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What is WOW VDM?

By NorthChris ·
I have licensed copies of both McAfee VirusScan and Norton AntiVirus, both for Windows NT 4.0. WHen attempting to run Setup.exe for either program, I get a message dialog titled "16 bit Windows Subsystem" and a message text of "Hidden Console of WOWVDM. C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\CONFIG.NT. The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications. Choose 'Close" to terminate the application." I can run Setup.exe for other programs just fine. I only get the error for the AV programs. Neither one is an MS-DOS applciation, nor are they 16 bit (to my knowledge). Anyone have ideas? (BTW, there is no such file on my system as CONFIG.NT - should there be?)

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by erocm In reply to What is WOW VDM?

Windows NT 4.0 Returns a 16-Bit Windows Subsystem Alert Message when Installing Norton AntiVirus

Situation:
When installing Norton AntiVirus, Windows NT displays an alert message box stating: "16-bit Windows Subsystem. Hidden console of WOWVDM C:\WinNT\System32\Config.nt. The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows. Choose Close to terminate the application."

Solution:
To resolve this issue, make sure that both a CONFIG.NT and AUTOEXEC.NT file exist in the WinNT\System32 directory. Windows NT requires these files to run 16-bit programs. (The InstallShield program that Norton AntiVirus uses has 16-bit code.)

If these files are missing from the WinNT\System32 directory, look for copies of them in the WinNT\Repair directory and copy them over to the WinNT\System32 directory.

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by dmiles In reply to What is WOW VDM?

This is a low memory message console,in virtual dos machine,if you are familiar with the registry,check the the Virtual Device Drivers key in the registry,on your network one of the machines has 16 bit drivers on it and needs to be located and upgraded to 32 bit.

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by erocm In reply to What is WOW VDM?

Oh, by the way, that is a direct copy and paste from symantec's web site at the following address:

http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/nav.nsf/5a8dbb102483984b8525655b007a6e7a/14f2734312fbe50f882565550071359f?OpenDocument

if that doesn't helpemail me and I will direct you to the site. Oh the the previous answer is a waste of time. Low memory...maybe...16 upgraded to 32....not likely. Half the objects out there are are 16 bit still... Check out www.symantec.com for your answer....emailme for more info.

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Eric

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