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Trouble installing software...please help

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

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  1. GYNNEK

    GYNNEK Thread Starter

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    I'm trying to install a cd-rom and keep getting a message that reads, "16 Bit Window Subsystem....c:\windows\system32\autoexec.nt. system file is not suitable for running ms-dos and microsoft windows applications. "

    Does anybody know what this means and how to correct this problem?

    I'd sure appreciate any help you can give me.

    Thanks :confused:
     
  2. Old Rich

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    What are you running to "install" the cd . . . a CD does not usually need a any drivers other than the operating system ones . .

    wrs
     
  3. GYNNEK

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    Usually, when I insert a cd into the drive it will automatically ask if I want to install....this time nothing happened. So, I went to the control panel and then "install new programs" and went in that way. That's when I got the message...

    Thanks for your reply.
     
  4. mike5532g

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    http://www.visualtour.com/downloads/

    XP Fix.exe This installation program will reinstall the missing or corrupt Windows XP system files command.com, autoexec.nt and config.nt. The absence or corruption of one or more of these files causes a "16 Bit Subsystem" error.
     
  5. bradly

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    Your autoexec.nt file is corrupt.

    Do this:
    expand cd-rom:\i386\autoexec.nt_ drive_letter:\system_root\system32\autoexec.nt

    You can even take it from here if you don't have the operating system cd:

    expand C:\Windows\i386\autoexec.nt_ drive_letter:\system_root\system32\autoexec.nt

    "system_root" will be "windows" (xp) or "winnt" (2000).

    That should do the trick ;)
     
  6. GYNNEK

    GYNNEK Thread Starter

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    Problem solved!!!!! Thank you all for your support. You're the BEST!!!!

    Michele
     
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