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Troy McDonald
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(9/21/99 8:02:29 pm)
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autorun.exe
I looked into it a bit some time go, but it looked coplicated...

Isn't there a simple way to create the infamous autorun thing?

autorun.exe on a floppy starts up the app.
autorun.exe on a CD starts up the main app.

Last thing I remember it was confusing/retarded/dumb as he_ _ to get something to autorun... or is it just me? (Don't answer that. :)

Troy

http://www.MagazineSubscribers.com I sell magazines for a living, so what!? :)

donhill 
Global user
(9/22/99 6:23:55 am)
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The simple way to create autorun
Troy -

create a file called AUTORUN.INI

type the following line

AUTORUN="filename"

Make sure you copy this file in the ROOT directory of the CD

Thats it :)

DONhill

Troy McDonald
Local user
(9/22/99 11:18:23 am)
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Re: The simple way to create autorun
Thanks DONhill, any way to make an autorun diskette?

Troy

http://www.MagazineSubscribers.com I sell magazines for a living, so what!? :)

Wesley Mason
Unregistered User
(9/22/99 11:34:55 am)
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Nope..
Not unless the person has added the right information to their registry to force the disk to autorun (and even CD-ROM autoruns can be bypassed by the user).

Troy McDonald
Local user
(9/22/99 11:39:44 am)
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Re: Nope..
Thanks fellas.

Troy

http://www.MagazineSubscribers.com I sell magazines for a living, so what!? :)

donhill 
Global user
(9/22/99 12:09:52 pm)
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re: re: Nope
As far as I know, autorun can not be activated from the Disk Drive.

but then again they said NTFS can not be used on a Disk, later on they found out it could - MICROSOFT - duh !

Jim Brammer 
Administrator
(9/22/99 1:30:38 pm)
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Re: re: re: Nope
You can autorun a program from a diskette. Have a look at the Tips & Trix area where I posted the procedure.

Jim Brammer * jbrammer@tima.com * http://members.tripod.com/~neodezign/

Troy McDonald
Local user
(9/22/99 1:35:34 pm)
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Like I said....
Jim,

1) That shows for a CD, not diskette. ???

2) Looks as confusing and as hard as hell.

Why can't some idiot make a CD or Diskette when placed in drive look for autorun.exe if it exists, run the program it says to?

Troy

http://www.MagazineSubscribers.com I sell magazines for a living, so what!? :)

Jim Brammer 
Administrator
(9/23/99 8:36:35 am)
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Re: Like I said....
No sarcasm intended but, read it more carefully...
It says, "Edit the registry and make Floppy Diskettes autorun-able!"

Editing the registry is not hard. And, you only have to do it once. Not each time you want to autorun from diskette.

You do not have to make an "Autorun.exe". You only need a ascii text file named "Autorun.inf". Inside that file is...

[autorun]
open=filename.exe

Where "filename.exe" is the name of your executable. When the CD is inserted Windows looks for "Autorun.inf". When it finds it Windows reads the file and acts as instructed. (e.g., OPEN MYPROGRAM.EXE)

It's not hard. Any "idiot" can do it...
;)

Jim Brammer * jbrammer@tima.com * http://members.tripod.com/~neodezign/



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