program won't install due to windows error.



Neil
07-10-2005, 02:03 AM
D:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT. The system file is not suitable for running
MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications.

this message occurs when attempting to install NTI cd-maker.
it is not a problem with compatability or this particular program, because i
have installed this program with the same setup before.
i feel one of my system files may be corrupt or infected, and i cannot find
a way to restore system files. this sort of thing was a lot easier with
windows 98!!

Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers
07-10-2005, 02:03 AM
Hi Neil,

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

"Neil" <Neil@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:ADE643ED-8534-4EB6-88BA-F5889A6D4069@microsoft.com...
> D:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT. The system file is not suitable for
> running
> MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications.
>
> this message occurs when attempting to install NTI cd-maker.
> it is not a problem with compatability or this particular program, because
> i
> have installed this program with the same setup before.
> i feel one of my system files may be corrupt or infected, and i cannot
> find
> a way to restore system files. this sort of thing was a lot easier with
> windows 98!!

Neil
07-10-2005, 02:03 AM
That worked brilliantly!
thank you very much for your help!

"Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" wrote:

> Hi Neil,
>
> 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
>
> "Neil" <Neil@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:ADE643ED-8534-4EB6-88BA-F5889A6D4069@microsoft.com...
> > D:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT. The system file is not suitable for
> > running
> > MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications.
> >
> > this message occurs when attempting to install NTI cd-maker.
> > it is not a problem with compatability or this particular program, because
> > i
> > have installed this program with the same setup before.
> > i feel one of my system files may be corrupt or infected, and i cannot
> > find
> > a way to restore system files. this sort of thing was a lot easier with
> > windows 98!!
>
>
>


program won't install due to windows error.