First, you've posted to a Vista group, not XP. The program parameters and
requirements are very different.
Second, in most XP Home installations, the path would be C:\Windows, not
C:\Winnt. In XP, autoexec.nt is often also located on the root of C:\. If
you can manually change the file path, then you should do so.
Third, the 16-bit subsystem is what XP uses to run 16-bit applications
within its 32-bit environment. It's used for backwards compatibility for
older software. The problem you run into is that the applications often
contain hardcoded file paths rather than variables. So, instead of using
%windir%, which would point to either C:\Windows or C:\Winnt depending on
the installation, it only looks for the one. When it doesn't exist, you get
Best of Luck,
Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
"Jessica" <Jessica@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>I don't have Vista. I have Windows XP and the book to the CD states that it
> is compatible with XP. It should work because I tried to install it to
> computer at work that has Windows XP and it did install. I am having
> with it installing at my home computer. It pops up the message about 16
> Windows Subsystem. What is 16 bit Windows Subsystem?
> "Richard G. Harper" wrote:
>> Is the software on the CD compatible with Vista? Considering it's a 2006
>> version it may not be. You may not be able to install it on Vista.
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>> "Jessica" <Jessica@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> > PLEASE HELP! I am currently taking an online accounting class and it
>> > requires the use of a Financial Accounting Research System CD. I is
>> > the
>> > 2006
>> > version and the cd is supposed to work for Windows. Every time I try
>> > to
>> > setup and install the CD I get the following error message:
>> > 16 bit Windows Subsystem
>> > c:/WINNT/SYSTEM32/AUTOEXEC.NT
>> > The system file is not suitible for running MS-DOS and Microsoft
>> > Windows
>> > applications. Choose 'close' to terminate the application.
>> > I don't click on close, but I click on ignore to try to make the
>> > message
>> > go
>> > away and continue with the installations process. All it does is kick
>> > me
>> > out.
>> > How can this be fixed? I need the cd to work ASAP for a I have an
>> > assignment
>> > due Sunday. Thanks for all of your help in advance.