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Rick Hill Nov 29, 2004, 10:43pm EST Report Abuse
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 this is no laughing matter i am pulling nose hairs behind this crap


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Norfolk AndChance Nov 30, 2004, 03:21am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: c:\windows\system32\autoexec.nt.
i had the exact same problem and this worked for me;en-us;324767 good luck

noel kenny Dec 23, 2004, 12:12pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: c:\windows\system32\autoexec.nt.
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.

Rick Hill Dec 26, 2004, 01:08am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: c:\windows\system32\autoexec.nt.
an easier step by step would be helpful...i printed the page for future use but i have to know how to do what the steps are dont feel like you are alone i am in the same boat....


noel kenny Dec 28, 2004, 08:51am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: c:\windows\system32\autoexec.nt.
So all you lot out there, could one of you please help me and Rick by writing a few lines of help to get us over our dilema.It wouldmake our Christmas.Thanks, Noel.

Michael Jin Dec 29, 2004, 05:52pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: c:\windows\system32\autoexec.nt.

Charlotte Tuke Jan 05, 2005, 03:50pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: c:\windows\system32\autoexec.nt.

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!

Please help!

Shaun Howie Jan 06, 2005, 04:36am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: c:\windows\system32\autoexec.nt.
I am having the same problem when turning the machine on.
Any Ideas on how to delete this?

Robert Irvine Jan 06, 2005, 10:22am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: c:\windows\system32\autoexec.nt.
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 "" 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 "" 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.

I hope this helps out.

Colin Hanson Jan 06, 2005, 01:39pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: c:\windows\system32\autoexec.nt.
For gods sake how self explanitory can it be replace the drive letter of the drive ur xp cd is in with where it says to do so ie if my drive that my cd is in is D then replace the text with D:

for those who still dont get it :

from this:
expand CD-ROM Drive Letter:\i386\config.nt_ c:\windows\system32\config.nt
expand CD-ROM Drive Letter:\i386\autoexec.nt_ c:\windows\system32\autoexec.nt
expand CD-ROM Drive Letter:\i386\command.co_ c:\windows\system32\

to this:

expand D:\i386\config.nt_ c:\windows\system32\config.nt
expand D:\i386\autoexec.nt_ c:\windows\system32\autoexec.nt
expand D:\i386\command.co_ c:\windows\system32\

Tip: u can copy and paste the entire string from the cmd prompt : make sure the xp cd is in the drive :p
PS: worked for me :D

Rick Hill Jan 06, 2005, 02:53pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: c:\windows\system32\autoexec.nt.
thnaks for all the help fellas...this site is great and no attitude guys is even better...i can handle a bit of my problems but when i need assitance you guys a re the best...

Joel Sternberg Jan 08, 2005, 02:00am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: c:\windows\system32\autoexec.nt. EASY FIX with no sweat!!!

Go this site and download the XP_Fix.EXE file.

It automatically fixes the corrupted files. I tried the other things listed on this website, and could not get rid of the problem. This worked instantly. Good Luck.--Joel

Rick Hill Jan 08, 2005, 04:17am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: c:\windows\system32\autoexec.nt.
thanks i will try that as soon as possible it is happening on my machine in the living room now...and iwilll et you know how it turn out


Veg TheMuso Jan 09, 2005, 05:07pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: c:\windows\system32\autoexec.nt.
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.

Cool advice. THank you.

Shaun Howie Jan 10, 2005, 08:44pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: c:\windows\system32\autoexec.nt.
Thanks for the tip on the XP_Fix.EXE file Joel.
worked a treat
All the best

Kevin Shar Jan 10, 2005, 10:50pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: c:\windows\system32\autoexec.nt.
The XP_fix worked


Jayson Lina Jan 12, 2005, 06:49am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: c:\windows\system32\autoexec.nt.
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.

noel kenny Jan 12, 2005, 12:59pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: c:\windows\system32\autoexec.nt.
Dear All,
This is without a doubt the best fix (XP_Fix.EXE), I went on to the site and it took 1/2 a second to download, and everything is OK now. Thanks to everyone. Noel.

Ken Schweizer Jan 16, 2005, 12:20am EST Report Abuse
>> 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
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\

Restart system

Worked for me.

Jim Cook Jan 16, 2005, 06:32pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: c:\windows\system32\autoexec.nt.
XP_Fix.EXE file worked FANTASTIC! Oh that Microsoft 'help' were as helpful. In less than 30 seconds, this fixed the problem I had been stressing about all day. Thanks for the tip!

Shane Chafe Jan 31, 2005, 12:44am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: c:\windows\system32\autoexec.nt.
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.

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