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C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT.


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morfius

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When I try installing games which are suitable for windows xp such as the sims, I get an error meassage which says:

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.

Any help on how to fix this would be appreciated thanks.
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Get the XP Fix here, 2 down

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Which sims are you installing?
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Thank you so much for the xp fix link. It has replaced the corrupt files/ error. You deserve an award.

Cheerz :tazz:
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HI,
I have the same problem in windows 2000 prof., did you have any patch or fix for this?
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Here's how Microsoft have you go about resolving it, not as easy as XP. Will have a look for something else if this does not work. Let me know

Knowledge Base Resolution
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Ignore the title, if you scroll down to applies to W2K Pro listed
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Good afternoon! I have followed several of the fixes for windows xp autoexec.nt problem. And each of them has worked until I shutdown my laptop. Upon reboot I get the same error again. So far I copy the autoexec.nt file from Windows/repair into the system32 folder and it works until I shutdown again. Got an suggestions on how to make this fix permanent?
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The Fix 2nd post self installs and no-one has mentioned it not being permanent
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To make that permanent, go into c:\windows\system32\ and make autoexec.nt, config.nt, and command.com read only, they will stick after a reboot that way.
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Hey Keith,

After figuring out the correct way to save the autoexec.nt in read only and text format, your solution works just fine. Thank you so much!
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Hey Cryptie,

You solution worked just fine. Please see my original reply to Keith above. Thank you so much. - DocDiel
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OKAY GUYS LISTEN UP - This is the BEST way to fix this problem. I had exactly the same problem - c:\windows\system32\autoexec.nt missing and i tell you it was damm annoying. I tried a few things, and then finally i fixed the problem.... easy as PIE.

Right all you need is someone who has another WINDOWS XP computer and a black CD!

1) Go on your friends computer and go to run and enter:

c:\windows\system32

2) in this file, find autoexec.nt (there are a lot in there, but its near the top - its a programme)

3) Put a blank formatted CD into the drive, and COPY this file onto the CD


NOW back to your computer -

1) Put the cd into your drive, and copy this programme file into your system32. (to get there c:\windows\system32

AND THATS IT!! It worked for me! I tried all the other ways and they were either too complicated or didnt work with the windows XP cd!

Seriously try this, it worked for me i promise. :tazz:

Any questions email me, Annabelle 18

EASY EASY EASY PEASY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![SIZE=7][COLOR=blue]
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Get the XP Fix here, 2 down

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I had that same Windows error when I attempted to open a Form Flow file.That was too easy!! The patch immediately fixed the problem. :tazz: Thanks again.
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:) :tazz: :) :woot: kept getting message C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT. error found this site and found "win fix" link and at last i have the problem fixed THANK YOU SO MUCH!! local comp tech had no clue what i was talking about when i asked about this problem tryed windows update did not help or even address problem i was having keep up the good work will tell everyone i know about this site who has a problem EVEN THE TECH i asked !!
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