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Old 03-27-2005, 04:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Im trying to install a video game that says "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" and it says Close or Terminate

What do i do Im rinning XP home on a gateway and enough Memory and everything i need (or obviously not)
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Old 03-27-2005, 05:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds like a compatability issue. Some applications are to old to run on XP due to all sorts of issues.

I beleive the links below should help you.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u...appcompat.mspx

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http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u...ebruary18.mspx
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Old 03-27-2005, 05:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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What game are you trying to run and how old is it? You may need an older machine such as a Win 98 as Win XP is not compatible with rather old games
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I've had this problem before. I just don't remember what I did to resolve it. Must have done something right, since I got it to work, though.
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Old 03-28-2005, 07:42 AM   #5 (permalink)
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The links I provided tell you how to run applications [ such as games etc ] on XP acting as if it were Windows 95 etc.
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Right click the EXE of the game and select the compatibility mode, then pick what OS it would be compatible with ie:95,98,ME
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