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#1 Lanscader

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Posted 04 August 2005 - 01:54 AM

I've tried to install some old games on my Win XP machine, and I have recieved the following error:

"C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXE.NT. The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications. Choose 'Close' to terminate the application."

The games I've tried so far have been Hellfire, SimCity 2000, and Star Wars: Rouge Squadron 3D. I have installed Hellfire and Sim City 2000 on a Win XP machine before,and they worked fine.

I've got more games to try, and malware scans to do, so I'll post an update in the morning.

EDIT: Sim City 3000 did not install either, and Star Trek Armada "encountered a problem and needs to close". Here is the error signature, if it helps anyone:

AppName: setup.exe AppVer: 0.0.0.0 ModName: setup.exe
ModVer: 0.0.0.0 Offset: 00011d2b

Could this have to do with the windows installer update that was on Windows Updates a while back? Should I try removing that and installing them again?

Edited by Lanscader, 04 August 2005 - 02:03 AM.

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Posted 04 August 2005 - 02:03 AM

hello there,you can left click on the .exe and go to compatability and choose your correct mode. It might work, it worked with a couple of my old EA games. Could be worth a try. Good luck!

Edited by lucent, 04 August 2005 - 02:04 AM.

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Posted 04 August 2005 - 02:05 AM

I tried setting it to Win 95 and 98 on one of the games, but it didn't help. I also restarted my computer, and that didn't work either.

Oh, I think you meant "right" click :thumbsup:

Edited by Lanscader, 04 August 2005 - 02:05 AM.

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Posted 04 August 2005 - 02:07 AM

hmm....I've got a demo of Sim City 2000 around somewhere, I'll see what happens and get back to ya!
er, yes i did mean right click, but i didn't really need to tell you that i guess.

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Posted 04 August 2005 - 02:19 AM

Umm.....no, i had to give it the old three finger salute. I could have sworn it ran before. Sorry dude, might need some look into it a bit further.
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Posted 04 August 2005 - 02:41 PM

I fixed it. I searched for autoexec.nt and found a solution here: http://www.iamnotageek.com/a/413-p1.php
Just in case you wanted to know.

EDIT: Actually, I spoke too soon. I still get the error I posted earlier for Star Trek: Armada. Any suggestions?

Edited by Lanscader, 04 August 2005 - 02:43 PM.

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Posted 04 August 2005 - 09:01 PM

I was able to successfully install armada on a Win 98 machine, but its a laptop and not suited to gaming (even RTS games. I've tried). I successfully installed it on my Dad's Win XP machine, so I think my machne has issues with the game (or Vice versa).

Edited by Lanscader, 04 August 2005 - 09:30 PM.

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Posted 04 August 2005 - 10:08 PM

The "Windows 16 bit subsystem" error can be fixed by downloading and running the file here.
If the problem continues to re-occur, you have malware on the system that is deleting one of the affected files.
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Posted 05 August 2005 - 01:40 AM

I had already fixed that error, but thanks anyway.

I still recieve the same error for Star Trek Armada.

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Posted 13 August 2005 - 01:28 AM

Anyone else know what the problem is? I really want to start playing this game...

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Posted 13 August 2005 - 10:48 AM

Try this one:

16bit_fix.exe

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Posted 13 August 2005 - 10:54 AM

That's the same file I pointed him to earlier Leurgy. Denny (djdenham) is hosting it on his site for the Dell people.
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Posted 13 August 2005 - 11:08 AM

Oh ok. Your link popped up the download so I wasn't sure where it was coming from. It was worth a try. :thumbsup:

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