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by Marc985 / November 27, 2004 12:05 AM PST
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Re: Printer Driver Prob
by Cursorcowboy / November 27, 2004 12:25 AM PST
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1. The article [Q324767] explains error messages you may receive should they become missing or damaged, and the repair procedures for extracting the files "Config.nt" and "Autoexec.nt" from the Windows media into the "%SYSTEMROOT%\System32 folder". Also, please note the hyperlinks contained in the section "MORE INFORMATION" for additional troubleshooting.

2. Since Windows allocates resources according to its settings and manages devices accordingly, users can change performance options that control how programs use memory, including paging file size, or environment variables - a string consisting of environment information, such as a drive, path, or file name, associated with a symbolic name that can be used by Windows. A user may also use the SET command from the command prompt to define environment variables.

a. Verify that the default items contained in the Config.nt and Autoexec.nt files are present and in the proper order. Example:

dos=high, umb

@echo off
lh %SystemRoot%\system32\mscdexnt.exe
lh %SystemRoot%\system32\redir
lh %SystemRoot%\system32\dosx
SET BLASTER=A220 I5 D1 P330 T3

b. Users can add (new), modify, or remove an environment variable (right-click My Computer, Properties, Advanced, Environment variables) which is established during Setup by some programs, and those by users. Changes are written to the registry (Global Environment Variables) and are usually effective immediately. However, after a change to user environment variables is made, any open software programs should be restarted to force them to read the new values.

3. Running some MS-DOS programs properly might require that you change the system configuration used by the MS-DOS virtual machine, [Microsoft

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Re: Printer Driver Prob
by Marc985 / November 27, 2004 12:53 AM PST lost me within 5 lines of reading that

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Re: Printer Driver Prob
by Marc985 / November 27, 2004 1:02 AM PST

Also i read the article and I downloaded the what do i type instead of the Cd rom thing that i read

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Re: Printer Driver Prob
by Cursorcowboy / November 27, 2004 7:06 AM PST

If you mean the XP_Fix.exe program, their instruction were at that site:


We recommend that you download this file and save it to your desktop or to another location where you can find it. Double click on the file to run it once it's downloaded. If problem reoccurs in the future, simply re-run this program.

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