Error installing c:\windows (or winnt)\system32\autoexec.nt cannot load MS-DOS or 16-bit Windows application or nothing happens when running setup from CD menu.
This is caused by a corruption of Microsoft Windows and its ability to setup a new application. The missing or corrupted file is the autoexec.nt file which is a file used by Installshield setup programs to run certain batch routines during the application setup process. To fix…
Do a search for the file autoexec.nt. You should find a copy in c:\windows (winnt)\repair. Copy this into the c:\windows (winnt)\system32 directory.
For additional information and procedures for getting the correct files, see the following Microsoft Knowledge Base Article here.