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Trados 2006 Freelance Installation Error Message
Thread poster: Ilka Nahmmacher

Ilka Nahmmacher  Identity Verified
Local time: 14:57
Member (2005)
German to English
Apr 14, 2006


I just downloaded Trados 2006 Freelance, unzipped it and it was supposed to start automatically. I get the following error message:

c:/Windows/System32/AUTOEXEC.NT. The system file is not suitable for executing MS-DOS or Microsoft Windows applications. Click on "Close" to exit the application.

I then tried starting start.exe directly with the same result.

I never had Windows NT on this computer, and there is no autoexec.nt in the specified directory.

Can anyone help me with this?


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Marius Reika  Identity Verified
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English to Lithuanian
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Solution Apr 14, 2006

Hello Ilka,

I had an encounter with the same problem several weeks ago.
You will find the solution here:;en-us;324767

I managed to solve the problem using the information provided in the aforementioned link. As you will see, there are two ways to solve it, I solved it by doing some little "programming" in the Notepad.

I hope this information will help you.


Marius Reika

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Hynek Palatin  Identity Verified
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Trados 2006 Freelance Installation Error Message Apr 14, 2006

You can launch the setup programs directly:


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Ilka Nahmmacher  Identity Verified
Local time: 14:57
Member (2005)
German to English
Problem solved Apr 14, 2006

Thanks, Marius Reika, for your help. The link you gave me said to try copying autoexec.nt from the Windows/Repair folder into the System32 folder. I did that, and then I was able to install Trados.

Thanks very very much for your help. I really needed this program to run by the end of this weekend.


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