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title: :whistling: :wacko:xp. problem in command prompt window

.I opened a command prompt window (on my old Toshiba satellite laptop) which runs on xp.

I then cd to c:\windows\system32

all is ok at this point. then I key in > edit /?
(this should tell you how to use the old Dos-edit.

For most people, this all works fine. However, for me, *I *get an error message:

c:\windows\system32\command.com
c:\windows\system32\config.NT. The system file is not suitable for
running MS-DOS and Microsoft applications. Choose 'close' to
terminate the application.
|_ Close _| |_ Ignore _|

I think that I'm getting a clash between 16bit and 32bit operations, but *why* does mine not work, and it works fine for others.
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Welcome to GeeksToGo!

Check out this KB Article

Edited by jaxisland, 06 September 2007 - 10:50 AM.

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I went to the location and read. Looking at the registry,

here's what I saw:
NtfsDisable8dot3NameCreation REG_WORD 0x00000000 (0)
NtfsDisableLastAccessUpdate REG_EXPAND_SZ 1

Am I to assume that the second entry above is the one that disables the 8.3 ?

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Being reluctant to alter the registry, I tried the solution for system 2000, (none offered for xp).
It did not work. However, I did note that I do not have a c:\winnt\ directory. I do not know how to
create a folder that uses the 8.3 file-naming format when new files are created, instead of using long file names. So
how do I do it, or where is one that is already created?

still trying...
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Check out this Link - Use method 1

Edited by jaxisland, 06 September 2007 - 12:30 PM.

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Dang. Tried method 1. blind alley. I did a complete search through c:\windows for *.nt

search was empty. starting to feel dumb.
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