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#1 richbluemurray

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Posted 01 May 2005 - 06:37 PM

I have had my computer for a while now (operating system xp home with sevice pack 2).. and it has various programs installed on it… but for some reason now if I am trying to install some programs I get the error message:
16 bit windows subsystem
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.

My son & daughter also have computers in their bedrooms.. my son’s computer has the same problem.. my daughter’s does not.
They all have similar programs on them.. I cannot see why this is happening. I have checked to see what program may have been installed on both computers that could cause this.. the only one I can see is ‘champioship manager 03-04’.. surely this game would not cause this problem?

I would be grateful of any help.
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Posted 01 May 2005 - 08:19 PM

Make sure that the program is suitable for 32 bit. There are programs for all os, and you must ensure that you have a program compatible with xp.(pay close attention to free programs, and don't check ignore if it comes up).
Spike's advice: Backup your data routinely.

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Posted 01 May 2005 - 08:29 PM

Some of the older programs, especially games, are not written to be compliant with the needs for Win XP. Some may have the option to run in compatability mode.

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Posted 01 May 2005 - 08:31 PM

Hello Richard and welcome to BC

This problem is caused by malware that alters and or deletes some basic system files. The last I heard the program was WinAdTools but that may have changed.

The quick fix is 16 bit_fix.exe. This will eliminate the error for the short term and allow you to install your programs.

For the long term solution, see How to submit a Hijackthis Log. The HJT team here is very knowledgeable and can help you remove this malware.

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#5 richbluemurray

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Posted 02 May 2005 - 07:47 AM

Thank you Gunner & Enthusiast
I appreciate both of your replies, though I have installed some of these programs before and have previously had no problems.
Thank you Leurgy
Your reply seems to be what I was looking for.. that information was very helpful & useful… really appreciate that.
I can see becoming a member of ‘Bleeping Computer’ is going to be very worthwhile.
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Posted 02 May 2005 - 08:15 AM

Your welcome Richard and thanks for posting back. Glad you find your membership worthwhile. Be sure and tell your friends what you found here too.

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