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Ali_C
28-09-2005, 10:55 AM
I'm 15 Years old and I was looking through my old games I had and my little brother found Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego? and he really wanted to play it! So I went to install it and a window popped up saying:
16 Bit Windows Subsystem (Title of WIndow)
C:\PROGRA~1\Symantec\S32EVNT1.DLL
An Installable virtual Device Driver failed DLL initialization.
Choose 'Close' to terminate the application.

I press 'Ignore' then another window pops up saying:
16 Bit Windows Subsystem (Title of Window)
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT
The system file is not suitable for running applications. Choose 'Close to terminate the application.

What do I do? Is there a solution? :confused:
Thanks for the help!
P.S Also I have Windows XP

pixeldust
28-09-2005, 11:28 AM
A quick Google turned up the following:

You get a DOS Virtual Device Driver failure after you install a program which generates one of the following error messages. If you ignore the message, the program may or may not run. The problem is caused by the program corrupting the VDD value.

16 bit MS-DOS Subsystem
drive:\program path
XXXX. An installable Virtual Device Driver failed DLL initialization. Choose 'Close' to terminate the application.

-or-

16 bit MS-DOS Subsystem
drive:\program path
SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\VirtualDeviceDriv ers. VDD. Virtual Device Driver format in the registry is invalid. Choose 'Close' to terminate the application.
You can resolve the problem by deleting the value, followed by readding the value.

Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Key: SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\VirtualDeviceDriv ers
Name: VDD
Type: REG_MULTI_SZ

Delete the value. When you re-add VDD, when the multi-string editor appears with a blank entry. Leave the entry blank and click OK This should resolve the problem. The problem shows up on Windows 2000 and Windows XP systems. It can occur in Windows NT if someone (or some program) deletes the VDD value.

Edited - Cos I spose I should ask if you know how to edit the registry :)

bob_doe_nz
28-09-2005, 11:46 AM
Go and get DOSbox (http://dosbox.sourceforge.net/news.php?show_news=1) it a DOS emulator which supports Carmen Sandeigo.
See Here. (http://dosbox.sourceforge.net/comp_list.php?letter=W) FAQ for it is Here (http://dosbox.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php)

P.S
Mods, am I allowed to post the above?

Ali_C
28-09-2005, 12:29 PM
Thanks for the help but I am not sure on how to work the DOSbox software! Could someone explain it to me? Thanks

bob_doe_nz
28-09-2005, 12:43 PM
Oops, I forgot. Go get the DFend front end...
http://members.home.nl/mabus/ ...
It gives you a gui to work.

Morgenmuffel
28-09-2005, 12:47 PM
The Installation instructions are here (http://dosbox.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php?page=Basic+Setup+and+Installation+of+Dos Box)

Enoch
14-10-2005, 01:39 PM
I am having similar problems, however with a different game. I already got DOSBox and set it up as instructed. However, it refuses to install from a cd rom, always saying that it is an illegal command. Does DOSBox only work with downloaded games or something?
:badpc: