Question about Microsoft Windows XP Professional
I get a 16 subsystem error and have to reboot to start up programs again. SP3
Okay. The normal causes of insufficient resources in a Win16 app are the limitations on USER and GDI resources. This applies all the way from Windows 3.0 through WinME and the Win16 subsystem running under WinNT4.0 through Vista still are affected by these design constraints regardless of the actual amount of RAM installed in the computer.
But you can try this: Right-click on the executable for the application and select Properties. Click on the Compatibility tab. Check the boxes for 'Run in 256 colors' and 'Run in 640 x 480 screen resolution.' Try running the application again. If you still get the error, go back to the Compatibility tab and check the box 'Run this program in compatibility mode for:' and select the Windows 98/Windows ME in the drop-down list. Try the program again. If that doesn't work, go back to the Compatibility tab again and select 'Windows 95' in the drop-down list and try running the application again. Hopefully, it will run without errors in one of these configurations.
Posted on Mar 18, 2009
I just started getting this error in Jun 09. In addition to the Win 16 Subsystem error, it gives an application error when my screensaver starts "Application: Picture". I did not make any changes to the system previously and could not find a solution. I remembered that Windows just downloaded an update. I restored to before the update and I have not had the problem again.
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