[Mono-list] 16 bit MS-DOS Subsystem

Amrit Kohli amrit@wayne.edu
Thu, 14 Oct 2004 23:24:28 -0400

Hello George,

Thanks for the clue.  I found autoexec.nt in the WINNT\Repair folder.  I
copied it to WINNT\System32 and now it's working properly.  At some =
the file must have been moved to the Repair folder by some application,
probably Norton Antivirus or something like that.  Anyway, things are
working properly now.  So, thanks again!


Amrit Kohli

-----Original Message-----
From: mono-list-admin@lists.ximian.com
[mailto:mono-list-admin@lists.ximian.com] On Behalf Of George Birbilis
Sent: Thursday, October 14, 2004 7:35 PM
To: amrit@wayne.edu; mono-list@lists.ximian.com
Subject: Re: [Mono-list] 16 bit MS-DOS Subsystem

edit.exe is MS-DOS application
same is command.com

cmd.com (maybe its cmd.exe is different, it seems to be a Win32 console
application [not available at Win9x])

so fix your AUTOEXEC.NT file which is run by the system when you open a
virtual MS-DOS machine (obviously you're using WinNT4/2000/XP). It must =
been damaged or contain some wrong settings (or replaced by some
trojan/virus). Run antivirus first (try www.trend.com, then "personal" =
then run the free online housecall antivirus [will ask to autoinstall =
if needed]). Else try opening that file in NOTEPAD and see what it =
Can try renaming it to autoexec._nt and replacing it with one from =
system (WITH THE SAME OS VERSION!!!) where MS-DOS apps do run OK

George Birbilis <birbilis@kagi.com> [Microsoft MVP J#]
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----- Original Message -----=20
From: "Amrit Kohli" <amrit@wayne.edu>
To: <mono-list@lists.ximian.com>
Sent: Monday, October 11, 2004 9:23 PM
Subject: [Mono-list] 16 bit MS-DOS Subsystem

> I am having another problem with my command prompt that seems to have =
> cropped up after I installed the Mono package.  When I try to run =
> from the command line, I get this message:
> Mono-1.0.2 Command Prompt - edit
> D:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT. The system file is not suitable for =
> MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications.
> Choose 'Close' to terminate the application.
> I also get this same error when I try to run "command" from the =
> prompt.  Is this a mono-related issue or is this about something =
> different?
> Thanks,
> Amrit
> ----
> Amrit Kohli
> amrit@wayne.edu

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