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
    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:
    You can solve that problem by replacing the file:

    Try this easy solution from Kelly T. first:


    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

    Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
    Jimmy S.

    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.
    Chris H.
    Microsoft Windows MVP/Tablet PC
    Tablet Creations -
    Associate Expert
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    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"
    Its good people like you that keeps me from pulling my hair out. Thanks!

    Computer_Doc_1®, May 1, 2005
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