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Autorun CD-R

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Hi,

I have a CD-R which contains setup.exe and the following autorun.inf

[autorun]
open = setup.exe
icon = setup.exe,0

However, the CD-R does not autostart.  I have tried a regular CD with autorun, and that starts without a problem, however the CD-R will not start (I have tried an older Windows 2000 machine that has a plain CD-Drive (not CD-R) and it won't start on their either).

Any ideas?  I am assured by the CD duplication company, that a CD-R will autostart just as a CD will?
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by:Will Szymkowski
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Hello there,

Might be a longshot but, try opening My Computer and right clicking on the cd/dvd drive whatever one you are using. Then, go to Properties and click on the AutoPlay tab and select the program you want to open when you insert the cd into the drive.

Keep us updated
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by:dpwdc
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Unfortunatly the 2000 machine doesnt have an autoplay tab - but testing with a Autoplay CD (not CD-R) works perfectly.

In XP, there is the option to choose what to do dependent on the content - but what we need is for it to look at the autorun.inf (which it appears to be ignoring).

It seems to be pointing to CD-Rs and autoplay not working together?
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by:octothorpe
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this might be obvious, but is setup.exe in the root of the CD-R (i.e., is the autoplay entry pointing to the actual file location?)
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by:SysExpert
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It should definitely start, and if it is readable the computer ca not tell the difference.

Try it on another computer or 2.

I hope this helps !
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by:Raymun
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Try it without the icon command. Maybe it doesn't recognize the icon.
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by:dpwdc
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SysExpert,
We have tried it on lots of computers - always the same result

Octo,
setup.exe is in the root

Raymun,
I tried that and still get the same results
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by:dpwdc
ID: 18052379
Sigh...

It iss a typo...  

[autorun]
open = setup.exe
icon = setup.exe,0

should be

[autorun]
open=setup.exe
icon=setup.exe,0

(no spaces)...

SIGH!!!
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by:Raymun
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lol!
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by:SysExpert
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yeah that will do it.

Who's error , your's or theirs ?

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by:compfixer101
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TRY ANOTHER CD-R
Or try to finalize the Cd-r
What program did you use to make the Cd-r
Some programs have the option to make the cd self bootable
cf101
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by:dpwdc
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My error for not spotting it I guess, but it was generated by Visual Studio 2005!!!
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by:SysExpert
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Send he bill to Microsoft  and have them give you a free upgrade with the latest fix.

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