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  1. #1
    petermac
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    Default Older windows package now won't open

    doesn't have recently purchased a new computer running WinXP and transferred everything off my old ME system . To my surprise even my older cashbook worked fine on the new system until recently . I hadn't accessed the program for a couple of weeks and now when I try to load the program I get the following error message....

    16 Bit sub System


    C:\Windows\system32\autoexec.NT . The system file is not suitable for running MS-Dos and Microsoft windows applications. Choose close to teriminate the application.

    The program doesn't open at all. The only major chance to the system over the last few weeks was having broadband wireless installed.

    Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.



  2. #2
    johnboy
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    Default Re: Older windows package now won't open

    Have a look at this mskb and see if it applies to you.
    Error message when you install or start an MS-DOS or 16-bit Windows-based program
    here
    hth

  3. #3
    Pete O\'Neil
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    Default Re: Older windows package now won't open

    Did you do a proper install of cashbook or did you just copy over the previous installation?

  4. #4
    petermac
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    Default Re: Older windows package now won't open

    I did a proper install off 3 1/2 disks when i first reloaded on to the new machine and it worked fine . I find now that the same error message comes up when trying to reinstall off the disks. Will look at the options on the first thread.

    Thanks Pete

  5. #5
    petermac
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    Default Re: Older windows package now won't open

    This looks promising . Will work my way though and see what happens

    Thanks

  6. #6
    beama
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    Default Re: Older windows package now won't open

    if none of the above works 16 bit access in xp is controlled by c:windows\system32\autoexec.nt replace this file with the backup found in c:\windows\repair copy and paste will do it

  7. #7
    petermac
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    Default Re: Older windows package now won't open

    Thanks beama,

    went looking in C:\Windows\repair for the missing file but the only file in there is system.bak. Is there anywhere else I could find it

  8. #8
    petermac
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    Default Re: Older windows package now won't open

    I also used window seach to try and track down the autoexec.nt file but it found nothing

  9. #9
    Mada
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    Default Re: Older windows package now won't open

    You may need to buy a new cashbook program that is 32-bit compatable.

    Try MYOB or Cashbook Complete, or if you're a home user, Microsoft Money.
    You could also find something for sale at http://www.trademe.co.nz/

  10. #10
    CYaBro
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    Default Re: Older windows package now won't open

    Make sure when doing the search for the autoexec.nt file that you have set it to look in hidden and system folders as well.

    I had this same error after the PC got a virus so make sure your AV software is up-to-date and run a scan.

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