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sharonworrell

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When I first got my Dell Dimension 8400, I installed 3 MS-DOS programs and ran them successfully, albeit in a smaller black screened area. I was just grateful they ran. Came a time when I quit using them for a couple months. I have no idea (not a clue) why they no longer run, but here is the error message:
16-Bit Windows Subsystem
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.

Waiting patiently for a probable simple answer...sharon
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samiko

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Look at this article

http://support.micro...7&Product=winxp
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"Bless-a-heart" Samiko...It's late, will try tomorrow when I can concentrate better. Am so grateful for your Quick Reply!

Edited by sharonworrell, 14 July 2005 - 02:13 AM.

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sorry Sharonworrell its early morning here. But give it a try and let me know.
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Samiko...You are my hero!! I followed your link to the exact error message applicable to my problem and printed it out. I carefully followed the directions, and my problem vanished! My MS-DOS programs work as they did on my 286 machine. What comfort.

Is there some particular 'thing' I might have done to corrupt 3 such basic files? I did have a virus ( operative word, 'did'). Could that have corrupted all three?

Thank you again for the speedy, exact solution.
p.s. My granddaughter *loves* your graphic
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