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AUTORUN Plays Twice in WIN XP - Once (As Desired) in WIN2K

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Hi.

I'm working on a family CD of photos (JPEGs, GIFs, WAVs, etc.) and I burned a CD with the following AUTORUN.INF file containing the following:

[autorun]
OPEN=CHUCKKELLYS.EXE

where the executable, CHUCKKELLYS.EXE is a simple Visual Basic program.

When I put this CD into the drive under XP, two separate instances of this VB program were run. It was annoying.

When I put the same CD into the drive under Windows 2000, this program ran once and ran perfectly.
To make this more confusing, I believe that the family members it's intended for still have their PC running Windows95.

Does Windows95 support the autorun feature? Why does XP run this twice?

JNowlin
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Don't know why XP runs it twice--I certainly haven't noticed the same problem with commercial autorun CDs--but Windows 95 certainly DOES support autorun, so it's possible you don't need to worry about it.
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Thanks!
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I'm finding out that the CD-RW which came with my new Dell has quite a few 'funky' things about it. I guess as soon as I can scrape together some money, I'll go out and buy a Yamaha or a Plextor drive.

Jim
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