This only applies to releases prior to 2007.
The Setup program currently remains a 16-bit application for support for Windows 3.x (schools, hand-me-down systems, etc.). Please note that Microsoft no longer supports Windows 3.x at all - please consider this. Windows NT/2000/XP allow 16-bit progrmas via a "Windows on Windows" (WOW layer) compatibility subsystem. Normally this is transparent to the user.
- This is related to the file AUTOEXEC.NT located in the \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32 folder - it may be missing or corrupt.
- The best solution is to copy the file AUTOEXEC.NT from the \WINDOWS\REPAIR folder to the \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32 folder. If you are familiar with Windows Explorer, simply locate the file AUTOEXEC.NT in \WINDOWS\REPAIR, then copy and paste into \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32 (you may need to show files).
- To type the command directly:
- Start Menu | Run
- Type CMD, then click OK
- At the command prompt type COPY \WINDOWS\REPAIR\AUTOEXEC.NT \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32[Enter]
- Type EXIT[Enter]
- CONFIG.NT and COMMAND.COM can also cause this - For other information, see Microsoft's Knowledge Base Article 305521 and Article 324767.
- Supporting older versions of Windows - What a concept!
Original ID: PI300313
|Category: Installing||Type: Problem/Resolution||Product: General Issue|