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Error during game install

By MrParrot ·
I'm getting an error message when I install a game. I had installed on this computer before with the same operating system - XP. The error message is - - System File not suitable for running MS-DOS -
Any ideas on what to do?

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XP doesn't have MS-DOS

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Error during game install

What game are you trying to install?

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Thanks for the fast reply

by MrParrot In reply to XP doesn't have MS-DOS

It is Fate of Atlantis.
I have installed it on this same system at least once before without any problems.
any ideas?

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Is that the Indiana Jones game?

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Thanks for the fast reply

It shouldn't be making a system call for DOS.

You have probably got Windows Updates since the last time you installed it. I have a few originals that refuse to install that ran perfectly some time ago.

What is the exact error message?

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Try This

by CaptBilly1Eye In reply to Error during game install

Microsoft Windows XP may delete or modify the autoexec.nt file when upgrading to Service Pack 2 (SP2). This file in not needed by the Microsoft Windows XP Operating System. However, if is required for some 16-bit DOS and legacy Windows applications to run.

The error message you are seeing will occur if the 'autoexec.nt' file is missing or corrupt.
The fis involves copying a good copy of the file to the correct folder.

To copy the Autoexec.nt file from the Repair folder to the System32 folder, perform the following steps:

1. Click the Start button, right-click My Computer, and then click Explore. (Note: For Microsoft Windows XP systems running in "Classic mode", right-click My Computer on the desktop and then click Explore)
2. The My Computer explorer window appears.
3. In the left pane, click the [+] sign next to your primary local hard drive.
This is normally your C: drive.
4. In the left pane, click the [+] next to the Windows install directory. (Note: For most systems, this is the Windows folder. On some client systems, this is the WINNT folder.)
5. In the left pane, scroll down and click the Repair folder.
6. In the right pane, right-click autoexec.nt and click Copy from the menu that appears.
7. In the left pane, scroll down and click the System32 folder.
8. In the right pane, right-click on any blank space inside the window and click Paste.

Let me know if this fixes your issue.

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That did it

by MrParrot In reply to Try This

Thanks for the quick and easy fix.
I was afraid I was going to have to reinstall XP or something.
Thanks again!!!!

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