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Want To Install Old Game On New Computer And

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#1 dudster13


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Posted 24 January 2006 - 11:23 PM

my old games wont install on my brothers computer but it worked fine on my buddys everytime i go to install i get a mesage that says windows\system32\autoexec.nt. the system file is not suitable for running dos or windows aplications then if i ignore nothing happens i can get to the start screen in compatability mode but then id doesnt recognise the disk is in the drive

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Posted 25 January 2006 - 01:21 AM

Win XP does have a DOS compatibility mode, but it isn't al that it's cracked up to be. Your best bet would probably be dula-booting hte machine with XP for most stuff and Win 98 for your older games.
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Posted 25 January 2006 - 09:46 AM

Hello dudster13 and welcome to BC.

That error message is a result of corrupt or missing startup files in XP. You can download 16bit_fix.exe to correct this error and install your games.

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 09:48 AM

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.


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