Lost Windows XP files?



Cookierose
07-10-2005, 10:35 AM
When I try and reload my PC Miler Program my computer says:
top line of box- 16 Bit Windows Subsystem
then: C:\windows\system32\autoexec.nt The system file is not suitable for
running MS-Dos & Microsoft Windows applications. Choose close to terminate
the application.
When I choose ignore- nothing happens.
Help- I can not reload Xp as I have the service pack2 and it is newer than
my orig XP disk-
Can nayone tell me what is wrong? Or what I need to do? Am I missing a
file on my computer?
Thanks

--
GDM

TaurArian
07-10-2005, 10:35 AM
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=324767
Error message when you install or start an MS-DOS or 16-bit Windows-based program

Replace the standard version of autoexec.nt/config.nt by copying a backup copy
located in %windir%\repair\ to %windir%\system32\
(NB: %windir% is typically C:\Windows)

Start>Run and type it this without the quotes:
"cmd /c copy /y %windir%\repair\autoexec.nt %windir%\system32"

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;314106
Troubleshooting MS-DOS-Based Programs in Windows



16-bit MS-DOS Subsystem error while installing or running a DOS application:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/16bit.htm

note:-
Also can be caused by a Trojan installing a file windupdater.exe and
creating registry entries for that file.
http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=5f6f139.0409140618.749324fe%40posting.google.com

AVAST (free antivirus software) can be the cause if SP2 is installed:
http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=8PCdnSzBqtmadsPcRVn-gQ%40comcast.com

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=314495
How to Troubleshoot 16-Bit Windows Programs in Windows XP

http://www.visualtour.com/downloads/default.asp
Look for: XP_FIX.EXE

Perhaps you may be interested in slipstream SP2 with your original WinXP CD for use
in the future?


Slipstreaming links



Autostreamer
http://www.wbeta.com/comments.php?shownews=1063&catid=2
Instructions:
http://www.simplyguides.net/guides/using_autostreamer/using_autostreamer.html

Create a Slip Stream version of Windows XP
http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/slipstream.htm

http://www.windows-help.net/WindowsXP/winxp-sp2-bootcd.html
Slipstreaming Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Create Bootable CD

http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=248
Creating a bootable Windows XP

http://www.msfn.org/articles.php?action=show&showarticle=49
Universal Windows Slipstreaming and Bootable CD Guide

http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org
Click the Windows XP Faq button and take a look at question 83

freeware CD burning application
http://www.cdburnerxp.se/

Service Pack 2 (SP2)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=049c9dbe-3b8e-4f30-8245-9e368d3cdb5a&displaylang=en



"Cookierose" <gaylamaillet@hotmail.com.(donotspam).> wrote in message
news:15108E28-CA84-47BE-941C-60BE68855E06@microsoft.com...
> When I try and reload my PC Miler Program my computer says:
> top line of box- 16 Bit Windows Subsystem
> then: C:\windows\system32\autoexec.nt The system file is not suitable for
> running MS-Dos & Microsoft Windows applications. Choose close to terminate
> the application.
> When I choose ignore- nothing happens.
> Help- I can not reload Xp as I have the service pack2 and it is newer than
> my orig XP disk-
> Can nayone tell me what is wrong? Or what I need to do? Am I missing a
> file on my computer?
> Thanks
>
> --
> GDM


Lost Windows XP files?