Cannot install any programs and then a few then they don't work

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Computer_Doc_1®, May 1, 2005.

  1. I am receiving an error message on the screen when attempting to install any
    program as follows:
    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.

    This is windows xp home edititon.
    I hope this is a quick fix as I do not want to reinstall my O/S. Thanks
    "Doc"
     
    Computer_Doc_1®, May 1, 2005
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  2. Computer_Doc_1®

    Chris H. Guest

    Doc, here's a quoted post by MVP Jimmy S. in another newsgroup which will
    solve your issues:
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    You can solve that problem by replacing the file:

    Try this easy solution from Kelly T. first:
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_m.htm#16bit

    Otherwise...

    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


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

    This newsgroup supports Media Center Edition computers, not Windows XP in
    general, so if you continue to have issues, you may want to post to the
    microsoft.public.windowsxp.general newsgroup.
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    Chris H.
    Microsoft Windows MVP/Tablet PC
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    Associate Expert
    Expert Zone - www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
     
    Chris H., May 1, 2005
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  3. Thank you Chris!
    Worked well.....the one program that would not install will still not
    work...thats a compatability issue. The other programs now installed well!
    Thankyou! "Doc"
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    Its good people like you that keeps me from pulling my hair out. Thanks!
    "Doc"


     
    Computer_Doc_1®, May 1, 2005
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