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Receiving an Autoexec.NT when launching the FM installer


If you are getting an error message like this when you try to install FM:

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


Your computer is missing one or more system files that are needed to run the installation program. This is an error from Windows, not from the Fractal Mapper installer. The two main causes of this file getting deleted are current or previous virus/trojan infections, and an error in the Windows XP SP2 update that occurs on some machines.


If you don't have antivirus software installed, we recommend running an up to date virus checker to be sure nothing's messing with your computer's internals. Even if a virus has long since been removed, it may have altered system files and you still have it's effects.


There's a fix described on the microsoft site here
http//support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;324767


In addition, if you do a web search for 'autoexec.nt', you may be able to find applications that repair this problem automatically.


Last edited by NBOS on 2007-12-02 02:52:03
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