On some XP machines when playing 16 bit games, some users will encounter this error message:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications. Choose close to terminate.
then gives you the option to close or ignore, and if you ignore it nothing happens. This happens when the AUTOEXEC.NT file gets deleted from the WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ folder.
Some malicious malware/spyware/viruses are reported to damage these two files. If you haven't updated anything in a while, check the system integrity. If you regularly surf the internet it is EXTREMELY ADVISABLE to have a firewall activated and an up-to-date antivirus. Also, it greatly helps to use another browser than Internet Explorer, such as Firefox or Opera.
Another solution is to use this installation program will reinstall the missing or corrupt Windows XP system files command.com, autoexec.nt and config.nt. The absence or corruption of one or more of these files causes this"16 Bit Subsystem" error (use it at your own risk.) Fix for 16bit subsystem error:
Fix for 16bit subsystem error (xp_fix.exe) [139.89 KB]
More information can be found here.
This program is using DirectX to change screen and color resolutions on the fly. If you experience an error such as a GPF or IPF in DDraw.dll when you try to start the game, this is probably due the fact that either DirectX is not installed on the computer OR the video card drivers are not DirectX compatible.
Try installing the latest version of DirectX, available at Microsoft's DirectX site. If problems persist, you may need to update your video card
One of the most common causes of a General Protection Fault in module Damessag.dll is a video driver (software Windows uses to work with your graphics card) that is not able to play the graphics in our program or installation program.
You need to get the name of your current video driver, and then call your computer or video card manufacturer to get an updated version of the driver. Follow these steps to get the name of your video driver:
This error results from corrupted or improper installation of the DirectX software package. To correct the problem, reinstall DirectX from the game CD or download the latest
version of DirectX from
Go into the game's folder and rename the file "RESOURCE.CFG" to "RESOURCE.WIN".
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