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Can't run dos programs! PLEASE HELP! Need to update drivers!

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Anonymous
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December 2, 2004 2:09:08 PM

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When I try to run a DOS Program I get the following error, please assist!

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.

I have two options at this point... 'Close' and 'Ignore'... 'Ignore' does
nothing and 'Close'... well closes it.
Anonymous
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December 2, 2004 3:47:35 PM

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Seems to be an epidemic lately....

This can be caused by a trojan.

Get rid of the trojan.

Update your anti virus software and run a full system scan.

Copy the autoexec.nt file from C:\Windows\Repair to C:\Windows\System32.
And set Attributes for autoexec.nt to Read-only.

Read-only
[[Specifies whether this file is read-only, which means that it cannot be
changed or accidentally deleted.]]

1. Right click the file.
2. Properties.
3. Select: ? Read-only.
4. Click: Apply.
5. Click: OK.

16-bit MS-DOS Subsystem error while installing or running a DOS application
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/16bit.htm

MS-DOS or 16-bit Windows-based program Error Message
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_m.htm#16bit

Error message when you install or start an MS-DOS or 16-bit Windows-based
program
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;324767

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.
Wes

In news:0B625567-9F14-49EE-9DB8-FC85AD20CD49@microsoft.com,
Electroturd <Electroturd@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> When I try to run a DOS Program I get the following error, please
> assist!
>
> 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.
>
> I have two options at this point... 'Close' and 'Ignore'... 'Ignore'
> does nothing and 'Close'... well closes it.
Anonymous
a b \ Driver
December 2, 2004 5:27:51 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

A good practice to adopt when using newsgroups is to read through several
day's worth (at least) of posts to see if someone else has already asked the
question you want to ask and received an answer. In fact, your question is
asked a dozen times or more each week in these newsgroups.

"Error message when you install or start an MS-DOS or 16-bit Windows-based
program"
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;324767
--
Ted Zieglar


"Electroturd" <Electroturd@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:0B625567-9F14-49EE-9DB8-FC85AD20CD49@microsoft.com...
> When I try to run a DOS Program I get the following error, please assist!
>
> 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.
>
> I have two options at this point... 'Close' and 'Ignore'... 'Ignore' does
> nothing and 'Close'... well closes it.
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