loading software or programs



To
07-10-2005, 01:13 AM
when I try to load a program from a disk an error comes up and says
"dose not support 16 bit windows subsystem " Why and what can I do ..

Rich Barry
07-10-2005, 01:13 AM
That usually is indicative of DOS type programs. Try right clicking on
the ProgramName.exe file and selecting Properties
>Compatibility Mode.
"To" <To@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> when I try to load a program from a disk an error comes up and says
> "dose not support 16 bit windows subsystem " Why and what can I do ..

Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers
07-10-2005, 01:13 AM
Hi,

What program and please provide the full text of the error message.

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"To" <To@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> when I try to load a program from a disk an error comes up and says
> "dose not support 16 bit windows subsystem " Why and what can I do ..

Wesley Vogel
07-10-2005, 01:13 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

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> "dose not support 16 bit windows subsystem " Why and what can I do ..


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