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re: cdrom autodetection utility

    Yes, I am wondering if there is a piece of software or utility which will make cdroms autodetect autorun files on a cd instead of having to go to Start, then, Run, then, d:\setup or the path to the Setup file.

     Any advice on this subject will be appreciated.

     Thanks,
     George
     GMartin615@aol.com
 
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ch52jbCommented:
If you have a newish CD rom drive, then AutoInsert notification will take care of this automatically.  If you have an old CD rom drive, then sorry, theres nothing you can do.  If the auto insert notification doesn't work, you may need to enable it.  What OS are you using, 95, 98 or NT?
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1cellCommented:

Enable or Disable the CD-ROM Autorun

Feature (Windows 9x and NT)

You can enable the CD-ROM autorun function by changing this registry setting, this will stop applications from auto launching when you insert a CD-ROM disc into your drive.

Open your registry and find the key below.

Change to value of 'Autorun', or create a new DWORD value if it doesn't already exist, and set the data to equal '0' for Autorun disabled.

Restart your computer for the changes to take affect.


Registry Settings:
Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\CDRom]
Value Name: Autorun
Data Type: REG_DWORD
Data: (0=disable, 1=enable)
 
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GMartinAuthor Commented:
    In response to 1cell's answer, I do not remember seeing a folder for CDROM after the category of Services.
Is this registry setting only optional with particular operating systems?  
The operating system that is being used is Windows 95.

     Thanks for any further clarification you can give me. Hope to hear from you at your convenience.

     George
     GMartin615@aol.com
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1cellCommented:
i can get you a program which will run the proper reg entries and update everything.

download it from

http://members.home.com/liquitech/autorun.exe

give me a few minutes to get it up on my site though.  it's not there right now
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1cellCommented:
ok, this is gonna take a minute.  i can't find the program so I'll have to make it for ya real quick and upload it to my server.  check that link in about 15 minutes.  if it's not there, try again about 15 minutes after.
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1cellCommented:
ok, it's there
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1cellCommented:
here's what it's doing so you're not afraid

1) install shortcut
2) install.bat
@echo off
Regedit /s Autorun.reg>nul
ECHO.
ECHO.
ECHO Update Complete! Press any key to continue.
Pause>nul
CLS

3)  REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\CDRom]
"Autorun"="1"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=hex:95,00,00,00

[HKEY_USERS\.Default\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=hex:95,00,00,00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=hex:95,00,00,00

when you double click on the autorun.exe file, it will execute everything internally
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GMartinAuthor Commented:
    Thank you so much for taking the time to answer this question.  I especially thank you for the program that went into the registry file and made the necessary adjustments.

     Everything is working fine with the cdrom now.  It is autodetecting cds fine.

     George
     GMartin615@aol.com
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GMartinAuthor Commented:
1cell,

     When I transferred the points over, it looked like it did only 10 points.  I believe I owe you another 90 points.  In all fairness, please let me know how I can get these remaining points transferred to your account.

     In closing, thanks again for your information. Oh yeah, I checked out your web site.  It is really nice and of course, bookmarked.

      George
      GMartin615@aol.com
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1cellCommented:
glad I could help, you can get me the 90 points anytime you want!

just kidding, once the question is answered, the points cut to 10% of original value as a cost for people to "purchase" the answer.
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