I have been using qbasic programs with Windows XP with no problems, of over a year. I use Automatic update to stay current on all the security patches. Now, when I try to run Qbasic I get this message:

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

Both "Close" and Ignore do the same thing ---- abort.

What happened... and how do I correct it?


13 Years
Discussion Span
Last Post by JC7

Simple Solution, that file was removed probually when u removed some spyware and or a virus. All you have to do is re-download it and put it into your Windows/System32 folder, a download link can be found through google, or you can get the file off your windows CD. I had this same problem and i just googled it and Qbasic Ran fine.


Same thing happened to me. But with VB6. BUT, I put the file in system 32, and it still doesnt work. Same error messege too.

So Im stuck using Visual Studio 2005. Very cool though. Actually, why Do I care, 2005 is better anyway?

Well, just saying for all those other people that had the same problem as me.

This topic has been dead for over six months. Start a new discussion instead.
Have something to contribute to this discussion? Please be thoughtful, detailed and courteous, and be sure to adhere to our posting rules.