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operating system is windows xp
gateway ev700 i keep getting this error 16 bit windows subsystem: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT. The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft windows application. Choose ?close? to terminate the application. What should I do?

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you are trying to run a DOS or 16bit program that is crashing - does this occur when you run a particular program or when you login? - the file Autoexec.NT is similar to the old dos based systems like DOS, Win3.1,9X &ME that used to have a file called autoexec.bat which was loaded during boot.- In XP if you run a DOS/16 bit program it automatically calls the autoexec.NT file to emulate DOS - the file is located in c:\win\system32
Use a text editor to look at this file as it is essentially a batch file and see if you can see any thing which has been added. If you like you can email me the contents (see my profile).
also see this link
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;324767
let us know how u go
Peter

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