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July 3, 2005 7:22:19 PM

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Does anyone know why I get the following error now when I try to run
several of my desktop icons? They used to all work fine; now all of a
sudden I get this error:

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.


--
Deepa

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Anonymous
July 3, 2005 8:59:44 PM

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Hi,

The simplest method to resolve this common problem is to copy autoexec.nt
from C:\Windows\repair to C:\Windows\system32 and overwrite the one that is
currently there.

Alternately, you can create a new autoexec.nt file and save it to the
\windows\system32 folder to overwrite the corrupted one. Click start/run and
type notepad, then click ok. Copy/paste the below code into it (instead of
typing it in to prevent errors), then click file/"save as". Navigate to the
C:\Windows\system32 folder, change the "save as file" type to "all types"
and name the file autoexec.nt, then click save (if prompted to overwrite the
existing one, do so).

@echo off
lh %SystemRoot%\system32\mscdexnt.exe
lh %SystemRoot%\system32\redir
lh %SystemRoot%\system32\dosx
SET BLASTER=A220 I5 D1 P330 T3

Reboot when finished. This usually fixes it, but you will find further steps
here if it doesn't:

Error message when you install or start an MS-DOS or 16-bit Windows-based
program
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=324767

Basically, you will have to expand new copies of command.com, autoexec.nt,
and config.nt to the system32 folder from the WinXP CD or I386 folder on
your hard drive. Sometimes, you need to create new ones and overwrite the
existing ones - the method is described in the article.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Deepa" <Deepa.1rltpm@pcbanter.net> wrote in message
news:D eepa.1rltpm@pcbanter.net...
>
> Does anyone know why I get the following error now when I try to run
> several of my desktop icons? They used to all work fine; now all of a
> sudden I get this error:
>
> 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.
>
>
> --
> Deepa
Anonymous
July 3, 2005 10:52:56 PM

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Hi


Please see if the following article helps:

"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

--

Will Denny
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
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"Deepa" <Deepa.1rltpm@pcbanter.net> wrote in message
news:D eepa.1rltpm@pcbanter.net...
>
> Does anyone know why I get the following error now when I try to run
> several of my desktop icons? They used to all work fine; now all of a
> sudden I get this error:
>
> 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.
>
>
> --
> Deepa
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Anonymous
July 3, 2005 11:56:02 PM

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Rick,
Thank you muchly! - I had the same problem - will see if it works now....

"Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" wrote:

> Hi,
>
> The simplest method to resolve this common problem is to copy autoexec.nt
> from C:\Windows\repair to C:\Windows\system32 and overwrite the one that is
> currently there.
>
> Alternately, you can create a new autoexec.nt file and save it to the
> \windows\system32 folder to overwrite the corrupted one. Click start/run and
> type notepad, then click ok. Copy/paste the below code into it (instead of
> typing it in to prevent errors), then click file/"save as". Navigate to the
> C:\Windows\system32 folder, change the "save as file" type to "all types"
> and name the file autoexec.nt, then click save (if prompted to overwrite the
> existing one, do so).
>
> @echo off
> lh %SystemRoot%\system32\mscdexnt.exe
> lh %SystemRoot%\system32\redir
> lh %SystemRoot%\system32\dosx
> SET BLASTER=A220 I5 D1 P330 T3
>
> Reboot when finished. This usually fixes it, but you will find further steps
> here if it doesn't:
>
> Error message when you install or start an MS-DOS or 16-bit Windows-based
> program
> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=324767
>
> Basically, you will have to expand new copies of command.com, autoexec.nt,
> and config.nt to the system32 folder from the WinXP CD or I386 folder on
> your hard drive. Sometimes, you need to create new ones and overwrite the
> existing ones - the method is described in the article.
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>
> "Deepa" <Deepa.1rltpm@pcbanter.net> wrote in message
> news:D eepa.1rltpm@pcbanter.net...
> >
> > Does anyone know why I get the following error now when I try to run
> > several of my desktop icons? They used to all work fine; now all of a
> > sudden I get this error:
> >
> > 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.
> >
> >
> > --
> > Deepa
>
>
>
Anonymous
July 4, 2005 12:13:02 AM

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

YES!! Thanks again Rick - it worked fine. Now I can access my MYOB files
again and the taxman will get his 'return'. Thank you, thank you, thank
you....

"Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" wrote:

> Hi,
>
> The simplest method to resolve this common problem is to copy autoexec.nt
> from C:\Windows\repair to C:\Windows\system32 and overwrite the one that is
> currently there.
>
> Alternately, you can create a new autoexec.nt file and save it to the
> \windows\system32 folder to overwrite the corrupted one. Click start/run and
> type notepad, then click ok. Copy/paste the below code into it (instead of
> typing it in to prevent errors), then click file/"save as". Navigate to the
> C:\Windows\system32 folder, change the "save as file" type to "all types"
> and name the file autoexec.nt, then click save (if prompted to overwrite the
> existing one, do so).
>
> @echo off
> lh %SystemRoot%\system32\mscdexnt.exe
> lh %SystemRoot%\system32\redir
> lh %SystemRoot%\system32\dosx
> SET BLASTER=A220 I5 D1 P330 T3
>
> Reboot when finished. This usually fixes it, but you will find further steps
> here if it doesn't:
>
> Error message when you install or start an MS-DOS or 16-bit Windows-based
> program
> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=324767
>
> Basically, you will have to expand new copies of command.com, autoexec.nt,
> and config.nt to the system32 folder from the WinXP CD or I386 folder on
> your hard drive. Sometimes, you need to create new ones and overwrite the
> existing ones - the method is described in the article.
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>
> "Deepa" <Deepa.1rltpm@pcbanter.net> wrote in message
> news:D eepa.1rltpm@pcbanter.net...
> >
> > Does anyone know why I get the following error now when I try to run
> > several of my desktop icons? They used to all work fine; now all of a
> > sudden I get this error:
> >
> > 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.
> >
> >
> > --
> > Deepa
>
>
>
!