Problem installing VB 6.0

Posted on 2005-05-06
Last Modified: 2010-05-02
Upon starting the installation of VB 6.0, I get the following error before setup.exe crashes: "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications"

HELP, what do I need to do?
Question by:Draner
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    Windows XP, right?

    The default settings in autoexec.nt are:

        lh %SystemRoot%\system32\mscdexnt.exe

        lh %SystemRoot%\system32\redir

        lh %SystemRoot%\system32\dosx

    Basically, everything else is REMed out.  (I also have an added setting for SoundBlaster but that should be irrelevant).

    How might your settings compare?

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    Search your hard drive for the file AUTOEXEC.NT (it should be in C:\I386 if I remember correctly). Copy the file to the C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32 directory.

    For some reason, this file seems to be missing a lot. I've come across at least 3 of these cases in the past few months. Maybe a virus deletes it. I'd recommend a thorough scan with an updated virus scanner.
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    Burbble has the right answer
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    I should clarify that searching for and copying the AUTOEXEC.NT file will immediately solve the problem. A virus scan would only be a precaution to make sure nothing else is wrong.
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    This has probably already been answered, however here is a PAQ :

    Along with the microsoft knowledge base on how to fix that problem :;en-us;324767

    This is by using the xp cd :) I prefer to extract it from the xp cd as you know it is the original and wont be corrupted or anything like that :)
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    Glad to help

    Did you find a virus?

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