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29-11-2004, 01:50 PM
I have just purchased a new computer which is running windows XP.Every time i turn it on i get the message "c:\windows\system32\autoexec,nt the system file is not suitable for running ms.dos and ms windows applications.choose "close" to terminate application" What does this mean and how do i fix it ?? I cannot load my PCROM games because of this.

29-11-2004, 01:53 PM
What game did u install on it recently? If its brand new, I would take it back to the shop. When does this message come up?? After the welcome screen ?

29-11-2004, 01:54 PM
Does the PC have any antivirus software running and is it up to date?
I have seen this error come about from a virus.

To fix it, do a search for the file called autoexec and it should find a copy in the C:\Windows\repair folder. (Make sure you have enabled the search to look in system and hidden folders!)

Then copy this file into c:\windows\system32 folder. (you might have to enable viewing of hidden files/folders)

29-11-2004, 02:28 PM
try this page
Error message when you install or start an MS-DOS or 16-bit Windows-based program
here (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;324767)