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#1 Birdy3_uk

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Posted 03 January 2005 - 04:42 PM

I am trying to install software to run with a ADSL modem/Router..But that aint really important. whenever I try and run the installation program from cd I get the error "This file is not suitable for running MS-Dos and microsoft Windows applications. Click close to terminate" Then get the choise of close or ignore and both close the program. I also tried downloading the program in case the cd was corrupt but the exact same error occured.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.. need to run this program. Thanks in advance Tom.

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Posted 03 January 2005 - 06:20 PM

I just found this on the web

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314106

and this is the problem I am having. Turns out its is my NTVDM subsystem as I have ran command.com (points 1 and 2 in the above link) and the error I reported above comes up. Problem is I dont understand the instructions on how to mend it...Can someone help me by giving me a step-by-step how to do it/ how to follow the instructions given at this link as I am not very computery.

Thanks very much Tom

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Posted 03 January 2005 - 06:36 PM

They want you to edit config.nt and autoexec.nt if there is anything other than the following in them:

Config.nt
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dos=high, umb
device=%SystemRoot%\System32\Himem.sys
files=20

Autoexec.nt
-----------

lh %SystemRoot%\System32\Mscdexnt.exe
lh %SystemRoot%\System32\Redir
lh %SystemRoot%\System32\Dosx
lh %SystemRoot%\System32\Nw16 (only if CSNW is installed)
lh %SystemRoot%\System32\Vwipxspx (only if CSNW is installed)

Click the Start button, and then click Run.
2. In the Open box, type command.com, and then click OK.
3. type in edit config.nt and press enter.
This should show that file.
4. Type in edit autoexec.nt and press enter.
This should show that file.

To do edit these I'll make an example. Say your config.nt looks like this instead of the above:

Config.nt
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dos=high, umb
device=%SystemRoot%\System32\Himem.sys
device=%SystemRoot%\System32\Emm386.exe
files=20

The third line should not be there so you would type rem with a space to make it look like:

Config.nt
---------
dos=high, umb
device=%SystemRoot%\System32\Himem.sys
rem device=%SystemRoot%\System32\Emm386.exe
files=20

This will cause windows to ignore that line. You "rem" it out.

If you can copy your config.nt and autoexec.nt files in here we can show you what to do.

BTW, you will not see %SystemRoot% as that is an example. It will be something like C:\Winnt\System32\Himem.sys

Edited by Leurgy, 03 January 2005 - 06:40 PM.

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Posted 03 January 2005 - 06:44 PM

Having said that, if this is an External ADSL Modem/Router you shouldn't need any software. Can you give some details on your system (CPU, MB) and the Modem/Router. Is this USB or connected through a network card?

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Posted 03 January 2005 - 06:58 PM

Cheers for responding Leurgy. ll try the points in the first post. My computer is a edion something or toher, only a year or 2 old. My adsl mode/ router is an ADSL Home station from site com with 1 USB port, connectd to my computer for internet and 4 ethernet ports for networking.

The software that needs installing is to configure the modem to my ISP I think.

Thanks for the help I will get back once I have tried the stages above.

Cheers Tom

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Posted 03 January 2005 - 07:02 PM

When I try and run command.com, I get the same error message I got previously about The file not being suitable for running MS-Dos and microsoft windows applications. The same message as above. Meaning I can't open command.com.


Hope you can halp me. Cheers Tom

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Posted 04 January 2005 - 06:10 AM

Is there any way I can replace the command.com file in system32 folder with the original version of it from somewhere? becasue the problem seems to be with that

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Posted 04 January 2005 - 06:26 AM

What OS are you useing if it's XP the run command is cmd no .com with it

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Posted 04 January 2005 - 06:48 AM

Dannyboy, yeh Ive got XP. Ive used CMD to try and edit the confg.nt and autoexec files, so I type edit config.nt and press enter as Leurgy said and I get the same error message that I am trying to get rid of.."This file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Windows applications click close to terminate."

Duno what the hells wrong with my computer but your help is appreciated and I would be very glad if you could help me sort this problem.

Thanks Tom

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Posted 04 January 2005 - 06:51 AM

If it any help to anyone, the error message written above actually begins with "C:\Windows\system 32\autoexec.nt. This file i not suitable for running MS-Dos and windows applications......" So presumably the problem is with that autoexec.nt file ?!?! I duno

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Posted 04 January 2005 - 09:12 AM

"C:\Windows\system 32\autoexec.nt. This file i not suitable for running MS-Dos and windows applications......"

Thats what the windows site was saying in the link you gave us. There is a line in autoexec.nt that needs to be "remmed out". Try this:

Click Start.
Open My Computer.
Select the Tools menu and click Folder Options.
Select the View Tab.
Under the Hidden files and folders heading select Show hidden files and folders.
Uncheck the Hide protected operating system files (recommended) option.
Click Yes to confirm.
Click OK.

Now go to Start>Search>Search files and folders and search for autoexec.nt. Right click on that file and choose edit or open with. Open with Notepad if you have to. Copy that file and paste what is there in your reply.

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Posted 04 January 2005 - 06:32 PM

Well I searched for autoexec.nt and it came up with two matching files.

C:\Windows\Repair\autoexec.nt which when opened with notepad gives....




"@echo off

REM AUTOEXEC.BAT is not used to initialize the MS-DOS environment.
REM AUTOEXEC.NT is used to initialize the MS-DOS environment unless a
REM different startup file is specified in an application's PIF.

REM Install CD ROM extensions
lh %SystemRoot%\system32\mscdexnt.exe

REM Install network redirector (load before dosx.exe)
lh %SystemRoot%\system32\redir

REM Install DPMI support
lh %SystemRoot%\system32\dosx

REM The following line enables Sound Blaster 2.0 support on NTVDM.
REM The command for setting the BLASTER environment is as follows:
REM SET BLASTER=A220 I5 D1 P330
REM where:
REM A specifies the sound blaster's base I/O port
REM I specifies the interrupt request line
REM D specifies the 8-bit DMA channel
REM P specifies the MPU-401 base I/O port
REM T specifies the type of sound blaster card
REM 1 - Sound Blaster 1.5
REM 2 - Sound Blaster Pro I
REM 3 - Sound Blaster 2.0
REM 4 - Sound Blaster Pro II
REM 6 - SOund Blaster 16/AWE 32/32/64
REM
REM The default value is A220 I5 D1 T3 and P330. If any of the switches is
REM left unspecified, the default value will be used. (NOTE, since all the
REM ports are virtualized, the information provided here does not have to
REM match the real hardware setting.) NTVDM supports Sound Blaster 2.0 only.
REM The T switch must be set to 3, if specified.
SET BLASTER=A220 I5 D1 P330 T3

REM To disable the sound blaster 2.0 support on NTVDM, specify an invalid
REM SB base I/O port address. For example:
REM SET BLASTER=A0
"

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And the other file is C:\Windows\System32\AUTOEXEC.NT_

A when opened with notepad gives loads of random symbols and numbers..presumably because it can't be opened with notepad properly.

Duno wether this is what you were expecting...It sure means nothing to me though.

Tom

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Posted 04 January 2005 - 07:01 PM

Tom this really isn't much help but yer not alone it appears
http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navc...q=autoexec%2Ent

All of them seem to have the same symptoms and solutions.
I suggest printing out the instructions you decide to try that way ya don't fergit a step.

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Posted 04 January 2005 - 09:22 PM

Birdy

Thats exactly what I was looking for and this is what you need to dO:

The easiest is simply inserting the Windows XP CD into the CD drive and clicking start --> Run and entering:


expand X:\i386\autoexec.nt_ c:\windows\system32\autoexec.nt

Replace X:\ with your CD ROM drive letter.

That should fix you up by replacing autoexec.nt with a fresh one that is not altered.

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Posted 04 January 2005 - 09:36 PM

Alternately, download and run 16bit_fix.exe from here.
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