Subject: When Installing I get the error: 16 bit Windows Subsystem AUTOEXEC.NT The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and...
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posted on 2-10-06 at 13:20
When Installing I get the error: 16 bit Windows Subsystem AUTOEXEC.NT The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications.
The error message "16 bit Windows Subsystem: 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" is related to a
file missing in Windows' System32 folder.
In most cases it is caused by installing Windows XP Service Pack 2 as it removes certain files that are vital to the installation of many games.
We have a possible fix for this problem however. The first step you would need to take would be to click on the start menu and select Search for all
Files and Folders. In the search field type in: autoexec.nt
When the search finishes, you will likely only see one file located in C:\Windows\repair. Right click on this file and select copy, and then close
the search window. (If you see multiple autoexec.nt files located in the windows\repair folder copy them all at once by highlighting them before
clicking copy) Once back on the desktop, double click on My Computer, then double click on C: or Local Disk C:, then double click on the Windows
folder, and lastly double click on the System32 folder.
Once inside of the System32 folder, right click in the blank space in the folder and click paste. Once the Autoexec.net file finishes copying into the
System32 folder close all of the windows and restart the computer.
If you still have issues installing the game after following these steps you will need to visit http://www.microsoft.com and search the knowledge base for further fixes or contact Microsoft as this is a problem with the
operating system not recognizing certain types of installation file types and we have no further information on the subject.