Help! Cannot install games



blows
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
I have windows xp home and when I want to install a game (ZEUS etc) it gives
me an error report saying that sys32 autoexec.nt file not compatible with DOS
or windows and the game cannt be insatalled. I tried several games but all
the same message.
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Thanx from sunny South Africa

Rich Barry
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
This may help. Even in sunny South Africa where I heard the water spins
in a counter clock wise direction as it flushes
down the bowl.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;324767
"blows" <blows@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:E18D1447-7F87-4A06-8265-A0A3AD73DC8F@microsoft.com...
>I have windows xp home and when I want to install a game (ZEUS etc) it
>gives
> me an error report saying that sys32 autoexec.nt file not compatible with
> DOS
> or windows and the game cannt be insatalled. I tried several games but all
> the same message.
> --
> Thanx from sunny South Africa

PCDaddy
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
You can try compatability mode but it rarely works. Winxp is ntfs and
not Dos based and will not run most Dos games. In short, add a hard
drive, format it in fat\32, install fedora or some linux (free os) or
win 9x version, win98 etc.. then you can probably play those games. Or,
here's the real clincher, buy newer games. There are other options but
it's best to leave the system alone and do the last suggestion.


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Rich Barry
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
You can give this a try. I just read about it DosBox.
http://www.cleverhack.com/blog/archives/001106.html

"blows" <blows@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:E18D1447-7F87-4A06-8265-A0A3AD73DC8F@microsoft.com...
>I have windows xp home and when I want to install a game (ZEUS etc) it
>gives
> me an error report saying that sys32 autoexec.nt file not compatible with
> DOS
> or windows and the game cannt be insatalled. I tried several games but all
> the same message.
> --
> Thanx from sunny South Africa

blows
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
thanx Rich

It helped and I am now a happy gamer - lol. Oh yes, the water does spin the
other way here! You should try and visit

Jacques
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Thanx from sunny South Africa


"Rich Barry" wrote:

> This may help. Even in sunny South Africa where I heard the water spins
> in a counter clock wise direction as it flushes
> down the bowl.
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;324767
> "blows" <blows@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:E18D1447-7F87-4A06-8265-A0A3AD73DC8F@microsoft.com...
> >I have windows xp home and when I want to install a game (ZEUS etc) it
> >gives
> > me an error report saying that sys32 autoexec.nt file not compatible with
> > DOS
> > or windows and the game cannt be insatalled. I tried several games but all
> > the same message.
> > --
> > Thanx from sunny South Africa
>
>
>

PCDaddy
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
I just checked the Dosbox out, pretty good. Works good too. I wasn't
looking for this type of thing but my kids are happy to play their old
games. So, thanks Rich for that info also.


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Help! Cannot install games