Intallation problem



yasdnilward
07-10-2005, 02:09 AM
When i try to install some programs a warning pops up that says

C:\WNDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXE.NT. The system file is not suitable for running
MS-DOS and Microsoft windows applications. Choose “close” to terminatge the
application.

It has two options at the bottom either ignore or close. It ill let me
install some programs but not others. any advice?

River_Rat
07-10-2005, 02:09 AM
This is a recent problem that is caused by upgrading to Windows XP SP2
(Service Pack 2). Apparently, in some Systems, during the SP2
installation
important System files such as: AUTOEXEC.NT or CONFIG.NT get deleted,
causing various Applications to fail and yielding the above errors.

The same issue has been reported to also happen after a virus attack
that is messing up people's System files and it is just running rampant.
In order to protect your System, please make sure that you have the
latest virus Definitions installed for your anti-virus software program.

Please see the following from Microsoft's Knowledge Base regarding your
Windows error message:

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

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Good Day
River Rat




"yasdnilward" <yasdnilward@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:34485FF5-64BF-4C0E-9288-83C05859F6C2@microsoft.com...
When i try to install some programs a warning pops up that says

C:\WNDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXE.NT. The system file is not suitable for running
MS-DOS and Microsoft windows applications. Choose "close" to terminatge the
application.

It has two options at the bottom either ignore or close. It ill let me
install some programs but not others. any advice?

Wesley Vogel
07-10-2005, 02:09 AM
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

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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:34485FF5-64BF-4C0E-9288-83C05859F6C2@microsoft.com,
yasdnilward <yasdnilward@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> When i try to install some programs a warning pops up that says
>
> C:\WNDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXE.NT. The system file is not suitable for running
> MS-DOS and Microsoft windows applications. Choose “close” to
> terminatge the application.
>
> It has two options at the bottom either ignore or close. It ill let me
> install some programs but not others. any advice?

fireater
07-10-2005, 02:09 AM
Is the Config.nt file the same in all versions of XP?

"River_Rat" wrote:

> This is a recent problem that is caused by upgrading to Windows XP SP2
> (Service Pack 2). Apparently, in some Systems, during the SP2
> installation
> important System files such as: AUTOEXEC.NT or CONFIG.NT get deleted,
> causing various Applications to fail and yielding the above errors.
>
> The same issue has been reported to also happen after a virus attack
> that is messing up people's System files and it is just running rampant.
> In order to protect your System, please make sure that you have the
> latest virus Definitions installed for your anti-virus software program.
>
> Please see the following from Microsoft's Knowledge Base regarding your
> Windows error message:
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;324767&Product=winxp
>
> --
> Good Day
> River Rat
>
>
>
>
> "yasdnilward" <yasdnilward@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:34485FF5-64BF-4C0E-9288-83C05859F6C2@microsoft.com...
> When i try to install some programs a warning pops up that says
>
> C:\WNDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXE.NT. The system file is not suitable for running
> MS-DOS and Microsoft windows applications. Choose "close" to terminatge the
> application.
>
> It has two options at the bottom either ignore or close. It ill let me
> install some programs but not others. any advice?
>
>
>

River_Rat
07-10-2005, 02:09 AM
Hum
That is a good question, I would same this it is the same in all NT based
systems.

--
Good Day
River Rat




"fireater" <fireater@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:2436CB73-5942-44B2-B30E-EEA13ABE70AC@microsoft.com...
Is the Config.nt file the same in all versions of XP?

"River_Rat" wrote:

> This is a recent problem that is caused by upgrading to Windows XP
> SP2
> (Service Pack 2). Apparently, in some Systems, during the SP2
> installation
> important System files such as: AUTOEXEC.NT or CONFIG.NT get deleted,
> causing various Applications to fail and yielding the above errors.
>
> The same issue has been reported to also happen after a virus attack
> that is messing up people's System files and it is just running
> rampant.
> In order to protect your System, please make sure that you have the
> latest virus Definitions installed for your anti-virus software
> program.
>
> Please see the following from Microsoft's Knowledge Base regarding your
> Windows error message:
>
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;324767&Product=winxp
>
> --
> Good Day
> River Rat
>
>
>
>
> "yasdnilward" <yasdnilward@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:34485FF5-64BF-4C0E-9288-83C05859F6C2@microsoft.com...
> When i try to install some programs a warning pops up that says
>
> C:\WNDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXE.NT. The system file is not suitable for running
> MS-DOS and Microsoft windows applications. Choose "close" to terminatge
> the
> application.
>
> It has two options at the bottom either ignore or close. It ill let me
> install some programs but not others. any advice?
>
>
>


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