16 bit windows subsystem

  BEV 16:13 28 Mar 2005

When I start Windows xp the following error message appears

C:\WINDOWS|SYSTEM32|AUTOEXEC.NT. The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows aqpplications. Chose close to terminate the application.

I can close or ignore this but every so often my pc closes down on its own since this appeared. I haven't knowingly installed any programs except Service Pack 2. How can I find out what the system file is that is trying to run. Also this just happens on my user account and no one elses!

Any ideas

  VoG II 16:15 28 Mar 2005

click here then on XP_FIX.EXE to download the fix.

  VoG II 16:16 28 Mar 2005

To find out which program is causing this, Start, Run, type


and click OK. Look what is listed on the Startup tab. If there is anything you don't recognise, post the details here.

  BEV 16:18 28 Mar 2005

Hi I have tried XP_FIX.EXE but it made no difference.

  BEV 16:35 28 Mar 2005

There are lots of things in start-up. These are the ones I don't recognise

mqiqis C:WINDOWS
switpb C:WINDOWS
gah95on6 C:WINDOWS\SYSTEM 32
istsvc C:Program Files
mqiqis C:WINDOWS (in twice)!
dumprep 0-k %systemroot%\system32

I have run XP_FIX.EXE again and it appears to have worked now but I would be interested to know what the above are if poss

  VoG II 17:13 28 Mar 2005

I think that you may have some spyware on there. I suggest that you run Ad-aware click here Spybot click here CWShredder click here and AntiSpyware click here

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