ms dos subsystem error, please help

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amorrow2286

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every time i try to run a DOS executable program i get this message:

"16 bit MS-DOS subsystem"
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT. The system file is not suitable for running ms-dos and microsoft windows applications. Choose 'close' to terminate the application.


Please help

thank you
 
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I'm getting this same error. I am running Windows 2000 and the computer was working just fine, without knowingly doing anything different, we got this error and the box will not go away. We just move it around the desktop out of the way and Everything works just fine. But this box will not go away. I can't find where anything is running and I looked on the Microsoft site and can't find a solution either. I really don't know much about the registry though, so I was afraid to tackle that one. If I can't get an easy solution, I'm just going to reinstall windows. I'm a big coward as you can see.
 
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get your windows xp cd, put it in the cd tray, and copy the following into Run

expand D:\i386\autoexec.nt_ c:\windows\system32\autoexec.nt

that will solve your problem
 
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Thank you Kramer. I am running Windows 2000. Should I use that CD or are you saying to use an XP CD?
 
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