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System file not suitable....

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by KENNY, Feb 10, 2005.

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  1. KENNY

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    Every time I boot up I get a window with the message: " 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."

    I can't find AUTOEXEC.NT Obviously, I installed some old program, but I can't figure out what. How can I get rid of this ?

    Running Windows XP Thanks
     
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  3. KENNY

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    Thanks, dai......but it didn't work. I haven't been trying any visual tours, has to be something else.
     
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    Still no good. That download assumes that I know what program is causing the problem, and offers a fix to the program. I have no idea...... kenny
     
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    did you go through the resolution
     
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    Have you tried the fixes at all? It doesn't matter which program is causing the problem, either of those fixes provided by dai will usually fix the problem.
     
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    Tried the first fix.....didn't do anything. The second fix starts off with "install the CD "(from the offending program)....I have no idea what program is causing it.
     
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    Here's one way to deduce which program it is:

    Go to Start => Run => Msconfig

    On the General Tab, click Selective Startup, then uncheck Load Startup Items

    Reboot the computer. If you're problem goes away, then go back into MSconfig and put a checkmark back on Load Startup Items. Click on the Startup Tab and deselect half the items on the list, then apply and reboot.

    Go back to MSconfig

    If the problem came back, uncheck half the items that are still checked on the startup tab. If the problem didn't come back, put checkmarks in half of the unchecked items. Apply and reboot.

    Keep going through this process of checking half the items till you've narrowed it down to the one program. Once you've got it narrowed down, go uninstall it from add/remove programs. To put MS config back to the way it was, go to the general tab and select normal startup.
     
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    Thank you, Paladin...found it right away, it was my American Heritage dictionary. Now, I have another problem....It's not listed in my "add-remove programs"I don't know how to get rid of it !
     
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