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Anonymous
April 8, 2005 10:28:31 PM

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

Hi all

Ever since have re installed my OS The programs that used to run before will
not start now

I get this message



C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT. This system file is not suitable for
running MSDOS and Microsoft windows application. Choose close to terminate
application

Any suggestions

Thanx in advance

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April 8, 2005 10:28:32 PM

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

The autoexec.nt is missing or corrupt. Look in \windows\repair and copy the
one there to \system32 and try again.

"David Byrne" <davidbyrne40@3mail.com> wrote in message
news:o d8rnBGPFHA.2604@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Hi all
>
> Ever since have re installed my OS The programs that used to run before
> will
> not start now
>
> I get this message
>
>
>
> C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT. This system file is not suitable for
> running MSDOS and Microsoft windows application. Choose close to terminate
> application
>
> Any suggestions
>
> Thanx in advance
>
>
Anonymous
April 8, 2005 10:45:13 PM

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

Seems to be an epidemic lately....

This can be caused by a trojan.

Get rid of the trojan.

Update your antivirus 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
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:o d8rnBGPFHA.2604@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl,
David Byrne <davidbyrne40@3mail.com> hunted and pecked:
> Hi all
>
> Ever since have re installed my OS The programs that used to run before
> will not start now
>
> I get this message
>
>
>
> C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT. This system file is not suitable for
> running MSDOS and Microsoft windows application. Choose close to terminate
> application
>
> Any suggestions
>
> Thanx in advance
!