[Webinar] Streamline your web hosting managementRegister Today

x
?
Solved

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

Posted on 2002-03-26
3
Medium Priority
?
170 Views
Last Modified: 2006-11-17
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
0
Comment
Question by:jnowlin
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 12

Accepted Solution

by:
pjknibbs earned 200 total points
ID: 6898641
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.
0
 

Author Comment

by:jnowlin
ID: 6899266
Thanks!
0
 

Author Comment

by:jnowlin
ID: 6899269
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
0

Featured Post

Hire Technology Freelancers with Gigs

Work with freelancers specializing in everything from database administration to programming, who have proven themselves as experts in their field. Hire the best, collaborate easily, pay securely, and get projects done right.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Sometimes people don't understand why download speed shows differently for Windows than Linux.Specially, this article covers and shows the solution for throughput difference for Windows than a Linux machine. For this, I arranged a test scenario.I…
For both online and offline retail, the cross-channel business is the most recent pattern in the B2C trade space.
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…
Get the source code for a fully functional Access application shell with several popular security features that Access VBA application developers desire, but find difficult or impossible to figure out how to code. You get the source code for managi…
Suggested Courses

590 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question