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MS Dos Subsystem Error

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#1 mjunk


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Posted 03 January 2012 - 12:33 AM

I am running Windows XP in a 5 year old system. As you would expect its startup has gotten slower over time. I ran an advanced system optimizer v2 to try to improve performance. It did, but after that i noticed that i get two errors on start up. Two black dos screens open up. The first is labelled 16 Bit MS Dos Subsystem c:\documents and settings\all users\startmenu\programs\startyo\adobe Acrobat Speed Launcher.lnk. The second is similar with a file name powerr-1.exe. Then little error messages pop up related to these as follows: NTVDM.CPU has encountered an illegal instruction.... It then gives me the option to ignore or cancel. If I select ignore, the message pops up again. If i cancel then it disappears and my computer seems to work fine, for a few minutes and them it crawls to a halt. Restoring from the optimizer changes has not resolved the problem. Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks.

I'm having the same problem. Any solutions?

Edited by hamluis, 03 January 2012 - 08:46 AM.
Split from different topic, PM sent new OP.

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 08:50 AM

Please provide pertinent details...such as system manufacturer and model, when the error appears, etc., when problems began, etc.


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