16bit subsystem AUTOEXEC acnnot run this ?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by _kC_, Sep 15, 2004.

  1. _kC_

    _kC_ Moderator

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    hi, hadnt ever come across this problem before, but today i had it on 2 clients machines.. weird that both in same day..
    anyway both are xpsp1a, i cleaned out virus's/trojans and spyware but still getting same problem when trying too instal different apps.. inc AVG free setup :confused:

    when run installer, i cant remember exact message, but it was something along the lines of AUTOEXEC.NT. wouldnt allow 16bit insatllers too be ran..

    any ideas, before i tell em i gotta reformat their comps? cheers
     
  2. _kC_

    _kC_ Moderator

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    hmm think i found the problem, thanks too google:)

    http://www.mcse.ms/message973827.html

    seems is some app called windowsupdate that deleted the autoexec.. every startup..
    there is no spyware or virus's left in the systems according too spybot/adaware SE /nod32 (all up too date)

    now just gotta figure out how too get their autoexec back on :p