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Old 08-21-05, 12:32 AM
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Having trouble installing netscape 3.04 in Windows XP

Windows XP

I like using the older netscape browser because it is light on memory and is quick. When I download it and try to install it I get a message box that reads:

"C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT. The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications. Choose 'Close' to terminate the application."

There is an "Ignore" choice but that doesn't do anything.

I've used netscape 3.04 on the same computer before.
Any ideas?
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Old 08-21-05, 01:05 AM
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get 4.61
it runs in xp and is still pretty fast and low memory

http://kb.bighammer.com/article.aspx...3&cNode=8E5L1Q

or try the stuff here
http://reviews.cnet.com/5208-6122-0....ssageID=541986

could also try setting the compatibility mode of the exe to win95 or 98

http://www.google.com/search?q=C:%5C...2&lr=&safe=off
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Old 08-21-05, 02:13 AM
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I tried compatibility but it didn't work. Thanks for the cnet link. That's what fixed it for me. I just copied/transferred the autoexec.nt file from C:\I386 to C:\Windows\System32 and it worked.
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Old 08-21-05, 11:03 AM
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From Microsoft TechNet:

PSS ID Number: 324767

Article Last Modified on 5/18/2005


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The information in this article applies to:


Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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This article was previously published under Q324767
SYMPTOMS
If you try to start or install an MS-DOS-based or a 16-bit Windows-based program on your Windows XP-based computer, you may receive an error message that is similar to one of the following:
16-bit MS-DOS Subsystem
path to the program that you are trying to start or install
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.
16-bit MS-DOS Subsystem
path to the program that you are trying to start or install
config.nt The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications. Choose 'Close' to terminate the application.
16-bit MS-DOS Subsystem
path to the program that you are trying to start or install
C:\Windows\System32\Autoexec.nt The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications. Choose 'Close' to terminate the application.
Although you may be prompted to quit the program or ignore the error message, either selection makes the program quit.
CAUSE
This issue may occur if one or more of the following files are missing or damaged:
Config.nt
Autoexec.nt
Command.com
RESOLUTION
To resolve this issue:
Insert the CD into the CD drive or DVD drive.
Click Start, and then click Run.
In the Open box, type cmd, and then click OK.
At the command prompt, type the following commands, pressing ENTER after each command:


expand CD-ROM Drive Letter:\i386\config.nt_ c:\windows\system32\config.nt
expand CD-ROM Drive Letter:\i386\autoexec.nt_ c:\windows\system32\autoexec.nt
expand CD-ROM Drive Letter:\i386\command.co_ c:\windows\system32\command.com
exit

Start or install the program. If the issue is resolved, do not complete the remaining steps. If the issue is not resolved, go to the next step.
Note: The Command.com file is not edited or created in this in the following process. Because of this, you may have to expand it from your Windows XP CD-ROM.

Start Notepad.
In Notepad, type the following entries:
dos=high, umb
device=%SYSTEMROOT%\system32\himem.sys
files=40
On the File menu, click Save As.
In the File Name box, type Config.nt, and then click Save. Close the Config.nt file.
On the File menu, click New.
In the new blank document, type the following entries:
@echo off
lh %SYSTEMROOT%\system32\mscdexnt.exe
lh %SYSTEMROOT%\system32\redir
lh %SYSTEMROOT%\system32\dosx
SET BLASTER=A220 I5 D1 P330 T3
On the File menu, click Save As.
In the File Name box, type Autoexec.nt, and then click Save. Close the Autoexec.nt file.
Start Windows Explorer. Locate the Config.nt file, right-click the Config.nt file, and then click Copy.
Right-click the %SYSTEMROOT%\System32 folder, and then click Paste.
Locate the Autoexec.nt file, right-click the Autoexec.nt file, and then click Copy.
Right-click the %SYSTEMROOT%\System32 folder, and then click Paste.
Locate the Command.com file, right-click the expanded Command.com file, and then click Copy.
Right-click the %SYSTEMROOT%\System32 folder, and then click Paste. Restart your computer.
If the issue continues to occur, copy the Autoexec.nt and Config.nt files from the Repair folder in Windows to the System folder. To do so, follow these steps:
Click Start, click Run, type c:\windows\repair, and then click OK.
Right-click autoexec.nt, and then click Copy.
Click Start, click Run, type c:\windows\system32, and then click OK.
Right-click anywhere in that folder, and then click Paste.
Right-click the Autoexect.nt file that you just copied, and then click Properties.
Click to select Read-Only, and then click OK.
Repeat steps 1 through 6 to copy the Config.nt file.
Note You must enable Read-Only permissions or the files will be removed after you restart Windows.
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