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Error When EMS Memory Is Configured for MS-DOS App in .pif File
Article ID: 196875 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q196875
You may receive the following error message after you modify the custom configuration settings for an MS-DOS or Win16 application:
This error occurs when a .pif file is used to establish EMS memory and a custom Config.nt and Autoexec.nt are specified in the PIF file. Either the application will use the default configuration files in the %SystemRoot%\System32 folder, if they exist, or it will generate the error message listed above. Settings in the custom configuration files in a folder other than %SystemRoot%\System32 will not be used if EMS is specified in the .pif settings.
%systemroot%\System32\Config.Nt. The system file is not suitable for
running MS-DOS and MS Windows applications.
The location of the custom configuration files is lost when EMS memory is established. The default configuration file location is used.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0 or the individual software update. For information on obtaining the latest service pack, please go to:
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows NT version 4.0 Service Pack 5.