16-Bit MS-DOS subsystem error

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Is this error "16-Bit MS-DOS subsystem: c:\Winnt\system32\autoexec.nt The
system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows
applications" a result of downloading win xp sp2?
 
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On Mon, 18 Oct 2004 14:59:02 -0700, "sebhall"
<sebhall@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>Is this error "16-Bit MS-DOS subsystem: c:\Winnt\system32\autoexec.nt The
>system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows
>applications" a result of downloading win xp sp2?

http://search.microsoft.com/search/search.aspx?st=b&View=en-us

Entering 16-Bit MS-DOS subsystem results in many articles, could
be that one or more of them will help


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Seems to be an epidemic lately....

MS-DOS or 16-bit Windows-based program Error Message
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_m.htm#16bit

Error message when you install or start an MS-DOS or 16-bit Windows-based
program
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;324767


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In news:6AA446A4-635C-498D-9D10-989FD9D904BB@microsoft.com,
sebhall <sebhall@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> Is this error "16-Bit MS-DOS subsystem: c:\Winnt\system32\autoexec.nt
> The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft
> Windows applications" a result of downloading win xp sp2?
 
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sebhall wrote:

> Is this error "16-Bit MS-DOS subsystem: c:\Winnt\system32\autoexec.nt
> The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft
> Windows applications" a result of downloading win xp sp2?
Hi

Error message when you install or start an MS-DOS or 16-bit
Windows-based program
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;324767

You can put back the standard version of autoexec.nt/config.nt by
copying a backup copy held in %windir%\repair\ to %windir%\system32\
(%windir% is typically C:\Windows) instead of using the procedure in
the KB article above.


Could be caused a trojan or something similar, e.g.
TrojanDownloader.Win32.Dia.a, more about this here:
http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=5f6f139.0409140618.749324fe%40posting.google.com

Also, AVAST (antivirus software) can be the cause if you
have WinXP SP2 installed:
http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=8PCdnSzBqtmadsPcRVn-gQ%40comcast.com


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