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    C:\winnt\system32\autoexec.nt error

    What does this mean? I was tryin to install MS Visual Studio 6.0 and I got the following error.

    "C:\winnt\system32\autoexec.nt. The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications. Choose 'Close' to terminate the application."

    Is summin wrong with the cd... i've had it for a while.. or is summin wrong wit my computer?
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    I say it's your OS.

    See if http://www.iamnotageek.com/a/413-p1.php helps

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    Hey I tried following the steps but I got the following error:
    No destination specified for : d:\i386\config.nt_c:\winnt\system32\config.nt

    And when I try the other methods... #16 I get the error:
    Can't open input file: d:\i386\config.nt


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    I think i've posted this before... a long time ago. Hope it helps.

    This can be of help. when you log on to a PC and receive the following error messages

    "16-bit MS-DOS Subsystem
    path to the program you are trying to run
    C:\WINNT\system32\config.nt or autoexec.nt or command.com. The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications"

    The resolution is shown below:

    RESOLUTION
    To resolve this issue, type the following commands at a command prompt to expand the Autoexec.nt, Command.com, and Config.nt files from the Windows 2000 or Windows Server 2003 installation CD-ROM to the Windows\System32 or Winnt\System32 folder. Press ENTER after you type each command. When you type these commands, replace cd-rom with the letter for your CD-ROM drive, drive_letter with the drive letter for your system partition, and system_root with the name of your Windows 2000 or Windows Server 2003 folder (this is typically either Winnt or Windows). After you type these commands, restart your computer:

    Expand d:\i386\config.nt_ c:\winnt\system32\config.nt

    expand d:\i386\autoexec.nt_ c:\winnt\system32\autoexec.nt

    expand d:\i386\command.co_ c:\winnt \system32\command.com

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    1. d:\ is your CD-ROM drive letter (Change as necessary)
    2. If c:\winnt\system32\config.nt does not work, try c:\winnt\system32\config, autoexec, command, etc.
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    I get a new error... "Cannot find shell.dll"
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    it's under %windir%\system32\shell.dll, so would copying it to the required location or pointing the app requesting it to it work?

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    where would i get a shiny new "shell.dll" to copy to the folder? I don't get an option to point to shell.dll, only error that it can't be found
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    Well seeing as it's a critical system file, I would imagine it's there, however you can pick one up from the windows 2000 CD.

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    Also, you could put your windows CD in your CD drive, go to a command line or open the run menu (Start>Run) and type sfc /scannow.
    sfc is the System File Checker and checks if all your windows files are intact and in their original versions.
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    Switch to "Gentoo Linux"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fashong
    Switch to "Gentoo Linux"
    I'm so happy to tell you that that's not an option
    So where can I get a shiny new shell.dll file again?
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    off your windows 2000 cd

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    So its safe to just do a copy and paste? Search the d:\ drive for the shell.dll file and copy and paste? Just like that?
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    should be, as it would be it's original version. However I would imagine that Windows wouldn't be able to run without it as I think it's a "critical" system file so it shouldn't be missing

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    Yea... but why would the program say that it can't be found tho?
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