Task Manager "not suitable..."



Brandon
07-10-2005, 01:26 AM
Whenever I try to access Task Manager by all means available, I keep getting
an empty command promt-like box, along with a pop up message that says
something like, "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT is not suitable for running
DOS applications..."

The title of the pop up message will have the path from above or it will say
taskmgr.exe or 16-bit DOS. I tried to do the same thing in safe mode, but
that does not even help.

Is there some kind of virus or worm that can cause this, or does it have
something to do with a registry error? If not, is there a download that I can
use to fix this problem?

Will Denny
07-10-2005, 01:26 AM
Hi

Please see if the following article helps:

"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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Will Denny
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"Brandon" <Brandon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:417DB922-418C-46D7-B696-094101A2F23C@microsoft.com...
> Whenever I try to access Task Manager by all means available, I keep
> getting
> an empty command promt-like box, along with a pop up message that says
> something like, "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT is not suitable for
> running
> DOS applications..."
>
> The title of the pop up message will have the path from above or it will
> say
> taskmgr.exe or 16-bit DOS. I tried to do the same thing in safe mode, but
> that does not even help.
>
> Is there some kind of virus or worm that can cause this, or does it have
> something to do with a registry error? If not, is there a download that I
> can
> use to fix this problem?


Task Manager "not suitable..."