Why do I get error message "C:\winnt\system32\config.nt"?

Question

when I start MS-DOS based program on my Windows XP based computer I get the error masage: C:\winnt\system32\config.nt. The System file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows Application. ...

I did found on Microsoft knowladge based artickle which soled the problem but I have to do the process every day....can you help me out how can I fix it for good?

Sincerely

David

Answer

This question was answered on December 13, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

This error sometimes occurs on Windows 2000 or Windows XP if the files Windows needs to run DOS programs have been damaged or deleted Microsoft has information on how to fix this problem at http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=324767

This sort of file corruption should normally never happen, so if you see this error message, you should be asking yourself: Do I have a Virus? Is there spyware on my computer? Is my hard drive broken?

In some situations, the named file may not be config.nt or autoexec.nt, and might instead be something like C:/~ In that case, the instructions on the microsoft website will not help you restore the damaged file, but the cause of the problem is probably still the same Virus or spyware

Try looking at this web site and see if it helps Its how to troubleshoot MS-DOS programs running on Windows XP.

http://www.jsiinc.com/SUBM/tip6000/rh6041.htm

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Posted by Henry of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on December 13, 2004