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can i get my cds to autorun install

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  1. rickybee

    rickybee Member

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    hi everybody
    can anbody tell me how to get a copyed software cd
    to autorun
    what i want to do is when i put cd in pc i want the install box to appear without going in to
    my computer and doing it myself
    can i do it with notepad or do i need pro software
    please help thanks
     
  2. Jeanc1

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    An Autorun script text file is what you need to do -


    [bold][AutoRun]
    open=CD_Start.exe
    icon=CD_Icon.ico[/bold]

    where Cd_Start.exe is the exact name of the file you want to initiate (For example : setup.exe )

    where CD_Icon.ico is only needed if you want to use your own Icon.

    Once you have those two parameters sorted out it's only a matter of saving this short text in Notepad and labelling it [bold]Autorun.inf[/bold] ; Windows will recognize when you insert the CD, this Autorun.inf as an intruction to start with the file you have selected.
    _X_X_X_X_X_[small]Do It Right , and you will be a Happy Camper ![/small]
     
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    THANKS FOR YOU HELP I NEARLY DID IT BUT MY NOTE PAD IS NOT WORKING FULLY IT OPENS IN START MENU BUT WHEN I
    I TRY TO OPEN A FILE WITH NOTE PAD
    IT DOES NOT WORK
    BUT WORD PAD IS FINE
    DO I NEED TO INSTALL WINDOWS AGEIN OR HOW CAN I FIX NOTE PAD THANKS FOR YOU HELP TO CRACK THIS PROBLEM
     
  4. Jeanc1

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    You have picked up the [bold]Notpad[/bold] virus ~~ Smiles. an easy one to get rid off !

    do a search for [bold]notpad.exe[/bold] and delete that-- it usually hides in C:\Windows\system32\

    Look in C:\Windows\ find the real one [bold]Notepad.exe -- 67.5 KB[/bold] and copy it to C:\Windows\system32\ let it replace the one that might be there.

    Just to prevent that virus from hitting you again -- you can take a good copy of notepad.exe and rename it notpad.exe -- then click properties on it and make it READ ONLY. Paste it in your C:\Windows\system32\ so that it cant not be changed by the virus.

    This is a good example that Norton and the likes are not foolproof ! ~~ Smiles.


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    thats better my notepad working again
    thanks for you help.
    were would we be
    if the members and this site wasn't here
    i know i would be lost / nice one
    just one more thing
    ive got a music program called reason
    after i have instaled it i have to copy the refills wich are on cd 2 and cd 3
    to c:/program files/reason manually
    theres a autorun file there it reads
    [autorun]
    icon=cd.ico
    but its just for the icon wich is there
    can i change it to auto move the refill file to
    c:/program files/reason
    when i put the cd in ?

    2/ is there a way to set up a auto install refill to
    c:/program files/reason if i put all the 3 cds on to one dvd disk like a install program or is this to hard for a normal pc user
    thanks for you help
     
  6. Jeanc1

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    Anything is possible with Autorun.inf files !

    However, there are many commands that have to be used to do what you have in mind -- A Menu has to be created and various Run commands have to be aimed at the Cd's you want to initialize.

    Smiles~~ You should look into googling Autorun.inf on the web and you will find programs and/or information that will teach you how to make such a script.

    Sorry, but script making is a bit more involved then it looks !
     
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    thanks mate i will look on web
     

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