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Bruce
07-10-2005, 02:01 AM
Can someone tell me what this message is for.
16 bit Windows Subsystem
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT. The system file is not suitable for running
MS-DOS & Microsoft Windows applications. Choose close to terminate the
application.
This message pops up a lot.
Thanks for any help
Bruce

Byte
07-10-2005, 02:01 AM
16-bit MS-DOS Subsystem error while installing or running a DOS application
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/16bit.htm

Error message when you install or start an MS-DOS or 16-bit Windows-based prog
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;324767

[C:windows\system32\autoexec.nt Fix] - Technology Discussion Forums
http://www.tech-forums.net/computer/topic/29806.html
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"Bruce" wrote:

> Can someone tell me what this message is for.
> 16 bit Windows Subsystem
> C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT. The system file is not suitable for running
> MS-DOS & Microsoft Windows applications. Choose close to terminate the
> application.
> This message pops up a lot.
> Thanks for any help
> Bruce
>
>
>

Nepatsfan
07-10-2005, 02:01 AM
You might want to take a look at this article:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;324767

Quoting from the article, here's the easiest approach:

1. Click Start, click Run, type c:\windows\repair, and then
click OK.
2. Right-click autoexec.nt, and then click Copy.
3. Click Start, click Run, type c:\windows\system32, and
then click OK.
4. Right-click anywhere in that folder, and then click
Paste.
5. Right-click the Autoexec.nt file that you just copied,
and then click Properties.
6. Click to select Read-Only, and then click OK.

Note You must enable Read-Only permissions or the file will be
removed after you restart Windows.

You can also try the following:

With your XP installation in your CD drive, open up a command
prompt window by going to Start -> Run and entering cmd.exe in
the Open box.
Click OK.
Enter the following at the command prompt:

expand X:\i386\autoexec.nt_ C:\windows\system32\autoexec.nt

Replace X with the appropriate letter of your CD drive. Also,
leave a space between _ and C.
Hit Enter.

From what I can gather, this problem is becoming a common
occurrence. It looks as if some sort of spyware/malware may be at
the root of the problem. For that reason, you might want to run a
scan with an updated antivirus program. You should also download,
install, update and run the following antispyware programs:

AdAware
http://www.spychecker.com/program/adaware.html

Spybot S & D
http://www.spychecker.com/program/spybot.html

Good luck
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"Bruce" <blaray@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> Can someone tell me what this message is for.
> 16 bit Windows Subsystem
> C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT. The system file is not
> suitable for running MS-DOS & Microsoft Windows applications.
> Choose close to terminate the application.
> This message pops up a lot.
> Thanks for any help
> Bruce
>


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