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Error Message 16bit Windows system

by Graham101 / March 5, 2005 12:25 AM PST

When trying to install software onto my new computer which is running windows XP I get the following messgae

headed : 16 bit window system

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT

The system file is not suitable for running MS_DOS and microsoft windows applications.

Close to terminate the application

What does this mean? and how do I get round it.
Any help much appreciated
Graham

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Just FYI...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 5, 2005 12:26 AM PST

If you used the forum search, you would already had your answer and solution.

Can I ask why you didn't look around?

Bob

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by Graham101 / March 5, 2005 1:37 AM PST
In reply to: Just FYI...

I am very sorry I came here for some help!! I will now try the forum

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by Graham101 / March 5, 2005 1:41 AM PST
In reply to: Just FYI...

Following your advise I have looked around the forum but with no luck.

Would you be able to give me a few pointers being a novice I would apreciate any help.

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For example...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 5, 2005 2:20 AM PST
In reply to: Forum
http://cma.zdnet.com/texis/forums/search.html and typing in "16 bit" without quotes finds former discussions.

Any forum may ask you to use their search to avoid repeated issues and questions. If you feel this is unfair in some way, please tell why.

Bob
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Re: Searching
by JamesJ / March 5, 2005 2:07 AM PST

This is a forum. He was just suggesting that you search the forum(s) for a solution before asking a question that may have already been answered. That's just generally a good idea. You may find an answer quicker and it keeps the forum from being cluttered by the same questions being asked over and over again.

Above this message should be a search box. Just type in autoexec.nt (from the error message you posted) and hit Enter and you'll see plenty of messages referencing that same error (which shows that you're not the only one who doesn't look before asking :-)). Check some of those for a solution.

James

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