Problem installing VB 6.0

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?
DranerAsked:
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BurbbleCommented:
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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JesterTooCommented:
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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JR2003Commented:
Burbble has the right answer
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BurbbleCommented:
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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Shane Russell2nd Line Desktop SupportCommented:
This has probably already been answered, however here is a PAQ :

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/WinXP/Q_21080105.html

Along with the microsoft knowledge base on how to fix that problem :

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;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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BurbbleCommented:
Glad to help

Did you find a virus?
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