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Southern Kiwi
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      05-09-2005
Hi,

My Sis has been running an old 16 bit app (client biller) for many years.
Has used it under 2000 pro for about 6 months, suddenly she gets this
message

16 BIT WINDOWS SUBSYSTEM

C:\WINNT\SYSTEM 32\ AUTO EXEC.NT. The system file is not suitable for
running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications.
....and it wont load.


Help appreciated

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Southern Kiwi
southern_kiwi@*spamsucks*hotmail.com
Word of wisdom from high in the mountains....you know...like a Guru...but
not as old....or mystic......or wise....or high...


 
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Tim
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      05-09-2005
If it hasn't been altered wilfully by her or any installer then just extract
it again from the issue media.
I am not sure what is in it these days, but the safest way to get it back is
to get it off the media either by copy or using Expand.

- Tim




"Southern Kiwi" <southern_kiwi@*spamsucks*hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:427eccb8$(E-Mail Removed)...
> Hi,
>
> My Sis has been running an old 16 bit app (client biller) for many years.
> Has used it under 2000 pro for about 6 months, suddenly she gets this
> message
>
> 16 BIT WINDOWS SUBSYSTEM
>
> C:\WINNT\SYSTEM 32\ AUTO EXEC.NT. The system file is not suitable for
> running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications.
> ...and it wont load.
>
>
> Help appreciated
>
> --
> Cheers
> Southern Kiwi
> southern_kiwi@*spamsucks*hotmail.com
> Word of wisdom from high in the mountains....you know...like a Guru...but
> not as old....or mystic......or wise....or high...
>
>



 
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Mark
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      05-09-2005

>"Southern Kiwi" <southern_kiwi@*spamsucks*hotmail.com> wrote in message
>news:427eccb8$(E-Mail Removed)...
>> Hi,
>>
>> My Sis has been running an old 16 bit app (client biller) for many years.
>> Has used it under 2000 pro for about 6 months, suddenly she gets this
>> message
>>
>> 16 BIT WINDOWS SUBSYSTEM
>>
>> C:\WINNT\SYSTEM 32\ AUTO EXEC.NT. The system file is not suitable for
>> running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications.
>> ...and it wont load.
>>
>>
>> Help appreciated
>>
>> --
>> Cheers
>> Southern Kiwi
>> southern_kiwi@*spamsucks*hotmail.com
>> Word of wisdom from high in the mountains....you know...like a Guru...but
>> not as old....or mystic......or wise....or high...
>>
>>

>


Try copying the autoexec.nt and config.nt files from C:\winnt\repair,
back to C:\winnt\system32\

I've seen a virus (forget which one..) in the past play with these 2
files..and replacing them usually solves any problems like this..

Cheers,

Mark
 
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AD.
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      05-09-2005
On Mon, 09 May 2005 14:33:43 +1200, Southern Kiwi wrote:

> C:\WINNT\SYSTEM 32\ AUTO EXEC.NT


Probably nothing, but did the message really have those spaces in the path?

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Southern Kiwi
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      05-09-2005

"AD." <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> On Mon, 09 May 2005 14:33:43 +1200, Southern Kiwi wrote:
>
> > C:\WINNT\SYSTEM 32\ AUTO EXEC.NT

>
> Probably nothing, but did the message really have those spaces in the

path?
>

Sorry, no, copy and paste straight from her email


 
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rrreese
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      05-10-2005
Microsoft has an explanation and fix for this problem:

http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;324767

 
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