While trying to install a program for my daughter, I got the error message:
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.
There is a 'close' button and an 'ignore' button. But no matter which you choose the application ends.
I went to Microsoft's website support and searched the problem. It tells me that that message means I have a missing or corrupt file (it listed 3 possibilites) and gave me direction on how to fix it. I'm supposed to put my Windows 2000 server or 2003 server cd into my cd drive. However, I don't have one!! I only have the XP cd which came with my computer. I put IT in and followed the directions given:
START, RUN <cmd>
expand d:\i386\autoexec.nt c:\windows\system32\autoexec.nt
BUT, I get an error message saying it cannot open the d:\i386 file.
So how do I fix these files??
Any help would be greatly appreciated as I have a very impatient 8 and 6 year old waiting to try this 'stupid' game that mommy can't get running! ARGH!
Edited by mrsstetz, 07 January 2005 - 10:29 PM.