problems installing

  paul 10:46 25 Dec 2004
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trying to install new software on my system (Windows XP Home) getting error message as follows: system 32/ autoexec.nt the system file is not suitable for running ms dos and microsoft windows applications press close to terminate......I am then given choice to close or ignore...if I ignore nothing happens....

any advice please

and Happy Christmas to everyone...

  Gongoozler 10:48 25 Dec 2004

This message usually occurs when you try to install old 16-bit software on a Windows XP system.

  VoG II 10:50 25 Dec 2004

click here and click on XP_Fix.EXE


(courtesy of Nellie2)

  mark2 10:51 25 Dec 2004

this occurs when either autoexec.nt or config.nt are missing or corrupt.
You can run this file for Windows XP: get it from click here

It will replace autoexec.nt, config.nt, and command.com.

Other methods: Copies of autoexec.nt/config.nt should be located in C:\WINDOWS\Repair in both Win2K and WinXP. You should also have a copy on your 2K/XP CD's in the i386 folder.

Proper place for AUTOEXEC.NT, CONFIG.NT, and COMMAND.COM:

(XP) - C:\WINDOWS\System32
(2K) - C:\WINNT\System32

  Gongoozler 10:55 25 Dec 2004

Apparently it can also happen if one of the following files is missing from C:\Windows\System32: Config.nt, Autoexec.nt, Command.com

  paul 11:19 25 Dec 2004

brilliant thankyou

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