i get this message every time i go to put a game that i recently purchased in....i really dont understand it....i saw this once before when itried to load in a program that i downloaded from a p2p site but gave it no thought and went out and purchased a graphic program and installed it with not problem.... now the game in question is crossword addiction it was a $1 program at target in the buck bins....i know it is not highg tech stuff but waht is the message about and not allowing me to install the game.....
i then took the same game up to my bedroom pc and it went in until about 98% then gave me a error which i cant remember but at least it went in or at least tried ....on my main gaming machine....MY PRECIOUS it is not donig squat but that error message
c:\windows\system32\autoexec.nt.the system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and microsoft windows applications. choose close to terminate the application.
this is going to drive me nuts...somebody any body HELP....lol...serious this is no laughing matter i am pulling nose hairs behind this crap
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I followed the instructions as good as I could, but I did not understand some of the instructions. What does
expand CD-ROM Drive letter:\ on the start of the instructions mean? Also, I could not find a file on my system that was named %SYSTEMROOT%\ just a folder named system 32 Could anyone out there do an idiots guide for me?Thanks.
Im having this problem as well - but whatever i type in it comes up with 'path not recognised' or something like that! i think my cd-rom drive is my D drive - so please could some1 save me from insanity and help but showing me what to write! also, i hope im not being a total idiot but you do use the CD your trying to get to work dont you, not the original windows disk!
I have seen this problem far too many times to let people suffer unnecessarily.
The easiest way to fix this problem is to get a copy of autoexec.nt and config.nt from a good installation of windows and replace the two files that are in the system32 folder. Then delete "command.com" from the system32 folder and replace it with "command.co_" from the windows disk. After copying the "command.co_" to the system32 folder just rename it to "command.com" and all will be right with the world. The problem can be caused by spyware that is corrupting or deleting these files so running adaware before fixing the problem would be advisable.
Thanks for the tip on using the XP_fix.EXE file. I have been suffering from this AUTOEXEC.NT problem for a while and despite trying to follow the pathways and instructions laid out on the microsoft site could not replace the files in the system32 folder.
One run of the XP_fix file and all is once again in my pc garden.
If you encounter this problem, please copy the files autoexec.nt to the other windows xp computer and paste it to the same location C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT then after copying try to install your software.
>>Re: c:\windows\system32\autoexec.nt. AUTO Delete FIX
Colin mentioned Spyware in an earlier post. If users continue to have autoecxec.nt deleted at boot read on.
I found a folder "\program files\admanager" that contained 2 exe files and 1 dll. These were loaded upon startup and deleted the autoexec.nt file every time I booted. It was painful to remove them, but this should work.
back the reg up first!!
Remove admanager from the startup files (I use RegCleaner http://www.jv16.org)
Remove the 2 reg items with admanager in them (I used regedit)
rename the three files something lile .pxe & .pll
Restart you sys
delete the 3 files
delete the directory \admanager - you may have to change the properties to remove read only attrib.
Now copy autoexec.nt from the repair directory or from the install disk to \windows\system32\
Thanks for the help. I was trying to install LoM:SE (a game i play), and i got that error. I tried a couple different things, but the XP_fix.exe worked. I have it saved so that if it happens again i can fix it without having to search for the site again. Thanks people.