please help: running EXE programs



jbdc
07-10-2005, 02:39 AM
I need to install a couple of small programs. I can download the EXE files,
but can't run them--get an ERR MSG:
"C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT. The system file is not suitable for
running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications."
I'm running the Win XP that came on the machine, so I don't know what the
problem is.

Will Denny
07-10-2005, 02:39 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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MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
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"jbdc" <jbdc@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:0DE909DB-5EE1-41C9-9CD5-3E67AB1F1508@microsoft.com...
>I need to install a couple of small programs. I can download the EXE
>files,
> but can't run them--get an ERR MSG:
> "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT. The system file is not suitable for
> running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications."
> I'm running the Win XP that came on the machine, so I don't know what the
> problem is.

Wesley Vogel
07-10-2005, 02:39 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.

Or %systemroot%\Repair to %systemroot%\System32

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:0DE909DB-5EE1-41C9-9CD5-3E67AB1F1508@microsoft.com,
jbdc <jbdc@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> I need to install a couple of small programs. I can download the EXE
> files, but can't run them--get an ERR MSG:
> "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT. The system file is not suitable for
> running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications."
> I'm running the Win XP that came on the machine, so I don't know what the
> problem is.


please help: running EXE programs