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by angles456 / November 1, 2004 9:12 AM PST

I have an MSDOS file which was working fine until yesterday. Now I get a message as follows:
On blue task bar "16 bit MS-DOS Subsystem"
In window "C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\Desktop\GLOBAL.pif
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."
Am running XP1 with all updates(not XP2).
Any ideas?

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Re: MSDOS and XP?
by Yew / November 1, 2004 10:25 AM PST
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First things first... It's a small thing, but a bit of a pet peeve... It's SP2 not XP2, as in Service Pack 1 and 2.

Now, a lot of problems like you describe are the result of spyware. If you're using Internet Explorer and/or Outlook Express, it's pretty much a given you have spyware on your system. Start by running AdAware and Spybot to clean up your system, see if that doesn't solve the problem.

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Re: MSDOS and XP? and Spyware damage.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 1, 2004 11:16 AM PST
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Re: MSDOS and XP? and Spyware damage.
by angles456 / November 1, 2004 7:01 PM PST

Thank you so much Bob. The solution is so simple, when you know what to do. Please also thank Grif for me. Even though he probably isn't even aware of my request for help, his suggestions worked for me.
Thanks again. YOU GUYS ROCK!!!

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