How to resolve this error message?

Question

I keep getting this error message when I try to install a new program on cd-rom. It says:

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUOTEXEC.NT. The System file is not suitbale for running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications. Choose 'Close' to terminate the application.

It just started 2 days ago and I have no clue whats going on please help!

Answer

This question was answered on March 13, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

This issue may occur if Config.nt, Autoexec.nt, and/or Command.com files are missing or damaged:

To revolve this issue:

1 Insert 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

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

5 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.

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.

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Posted by Kera of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 13, 2005