System 32 error when trying to install software

  CurtainCraft 23:03 05 Feb 2005
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We've had numerous problems with virus's etc on our new pc that we think we've now sorted out but we're left with an error message that stops us from installing certain types of software.

'C:\Windows\System32\Autoexec.nt This system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS & Microsoft Windows Applications'

Our main problem is when trying to install Aver-DVB-T TV viewer. This was previously installed & worked OK but we had to uninstall it. Now we can't get past this message if we try to re-install it.

We'd appreciate any tips/fixes. We don't have a Windows XP disk so if there's a way of fixing it without using the disk would be great!

  Gemma 23:56 05 Feb 2005

The above file has probably been deleted. It is needed in XP to allow certain 16 bit applications to run. To fix, use the lines below to create a file named:

AUTOEXEC.NT

containing the following:

@echo off

lh %SystemRoot%\system32\mscdexnt.exe

lh %SystemRoot%\system32\redir

lh %SystemRoot%\system32\dosx

SET BLASTER=A220 I5 D1 P330 T3


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