How to troubleshoot missing or damaged files.

Question

Whenever I try to load a new program and sometimes when I try to open an existing program I get an error message that states:

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.

You also have the option to ignore, but either option freezes the application and you have to use the task manager to end task.

I tried to follow the instructions given by the microsoft website, but I am either doing something wrong or it's just not working. Any help you can offer will be appreciated!

Thanks,

Debby

Answer

This question was answered on June 3, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

The following files are missing or damaged:

"Config.nt

"Autoexec.nt

"Command.com

You maybe able to resolve this issue by:

1 Inserting the CD into the CD drive or DVD drive.

2 Click Start, and then click Run.

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

4 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

Type "Exit" to end command mode.

5 Start or install the program

IF THE ISSUE IS NOT RESOLVED, GO TO THE NEXT STEP.

6 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.

7 In Notepad, type the following entries:

dos=high, umb device=%SYTEMROOT%\sstem32\himem.sys files=40

8 On the File menu, click Save As.

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

10 On the File menu, click New.

11 In the new blank document, type the following entries:

@echo off lh %SYTEMROOT%\sstem32\mscdexnt.exe lh %SYTEMROOT%\sstem32\redir lh %SYTEMROOT%\sstem32\dosx SET BLASTER=A220 I5 D1 P330 T3

12 On the File menu, click Save As.

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

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

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

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

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

18 Locate the Command.com file, right-click the expanded Command.com file, and then click Copy.

19 Right-click the %SYTEMROOT%\Sstem32 folder, and then click Paste Restart your computer.

If the issue continues to occur, copy the Autoexec.nt and Config.nt files from the Repair folder in Windows to the System folder To do so, follow these steps:

1 Click Start, click Run, type c:\windows\repair, and then click OK.

2 Right-click autoexec.nt, and then click Copy

3 Click Start, click Run, type c:\windows\system32, and then click OK.

4 Right-click anywhere in that folder, and then click Paste.

5 Right-click the Autoexect.nt file that you just copied, and then click Properties.

6 Click to select Read-Only, and then click OK

7 Repeat steps 1 through 6 to copy the Config.nt file.

Note You must enable Read-Only permissions or the files will be removed after you restart Windows.

GOOD LUCK!

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Posted by Kisha of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on June 3, 2005