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I have a problem when I try to use some older applications on CDs - the problem started a couple of years ago when I got a new PC

I get the following error message:


16 bit windows subsystem message
C:\windows\system32\AUTOEXEC.NT
The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows Applications


This is annoying as I want to access some of the software from these CDs including drivers.

Is there anyway of getting my PC to work with these CDs?

Thanks in advance for any help...
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could you describe/list some of the applications? as well as what drivers you'd be needing off of these disks? one would assume that if these are old drivers that they probably aren't compatible with XP
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This problem occurs often with CDs from magazines which are supposed to autorun.

It also occurs when I try to directly run the *.exe files.

This means that a lot of old software which I still would like to use will not work on my PC.

It also affects some CDs with drivers - for example the hp CD that came with my 940c deskjet printer will not work
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there's a probability that the programs on these disks aren't compatable with xp....it's very likely

there's also a probability that your printer is not supported either (or at least the drivers that are on that cd) you may want to go to the hp website and see if you can find your printer and see if they have xp drivers for it
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Howdy:

Try THIS FIX and see if it helps at all !!

Murray
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That fix worked perfectly - thanks a million Murray - my old CDs and drivers now work
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