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16 bit windows subsystem error message

by Walter E / February 1, 2009 6:39 AM PST

I have Win XP Pro, Service pack 3 and all is current with the latest updates.
My printer was not printing every other page as it used to do so I called Epson.
The Tech had me uninstall my Epson printer with add remove and also from device manager. Then he had me download the latest printer drivers from Epson and them the subject title error message came up. He asked me to call Microsoft as he had no idea of what I could do correct this problem.
The balance of the error message is:
System file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows Applications. Chose Close or Ignore

Any help will be appreciated.

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Tried your solution and can not continue
by Walter E / February 2, 2009 7:34 AM PST

Fix was downloaded and asked for Dell Dimension 8300 XP disk. I put in disk and message said the version I had was newer than the disk. My disk was the XP Pro Version 1 and I am now on Version 3 Any ideas of how to proceed.
Note that the files I downloaded are for XP only.

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Apology, your solution did work.
by Walter E / February 3, 2009 1:43 AM PST

After downloading the program I tried to install the printer but it would not. I then rebooted and it worked just fine.
The problem is that the instructions do not indicate the steps to take.
However,my thanks for your fast response and help.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 3, 2009 2:01 AM PST

You're telling me Microsoft doesn't provide complete instructions.

I'm smiling.

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by Walter E / February 3, 2009 2:48 AM PST
In reply to: So...

How come you didn't,smarty??
Seriously, thank again.

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