16 bit windows subsystem error

  L6KRB 04:42 25 Nov 2004

I have had to do a rebuid with xp home due to a virus contamination, everything is fine now however, some programs will not start, they come up with C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT THE SYSTEM FILE IS NOT SUITABLE FOR RUNNING MS-DOS OR MICROSOFT APPLICATIONS CHOOSE CLOSE TO TERMINATE PROGRAM I have a feeling it has something to do with using NTFS when doing the rebuild but not sure how to get round the problem, any advice would be welcome

  ventanas 09:07 25 Nov 2004

Very popular at the moment. click here

  Sethhaniel 09:16 25 Nov 2004

this seems to be quite a problem of late -
IS it to do with XP and Microsoft - does it appear in other versions ME or Windows 2000

but it looks like there is a 'hole' somewhere in the operating system leading to what can be quite a problem to fix and it needs addressing by Microsoft or whoever

  ventanas 09:29 25 Nov 2004

I've been wondering just the same as you. Why so many all of a sudden. Many of the queries predate SP2 so it can't be to do with that. Perhaps we'll find out in time.

  MidgetMan 10:22 25 Nov 2004

I have recently encountered this as well, as has been said a very popular problem just lately

  Sethhaniel 10:49 25 Nov 2004

extracting autoexec etc to no avail
the software that was hitting the problem was GSP and their site offered the same solution - to no avail - in the end I copied Autoexec.nt from c:\window\repair to C:\windows\system32 folder and it worked - but from reading this forum not always ;)

  L6KRB 11:08 27 Nov 2004

Thanks to all, now sorted , renewing the autoexec.nt file did the trick.

cheers KB

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