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Win16 Subsystem DOSX.EXE in AUTOEXEC.NT


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Elvenwarrior2001

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PLEASE help. I tried to run a program and I got this error message (without the quotes): "Win16 Subsystem DOSX.EXE in AUTOEXEC.NT and present in PATH"

I tried reinstalling the program, and I got the same error. I'm running Windows XP, and I have no idea why it's doing this. Please help.

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Sounds like you're running a 16 bit program on a 32 bit operating system. It is possible to run this though. I need to find out how, hang tight and I'll post an answer.

What program is it that you are trying to run?

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Sounds like you're running a 16 bit program on a 32 bit operating system.  It is possible to run this though.  I need to find out how, hang tight and I'll post an answer.

What program is it that you are trying to run?

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Artes Latinae Level Two, Version 1.1

It's a langauge learning program (Latin) and it ran perfectly for a long time before this.

Thank you so much for your help in advance. :D

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Perfectly on Xp or did you upgrade or change anything.

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Perfectly on Xp or did you upgrade or change anything.

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It's worked perfectly on XP. It just stopped working. <_< I can't think of any reason why it might have just stopped.

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Oh...and no, I didn't upgrade anything. I didn't upgrade the OS or the program, or anything else that would seem pertinent.

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Sounds like you're running a 16 bit program on a 32 bit operating system.  It is possible to run this though.  I need to find out how, hang tight and I'll post an answer.


Um...anything yet? <_<

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Sorry I took so long, but I think I got it figured out.

Click "My Computer" double click your hard drive and navigate to c:\windows\system32\config.nt
Right click config.nt and click open. Choose to select the program from a list. Choose Notepad. A text file will open with a bunch of lines with REM on the left. Scroll all the way to the bottom and add this line.

device=%SystemRoot%\system32\himem.sys

Do not add REM at the beginning

This is what mine looks like
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dos=high, umb
device=%SystemRoot%\system32\himem.sys
files=40

Click file in the top left of the window and click save. Exit out.

Next in the same system32 folder find autoexec.nt
Open this file in the same manner with notepad and scroll to the bottom of the text and add this line:

lh %SystemRoot%\system32\dosx.exe

Do not add REM at the beginning

Save this file the same way and exit out of the window.

Next look around in the c:\windows\system32 directory (you should still be in it) and make sure you have

himem.sys
dosx.exe

If you do then reboot your pc and run your programs, If you do not then let us know and I will find a way to get them off the XP installation disk or from somewhere else.
This should work but if you don't actually have himem.sys and dosx.exe in the system32 folder then it will not work until they are there.

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That seemed to have fixed it. <_< Thank you very much. You've been a great help! I greatly appreciate the time you took to figure it out for me. Thanx.

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Glad to hear it! Come back if you should need to... We'll be here. <_<

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The advice you gave previously was a great help to me a few minutes ago. My thanks for your research.

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<_< :D :D :P :o :D
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Nice. It helped more people than just me. <_<

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Thank you
I have been looking for a way to fix this challenge for some time. Thanks to you and your sugections. They worked, the game I Spy school days now plays.
This is my first post on this fourm as I only jouned to say, Thank you for all your time and effort in helping Elven in doing so you have helped me, thanks again.

keep it up
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