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28-10-2004, 10:19 AM
Hi there

Running W2000 on a PIII 500

The program is "Cashbook Complete" which I have been running for yonks on this system

Today I got a warning box saying:

16 bit Windows Subsystem
C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT. The system is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications. Choose 'Close' to terminate the application.

I have downloaded the latest version (which specifically includes W2000) but I get the same message when trying to install.

I suspect a virus, but AVG hasn't picked it up...

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance

mark c
28-10-2004, 10:32 AM
I'd thrash through all the anti malware programs you've got and do the maintenance in Safe Mode and then update all yr anti-virus and malware programs again and run them and reboot and see if the problem has emigrated.


28-10-2004, 10:37 AM
try here (http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/thread.jsp?forum=1&thread=52779&message=330739&q=autoexec.nt#330739)
xp and win2k not much difference

Billy T
28-10-2004, 11:30 AM
This thread (http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/thread.jsp?forum=1&thread=52779) probably contains everything you need to know about your problem.


Billy 8-{)

Billy T
28-10-2004, 11:33 AM
Bugger, should have refreshed before posting that, Beama got there while I was off working!


Billy 8-{) :8}

28-10-2004, 04:10 PM
Thanks all. Copying the autoexec.nt file over did the trick.