>
> --
>
> Anando
> Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
> http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
> http://www.mvps.org
>
> In memory of Alex Nichol
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/nichol.mspx
>
> Folder customizations
> http://newdelhi.sancharnet.in/minku
>
> Protect your PC!
> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>
>
> "ashley" <ashley@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:ACE3C3B6-1921-44D9-A7B7-121A7770BC9F@microsoft.com...
> >I bought a game and when i try to install it this message appears>>
> > C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXE.NT. The system file is not suitable for running
> > MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications. Choose 'Close' to terminate the
> > application.
> >
> > can you please tell me how i can get it to run.
> >
> > thanks
>
>
>

ashley
07-09-2005, 11:44 PM
it is 4x4 evo2 track editor

ashley
07-09-2005, 11:44 PM
its 4x4 evo2 track editor

"Anando [MS-MVP]" wrote:

> Hi Ashley,
>
> Which game is it ? Is it compatible with Windows XP ? Does it have the "Designed for Windows XP"
> logo ? Is this game listed here:
>
> http://www.windowsmarketplace.com/category.aspx?bCatID=312
>
> --
>
> Anando
> Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
> http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
> http://www.mvps.org
>
> In memory of Alex Nichol
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/nichol.mspx
>
> Folder customizations
> http://newdelhi.sancharnet.in/minku
>
> Protect your PC!
> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>
>
> "ashley" <ashley@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:ACE3C3B6-1921-44D9-A7B7-121A7770BC9F@microsoft.com...
> >I bought a game and when i try to install it this message appears>>
> > C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXE.NT. The system file is not suitable for running
> > MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications. Choose 'Close' to terminate the
> > application.
> >
> > can you please tell me how i can get it to run.
> >
> > thanks
>
>
>

Peter Foldes
07-09-2005, 11:44 PM
Ashley

Did youread the post to you by Wesley Vogel. Click on the link that he supplied that says 16 -bit subsystem. That will be your error message. Follow that error to fix it. But this was caused by a Trojan and you should clean it up as per his instructions
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"ashley" <ashley@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:E51861A6-34EA-40E7-9F81-3294E8F7CA7D@microsoft.com...
> it is 4x4 evo2 track editor

Anando [MS-MVP]
07-09-2005, 11:44 PM
That was really informative Wesley. Thanks !!

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Anando
Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
http://www.mvps.org

In memory of Alex Nichol
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/nichol.mspx

Folder customizations
http://newdelhi.sancharnet.in/minku

Protect your PC!
http://www.microsoft.com/protect


"Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:ukVed1XYFHA.2948@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Seems to be an epidemic lately....
>
> This can be caused by a trojan.
>
> Get rid of the trojan.
>
> Update your antivirus software and run a full system scan.
>
> Copy the autoexec.nt file from C:\Windows\Repair to C:\Windows\System32.
> And set Attributes for autoexec.nt to Read-only.
>
> Read-only
> [[Specifies whether this file is read-only, which means that it cannot be
> changed or accidentally deleted.]]
>
> 1. Right click the file.
> 2. Properties.
> 3. Select: Read-only.
> 4. Click: Apply.
> 5. Click: OK.
>
> 16-bit MS-DOS Subsystem error while installing or running a DOS application
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/16bit.htm
>
> MS-DOS or 16-bit Windows-based program Error Message
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_m.htm#16bit
>
> 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
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>
> Wes
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> In news:ACE3C3B6-1921-44D9-A7B7-121A7770BC9F@microsoft.com,
> ashley <ashley@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
>> I bought a game and when i try to install it this message appears>>
>> C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXE.NT. The system file is not suitable for
>> running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications. Choose ‘Close’ to
>> terminate the application.
>>
>> can you please tell me how i can get it to run.
>>
>> thanks
>

Peter Foldes
07-09-2005, 11:44 PM
Here is another one on it

http://windowsxp.mvps.org/16bit.htm
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"Anando [MS-MVP]" <anando@mvps.org> wrote in message news:OEWL9RZYFHA.2884@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> That was really informative Wesley. Thanks !!
>
> --
>
> Anando
> Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
> http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
> http://www.mvps.org
>
> In memory of Alex Nichol
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/nichol.mspx
>
> Folder customizations
> http://newdelhi.sancharnet.in/minku
>
> Protect your PC!
> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>
>
> "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:ukVed1XYFHA.2948@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> Seems to be an epidemic lately....
>>
>> This can be caused by a trojan.
>>
>> Get rid of the trojan.
>>
>> Update your antivirus software and run a full system scan.
>>
>> Copy the autoexec.nt file from C:\Windows\Repair to C:\Windows\System32.
>> And set Attributes for autoexec.nt to Read-only.
>>
>> Read-only
>> [[Specifies whether this file is read-only, which means that it cannot be
>> changed or accidentally deleted.]]
>>
>> 1. Right click the file.
>> 2. Properties.
>> 3. Select: Read-only.
>> 4. Click: Apply.
>> 5. Click: OK.
>>
>> 16-bit MS-DOS Subsystem error while installing or running a DOS application
>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/16bit.htm
>>
>> MS-DOS or 16-bit Windows-based program Error Message
>> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_m.htm#16bit
>>
>> 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
>>
>> --
>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>
>> Wes
>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>
>> In news:ACE3C3B6-1921-44D9-A7B7-121A7770BC9F@microsoft.com,
>> ashley <ashley@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
>>> I bought a game and when i try to install it this message appears>>
>>> C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXE.NT. The system file is not suitable for
>>> running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications. Choose ‘Close’ to
>>> terminate the application.
>>>
>>> can you please tell me how i can get it to run.
>>>
>>> thanks
>>
>
>

Anando [MS-MVP]
07-09-2005, 11:44 PM
Thanks Peter, but that link was already present in Wesley's post and i found it earlier :o)

--

Anando
Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
http://www.mvps.org

In memory of Alex Nichol
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/nichol.mspx

Folder customizations
http://newdelhi.sancharnet.in/minku

Protect your PC!
http://www.microsoft.com/protect


"Peter Foldes" <okf22@email.msn.com> wrote in message news:uwSU0hZYFHA.1148@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
Here is another one on it

http://windowsxp.mvps.org/16bit.htm
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"Anando [MS-MVP]" <anando@mvps.org> wrote in message news:OEWL9RZYFHA.2884@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> That was really informative Wesley. Thanks !!
>
> --
>
> Anando
> Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
> http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
> http://www.mvps.org
>
> In memory of Alex Nichol
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/nichol.mspx
>
> Folder customizations
> http://newdelhi.sancharnet.in/minku
>
> Protect your PC!
> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>
>
> "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:ukVed1XYFHA.2948@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> Seems to be an epidemic lately....
>>
>> This can be caused by a trojan.
>>
>> Get rid of the trojan.
>>
>> Update your antivirus software and run a full system scan.
>>
>> Copy the autoexec.nt file from C:\Windows\Repair to C:\Windows\System32.
>> And set Attributes for autoexec.nt to Read-only.
>>
>> Read-only
>> [[Specifies whether this file is read-only, which means that it cannot be
>> changed or accidentally deleted.]]
>>
>> 1. Right click the file.
>> 2. Properties.
>> 3. Select: Read-only.
>> 4. Click: Apply.
>> 5. Click: OK.
>>
>> 16-bit MS-DOS Subsystem error while installing or running a DOS application
>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/16bit.htm
>>
>> MS-DOS or 16-bit Windows-based program Error Message
>> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_m.htm#16bit
>>
>> 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
>>
>> --
>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>
>> Wes
>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>
>> In news:ACE3C3B6-1921-44D9-A7B7-121A7770BC9F@microsoft.com,
>> ashley <ashley@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
>>> I bought a game and when i try to install it this message appears>>
>>> C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXE.NT. The system file is not suitable for
>>> running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications. Choose ‘Close’ to
>>> terminate the application.
>>>
>>> can you please tell me how i can get it to run.
>>>
>>> thanks
>>
>
>

Rock
07-09-2005, 11:44 PM
ashley wrote:

> I bought a game and when i try to install it this message appears>>
> C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXE.NT. The system file is not suitable for running
> MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications. Choose ‘Close’ to terminate the
> application.
>
> can you please tell me how i can get it to run.
>
> thanks

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.

--
Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User

Wesley Vogel
07-09-2005, 11:45 PM
Hi Anado,

I manage to stumble across some good info once in a while. ;-)

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:OEWL9RZYFHA.2884@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl,
Anando [MS-MVP] <anando@mvps.org> hunted and pecked:
> That was really informative Wesley. Thanks !!
>
> --
>
> Anando
> Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
> http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
> http://www.mvps.org
>
> In memory of Alex Nichol
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/nichol.mspx
>
> Folder customizations
> http://newdelhi.sancharnet.in/minku
>
> Protect your PC!
> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>
>
> "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:ukVed1XYFHA.2948@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> Seems to be an epidemic lately....
>>
>> This can be caused by a trojan.
>>
>> Get rid of the trojan.
>>
>> Update your antivirus software and run a full system scan.
>>
>> Copy the autoexec.nt file from C:\Windows\Repair to C:\Windows\System32.
>> And set Attributes for autoexec.nt to Read-only.
>>
>> Read-only
>> [[Specifies whether this file is read-only, which means that it cannot be
>> changed or accidentally deleted.]]
>>
>> 1. Right click the file.
>> 2. Properties.
>> 3. Select: Read-only.
>> 4. Click: Apply.
>> 5. Click: OK.
>>
>> 16-bit MS-DOS Subsystem error while installing or running a DOS
>> application http://windowsxp.mvps.org/16bit.htm
>>
>> MS-DOS or 16-bit Windows-based program Error Message
>> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_m.htm#16bit
>>
>> 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
>>
>> --
>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>
>> Wes
>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>
>> In news:ACE3C3B6-1921-44D9-A7B7-121A7770BC9F@microsoft.com,
>> ashley <ashley@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
>>> I bought a game and when i try to install it this message appears>>
>>> C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXE.NT. The system file is not suitable for
>>> running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications. Choose ‘Close’
>>> to terminate the application.
>>>
>>> can you please tell me how i can get it to run.
>>>
>>> thanks

Peter Foldes
07-09-2005, 11:45 PM
I have a blind spot once in a while <s>

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"Anando [MS-MVP]" <anando@mvps.org> wrote in message news:OMuXvlZYFHA.2756@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Thanks Peter, but that link was already present in Wesley's post and i found it earlier :o)


HELP PLEASE