PIF and MSDOS



Benny W
07-09-2005, 10:40 PM
i am having trouble getting the system to run a ms dos program. the 16 bit
subsystem tells me that the system file is not suitable for running ms dos
and windows and evemn when run from the command prompt?is police quest and
normally run from ms dos?its a simple game?any help to my problems?is there
anywhere 2 get a windows versions that isnt a pif?

cheers

Jimmy S.
07-09-2005, 10:40 PM
"Benny W" <BennyW@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:5E014486-BB39-42E9-82A7-BE10F7322B4A@microsoft.com...
|i am having trouble getting the system to run a ms dos program. the 16 bit
| subsystem tells me that the system file is not suitable for running ms dos
| and windows and evemn when run from the command prompt?is police quest and
| normally run from ms dos?its a simple game?any help to my problems?is there
| anywhere 2 get a windows versions that isnt a pif?
|
| cheers

Hi Benny,

When a game is a DOS game, it could work using compatibility mode:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=292533 or by using the Multiboot
bootdisk from: http://members.ozemail.com.au/~lpcd/downloads.html
and always check at fileplanet.com to see if there's a patch available.

With DOSBOX you can emulate a DOS computer on your XP desktop:
http://dosbox.sourceforge.net/information.php Or try MS Virtual PC:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/virtualpc/downloads/trial.asp
which allows you to install DOS or to run any operating system inside XP.

If you prefer to explore other advanced methods, here are two excellent
tutorials I've found on the subject: http://www.dosgames.com/faq.php and
http://home.earthlink.net/~angeldancer27/XpGameList.htm For sound
issues use: http://www.ece.mcgill.ca/~vromas/vdmsound Good Luck! :-)

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Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com


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Yves Leclerc
07-09-2005, 10:40 PM
You are missing "autoexec.nt" or "config.nt" system file in
C:\Windows\system32. Locate the "spare" copy of the missing file, in
C:\Windows\repair, and copy ofver to C:|Windows\system32.


"Benny W" <BennyW@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:5E014486-BB39-42E9-82A7-BE10F7322B4A@microsoft.com...
>i am having trouble getting the system to run a ms dos program. the 16 bit
> subsystem tells me that the system file is not suitable for running ms dos
> and windows and evemn when run from the command prompt?is police quest and
> normally run from ms dos?its a simple game?any help to my problems?is
> there
> anywhere 2 get a windows versions that isnt a pif?
>
> cheers


PIF and MSDOS