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    hi all,
    every time is start my computer i get the message below,i dont know if it is a serious problem but my guess is that it should not appear.

    16 bit windows subsystem
    C:\winnit\system32AUTOEXEC.NT.
    THE system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and microsoft windows applications
    Choose ''close'' to terminate the application.
    close ignore.

    how do i stop this from appearing
    many thanks for your help in thius matter

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    thanks very much for your help ,but as a person who gets lost in techie stuff easily ...i got lost but thanks anyway

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    Do have the XP program disk ?

    BG

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    i run windows2000 pro but dont have disc
    smod

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    i tried that bear but the result is the same i made sure that read only was checked
    smod

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    Try this:
    Go to C:/WINNT/repair
    Right-click on 'autoexec.nt.' and select copy
    Go to C:/WINNT/System32
    Select Edit > Paste
    If asked to overwrite select Yes.

    (Your drive letter may not be C:)

    I've seen this error quite a few times. More so on XP than 2000.
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    Hi

    I can give you a URL to download the correct file for your o\s from, if you need it...

    try riccbhard's way first, if you have a good copy in your repair folder, then it will work.

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    hi... tried ricc's solution but didnt work ...
    smod

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