Problem installing the Sims.

By Jenna_
May 28, 2005
  1. Hi, I was wondering if anyone could help me. When I try to install Sims from the Autostart menu, I get this message:

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

    Basically, it wont let me install. Any advice would be appreciated!
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    It's because one of the following files is missing from \WINNT\System32:

    * Config.nt
    * Autoexec.nt

    Check to see that these files are there. If not, expand them from the install CD and copy them to \WINNT\System32
    They'll be in the \I386 folder as


    From a command prompt window, type Expand /? to get instructions for using Expand

    Also see this:;en-us;324767&Product=winxp
  3. Jenna_

    Jenna_ TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok thanks, I'll try that :)
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