What is missing Autoexec.nt or damaged

Question

I try to play a game that I already installed on my computer, and all I get is a windows that says E:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT. The system file is not suitable for running MS DOS and Microsoft Windows applications. What does this mean?

Answer

This question was answered on August 3, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

What is missing Autoexec.nt or damaged

I found this issue in Microsoft Knowledge Base Article  324767

Here is what it says is that autoexec.nt is missing or damaged it give you a couple of steps on how to fix it Here is that page. http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;324767

Error Message When You Install or Start an MS-DOS or 16-Bit Windows Based Program

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SYMPTOMS

If you try to start or install an MS-DOS-based or a 16-bit Windows-based program on your Windows XP-based computer, you may receive an error message that is similar to one of the following:

16-bit MS-DOS Subsystem

path to the program that you are trying to start or install

C:\Winnt\System32\config.nt The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications Choose 'Close' to terminate the application.

16-bit MS-DOS Subsystem

path to the program that you are trying to start or install

config.nt The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications Choose 'Close' to terminate the application

16-bit MS-DOS Subsystem

path to the program that you are trying to start or install

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

Although you may be prompted to quit the program or ignore the error message, either selection makes the program quit

CAUSE

This issue may occur if one or more of the following files are missing or damaged:

" Config.nt

" Autoexec.nt

" Command.com

RESOLUTION

To resolve this issue:

1. Click Start, and then click Run.

2. In the Open box, type cmd, and then click OK.

3. At the command prompt, type the following commands, pressing ENTER after each command:

expand CD-ROM Drive Letter:\i386\config.nt_ c:\windows\system32\config.nt

expand CD-ROM Drive Letter:\i386\autoexec.nt_ c:\windows\system32\autoexec.nt

expand CD-ROM Drive Letter:\i386\command.co_ c:\windows\system32\command.com

exit

4. Start or install the program If the issue is resolved, do not complete the remaining steps If the issue is not resolved, go to the next step.

5. Note: The Command.com file is not edited or created in this in the following process Because of this, you may have to expand it from your Windows XP CD-ROM

Start Notepad.

6. In Notepad, type the following entries:

7. dos=high, umb

8 device=%SYTEMROOT%\sstem32\himem.sys

files=40

9. On the File menu, click Save As.

10. In the File Name box, type Config.nt, and then click Save Close the Config.nt file.

11. On the File menu, click New.

12. In the new blank document, type the following entries:

13. @echo off

14. lh %SYTEMROOT%\sstem32\mscdexnt.exe

15. lh %SYTEMROOT%\sstem32\redir

16. lh %SYTEMROOT%\sstem32\dosx

SET BLASTER=A220 I5 D1 P330 T3

17. On the File menu, click Save As.

18. In the File Name box, type Autoexec.nt, and then click Save Close the Autoexec.nt file.

19. Start Windows Explorer Locate the Config.nt file, right-click the Config.nt file, and then click Copy.

20. Right-click the %SYTEMROOT%\Sstem32 folder, and then click Paste.

21. Locate the Autoexec.nt file, right-click the Autoexec.nt file, and then click Copy.

22. Right-click the %SYTEMROOT%\Sstem32 folder, and then click Paste.

I know it long but i hope it help or at least answer your question Good Luck

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Posted by robert of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on August 3, 2004