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  1. bhath19

    bhath19 Thread Starter

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    I've now gotten the following error message when trying to install a couple of programs off of the original CDs. The error message has this in the title bar: '16 Bit Windows Subsystem' and then the actual body of the message is: 'C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications.' Please help, one CD is for Norton Utilities 2002 and the other is for a Casino game.
     
  2. Cheeseball81

    Cheeseball81 Retired Moderator

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    What version of Windows are you using?
     
  3. JayT

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    The autoexec.nt file needs to be replaced.
    You can copy this file from your Windows XP cd.
    Go to a command prompt (Start/Run/cmd), making sure your cd is in the drive.
    Then type in:
    expand d:\i386\autoexec.nt c:\windows\system32\autoexec.net
    (note that I am @ssuming your cd drive is "d", if not then subsitute with the correct drive letter, also note that there is a space before c:\.....)
    Press enter after you type in the command and you should see the file being copied.
    If it does not copy, try this command:
    expand c:\windows\repair\autoexec.nt c:\windows\system32\autoexec.nt
    Press enter
    Hope that helps!
     
  4. Cheeseball81

    Cheeseball81 Retired Moderator

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    If you don't have the CD (and if this is XP), you can also try these 2 options:

    1. Go into the Windows folder, there is another folder in there called "Repair" which has a copy of the autoexec.nt file, just copy it over the old one in the System32 folder.

    or

    2. Get the XP Fix from here: http://www.visualtour.com/downloads/
     
  5. bhath19

    bhath19 Thread Starter

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    It worked, thanks!
     
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