16-bit Windows subsystem error message



Markatk
07-10-2005, 01:25 AM
Please help. I have been running a french - english dictionary perfectly
successfully for months on my computer, but today I cannot load it and keep
getting a message headed 16-bit Windows Subsystem
C;\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXE.NT. The system file is not suitable for running
MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows
I then have no choice but to close this message. I have tried running System
Restore (several times), and going to the properties of the Dictionaries and
trying every compatability option, with no success. I am well beyond the
limit of my understanding and expertise now! I have tried deleting the
programme and reinstalling it from the origin CD but I cannot re-install it
and receive the original error message. Any help and advice greatly
appreciated.
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Markatk

Wesley Vogel
07-10-2005, 01:25 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:33B70BF9-BC82-4B1E-BD37-8A102999DCC5@microsoft.com,
Markatk <markatk@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> Please help. I have been running a french - english dictionary perfectly
> successfully for months on my computer, but today I cannot load it and
> keep getting a message headed 16-bit Windows Subsystem
> C;\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXE.NT. The system file is not suitable for
> running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows
> I then have no choice but to close this message. I have tried running
> System Restore (several times), and going to the properties of the
> Dictionaries and trying every compatability option, with no success. I am
> well beyond the limit of my understanding and expertise now! I have tried
> deleting the programme and reinstalling it from the origin CD but I
> cannot re-install it and receive the original error message. Any help and
> advice greatly appreciated.
> --
> Markatk

Treeman
07-10-2005, 01:25 AM
"16 Bit MS-DOS Subsystem" Error Message When You Install a Program."
'Article ID : 314452 ' (http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=314452)
Treeman


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Markatk
07-10-2005, 01:25 AM
Thank you very much! Everything worked exactly as hoped and all is back to
normal.

Markatk
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"Wesley Vogel" wrote:

> 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
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>
> Wes
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> In news:33B70BF9-BC82-4B1E-BD37-8A102999DCC5@microsoft.com,
> Markatk <markatk@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> > Please help. I have been running a french - english dictionary perfectly
> > successfully for months on my computer, but today I cannot load it and
> > keep getting a message headed 16-bit Windows Subsystem
> > C;\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXE.NT. The system file is not suitable for
> > running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows
> > I then have no choice but to close this message. I have tried running
> > System Restore (several times), and going to the properties of the
> > Dictionaries and trying every compatability option, with no success. I am
> > well beyond the limit of my understanding and expertise now! I have tried
> > deleting the programme and reinstalling it from the origin CD but I
> > cannot re-install it and receive the original error message. Any help and
> > advice greatly appreciated.
> > --
> > Markatk
>
>

Wesley Vogel
07-10-2005, 01:25 AM
Glad to hear it. Keep having fun. :-)

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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:535A9A36-FCA5-4CF4-AA2A-2985F08F457B@microsoft.com,
Markatk <markatk@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> Thank you very much! Everything worked exactly as hoped and all is back to
> normal.
>
> Markatk
> --
> Markatk
>
>
> "Wesley Vogel" wrote:
>
>> 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
>>
>> --
>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>
>> Wes
>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>
>> In news:33B70BF9-BC82-4B1E-BD37-8A102999DCC5@microsoft.com,
>> Markatk <markatk@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
>>> Please help. I have been running a french - english dictionary perfectly
>>> successfully for months on my computer, but today I cannot load it and
>>> keep getting a message headed 16-bit Windows Subsystem
>>> C;\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXE.NT. The system file is not suitable for
>>> running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows
>>> I then have no choice but to close this message. I have tried running
>>> System Restore (several times), and going to the properties of the
>>> Dictionaries and trying every compatability option, with no success. I
>>> am well beyond the limit of my understanding and expertise now! I have
>>> tried deleting the programme and reinstalling it from the origin CD but
>>> I cannot re-install it and receive the original error message. Any help
>>> and advice greatly appreciated.
>>> --
>>> Markatk


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