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#136412 - 03/14/05 08:53 PM Error during install
RenFair Offline
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When I attempt to install a game a window pops up that reads:

16 bit Windows Subsystem

C:\Windows\System32\Autoexec.nt. The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications. Choose 'close' to terminate this application.

It's not just one select game I get this message on either, I tried with a few others and yet the same box pops up. I tried doing a search to see if I could correct this but everything I tried didn't work. frown
Any help is greatly appreciated.
thanks
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#136413 - 03/14/05 08:58 PM Re: Error during install
Jenny100 Offline
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What did you try?

Does this sound like your error?
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;314452

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#136414 - 03/14/05 09:00 PM Re: Error during install
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Yep tried that, but still get the dang error. I even tried rebooting after that fix but no luck. frown
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#136415 - 03/14/05 09:10 PM Re: Error during install
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Does this happen with every game or only with older games that were made for Win 95/98 instead of XP?

Which XP do you have? Do you have SP2 installed?

Have you checked for spyware?

Here's some other things to check
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;142271
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;324767
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;840987

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#136416 - 03/14/05 09:31 PM Re: Error during install
RenFair Offline
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Quote:
Originally posted by Jenny100:
Does this happen with every game or only with older games that were made for Win 95/98 instead of XP?

Which XP do you have? Do you have SP2 installed?

Have you checked for spyware?
Not every game.. it seems my 'older' games (for instance, I tried Gabriel Knight and Beyond Atlantis) but The Sims was perfectly fine.

I'm not sure which XP it is.. didn't know there were different kinds. oops I just know it's XP Home Edition. And it says I have the SP2 on my computer.. I'll check out those links and see if I can get the games working.

thanks
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#136417 - 03/14/05 10:37 PM Re: Error during install
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It might be an SP2 problem.
Check this thread for more ideas.
http://www.gameboomers.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi/topic/5/6459.html?

There is a patch that may help.

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#136418 - 03/15/05 01:43 AM Re: Error during install
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That was it exactly! laugh Thank you so much for the help and quick response Jenny!

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#136419 - 03/16/05 01:21 PM Re: Error during install
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I'm not sure how it happens but the files that allow 16 bit programs to run in a 32 bit environment can get damaged. I keep a copy of a small file you can download HERE on my system in case I run into this and it fixes it every time.
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#136420 - 03/17/05 01:49 AM Re: Error during install
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SP2 actually deletes some of those files. So do a few of the early hotfixes for SP1...not to mention that spyware and adware can play havoc as well.

There's two short articles about it here in the general drill

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