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16-bit Subsystem Autoexec.nt is not suitable for running applications.
Resolutions:571

You are getting an error from the 16-bit subsystem that an application is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications.

There are 3 ways to fix this.


1.1 Navigate to c:\windows\repair
1.2 Right click on autoexec.nt and choose copy
1.3 Navigate to c:\windows\system32
1.4 Click Edit on the top and choose Paste



2. If that doesn't do it you can download a program that will automatically replace the corrupted system files for you from here:
http://www.visualtour.com/downloads/xp_fix.exe


3.If you don't have internet try the following:

3.1 Put the OS cd in the d: drive
3.2 Click Start, Run and execute cmd.
3.3 Type: cd \
3.4 Type: cd windows
3.5 Type: cd system32
3.6 Type: expand d:\i386\autoexec.nt_ autoexec.nt
3.7 Type: expand d:\i386\config.nt_ config.nt
3.8 Type: expand d:\i386\command.co_ command.com

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Data Execution Prevention Errors
Resolutions:571

If you are getting Data Execution Prevention error messages you can disable this unnecessary feature by doing the following:

1.Click Start, right click on MyComputer and choose Properties.
2.Click on Advanced and click on the last Settings button at the bottom.
3.Click on Edit. Notepad will open the Boot.Ini file.
4.Look for /NoExecute=OptIn and change this to /NoExecute=AlwaysOff
5.Click File and Save. Click Ok to all the opened windows and restart the computer.


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System Restore/Help and Support are Blank
Resolutions:638

Batch file attached: RegScript
Description: OS: Windows XP; This file is used to register the DLL's used by the Windows scripting engines.

System Restore/Help and Support are Blank. Applications that are using the Internet Explorer libraries for display like McAfee are causing script errors. Here is a possible solution:

Run the following commands:

regsvr32 jscript.dll
regsvr32 vbscript.dll


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Double clicking on a folder opens Search
Resolutions:594

Symptoms: Double clicking on a folder opens an Explorer search window.
Cause: Corruption of this registry key: [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ Directory\ shell]

Solution:

Click Start, choose Run and execute regedit.
Navigate to: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell
On the right hand side double click on "default" and change the value to none
Navigate to: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell
On the right hand side double click on "default" and change the value to none

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Enable all default Microsoft Services
Resolutions:485

Batch file attached: startSVC
Description: Sets all default automatic Microsoft Services back to their normal startup. Will not enable any 3rd party security software services. Platform XP/2k

Sometimes system errors, automatic updates or even people wanting to tweak and optimize their computer, will disable system services.

Symptoms:
Device manager is blank.
Network Connections window is blank.
Cannot go on the Internet.
Ipconfig returns: 0.0.0.0.
Ipconfig /renew returns: RpcSs errors, the dependency service failed to start.
The taskbar is white.
Cannot switch users.
No sound.

Solution:
If you used msconfig to "tweak" your system do the following:

Click Start, choose Run and execute: msconfig.
Under the General tab put a dot in normal
Click ok and then Restart.


If that did not resolve the problem you can either run the attached batch file or go into the Microsoft Services Console (Start/Run/services.msc) and set each item to automatic one by one.

How to get to the Internet to download the batch file?


Open the services console: click Start, choose Run and execute services.msc .

Look for Plug and play. Double click on it, make sure the startup type is Automatic .If you are getting a message that the Configuration manager is not running properly ignore it.

If the service is disabled change it to automatic, apply the settings and then click Start on the properties window.

Now that we made sure that Plug and play is started we have to do the same for 2 more other services: DHCP Client and DNS Client. If all these services were started successfully you can now go on the Internet


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Folders open in a new window
Resolutions:419

Symptoms:
Although you insured that in Control Panel/Folder Options the option to Open each folder in the same window is checked folder still open in a separate window.

Cause:
Corruption of some of the registry settings

Solution:
Run this .reg file:
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits/settingssamewindow.reg

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SFC /scannow cannot find the CD
Resolutions:435

Especially on Windows Media Center the system file checker utility will not be able to recover system files from the CD. The error is "Cannot find the Windows XP Professional CD".

For that problem and situations when the OS CD is not available it is possible to change the settings for SFC to copy the required files from the hard drive.

Here is how:


Navigate to the following key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup

On the right hand side change the SourcePath to c:\

Try running SFC again. If it doesn't work change the SourcePath to c:\i386


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Submitted by Paul Ionescu
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