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Anonymous
June 20, 2005 9:52:01 PM

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My Dell XPS Gen 3 won't let me install Halflife 1 or Baldur's Gate 1. All I
get is the following error message:

"C:\windows\system32\autoexec.nt. The System file is not suitable for
running MS-Dos and Microsoft Windows applications. Chose "close" to
terminate the application."

Does any one out there know why this is happening? If not, who should I
ask, Dell, Microsoft or the game companies themselves? Someone else told me
it was a compatibility issue but attempting to run the installer with the
compatability set to Win. '98 didn't work either.

Any advice/info would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Jim.
Anonymous
June 21, 2005 2:48:08 AM

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Hi Jimbis,

It's a big problem, but there's an EASY solution! :-)

Here's an easy method to solve that error:
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_m.htm#16bit

If that doesn't correct the issue, try this manual method:

1. Browse to C:\WINDOWS\repair
Right-Click and Copy the file named: autoexec.nt *

2. Browse to C:\WINDOWS\System32
Right-Click in that window to Paste the file
(Answer yes if prompted to replace existing file)


* Note: If the file autoexec.nt doesn't exist on your system
right click the link below and select the "Save Target As.."
option to save the file in C:\WINDOWS\System32
http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits/AUTOEXEC.NT

--
Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com


Game FAQs: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
Visit my Zone.com / Gaming Helpsite: http://nibblesnbits.tk or Call / Contact
MS Support at: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=sz;en-us;top
My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
_________________________________________________________

"jimbis67" <jimbis67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:1F3A7AC3-319A-4474-833C-ADB9E017B3EA@microsoft.com...
| My Dell XPS Gen 3 won't let me install Halflife 1 or Baldur's Gate 1. All I
| get is the following error message:
|
| "C:\windows\system32\autoexec.nt. The System file is not suitable for
| running MS-Dos and Microsoft Windows applications. Chose "close" to
| terminate the application."
|
| Does any one out there know why this is happening? If not, who should I
| ask, Dell, Microsoft or the game companies themselves? Someone else told me
| it was a compatibility issue but attempting to run the installer with the
| compatability set to Win. '98 didn't work either.
|
| Any advice/info would be greatly appreciated.
|
| Thanks,
|
| Jim.
Anonymous
June 21, 2005 3:50:06 AM

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

Wow! That certainly did it. Thanks so much, Jimmy S. In your honor I'm
going to name my Baldur's Gate character Jimmy S. -- Or pissibly Scarrgorre
The Destroyer, I haven't quite decided yet. :-)

Thanks again for the help,

Jim.

"Jimmy S." wrote:

> Hi Jimbis,
>
> It's a big problem, but there's an EASY solution! :-)
>
> Here's an easy method to solve that error:
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_m.htm#16bit
>
> If that doesn't correct the issue, try this manual method:
>
> 1. Browse to C:\WINDOWS\repair
> Right-Click and Copy the file named: autoexec.nt *
>
> 2. Browse to C:\WINDOWS\System32
> Right-Click in that window to Paste the file
> (Answer yes if prompted to replace existing file)
>
>
> * Note: If the file autoexec.nt doesn't exist on your system
> right click the link below and select the "Save Target As.."
> option to save the file in C:\WINDOWS\System32
> http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits/AUTOEXEC.NT
>
> --
> Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
> Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
>
>
> Game FAQs: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
> Visit my Zone.com / Gaming Helpsite: http://nibblesnbits.tk or Call / Contact
> MS Support at: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=sz;en-us;top
> My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
> _________________________________________________________
>
> "jimbis67" <jimbis67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:1F3A7AC3-319A-4474-833C-ADB9E017B3EA@microsoft.com...
> | My Dell XPS Gen 3 won't let me install Halflife 1 or Baldur's Gate 1. All I
> | get is the following error message:
> |
> | "C:\windows\system32\autoexec.nt. The System file is not suitable for
> | running MS-Dos and Microsoft Windows applications. Chose "close" to
> | terminate the application."
> |
> | Does any one out there know why this is happening? If not, who should I
> | ask, Dell, Microsoft or the game companies themselves? Someone else told me
> | it was a compatibility issue but attempting to run the installer with the
> | compatability set to Win. '98 didn't work either.
> |
> | Any advice/info would be greatly appreciated.
> |
> | Thanks,
> |
> | Jim.
>
>
>
Anonymous
June 21, 2005 8:47:52 PM

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

LOL - Go with Scarrgorre - it sounds a lot better! :-)

Cheers,
Jimmy.

"jimbis67" <jimbis67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:9768CCB7-A20E-437E-BF1A-28AEADB0791B@microsoft.com...
| Wow! That certainly did it. Thanks so much, Jimmy S. In your honor I'm
| going to name my Baldur's Gate character Jimmy S. -- Or pissibly Scarrgorre
| The Destroyer, I haven't quite decided yet. :-)
|
| Thanks again for the help,
|
| Jim.
|
| "Jimmy S." wrote:
|
| > Hi Jimbis,
| >
| > It's a big problem, but there's an EASY solution! :-)
| >
| > Here's an easy method to solve that error:
| > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_m.htm#16bit
| >
| > If that doesn't correct the issue, try this manual method:
| >
| > 1. Browse to C:\WINDOWS\repair
| > Right-Click and Copy the file named: autoexec.nt *
| >
| > 2. Browse to C:\WINDOWS\System32
| > Right-Click in that window to Paste the file
| > (Answer yes if prompted to replace existing file)
| >
| >
| > * Note: If the file autoexec.nt doesn't exist on your system
| > right click the link below and select the "Save Target As.."
| > option to save the file in C:\WINDOWS\System32
| > http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits/AUTOEXEC.NT
| >
| > --
| > Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
| > Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
| >
| >
| > Game FAQs: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
| > Visit my Zone.com / Gaming Helpsite: http://nibblesnbits.tk or Call / Contact
| > MS Support at: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=sz;en-us;top
| > My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
| > _________________________________________________________
| >
| > "jimbis67" <jimbis67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:1F3A7AC3-319A-4474-833C-ADB9E017B3EA@microsoft.com...
| > | My Dell XPS Gen 3 won't let me install Halflife 1 or Baldur's Gate 1. All I
| > | get is the following error message:
| > |
| > | "C:\windows\system32\autoexec.nt. The System file is not suitable for
| > | running MS-Dos and Microsoft Windows applications. Chose "close" to
| > | terminate the application."
| > |
| > | Does any one out there know why this is happening? If not, who should I
| > | ask, Dell, Microsoft or the game companies themselves? Someone else told me
| > | it was a compatibility issue but attempting to run the installer with the
| > | compatability set to Win. '98 didn't work either.
| > |
| > | Any advice/info would be greatly appreciated.
| > |
| > | Thanks,
| > |
| > | Jim.
| >
| >
| >
!