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16 bit Windows Subsystem Error Message

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Miercaky, Sep 7, 2004.

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  1. Miercaky

    Miercaky Thread Starter

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    I'm having trouble with my scanner, when I click on Twain I get a the message, "No scanner or other TWAIN image source found on the system."
    So I put my scanner cd in to redownload the scanner program and this is the message I get. At the top it reads: "16 bit Windows Subsystem" Then the message reads: "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXE.NT. The system file is not suitable for running MS- DOD and Microsoft Windows applications. Choose 'Close' to terminate the application. Then at the bottom I have a choice to Close or Ignore.

    I was wondering if system restore might correct this problem ?

    If not does anyone know what might ?
     
  2. mtown_onsite

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    I had this issue a few weeks ago on one of my client's machines. I couldn't install several apps. The autoexe.nt file had been corrupted. I replaced it with a clean copy off another machine. Everything worked fine after that.

    It might. :rolleyes:
     
  3. StiKyVik

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    Hi there

    i also have this error message when trying to install AVG. Please could you elaborate on how to fix this please? How did you obtain a copy from another machine, and as a newby is this something i could do?!

    thanks!
     
  4. mtown_onsite

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    put in your xp cd
    from the command line type:
    expand D:\i386\autoexec.nt_ c:\windows\system32\autoexec.nt
     
  5. StiKyVik

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    Hi there - problem solved - much easier than i thought. Thanks very much - and thanks to Diamond Geez too!
     
  6. ~Candy~

    ~Candy~ Retired Administrator

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    StiKyVik, glad you got your problem sorted. We need to hear from the orginal poster prior to marking HIS or HER thread solved ;)

    Welcome to TSG by the way :)
     
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