Problem re-installing Scanner programme

  ambuman1 23:28 08 Mar 2005

When trying to re-install software for Epson 1260 scanner, a message shows reading: 16-bit Windows subsystem. C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT. The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications. -- The programme ran perfectly OK before. Any ideas? Help!

  Totally-braindead 23:54 08 Mar 2005

It could be a problem with the disk you're trying to use, try giving it a clean or go to the Epson site and download the latest driver for your scanner.

  Rhuddlan 01:26 09 Mar 2005

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Is this of any help?

  PAC1 22:06 09 Mar 2005

click here

Download and run the file XP_fix.exe

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

Hope this helps

  ambuman1 21:22 15 Mar 2005

Thanks to all who answered my query. Success!

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