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Still vague on this one. I need to autorun a CD from the CD-ROM drive. I was told to search my Roxio files for doentation on the matter but have found nothing. Seen another posting with instructions to create a simple .ini file and add it to my directory. How exactly do I create an .ini file?? And more specifically, how do I auto run a CD?...

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    Default How do I auto run a CD?

    Still vague on this one. I need to autorun a CD from the CD-ROM drive. I was told to search my Roxio files for doentation on the matter but have found nothing. Seen another posting with instructions to create a simple .ini file and add it to my directory. How exactly do I create an .ini file??

    And more specifically, how do I auto run a CD?


    spesh webforumsuser@macromedia.com Guest

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    Default Re: How do I auto run a CD?

    Hi...

    Another thing to this (probably the important thing)... is that this autorun should be placed in the root of the drive... IT SHOULD NOT BE PLACED INSIDE A DIRECTORY!!....if done, the autorun will not work...the idea is..whenever a disk is inserted in a CD, the CD hardware is programmed to read the the first sector ONLY, reading this will load the autorun.inf... THis is exactly similar to how hard disks boot up....

    Vj
    vij010 Guest

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    Default Re: How do I auto run a CD?

    Hi Vj,
    >
    whenever a disk is inserted in a CD, the CD hardware is programmed to read
    the first sector ONLY, reading this will load the autorun.inf... This is
    exactly similar to how hard disks boot up....
    <
    Not "exactly similar"-- actually, quite different -- for Wintel machines, at
    least. Windows PCs are usually set up to detect CD insertion, "look for"
    autorun.inf in the root directory and then run any exe specified there. The
    software can be configured _not_ to autorun and many corporations have their
    PCs configured that way as it is a security hazard.

    The "boot track" function of hard disks, floppy discs and now CDs takes
    precedence over any autorun inf and is used at power-up. Disks of all sorts
    with a boot track are said to be "bootable." But "booting up" can also be
    set up differently (in the BIOS firmware). Again, corporate networked PCs
    can be set up to boot from a server via a chip on a network card: such
    machines are safe from viruses on floppy and CD "boot tracks."

    Probably more than you wanted ;-)

    Alan Knight
    PTT, Kernow


    Alan Knight Guest

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    Default Re: How do I auto run a CD?

    No, its always good to learn more. Thanks for writing. Just one simple (and prabaly really dumb) question, is what is the icon for? Mine works fine w/o one.


    spesh webforumsuser@macromedia.com Guest

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    Default Re: How do I auto run a CD?

    Thanks Alan...that info was real helpful...


    Vj
    vij010 Guest

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    Default Re: How do I auto run a CD?

    On 05 Sep 2003, "spesh" [email]webforumsusermacromedia.com[/email] wrote:
    > Just one simple (and prabaly really dumb) question, is what is the
    > icon for? Mine works fine w/o one.
    It is optional. It allows you to change the icon for the CD drive itself
    while your CD is in the drive.


    --
    Mark A. Boyd
    Keep-On-Learnin' :)
    Mark A. Boyd Guest

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