Installing the cluefinders cd



Jax
07-10-2005, 01:02 AM
I cant install the cd. It wont come up automatically and when I do it thru
RUN it gives the message: 'The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS
and microsoft windows applications? My file system is NTFS. I have SP2.

Ricky
07-10-2005, 01:02 AM
Have a look here..
"Error Message When You Install or Start an MS-DOS or 16-Bit Windows
Based
Program"
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=324767

"Jax" <Jax@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:47CD0080-056C-4668-9764-D743068B07B9@microsoft.com...
|I cant install the cd. It wont come up automatically and when I do it
thru
| RUN it gives the message: 'The system file is not suitable for
running MS-DOS
| and microsoft windows applications? My file system is NTFS. I have
SP2.

Maurice N ~ MVP
07-10-2005, 01:02 AM
Is this a DOS or Windows program? (not personally familiar with it.) Is this a recently published program?
--
Maurice N
MVP Windows - Shell / User
-----
Jax wrote:
> I cant install the cd. It wont come up automatically and when I do it
> thru RUN it gives the message: 'The system file is not suitable for
> running MS-DOS and microsoft windows applications? My file system is
> NTFS. I have SP2.

Jax
07-10-2005, 01:02 AM
It is a Windows, sorry I'm a bit ignorant what is the difference betwwen Dos
and Windows? The programm is put out by The Learning Co. It is recent I
think. It says on the cover windows XP compatible, which is what I have. Our
hard drive was replaced a while back but we have installed other games eg:
Chessmaster 8000

"Maurice N ~ MVP" wrote:

> Is this a DOS or Windows program? (not personally familiar with it.) Is this a recently published program?
> --
> Maurice N
> MVP Windows - Shell / User
> -----
> Jax wrote:
> > I cant install the cd. It wont come up automatically and when I do it
> > thru RUN it gives the message: 'The system file is not suitable for
> > running MS-DOS and microsoft windows applications? My file system is
> > NTFS. I have SP2.
>
>

Maurice N ~ MVP
07-10-2005, 01:03 AM
Jax:
Couple of suggestions. Use Windows Explorer, look at this CD's contents, find & review the Readme file.

Look at section titled "Auto Play : Enable" at Kelly's website
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_a.htm
--
Maurice N
MVP Windows - Shell / User
-----

Jax wrote:
> It is a Windows, sorry I'm a bit ignorant what is the difference
> betwwen Dos and Windows? The programm is put out by The Learning Co.
> It is recent I think. It says on the cover windows XP compatible,
> which is what I have. Our hard drive was replaced a while back but we
> have installed other games eg: Chessmaster 8000
>

Jax
07-10-2005, 01:03 AM
Hi Maurice
I tried your suggestion on Kellys Korner but nothing happened. The messge
that comes up when I try to install it has c:\windows\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT.
The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and microsoft windows. I
think it has something to do with the NT. When I looked in properties in my
c: it has NTFS as my File System?
"Maurice N ~ MVP" wrote:

> Jax:
> Couple of suggestions. Use Windows Explorer, look at this CD's contents, find & review the Readme file.
>
> Look at section titled "Auto Play : Enable" at Kelly's website
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_a.htm
> --
> Maurice N
> MVP Windows - Shell / User
> -----
>
> Jax wrote:
> > It is a Windows, sorry I'm a bit ignorant what is the difference
> > betwwen Dos and Windows? The programm is put out by The Learning Co.
> > It is recent I think. It says on the cover windows XP compatible,
> > which is what I have. Our hard drive was replaced a while back but we
> > have installed other games eg: Chessmaster 8000
> >
>
>

Ricky
07-10-2005, 01:03 AM
Try this..
Copy the autoexec.nt file from C:\Windows\Repair to
C:\Windows\System32.
And set Attributes for autoexec.nt to Read-only.
--
The most overlooked advantage to owning a computer is that if they
foul up there's no law against wacking them around a little.
Joe Martin

"Jax" <Jax@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:36B55F40-442A-4628-9ED9-E352CE27CA1F@microsoft.com...
| Hi Maurice
| I tried your suggestion on Kellys Korner but nothing happened. The
messge
| that comes up when I try to install it has
c:\windows\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT.
| The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and microsoft
windows. I
| think it has something to do with the NT. When I looked in
properties in my
| c: it has NTFS as my File System?
| "Maurice N ~ MVP" wrote:
|
| > Jax:
| > Couple of suggestions. Use Windows Explorer, look at this CD's
contents, find & review the Readme file.
| >
| > Look at section titled "Auto Play : Enable" at Kelly's website
| > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_a.htm
| > --
| > Maurice N
| > MVP Windows - Shell / User
| > -----
| >
| > Jax wrote:
| > > It is a Windows, sorry I'm a bit ignorant what is the difference
| > > betwwen Dos and Windows? The programm is put out by The Learning
Co.
| > > It is recent I think. It says on the cover windows XP
compatible,
| > > which is what I have. Our hard drive was replaced a while back
but we
| > > have installed other games eg: Chessmaster 8000
| > >
| >
| >

Jax
07-10-2005, 01:03 AM
Hi Ricky

Thanks for the advice but how do I do this?

Jax

"Ricky" wrote:

> Try this..
> Copy the autoexec.nt file from C:\Windows\Repair to
> C:\Windows\System32.
> And set Attributes for autoexec.nt to Read-only.
> --
> The most overlooked advantage to owning a computer is that if they
> foul up there's no law against wacking them around a little.
> Joe Martin
>
> "Jax" <Jax@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:36B55F40-442A-4628-9ED9-E352CE27CA1F@microsoft.com...
> | Hi Maurice
> | I tried your suggestion on Kellys Korner but nothing happened. The
> messge
> | that comes up when I try to install it has
> c:\windows\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT.
> | The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and microsoft
> windows. I
> | think it has something to do with the NT. When I looked in
> properties in my
> | c: it has NTFS as my File System?
> | "Maurice N ~ MVP" wrote:
> |
> | > Jax:
> | > Couple of suggestions. Use Windows Explorer, look at this CD's
> contents, find & review the Readme file.
> | >
> | > Look at section titled "Auto Play : Enable" at Kelly's website
> | > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_a.htm
> | > --
> | > Maurice N
> | > MVP Windows - Shell / User
> | > -----
> | >
> | > Jax wrote:
> | > > It is a Windows, sorry I'm a bit ignorant what is the difference
> | > > betwwen Dos and Windows? The programm is put out by The Learning
> Co.
> | > > It is recent I think. It says on the cover windows XP
> compatible,
> | > > which is what I have. Our hard drive was replaced a while back
> but we
> | > > have installed other games eg: Chessmaster 8000
> | > >
> | >
> | >
>
>
>

Maurice N ~ MVP
07-10-2005, 01:03 AM
Regardless of your system using NTFS, the problem is elsewhere, and it has to do with the setup process of this "Cluefinders".
DID you find a Readme file? I'm trying to get you to find the setup (install) directions.

There is still an issue of whether Cluefinders is a DOS or a Windows program. The error message you have "tends" to point to it being a DOS program.

Bring up Windows Explorer, see if your Windows folder is at C:\Windows or if it is at \WINNT

Next, very carefully, use Notepad to take a look at contents of Autoexec.NT (which is at C:\Windows\System 32 or C:\WINNT\System32).

--
Maurice N
MVP Windows - Shell / User
-----

"Jax" wrote
> Hi Maurice
> I tried your suggestion on Kellys Korner but nothing happened. The messge
> that comes up when I try to install it has c:\windows\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT.
> The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and microsoft windows. I
> think it has something to do with the NT. When I looked in properties in my
> c: it has NTFS as my File System?
> "Maurice N ~ MVP" wrote:
>
>> Jax:
>> Couple of suggestions. Use Windows Explorer, look at this CD's contents, find & review the Readme file.
>>
>> Look at section titled "Auto Play : Enable" at Kelly's website
>> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_a.htm
>> --
>> Maurice N
>> MVP Windows - Shell / User
>> -----
>>
>> Jax wrote:
>> > It is a Windows, sorry I'm a bit ignorant what is the difference
>> > betwwen Dos and Windows? The programm is put out by The Learning Co.
>> > It is recent I think. It says on the cover windows XP compatible,
>> > which is what I have. Our hard drive was replaced a while back but we
>> > have installed other games eg: Chessmaster 8000
>> >
>>
>>


Installing the cluefinders cd