16 bit program will not run on Win2000


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RC

One of our computers runs a 16 bit (dos based) program.
The computer OS was upgraded to Win 2000 Pro, and this
program ran o.k.for months. Now it will not run. We get a
message that NT can't run 16 bit programs (paraphrase).
Searched ther knowledge base and found a couple of answers
that required expanding files on the installation CD to
replace possibly corrupted or missing files. However, I
can't get the files to expand. Neither can I get Win 2000
to reinstall. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
 
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Dave Patrick

From a command prompt you can expand the file. An example;

expand E:\I386\calc.ex_ %windir%\system32\calc.exe

would expand a new copy of calc.exe to the \system32 directory.

Also you'll want to use the correct version for the service pack level
you're at. So you may need to extract the file from a service pack.

To extract the service pack files without installing them, execute
J:\W2kSP4\W2KSP4.exe /x
Then when prompted, specify a directory to hold the extracted files.


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Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
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:
| One of our computers runs a 16 bit (dos based) program.
| The computer OS was upgraded to Win 2000 Pro, and this
| program ran o.k.for months. Now it will not run. We get a
| message that NT can't run 16 bit programs (paraphrase).
| Searched ther knowledge base and found a couple of answers
| that required expanding files on the installation CD to
| replace possibly corrupted or missing files. However, I
| can't get the files to expand. Neither can I get Win 2000
| to reinstall. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
 
L

Lane

Dave

When I type in the following at the command prompt, I
receive a message stating No destination specified for:

expand C:\I386\autoexec.nt_c:\winnt\system32\autoexec.nt

Have an idea what I am doing wrong?

Thanks

Lane
 
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Dave Patrick

There is no space between;
_ and c

I haven't looked is the source file name correct? "autoexec.nt_"

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Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect

:
| Dave
|
| When I type in the following at the command prompt, I
| receive a message stating No destination specified for:
|
| expand C:\I386\autoexec.nt_c:\winnt\system32\autoexec.nt
|
| Have an idea what I am doing wrong?
|
| Thanks
|
| Lane
 

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