16 bit windows subsystem



lostttt
07-10-2005, 12:50 AM
I am trying to install a program and I am getting a popup with
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT. The system file is not suitable for running
MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications. Choose 'Close' to terminate the
application. What can i do for this program to work? is there a drive I have
to download??

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 12:50 AM
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

How to Troubleshoot 16-Bit Windows Programs in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;314495

How to use the Program Compatibility Wizard in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;324767

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Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx

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"lostttt" wrote:

| I am trying to install a program and I am getting a popup with
| C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT. The system file is not suitable for running
| MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications. Choose 'Close' to terminate the
| application. What can i do for this program to work? is there a drive I have
| to download??

lostttt
07-10-2005, 12:51 AM
I cant seem to get it to work =( is there a way you can check it for me?

"Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:

> 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
>
> How to Troubleshoot 16-Bit Windows Programs in Windows XP
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;314495
>
> How to use the Program Compatibility Wizard in Windows XP
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;324767
>
> --
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP - Shell/User
> Microsoft Newsgroups
>
> Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx
>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> "lostttt" wrote:
>
> | I am trying to install a program and I am getting a popup with
> | C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT. The system file is not suitable for running
> | MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications. Choose 'Close' to terminate the
> | application. What can i do for this program to work? is there a drive I have
> | to download??
>

Pegasus \(MVP\)
07-10-2005, 12:51 AM
"lostttt" <lostttt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:B2556A8E-0D57-43BC-BC27-273ECFE61082@microsoft.com...
> I am trying to install a program and I am getting a popup with
> C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT. The system file is not suitable for
running
> MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications. Choose 'Close' to terminate the
> application. What can i do for this program to work? is there a drive I
have
> to download??

It is likely that some spyware has deleted your copy of
autoexec.nt. Recreate it with notepad.exe, by pasting the
lines below. Make sure to save it as autoexec.nt, not as
autoexec.nt.txt.

Download & run AdAware to check your machine for
spyware.

@echo off

REM AUTOEXEC.BAT is not used to initialize the MS-DOS environment.
REM AUTOEXEC.NT is used to initialize the MS-DOS environment unless a
REM different startup file is specified in an application's PIF.

REM Install CD ROM extensions
lh %SystemRoot%\system32\mscdexnt.exe

REM Install network redirector (load before dosx.exe)
lh %SystemRoot%\system32\redir

REM Install DPMI support
lh %SystemRoot%\system32\dosx


16 bit windows subsystem