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Is this a problem?

Discussion in 'Software' started by Afc, Jun 9, 2005.

  1. Afc

    Afc New Member

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    Hello everyone I would appreciate any thoughts on the following.

    When I click on connect on my Supanet Isp just prior to it dialing up I get this message,

    16bit MS-DOS Subsystem
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\command.com
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT. The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications. Chose close to terminate the application.

    I click on close and the computer dials up and connects as normal. I have tried to do a system restore but the computer wont even let me do that.

    Any advice much appreciated.
     
  2. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Sounds like a crap driver m8.

    btw, welcome to CF - why not swing by New Members and say a "hello" to the Guys. Always easier to help when we get to know you a little better :)
     
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  3. nugget
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    Did you install any software from the particular ISP?

    If so maybe try uninstalling the software , rebooting and then re-installing it again. Could be a bad driver problem like Jak said.

    I take it you are running Windows XP but how old is the PC/laptop? and also the modem?

    This is taken from the autoexec.nt file
    You might also try looking in any ISP provided software installed program files for a .pif file to edit or at least point you in the right direction.
     
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  4. AJ

    AJ Administrator Administrator

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    I've had this problem with some old games that my son was trying to load. I'm running XP with SP2. Try following this LINK from Microsoft. It does work :biggrin
     
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  5. nugget
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    AJ, you're a star.:D
     
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  6. Afc

    Afc New Member

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    Thanks for the advice everyone.

    Jakamoko I will put a little intro in the newbie section tomorrow.
     
  7. Jamin.

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    Hi,
    we have the same problem when a hotfix is installed, cant remember which one at the mo, but will find out if you need it. It messed with the 8.3 filename legacy support , meaning we could not run and command prompt tools etc!
    A quick fix is to change your temp directory variable from
    C:\Documents and settings\username\etc etc
    to
    C:\Winnt\temp
    but this is not advisable on multiuser systems!
    Jam.
     
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  8. AJ

    AJ Administrator Administrator

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    Thanks Nugget, but it's what we are here for :biggrin
     
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  9. nugget
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    For some strange reason, most of the time I never think of going to the MS site.:oops:
     
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  10. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    Maybe you are a closet Linuxophile. Linux geeks have a real aversion to all things Microsoft for some reason. :tongue
     
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