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Anonymous
April 25, 2005 1:42:31 PM

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Hi!
After having problems with my pc and needing to replace a missing
autoexec.nt file i was STILL having odd error messages, so i checked the
sysedit file and when i opened it it came up with an error message that
sysedit C:AUTOEXEC.BAT cannot open file. I checked my C: drive and C:WINDOWS
and lo and behold autoexec.bat is missing, i also checked my system and
system32 folder and then the repair folder to see if that had a copy, but i
can't find it. I'm aware XP is not dos based, but it is obviously needed
sometimes and certainly when usinf sysedit, so the question is how do i
replace autoexec.bat ??????? and i do mean bat not nt as i've posted this
query before and was told i meant nt, well i don't i need to replace the bat.
Thanks :-)
LIZ
April 25, 2005 6:23:09 PM

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

In news:AE59CF55-B8A0-4668-99B2-C7CBF7DFBED0@microsoft.com,
Lizzybeth1 <Lizzybeth1@discussions.microsoft.com> had this to say:

My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:

> Hi!
> After having problems with my pc and needing to replace a missing
> autoexec.nt file i was STILL having odd error messages, so i checked
> the sysedit file and when i opened it it came up with an error
> message that sysedit C:AUTOEXEC.BAT cannot open file. I checked my C:
> drive and C:WINDOWS and lo and behold autoexec.bat is missing, i also
> checked my system and system32 folder and then the repair folder to
> see if that had a copy, but i can't find it. I'm aware XP is not dos
> based, but it is obviously needed sometimes and certainly when usinf
> sysedit, so the question is how do i replace autoexec.bat ??????? and
> i do mean bat not nt as i've posted this query before and was told i
> meant nt, well i don't i need to replace the bat. Thanks :-)
> LIZ

Liz,

On my computer that I'm using at this moment autoexec.bat is just a plain
empty zero byte file. I don't get any errors with this like this and have no
idea why it doesn't actually contain anything. I can't say that I've ever
looked there before but I suppose you could make a notepad document and put
it there and name it autoexec.bat if you wanted. You'd have to be sure to
show file names for known file types in your view options with Windows
Explorer else it's likely to actually be named autexec.bat.txt when you're
done and I don't see that as being beneficial at all to either of us. Better
yet... When are you getting these errors? Is there something you're trying
to do but can't do because you want DOS? Don't try to use DOS on XP? That's
really the best advice... Nope... Instead use an emulator that's better
designed than the inate editor with XP. Here's a link and the learning curve
is not that difficult.

DOSBox, a x86 emulator with DOS:
http://dosbox.sourceforge.net/

Galen
--

"My mind rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me
the most abstruse cryptogram or the most intricate analysis, and I am
in my own proper atmosphere. I can dispense then with artificial
stimulants. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for
mental exaltation." -- Sherlock Holmes
Anonymous
April 26, 2005 8:45:01 AM

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

I replaced it from a backup i was lucky enough to find! Now when i open
sysedit i do not get that error message. Thank You anyway.
LIZ


"Galen" wrote:

> In news:AE59CF55-B8A0-4668-99B2-C7CBF7DFBED0@microsoft.com,
> Lizzybeth1 <Lizzybeth1@discussions.microsoft.com> had this to say:
>
> My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:
>
> > Hi!
> > After having problems with my pc and needing to replace a missing
> > autoexec.nt file i was STILL having odd error messages, so i checked
> > the sysedit file and when i opened it it came up with an error
> > message that sysedit C:AUTOEXEC.BAT cannot open file. I checked my C:
> > drive and C:WINDOWS and lo and behold autoexec.bat is missing, i also
> > checked my system and system32 folder and then the repair folder to
> > see if that had a copy, but i can't find it. I'm aware XP is not dos
> > based, but it is obviously needed sometimes and certainly when usinf
> > sysedit, so the question is how do i replace autoexec.bat ??????? and
> > i do mean bat not nt as i've posted this query before and was told i
> > meant nt, well i don't i need to replace the bat. Thanks :-)
> > LIZ
>
> Liz,
>
> On my computer that I'm using at this moment autoexec.bat is just a plain
> empty zero byte file. I don't get any errors with this like this and have no
> idea why it doesn't actually contain anything. I can't say that I've ever
> looked there before but I suppose you could make a notepad document and put
> it there and name it autoexec.bat if you wanted. You'd have to be sure to
> show file names for known file types in your view options with Windows
> Explorer else it's likely to actually be named autexec.bat.txt when you're
> done and I don't see that as being beneficial at all to either of us. Better
> yet... When are you getting these errors? Is there something you're trying
> to do but can't do because you want DOS? Don't try to use DOS on XP? That's
> really the best advice... Nope... Instead use an emulator that's better
> designed than the inate editor with XP. Here's a link and the learning curve
> is not that difficult.
>
> DOSBox, a x86 emulator with DOS:
> http://dosbox.sourceforge.net/
>
> Galen
> --
>
> "My mind rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me
> the most abstruse cryptogram or the most intricate analysis, and I am
> in my own proper atmosphere. I can dispense then with artificial
> stimulants. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for
> mental exaltation." -- Sherlock Holmes
>
>
>
!