Windows\system32 error problem

  LIVING_ON_BORROWED_TIME 18:04 15 Oct 2004


I've just tried to install my printer and get the message

"C:\Windows\System32\AutoExec.NT The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications. Choose "close" to terminate the application.

If I click "ignore" nothing happens, if I click Close then the message goes.

What's wrong.

I've also had this message when trying to install microsoft word. I gave up with that.

  JoeC 18:18 15 Oct 2004
  JonnyTub 18:22 15 Oct 2004

try repairing autoexec.nt by:

Go to C:\windows\repair.
Open the folder.
Find the autoexec.nt file.
Copy it
Go to Windows\system32.
Open that folder.
Paste the file you just copied into it.

  JonnyTub 18:26 15 Oct 2004

Sorry joeC's link is effectively the same thing.

  LIVING_ON_BORROWED_TIME 18:30 15 Oct 2004

Thanks Joe C

first bit didn't work. Trying 2nd bit:

14. Start Windows Explorer. Locate the Config.nt file, right-click the Config.nt file, and then click Copy.
15. Right-click the %SYSTEMROOT%\System32 folder, and then click Paste.
16. Locate the Autoexec.nt file, right-click the Autoexec.nt file, and then click Copy.
17. Right-click the %SYSTEMROOT%\System32 folder, and then click Paste.
18. Locate the file, right-click the expanded file, and then click Copy.
19. Right-click the %SYSTEMROOT%\System32 folder, and then click Paste. Restart your computer

BUT Where is Windows Explorer??

  VoG II 18:33 15 Oct 2004

Start, All Programs, Accessories, Windows Explorer

  LIVING_ON_BORROWED_TIME 18:34 15 Oct 2004

Thanks guys.

All sorted.

Thanks, thanks, thanks.

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