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Why do i get the following message when trying to install
EZ-LANDMARK
and is there any way round it?

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT. The sytem file is not suitable for running
MS-DOS and Microsoft windows applications. Choose 'close' to terminate the
application.
 
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On Wed, 13 Apr 2005 10:17:14 +0100, "ianw"
<bluearmy@iwinter.freeserve.co.uk> wrote:

>Why do i get the following message when trying to install
>EZ-LANDMARK
>and is there any way round it?
>
>C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT. The sytem file is not suitable for running
>MS-DOS and Microsoft windows applications. Choose 'close' to terminate the
>application.
>

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=AUTOEXEC.NT&btnG=Google+Search
provides:

Solution?

The easiest is simply inserting the Windows XP CD into the CD drive
and clicking start --> Run and entering:


expand X:\i386\autoexec.nt_ c:\windows\system32\autoexec.nt

Replace X:\ with your CD ROM drive letter.

Microsoft has provided a solution for this problem here
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;324767
It is related to running DOS based or 16 bit applications in Windows
XP. If you either do not have this CD for some reason try downloading
it here:
http://www.iamnotageek.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=18265
After downloading the .zip you will have to extract it to your
windows\system32 directory. If this file does not work properly for
you please check the feedback thread for assistance on your specific
version of windows.

or

Go to c:\windows\repair there u find a file autoexe.nt copy it and
past it to c:\windows\system32\

Problem is sometimes caused by SP2.

To copy the Autoexec.nt file from the Repair folder to the System32
folder, perform the following steps:

Click the Start button, right-click My Computer, and then click
Explore.

The My Computer explorer window appears.
In the left pane, click the [+] sign next to your primary local hard
drive.
This is normally your C: drive.
In the left pane, click the [+] next to the Windows install directory.
In the left pane, scroll down and click the Repair folder.
In the right pane, right-click autoexec.nt and click Copy from the
menu that appears.
In the left pane, scroll down and click the System32 folder.
In the right pane, right-click on any blank space inside the window
and click Paste.


or

There is a fix you can download to automate the repair of Autoexec.nt,
Config.nt and Command.Com
You will need your Windows XP cd reading when running the fix.
You can download it at:
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/System-Tweak/16-bit-MS-DOS-Subsystem-Error-Quick-Fix.shtml


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same time!